ACID PROGRAMME IN CANNES
Acid is a film directors association that has been promoting the distribution of independent cinema in movie theatres since 1992. The founding principle : the support brought by filmmakers to other filmmakers, French or foreign.
Every year, ACID presents 9 films in Cannes during the festival. Films are chosen by fifteen film directors., members of ACID. Most of these films do not have a french distributor. The aim is to give visibility and public release to new talents.
ACID’s support does not stop with the presentation in Cannes. The chosen directors then become members of the association and get also involved in the support of other filmmakers.
After Cannes, ACID presents the films to 60 festivals in France and abroad.
The ACID Cannes programme is then shown in Paris, in 20 movie theaters in the Parisian area, in Lyon, and internationally.
ACID also helps the director find a distributor in France, and when one is found, works on the release (promotion / programming / Q&A’s / audience research). ACID then promotes the film among 350 independant movie theaters.
All year long, ACID also organizes Q&As, readings, concerts, in movie theaters and international festivals, in presence either of the film director, the screenplay writer, actors, or the music composer.
ACID is also : partnerships with schools, universities, associations and an audience network throughout the country.
*ACID PROGRAMME IN CANNES 2016*
May 12th-21st 2016
During the Cannes Film Festival, ACID (Association for the Distribution of Independant Cinema) presents a programme of 9 feature films. This programme is shown at Les Arcades, Studio 13 and Alexandre III movie theaters in Cannes.
Feature films (running time 60 minutes minimum)
Fiction or documentary
Screening formats in Cannes : DCP with french and english subtitles
Films with no previous release in French theatres, french television or Internet
Films not selected in a competitive section in Berlin / Venice / Locarno
For films without a french distributor
Films produced for cinema (no television film)
Films produced after January 2015
TO SUBMIT A FILM :
Regulations as well as submission forms are available hereunder.
Participation in the ACID Cannes 2015 programme implies acceptance of the foregoing rules and regulations.
> Fully complete the submission form and send it by mail in Excel Format to firstname.lastname@example.org
> Entry fees are 30€ per film. Payment must be made via PayPal.
> The entry form must also be printed with signature and sent by post with 5 DVDs of the film to the following address :
ACID / Amaury AUGE
14 rue Alexandre Parodi
75010 Paris – France
> Please also submit a vimeo link of the film
Deadline for submission and reception of all elements is Thursday March 24th 2016
* Thank you to send your film as soon as possible if the film is ready.
Click here to apply
Source: ACID, February 8th, 2016