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Festival Premiers Plans

Dedicating itself to the discovery of new talent in European cinema and allowing others to discover European film heritage since 1989, the Angers Premiers Plans Festival has become an emblematic cultural meeting place that is recognised by film professionals, followed by a large inquisitive audience, and supported by many big names.
Submission/Selection/Requirements European First Feature Films 
- first or second feature films (previous feature films, either on video formats or made for television, are not considered)
- produced or co-produced mainly in Europe
- running time of over 59 minutes
- screening format digital: DCP (**) or HD video file (***)
The aims of the Festival are to show new European directors through a selection of a hundred first films presented in seven competitive sections, to discover film history and heritage thanks to retrospectives on national cinematographies, tributes to major and unrecognised authors and actors, programmes on specific themes, highlighting the diversity of European cinema by gathering professionals on questions relative to the production and circulation of European films, to educate a new public on European cinema by favouring the young public to participate in the Festival and to support scriptwriters and directors in their writing work by inviting professional actors to read scripts of first short and feature films in public before shooting the film.