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Revealing new European directors through a selection of a hundred first films, this is one of the main objective of the Festival.

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Young European filmmakers are invited to Angers to present their first films to the audience, industry professionals and press. About 100 films are screened in 7 official categories: European feature films, Diagonales, European and French short films, European student films, European animated films and Short films for kids.
Scrips are read in public by professional actors.
European feature films
European and french short films
Student films
Animated films
Short films for kids
Scripts readings
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Unreleased films in previews and "cartes blanches" to discover nuggets and references of genre cinema.
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Opening / Closing

The opening and closing ceremonies are followed by a film preview.

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A selection of previews, presented by the film teams, in collaboration with the French independent distributors.


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Special screenings

Meeting with Samir Guesmi, Frédéric Bélier-Garcia and Jérôme Clément, a day with Florence Miailhe, short films of the residents of the Angers Workshops, cine-concert : Burlesques in Madness

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Mia Hansen-Løve, Samir Guesmi and Vincent Le Port will chair the Feature Film, Short Film and Diagonal juries. Discover all the juries.


Find the list of prizes awarded to the films in competition.

Discovering the history and heritage of cinema through retrospectives on national cinematographies, tributes to major or little-known authors of cinema and thematic programming is one of the Festival's objectives.

Discover the tributes and retrospectives below.

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Mia Hansen-Løve

In the presence of Mia Hansen-Løve, Alice de Lencquesaing, Constance Rousseau, Melvil Poupaud and Jean-Michel Frodon

From Tout est pardonné (All is Forgiven) (2007) to Un beau matin (One Fine Morning) (2022), a look back at the lucent and melancholic work of Mia Hansen-Løve who connects to the universal through her sensitive generational portraits.
The Festival Premiers Plans d’Angers is proud to have supported her work from the outset, and are honoured that Mia Hansen-Løve will be President of the Jury at this 35th edition of the Festival!

Rodrigo Sorogoyen

In the presence of Rodrigo Sorogoyen and Vicky Luengo
Before the popular success of As bestas (The Beasts) this summer, and in the space of only six years, Rodrigo Sorogoyen directed four features and a TV series (Antidisturbios), making him a key director in contemporary Spanish cinema. His films tackle burning subjects such as corruption, police brutality and racism head on, creating universal stories rooted in a certain socially engaged cinema of the 1970s. He also takes on the challenge of changing registers (drama in Madre (Mother), horror in El doble) while remaining faithful to the exploration of characters living on the wire. Festival Premiers Plans is happy to hold the first retrospective of his work in France, with Rodrigo Sorogoyen in attendance.

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Sandrine Kiberlain

In the presence of Sandrine Kiberlain, Rebecca Marder and Frédéric Strauss
An essential figure in French cinema since the mid-1990s, as much at home in comedy as in drama, Sandrine Kiberlain will be the guest of Festival Premiers Plans.
She will be coming to present 6 screenings, all points of entry into her work as an actress, as well as Une jeune fille qui va bien (A Radiant Girl), her first film as a director.


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Femininspiration - Jeanne Moreau

In the presence of Julie Gayet, Delphine Gleize, Melvil Poupaud, Jérôme Clément and Jean-Claude Moireau
As part of Les Inspirantes, the Festival invites you to (re)discover the work Jeanne Moreau as a filmmaker.

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Double Take

In the presence of Lucile Hadzihalilovic, François Ozon, Manuel Chiche, Frédéric Mercier, Jean-Michel Frodon and Louis Mathieu
Characters who usurp identities, others who transform themselves, lookalikes, schizophrenics: all reasons that obsess the world of film and feed all different types of genres. A panorama of some particularly inspiring cinematographic doubles, an opportunity to rediscover some great classics, most of them in sumptuously restored copies!
The retrospective will also open up a space for commentary with presentations from critics and researchers.

Animation Today in Central Europe

Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary

For many years powerful and singular animated shorts have flowed out from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Mostly made in prestigious film schools (FAMU in Prague, MOME in Budapest and VŠMU in Bratislava), the films we are presenting are like no others. These shorts, award-winners from festivals around the world, including Angers, are grouped together in 3 programmes.

The 18th edition of the Ateliers d'Angers will take place from Monday 23 to Sunday 29 January 2023.

Founded by Jeanne Moreau and the Festival in 2005, the Ateliers d'Angers aim to support the development of first feature films. Since 2022, the Workshops have been held during the Festival. Directors, producers and renowned speakers come together for a rich exchange of ideas and numerous meetings.

With the help of experienced professionals, filmmakers have 7 days to perfect their artistic project through practical lessons related to the financial and technical conditions of first films. The focus is on scriptwriting, directing, editing, directing actors, production or music, depending on the profile of the presenters.


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Presentation of the Angers Workshops and the eligibility requirements

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Presentation of the residents and their project.

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This year, Antoine Barraud, Samuel Theis, Youna de Peretti, Béatrice Thiriet, Frédéric Alvarez and Jonathan Ricquebourg are the speakers at the Angers Workshops.


Find out the news of the former residents and their project developed during the Angers Workshops.