In 1981, André ABET and the city of Cabestany decided to create the First Encounter Short Film Festival of Cabestany. It is truly a encounter, more than a festival, because everything is planned to promote exchange between audience and directors, like the numerous “verre de l’amitié” (friendship toasts), offered after each screening. Always a fun and friendly moment!
Animation, documentary, experimental, fiction, musical clip and report with a maximum length of 30 minutes and French subtitles can take part in this international event.
The audience and a professional Jury, award prizes in 6 different categories : Amateur, Young Filmmakers, Professional, Semi-Professional, Catalan and International.
This year we have received over 350 short films, from 52 countries. After have watching over 80 hours of films in 7 weeks, the committee has decided to select 43 short-films. You can download here the program, the press kit, the prize list or acces to our archives.
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