Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Côté Court but never dared to ask...


What are the dates of the next festival?
The 27th edition will take place from June 6th to 16th, 2018, at the Ciné 104 in Pantin (in the Paris suburbs) and in other venues and film theatres in the Seine Saint Denis area.


When and How?
Registration must be made between November 6th 2017 and February 28th for the Fiction and Video art competitions. You can consult the rules for the current year on this web site to check if your film meets the criteria for pre-selection.

How many films do you receive each year? How many are selected?
We receive approximately 1400 films for the two different competitions. We select around fifty of them for the two competitions. Then we select a further forty films for inclusion in the Panorama section that is open to documentary and animated films. The Panorama section is not part of the competition but also attests to the vitality of French cinema.

What is the New Media competition?
In 2017 we have opened this new competition in order to remain open to works, which although not originally designed for film theatres, play an active role in enriching the cinematic language. The competition includes works involving images and sounds and whose delivery media ranges from mobile phones to the web or to exhibition spaces. It may also include web series or web documentaries, or even forms such as installations or multimedia.

Who does the selection?
A selection committee, consisting of 5 persons, who view all the films received in the competitions and the Panorama. Jacky Evrard establishes the composition of both competition and of the Panorama.

Are all the films seen?
Yes, all the films received are viewed, and then are selected or not as the case may be.

Can I have a feedback concerning my selection or otherwise of my film?
You will receive by mail and/or email the responses regarding the selection or otherwise of your film. Decisions are not explained.

What are the prizes?
The prizes represent a real aid for directors, whether in cash or in kind, and enable artists to carry on their research work. Côté court has many partners who have supported the festival since the first edition. Thus, more than 20 000 euros in prizes are awarded for the two competitions.


Can I buy a ticket online?
No you can’t buy any tickets online.

Full fee: 10€
Reduced fee: 5€


Is there any dining facility on site during the festival?
The Ciné 104 has a bar and a restaurant, Le Vertigo, that welcomes you throughout the festival and all year long.


Is there an access for people with reduced mobility or who are hearing-impaired?
Yes, the Ciné 104 welcomes people with reduced mobility and the hearing-impaired in its three film theatres.


How can one attend the screenings?
Please come a few minutes before each screenings, theatres can generally welcome everybody… However, be careful with special evenings or performances, there are many people, so please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the screening...

Is it possible to book a ticket in advance?
No, regretfully we do not take any advance reservations.


How to become a partner.
You work in a field that can be related to our actions? You work on the same territory? Let’s meet ! There is always something that can be done together! You may contact Laure Tarnaud : contact@cotecourt.org.


You are a journalist, blogger, you are curious and like to share your findings?
You work for the press, the radio, TV, the web… and you have special needs? Please contact Mathilde Bila, our press secretary mathilde@cotecourt.org.


SPlease contact us if you can’t find the answer to your question : contact@cotecourt.org.
Tel : 0033 1 48 10 30 51

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Côté court - Association loi 1901
n° de TVA intracommunautaire : FR 42 400 080 099
Ciné 104
104, avenue Jean Lolive
93500 Pantin