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International creation laboratories

22nd international laboratories of digital creation

At the heart of the festival, more than 200 filmmakers, artists and technicians from around the world come together for a week of crazy creation. Short films made in less than 72 hours, animation, live shootings, muziklab, music videos and much more.
Equipped with the latest equipment by our partners, and surrounded by experienced technicians, professionals and amateurs work side by side in front of your eyes to create more than 60 films in one week.
No selection, no censorship, no competition for these works. The laboratory is based on meeting and mutual aid according to Kino’s philosophy: “Do well with nothing, do better with little, but do it now” to which we allow ourselves to add “… And together.”


How to apply ?

For directors only.
No registration for actors or technicians, same formula! You just need to be present at production meetings.

Only two sessions of 72h this year, within the limits of available places*.
You must imperatively come and “pitch” your project during one of the production meetings to create your teams and participate in the laboratory. Actors, technicians, craftsmen are welcome to come and present themselves at meetings also to make themselves known to the teams. Professional equipment is lent according to the projects, on an equal footing.
•  You must be at the production meeting to pitch your project
•  20 projects maximum by session
•  No more than 5 min for each film
•  Each selected director will have an assigned session for his/her film
•  Each director his expected to help other projects on the other session.


It is advised that directors register as soon as possible. Places are limited.
The selection among the candidates are based on :
– Your register sheet
– Your show reel or other links to show
– Being available during the entire week
– Your abilities to help other projects
– Your abilities to find funds for your travel to France

— If you need a VISA to enter France, please start the paperwork as soon as possible, it will help you (a lot) to be selected – for any documents that might help you get it, contact us. Please keep us update on how your request is evolving.–

Registration (below):
> Registration will be closed on July 5th, 2024
> The result will be disclose at last on July 22nd, 2024


For spontaneous participants (or for people who wants to come anyway), no changes. Registration for each session is made during the production meeting previously mentioned. As always, places for spontaneous projects will be limited, especially since there will only be 2 sessions this year and priority is given to guest directors.

No registration for actors or technicians, same formula! You just need to be present at production meetings.

For any questions, contact Thomas Lesourd :

Production meetings

First session

  • Production meeting: Sunday, September 8,  2024 – 9 A.M.

Second session

  • Production meeting: Tuesday, September 10, 2024 – 9 A.M.

Kino Kabaret screenings

First session

  • Screening : Tuesday, September 10, 2024 – 9 P.M.

Second session

  • Screening : Thursday, September 12, 2024 – 9 P.M.

Special projects

Each year, during the event, directors and artists meet to take advantage of the effervescence of the lab as a host theater for unique creations.
The projects implemented this year will be:

  • Music video lab: : to create music videos for guest musicians at the festival.
  • Youth lab: : which allows students from Lycée Marie-Jo and Sorbonne Nouvelle to take advantage of the Off-Courts week to create a short film in the labs.
  • Senior lab : set up in partnership with the ARA which allows our seniors to explore the world of cinema for a week.

Many thanks to our technical partners, essential to the creation

Sony | Manganelli | HP | Progiss | Adobe | Tapages&Nocturnes | Acc&Led | DMG Lumière | Innport | Xeen | Laowa | Fujinon | Shape | Bebob | Loca Images | Angimage | Apaxxdesigns

25th Off-Courts Trouville from September 7 to 13 2024

The call for entries will be from April 10 to June 12, 2024 on

The program will be announced from July 17, 2024

Practical information :

All festival activities are free and open to all.
Cinema screenings are available free of charge with tickets, which can be collected on the day of the screening from the festival reception.