RENCONTRES CINÉMATOGRAPHIQUES D'AIX ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chairman : Guy Astic
Board members : Patrick Dorflein, Alain Six, Wilfried Legaud, Roland Nguyen, Eric Robillot, Frédérique Vincent, Armelle Cheminée, Clémentine Lepecq
In December 1983, film students from the Faculty of Aix-en-Provence organized a meeting to screen in public the short films made in their workshops. The enthusiasm generated by this event led to the creation of the association Les Rencontres Cinématographiques d'Aix en Provence and the birth of the Festival Tous Courts. The Festival Tous Courts will have its 38th edition in 2020, following more than 30 years of learning, research, discoveries, regional, national and international recognition. The Festival is recognized as category 1 by the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée (CNC) and brings together an ever-growing public.
While renewing itself, its axes remain:
Offer rich, varied and demanding programming
The 38th edition of the Festival Tous Courts will be held from 1 to 5 December 2020. Its two short film competitions (international competition and experimental competition) should bring together nearly 80 films. At the same time, we propose thematic sessions (carte blanche, young audience, Short Film Night, favourites...) to invite the public to discover young cinematographic creation, through short films chosen for their artistic quality, their audacity and their originality, while accompanying them with exchanges, meetings and debates.
Contributing to the vitality of the short film
Since 1998, we have been organizing a Film Market during the Festival to open up opportunities for the purchase, distribution and screening of short films entered in competition. We strongly encourage professional meetings, notably by inviting actors of the industry (directors, buyers, distributors, producers...), which we wish to continue to develop.
Promoting and fostering young European creation
Since 2011, we are organizing a Young Author Workshop to help 12 French-speaking authors to improve their film project with recognized script-doctors.
We continue our commitment to young people by offering adapted programming during school sessions from the age of 6. Demand is strong and we would like to develop sessions for the youngest, from 3 years old.
In addition, we would like to direct our actions towards audiences far from access to culture, as we already do in prisons.
In the same spirit, during the week preceding the festival, we radiate in the communes around Aix en Provence with broadcasts for schoolchildren during the day and the general public in the evening.