Île Courts 2016





Enn fim indien par Ritesh Batra Ki ena lakwizinn dan so zistwar Vinn gout sa zafer-la… E amen ou katora pou partaz ek zot tou!

At the heart of winter, Porteurs d’Images Association brings ★SINEMA KOLTAR ★LEKRAN KATORA ★THE LUNCH BOX to you. Two captivating, free, open-air screenings in the villages of Rivière du Rempart and Bambous !


Ritesh Batra
Fiction / India and Germany / 2013 / 102′
Languages : Hindi and English with French subtitles

Middle-class housewife Ila makes another attempt at “spicing up” her marriage, this time through the magic of cooking. She has prepared a new dish which she desperately hopes will arouse some interest in her neglectful husband.

She has it delivered to his office, but a mix-up in the delivery service makes the lunchbox land at the desk of another office employee, Saajan, a lonely man on the verge of retirement. Unaware of the mistake, and curious about the lack of response from her husband, Ila folds a little note into the next day’s lunchbox in the hope of getting to the bottom of this mystery.


Cannes 2013 – International Critics’ Week
Toronto International Film Festival 2013
London Film Festival 2013
Saint Jean de Luz International Film Festival – Best filmmaker
Extravagant India Festival (Paris) – Best film
Fleury fait son cinéma Festival 2014 – Best director

SINEMA KOLTAR: [sinema kolta:r] Idiom (Mauritian Creole). Free open-air film screening organised by Porteurs d’Images Association for everyone in an accessible location; we strongly encourage you to bring your family and friends, your picnic mats, comfy cushions, jumpers and snacks, for a night of exceptional cinema. Zame mo pa pou bliye sa bann fim mo’nn gete dan sinema koltar-la !



Porteurs d’Images
T. 465 38 26
E. [email protected]

Organized by > Porteurs d’Images Association
Partner > Rentacolors
In collaboration with > Riverside Shopping Centre | Rivière du Rempart District Council | Medine | Piton District Council | MFDC – Mauritius Film Development Corporation

Porteurs d’Images Association with the financial contribution of the European Union and the assistance of the ACP Group of States

Festival Guests


David Constantin
Director / Mauritius
Speaker . Professional Workshops 2016

David Constantin lives and works in Mauritius. After studying cinematography in France for 5 years, he settled back in Mauritius in 2003. This same year David directed and produced the short film Colas and Diego the Forbidden. Since then, he directed several films (short fiction and documentaries), such as Bisanvil (Audience Award in Amiens), Les Accords de Bella et Made in Mauritius (Fondation Pellegrini Award, Milan). He also co-directed From so Far, a series of 4 documentaries on the various origins of the Mauritian population.

In 2004, David Constantin founded the production company Caméléon Production. He is also the founder of the non-profit organization Porteurs d’Images, that has been co-organizing Île Courts-International Short Film Festival in Mauritius since 2007.

His first feature film, Lonbraz Kann, came out in theaters in 2015.

Chantal Richard
Director / France
Speaker . Professional Workshops 2016

After studies at the IDHEC, Chantal Richard directs as many fiction films as documentaries. Each genre helps enrich the other, and their makings are opportunities for both literal and metaphorical travelling. Her first feature-length work, Lili et le baobab, with Roman Bohringer, took her to Senegal and Cherbourg. Whether it is in faraway countries or the Lower Normandy of her childhood, her camera likes taking its time to scrutinize the world.

She is currently working on the script of a fiction film, Le monde de Pascal, which has for setting the wooded countryside of Normandy, and is preparing a documentary entitled La ville idéale and which will take her to South Korea.

Call for Films . Indian Ocean

The Call for Films from the Indian Ocean of the Île Courts Festival is open from the 10th March till the 31st May 2016!

Submit a film


Since its creation in 2007, Île Courts–International Short Film Festival of 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 a different cinema in Mauritius, taking us to a surprising journey into world cinema, with a focus given on short films from the Indian Ocean area, at a crossroad between Africa and Asia.

As part of The Archipelago of Cinemas project, the 9th edition of Île Courts-International Short Film Festival of Mauritius will take place from 11 to 15 October 2016, in various cities and villages throughout the island.

Submission Deadline

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Eligibility Requirements

  • Films completed after: January 1st, 2015
  • Maximum duration: 30 min
  • Country of production: Australia, Bangladesh, Comoros, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Madagascar, Mayotte, Mozambique, Oman, Reunion Island, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Yemen
  • 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 through the international online submission platforms Short Film Depot or Festhome.

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

E. [email protected]

T. +230 465 38 26

Film Fabrik


To apply >

Within the framework of the The Archipelago of Cinemas project and Film Fabrik program, Porteurs d’Images Association is launching a call for applications for all directors who are seeking assistance for their films and wish to participate in two (documentary, fiction) scriptwriting workshops hosted by Mauritian and international professionals.

Film Fabrik is a support program for the making of short Mauritian films. Set up by Porteurs d’Images Association, it provides Mauritian scriptwriters and directors with artistic, technical, financial and logistical resources.
The program comprises of three phases :

  • PHASE 1 : Writing residency
  • PHASE 2 : Shooting and production
  • PHASE 3 : Diffusion and distribution.

Each stage will have its own selection process.

Bloc Écriture

Film Fabrik . Chercher du Regard

Scriptwriting workshop for short fiction films
Facilitator: David Constantin, director (Mauritius)
Venue: Porteurs d’Images Association . Beau Bassin

This Short Film scriptwriting workshop is the flagship one of the Île Courts Festival. In 2016, it is adopting a new formula to turn it into a more long-term program. This will give the individual projects more time to grow and mature.
How to deepen your scenario? How to develop a unique artistic perspective? How to create the best set of conditions to make, produce and distribute your film? So many questions are at the centre of a director’s work.
This Film Fabrik program is just right for you!

Bloc Écriture

Film Fabrik . Notre histoire n’a pas d’images

Scriptwriting workshop for short documentaries
Facilitator: Chantal Richard, director (France)
Venue: Porteurs d’Images Association . Beau Bassin

How to depict reality? How to bring your documentary project to life? How to provide it with the best production conditions? A documentary filmmaker’s job revolves around so many questions! The Film Fabrik program is just right for you!


Pour ces deux ateliers,
La The selection of participants for these two workshops is open until Saturday 30th April 2016!

Ready to embark on the Film Fabrik adventure?
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Île Courts 2016

IleCourts2016 The 9th edition of the Île Courts Festival will take place from 11 to 15 October 2016 !
A beautiful programme is being prepared…
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