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Call for entries

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 9th.

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, 2022.

All films must be under 40 minutes.



→ 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”)

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

Complete regulation available here.


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


Argentina, 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, Louisiana, 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, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vietnam.




Response to the most frequent questions.

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.

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.

How to register to the Short Film Market?

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

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 appelafilm(at) with the following object “FAQ Call for Entries – NAME OF SHORT”.

24th Off-Courts Trouville from September 1 to 9 2023

Useful information:

All festival activities are free and open to all.
The screenings are accessible free of charge on tickets
to be collected, on the day of the screening, at the reception of the festival locate next to the parking des bains.