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16e Festival international Signes de Nuit - Paris

From Oct. 4, 2018 until Oct. 14, 2018

Regulations

Rules and Terms

For the Cinema in Trangression ("Experimental") and the Documentary Competition no limitation (short and long).
For the Short Film competition max lengh 30 min.
For the Focus programs (thematical, regional) no limitation
For the competition programs the production year should not be older than 2017, for the focus programs not older than 2013.

In the case your film is chooses, we will contact you asking for a screening copy.
Also if your film is not choosen immedialtly, it can be choosen later for another upcoming festival organized by during the year (in another country/town). In this case we will ask for your permission again.

With the submission on this platform you give automatically the screening permission of your film to the festival for this actual edition in Paris. The festival can integrate your film in its actual edition without further permissions from your side. You also can't add further condition for the screening permission (for example fee requests etc.). In cases we will not receive a screening copy in better technical quality we guarantee to screen the submission file version.

AWARDS

Documentaries

MAIN AWARD
Without restriction. Just the film you estimate as the most important one.

SIGNES AWARD
The Signs Award for Documentary honors films, which express in a surprising way sensible and perturbing aspects of reality.

NIGHT AWARD
The Night Award for Documentary honors films, which represent reality in an ambivalent and enigmatic way, avoiding stereotypes of representation and simple conclusions.

EDWARD SNOWDEN AWARD (Optional)
The Edward Snowden Award honors films, which offer sensible (mostly) unknown informations, facts and phenomenons of eminent importance, for which the festival wishes a wide proliferation in the future.

Short Films

MAIN AWARD
Without restriction

SIGNES AWARD
The Signs Award honors films, which treat an important subject in an original and convincing way.

NIGHT AWARD
The Night Award honors films, which are able to balance ambiguity and complexity characterised by enigmatic mysteriousness and subtleness, which keeps mind and consideration moving.

EDWARD SNOWDEN AWARD (Optional)
The Edward Snowden Award hounors films, which offer sensible (mostly) unknown informations, facts and phenomenons of eminent importance, for which the festival wishes a wide proliferation in the future.


Films under 45 minutes

Currently, there is no open submission period for this competition.

Films over 45 minutes

Currently, there is no open submission period for this competition.

About

This Festival was founded in 2003

New views, Original imagery, Critical approach, Crucial points, Modern
human existence, Strangness, expending boundaries, Celebrating
confrontations, Informatons, Surprising Knowledge, Tolerance,
Sensibilisation, Cultural differences, Independence, Individuality,
Provocations, Unpredictable experimentation, Engagement

Founded 2003 in Paris the International Festival SIGNES DE NUIT had
become a multinational meeting place and is today active in form of
competition and focus programs in Berlin, Lisboa, Bangkok, Urbino,
Saarbrücken and other places. In these last years we have presented
some thousand films from around 70 countries in our principal yearly
festivals and on the same time in around 140 programs in collaboration
with cultural institutions and festivals in up to now 35 countries,
among those Algeria, Australia, Chile, Cuba, Hongary, Indonesia,
Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Peru, Russia, Slovenia, Tunisia, Turkey,
United States ...

The intention of the festival is to search and present films, which
reflects new views, original imagery and critical approach to the
crucial points of the modern human existence. It looks for astonishing,
strange, surprising and sometimes provocative works. It is a place for
cinema that expands its own boundaries, celebrating confrontations,
tolerance and sensitisation for cultural differences, independence and
individuality, ready to open up for unpredictable experimentation.

For each festival we compose new programs and invite a different jury.

Address

Association Signes de Nuit
Rue Budé 18
75004 Paris
France