Call for Films


The Call for Films of the Île Courts Festival is open from the 8th March till the 31st May 2018!

Submit a film

Since its creation in 2007, Île Courts–International Short Film Festival in Mauritius acts as a tool-kit for the development of cinema in Mauritius. Non-competitive, Île Courts Festival is meant to be a showcase for cinema in Mauritius, taking us to a surprizing journey into world cinema, with a focus given on short films from the Indian Ocean area, at a crossroad between Africa and Asia. In 2018, Île Courts invites french-speaking and creole-speaking filmmakers from the Caribbean and Pacific Islands to submit their films to the festival, therefore 36 territories are concerned by our call for films. The 11th edition of Île Courts-International Short Film Festival in Mauritius will be held by Association Porteurs d’Images from 9th to 13th October 2018, in various cities and villages throughout the island.

Submission Deadline

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Eligibility Requirements

  • Films completed after: January 1st, 2017
  • Maximum duration: 30 min
  • Country of production: Australia, Bangladesh, Comoros, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Guadelupe, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Lesotho, Malaysia, Mauritius, Madagascar, Martinique, Mayotte, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Oman, Pakistan, Reunion Island, Seychelles, Sint Maarten, Singapour, South Africa, Somalia Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thaïlande, Trinidad and Tobago, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen & Zimbabwe
  • Screening format: MOV or .MP4 (codec H264)
  • Accepted genres: Fiction, Documentary, Experimental, Animation
  • Language & Subtitles: All languages, if subtitled in French and/or in English
  • Registration fee: no fee
  • The sending stamp is at the expense of the person who submits the film
  • Preview format: Uploaded file

Read the Regulations

How to submit a film ?

Film submission can be made only through the international online submission platforms such as Short Film Depot, Festhome and Filmfreeway

Should you encounter any difficulty, please do not hesitate to contact our team:

E. [email protected]

T. +230 465 38 26

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