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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.


Registrations are closed since September 29.
The official selection will be announced on December 12.

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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.
The selection will be announced in mid-December
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Unreleased films in previews and "cartes blanches" to discover nuggets and references of genre cinema.
The selection will be announced in mid-December
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Opening / Closing

The opening and closing ceremonies are followed by a film preview.
The selection will be announced in mid-December
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A selection of previews, presented by the film teams, in collaboration with the French independent distributors.
The selection will be announced in mid-December

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Special screenings

Screenings in the presence of jury members or special guests, short films by residents of the Ateliers d'Angers, a film concert...
The selection will be announced in mid-December

© Judicaël Perrin


The Feature Film, Short Film and Diagonales juries will be announced in early January.


Find the list of prizes awarded to the films in competition.
(2023 list)

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.

One retrospective has already been announced. The others will be announced in October.

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Double Take

For its next edition, the Festival will highlight the links that unite sport and cinema: history (the first Olympic Games of the modern era took place in 1896, just a few months after the invention of cinema), movement, heroes, suspense...

The 19th edition of the Ateliers d'Angers will take place from Monday 22 to Sunday 28 January 2024.

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.

The call for projects for the next edition of Ateliers d'Angers is now closed. The selection of the five residents will be announced in December.


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Presentation of the Angers Workshops and the eligibility requirements

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The residents will be announced in mid-December.

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Instructors will be announced in early January.


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