Submission to Off-Courts International Creative Laboratories

Register to the International Creative Laboratories at Off-Courts Trouville short film Festival! Come direct and screen shorts!

Are you an european artist or director?

Do you want to try directing a short film in a short time?

We would love to welcome you in the Creative Laboratories a place ideal to create. 

The Off Internationals Creative Laboratories are getting ready for the 18th edition.

** Submissions are now closed, come back in 2021! **


The KinoWorld will be held in the heart of the Village made for the 21st short film festival of Trouville.

The Off Lab’ offers spontaneous conditions to produce.

The aim is to create short films on the site, all together, in a limited time.
3 sessions of 48h to 72h during the week.

For each session, directors will need to write, shoot, edit and screen their short film.
Production maximum duration : 5 minutes.

Shorts on the beach are fun, but Trouville is also full of other inspiring places.

Lab’ Off date : September 5th to 10th 2020(Festival from 4th to 12nd)
1- First sessionProduction meeting: Saturday, September 5th,  2020 – 9:30 A.M.Screening : Sunday, September 6th 2020 – 10 P.M.

2- Second sessionProduction meeting: Sunday, September 6th, 2020 – 10 A.M.Screening : Tuesday, September 8th 2020 – 10 P.M.

3- Third sessionProduction meeting: Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 – 10 A.M.Screening : Thursday, September 10th 2020 – 8 P.M.

• You must be at the production meeting to propose a project

• 20 projects maximum by session

• No more than 5 min for each film

L’inscription est réservée aux artistes étrangers,  les participants français ne peuvent s’inscrire

It is advised that directors/technicians 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

To apply please fill out this form (online only).

Please be sure to have the following information and documents before filling out the online form:

  • Resume,

  • biography,

  • demo reel,

  • motivation letter

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 our your request is evolving.

> Registration will be closed on July 26th, 2020
> The result will be disclose at last on July 31st, 2020


Coverage by Off-Courts Trouville festival :

  • Accommodation
  • Meals (lunch / dinner)
  • Local travel from Paris Airport to Trouville * one ONLY shuttle depending on flight schedule  (precise timing to confirm)
  • Access to professional equipment  (shooting, editing and post-production)
  • Screening & activities entrance- Accreditation for the festival

Coverage from the participant:

  • International Travel to Paris airport (or Trouville directly)

(soumission possible toute l’année – réponse à la fin du mois de juillet)

Pour toutes questions écrire à avec comme objet “LABO INT”