Île Courts Short Film Festival
Since its creation, Île Courts – International Short Film Festival of Mauritius acts as a tool-kit for the development of cinema in Mauritius.
Île Courts is meant to be a showcase for a different cinema in Mauritius, and regularly screens movies from all over the world, taking us on a surprising journey into the heart of contemporary cinema.
Always active in its endeavour, Île Courts also hosts training workshops, debates, roundtables and professional meetings. It is therefore a place for all the people involved in the production of short movies in the Indian Ocean to meet.
Île Courts is a real factory too. The workshops, ran by professionals, offer opportunities for the participants to successfully lead a film project. Since 2009, 28 short movies (fiction and documentaries), published in 5 collections, have thus been produced through the festival.
A development tool kit for cinema
The missions of Île Courts are :
- to help enable the creation of locally directed films,
- to develop an audience for a different cinema in Mauritius,
- to enable Indian Ocean film professionals to meet.