A selection of 25 films focusing on free and independent cinema, a mirror of genuine artistic originality.
ART VIDEO COMPETITION
A selection of 25 films exploring video art, experimental cinema and essays which question, shake up and enrich cinematographic aesthetic languages.
A view of the diversity of contemporary production bringing together fiction, Animation, documentary and video art films.
Programmes highlighting emerging film or video makers from France or abroad, from the world of experimental cinema or art video.
FREE SCREENS & CONVERSATIONS
Screenings which give filmmakers who have come through the festival an opportunity to talk about their current projects.
Major cinema figures share their films, moments in their careers and anecdotes with the audience for an evening.
Two programmes specifically for children aged 4 and above, a cine-concert with the Conservatoire de Pantin from 6 and above, and a cine-storytime for toddlers aged 2 and above.
LIVE EVENING EVENTS
Meetings between filmmakers and musicians celebrating the union between sound and pictures, the challenge launched by Côté court with its unique (A)live events.
In partnership with France 2
A competition for the best film project enabling young auteur-directors to stand out by pitching their projects at a pitching session.
Meetings for cinema professionals around a question in the film world or an important issue where all those who wish are invited.
WHAT'S NEW IN 2018
INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK : FOCUS ON JAPANESE CINEMA
In 2017, female Chinese directors have been given the spotlight with screenings dedicated to artists, their work and the Chinese films that inspired them.
In 2018, Côté court will show contemporary Japanese experimental films and will propose a focus on Shoji Terayama's work.
NEW MEDIA SELECTION
In partnership with Le Cube, centre for digital creation and le GREC, groupement de recherches et d'essais cinématographiques.
For the first time, Côté court is opening a competition for innovative audiovisual projects using new media. The works selected will be published in a dedicated space onthe web running up to the festival. A public screening will take place during the event so that the artists can present their projects and meet audiences. At the closing ceremony a jury of professionals will award a New Media Prize.