This year's Festival Ciné-Palestine (FCP) will take place in Paris and Aubervilliers from 25 May to 3 June 2018. The festival aims at promoting a new generation of promising Palestinian artists and filmmakers.

This year, FCP is launching two short film competitions intended for Palestinian talents:

  1. Official competition, for all Palestinian short films, on 27 May 2018, at cinema “LUMINOR Hôtel de Ville”, in Paris
  2. First Work competition on 28 May 2018, at cinema “Les 3 Luxembourg”, in Paris

Winning features will receive a Jury Award and an Audience Award.

Article 1. Organizer

Association du Festival du film palestinien à Paris 8, place du Rhin et Danube 75019 Paris phone: +33 7 68619515 e-mail: / website:

Facebook: Festival Ciné-Palestine / Twitter: @cinepalestine

Article 2. Entry fee

As a non-profit festival, the Festival Ciné-Palestine does not charge an entry fee

Article 3. Conditions

Only films that meet all the following conditions may be chosen for participation in the competition:

  • Films that are either documentaries, fiction, or animated films;
  • Films that have been produced from 2014 onwards;
  • Films that do not exceed 35 minutes in length, including credits;
  • Films that have not been exhibited on the Internet;
  • Films that are in line with the aims of the Festival Ciné-Palestine;
  • Only one film per director is accepted.


Article 4. Withdrawal

Once a film has been selected, it cannot be withdrawn from the Festival program during the event.

Article 5. Exclusivity

During the entire duration of the Festival Ciné-Palestine, none of the selected films may be shown outside the Festival's theaters before its official screening.

Article 6. Language and subtitles

All films must be presented in their original language, with English or French subtitles. By “original language” we mean the language in which the film is or will be exhibited in its country of origin.

It is for the Selection Committee to decide whether a film that does not exactly meet the above-mentioned criterion may participate in the competition or not.

All films with dialogues in a language other than French will be subtitled by the festival’s technical department.

Article 7. Jury

FCP Selection Committee chooses 5 Palestinian and international Jury members for each competition (see preamble, a. & b.).

Any person having taken part in the production or exploitation of a film in competition may not be a member of the Jury.

Article 8. Awards for each category

A Jury Award and an Audience Award will be given to the winners of each competition category.

Article 9. Submission

Films must be submitted by 15 January 2018. An entry form must be filled in on our website prior to this date.

Article 10. Documentation

Complete documentation for each selected film is to be made available to the organizers when required.

Article 11. Publicity and press

Each participating-film contact will receive a request from the festival’s organizers to send publicity materials. These will be used in FCP publications and for distribution to the press and the festival guests.

FCP is qualified to use excerpts from the film, with a maximum of 3 minutes, nationally and internationally for promotional purposes. In the event that excerpts are not available, FCP is qualified to copy, under its strict supervision, one or more excerpts from the film for promotional use prior to and during the Festival only.

FCP website is allowed to use any photo or digital film clip (less than 3 minutes duration) for promotion of the entire selection and/or of each selected film.

Article 12. Expenses

Expenses for the shipping (for both import and export) and screening of selected films are to be met by the film's producers or relevant body.

Article 13. Regulation authority

FCP Selection Committee has the power to settle all cases not covered by the present rules and regulations.

Article 14. General terms

Participation in FCP implies acceptance of all the aforementioned regulations.

In case of litigation, FCP will have sole jurisdiction.

Article 15. Responsibility

Participants shall obtain all permits from all parties who have directly or indirectly taken part in the making of the film and/or who believe they have any right to argue against it, including image/sound copyrights, and will assume responsibility for any possible payments.

The Organizer disclaims any responsibility in case of dispute over image/sound copyrights. Only the participant will be responsible for them.