Call for Entries

Off-Courts Festival call for entries is now open! Send us your short films until June 15, 2022. Festival from September 2nd to 10th.

Call for Entries

Off-Courts Festival call for entries is now open! Send us your short until June 15, 2021. Festival from September 3rd to 11th.
** Registration are now open until June 15, 2022 **


Are you a producer, a distributor or a director?
Have you or are you about to finish a short film?
Our call for entries is open for you!

Registrations are open on the shortfilmdepot platform up until June 15th.

No inscription outside the platform is allowed.


All types of films are accepted (fiction, documentary, animation, clip…)

All productions must have been produced after January 1st, 2021.

All films must be under 40 minutes.

3 competitive sections :

→ France (film produced by or in France or directed by a French director)

→ Quebec (film produced by or in Quebec or directed by a Quebec director)

→ Europe and Francophone (produced by or in or directed by a person or company in the list of “Eligible to the Europe & Francophone section”)

1 section non-competitive section

→ International (all other countries)

→ All shorts received are available to professionals at the International Short Film Market

Complete 2020 regulation available in the Q&A section or at the bottom of this page.

If you have any questions check our FAQ! Something we did not cover? Write us at appelafilms(at) do not forget to mention your short title and the director name (and if available the shortfilmdepot ID of your registration).

Territorial Europe or countries in this list by the Office International de la Francophonie (OIF) (except France and Quebec.


Albania, Germany, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, North Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, United Kingdom, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine


Argentina, Armenia, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada (except Quebec province → see competitive section), Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo

(RD), Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, ****Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Laos, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mexico, Mozambique, Niger, New Caledonia, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, South Korea, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vietnam.


Response to the most frequent questions.

Can I read the regulations?

Of course! Clic on the picture below to see it full screen (hit escape to come back her).

It is also available at the bottom of this page.

[dflip id=”17331” type=”thumb” ]2021 regulations[/dflip]

My short is longer than 40 minutes, can I still send it?

No, shorts longer than 40 minutes aren’t received or seen.

I already sent my short last year, can I send it again?

No, we did see you short and is not eligible again.

Can I send a work copy?

You can if you can vouch that your short will be ready to be screened by July 31st at last.

If you wish to do so please email appelafilms(at) with object “FAQ Call for entries – work copy – NAME OF SHORT”

Can I send multiple shorts?

Yes! There is no limit for the number or short you can submit (as long as they respect the other requirements mentioned).

Is the registration free?

YES! As mentioned in the regulations: the festival does not charge a registration fee, however the platform requires a stamp (see rate on shortfilmdepot website); in no case the festival can make a promotion (waiver) on this stamp.

Shortfilmdepot ? How does that work?

You do not know shortfilmdepot platform?

This is how to proceed:

→ Go to

Create a shortfilmdepot account.

→ Create your short form.

→ Send your short to Festival Off-Courts Trouville in the appropriate section.

→ Once the account created if you struggle or have questions do not hesitate to consult the platform help page.

Must I use Shortfilmdepot platform?

Yes, we receive to many shorts to handle them manually one by one.

When will the 22nd edition be held?

The 22nd edition of Off-Courts Trouville Festival will be held from September 3rd to 11th 2021.

If selected what award can I win?

Awards can change from one year to the other, but you can discover those won last year here.

How to register to the Short Film Market?

All shorts received are available to accredited professionals (producers, distributors etc.) during the International Short Film Market.

A question we did not cover?

Do not hesitate to check the regulations below ; if you still can find what you are looking for or need light on some points please email appelafilms(at) with the following object “FAQ Call for Entries – NAME OF SHORT”.

[dflip id="17331"]Règlement 2021[/dflip]