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Saturday, September 2


Directors' cocktail

Village OFF

The directors in the selection invite you to the Cocktail des réals! As well as making great films, they’ll also be bartending a cocktail, because yes, they’ll be behind the bar to offer you a little glass of friendship and chat with the audience! A date not to be missed!

Monday, September 4


Short Film Market Opening

Marché du Film

Opening of the Video Library and Short Film Market.


Casting simulation with ARDA

Maison des associations

Students from the Rouen and Le Havre conservatoires will have the opportunity to try their hand at casting in front of a pair of ARDA artistic casting directors. *by invitation only


OFF Encounters | Students Masterclass Jean-Baptiste Durand

Salon des gouverneurs

The film lesson with Jean-Baptiste Durand is an opportunity to meet other people. Initially organised for students of the performing arts/cinema at Caen University, the meeting is nonetheless of interest to everyone. Understanding how a filmmaker has constructed his or her film is always enlightening.


Table Ronde - Panorama des formations en cinéma

An overview of various film training studies available in France, in the presence of heads of French film schools.


Table Ronde - Se lancer dans le cinéma (avec l’AAFA et l’ARDA)

Salon des gouverneurs

Moderated by AAFA and featuring casting directors from ARDA, this round table will look at moments when professionals first entered the world of cinema. Directors, actors and producers will also be on hand to share their experiences.


Cocktail - Ouverture du Marché avec Boostup

Bar Les Affiches

Market opening cocktail in partnership with Boostup, developer of the Market’s video library.

Tuesday, September 5


Comedian / Casting directors Face to Face

Maison des Associations des association and Salle de la Rotonde

Face-to-face meetings between regional actors and ARDA artistic casting directors to get their advice. *by invitation only


Shortfilmdepot BETA version presentation by Boostup / Producers Pitch Talents en court and Normand authors

Salon des gouverneurs

Boostup, developers of the Short Film Depot festival registration platform and of our Marketplace Video Library, will be presenting the new version of a key tool for many of the world’s rights holders, programmers and filmmakers.


Talents en court author-producer activity

Village Off - Conference Room

A two-part activity: a presentation of the Producer’s Job, followed by face-to-face meetings between Producer Authors and Talents en court Class 6. *by invitation


Quebecers distributors Face to Face / Producers Face to Face

Salon des Gouverneurs Off - Performance Room

In partnership with Sodec, bringing together buyers and other programmers face to face, Quebec distributors will be presenting the new releases in their 2023 catalogue during interviews based on the speed-dating model. *by invitation only


France Télévisions Young Producer Award

The Trouville Cures Marines

Presentation of the France Télévisions Young Producer Award followed by a Cocktail * by invitation only

Wednesday, September 6


Professional Breakfast

Salon des Gouverneurs

For two hours, participants from all walks of life attending the Market will be seated at tables whose panels will change every twenty minutes. It’s a fast, efficient way of making new business contacts that can continue throughout the week. *by invitation only


Jonathan Steuer focus


A new meeting format for this morning! Creative youth come and talk to us about their experiences. Join us at the Cinémobile to discover several of director Jonathan Steuer’s projects, followed by a question-and-answer session!


Round Table | The Distribution Chain - with the REC

Salon des Gouverneurs

In the presence of members of the REC (Short film exporters’ association), a presentation of the distributor’s job will be given and valuable advice will be given to the professionals present.


Acquisition / Programming Presentation

Salon des Gouverneurs

This activity will take the form of successive presentations by acquisition managers (TV channels and VOD platforms) and programmers, followed by a short question and answer session.

Will follow in this order :
Kresimir Zubcic – HRT
Judicaelle Perrot – on.suzane
Lucie Canistro – Univers Ciné
Christophe Taudière, Aurélie Chesné et Gautier Réjou – France 2 et France 3


OFF Encounters | Steve Carter

Salon des Gouverneurs Off - Performance Room

Brought up on the small island of Jersey, Steve had no idea that it might be possible to have a career in the Film Industry. Steve studied at art college before finding work in the Film industry by chance. After starting on the music video for “Take on me” by Ah Ha in the mid eighties, the first feature film he worked on was Julien Temple’s “Absolute Beginners” in 1985. Over 35 years later, Steve has worked in the Art Department on a wide range of films from student films to music videos, commercials, TV shows, and low budget British movies like “Layer Cake” (with Daniel Craig), to big budget Hollywood movies like “Wonder Woman”, “Mission Impossible”, and “Mary Poppins Returns”.


Cocktail - Vernissage at the Blaise Factory

Blaise Factory Off - Conference Room

Cocktail at the Blaise Factory gallery, a long-standing partner of the Market, with an exhibition of works by painter Jean-Luc Blaise, entitled Jean-Luc Blaise et le monde marin (Jean-Luc Blaise and the marine world).

Thursday, September 7


Film and audiovisual professionals from Normandy Rendez-vous : the ecological transition in film production with Normandie Images

Salon des Gouverneurs Off - Performance Room

This highly topical and urgent meeting will provide an opportunity to better understand and consider the environmental impact of film production. Together with the CNC, the CPNEF (Commission Paritaire Nationale Emploi et Formation), Secoya Eco-tournage, La Ressourcerie du Cinéma and players in the field, we will take stock of institutional initiatives and innovations proposed or to be considered in Normandy. * by reservation here


Round Table | Working with children in cinema

Salon des Gouverneurs

Casting children and teenagers requires a special approach, both in terms of directing the actors and in terms of employment constraints. Directors and producers will be on hand to talk about their experiences with their own short films.


General Assembly of Normandie Films

Salle de La Rotonde

As part of Normandy Day, general meeting of the Normandie Films association

Author, actor, director, there are almost 30 years that he went up on the boards before, also, passing by the long, the short, the television… And even set photography!

Here is another meeting that promises to be rich in experience and enriching for the audience.


Leisuree activity

*by invitation only


Normandy Cocktail

Village Off

The last official cocktail of the week in the heart of the festival village, open to all.

Friday, September 8


Short Film Market and Video Library closure

Short Film Market

Closing of the Video Library and Short Film Market


Critic’s award debate

Salon des Gouverneurs

Public deliberation by the Critics’ Jury, chaired by Claude Duty and awarded to a film in the French competition.


Closing Ceremony

Salon des Gouverneurs

Closing ceremony of the Festival with the awards ceremont and screening of various special projects carried out during the week.

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.