The 19th International Festival of Creative Documentary, organized by the Escales Documentaires Association will be hold from the 7th to the 11th of November 2019 in La Rochelle, France.
The Festival is open to creative documentary films from all over the world, without any conditions of running time or theme. To participate and submit your film, the date of production of your documentary must be after the 1st of June 2018.
The documentaries we request for our competitions have to report complex questions of our time through pluralist inspirations and diversified visions of authors. We want these films to deeply enlighten the social, political, historical or artistic realities of today's world. It is important for us that during debates, documentaries offers a space of reflection and emotion inviting to a bigger intelligence of humankind and its situation. We will select documentaries that reveal a creative vision of our society's issues.
Eight to ten documentaries will compete in the International Competition for the Grand Jury Award, endowed with 2 000€ with the support of one of our sponsors.
The films selected in the International Competition also compete for the Audience Award, endowed with 1 000 Euros with the support of one of our sponsors.
The second competition, the Youth Competition, gathers documentaries selected by youngsters and with a Jury composed with youngsters; it is endowed with 1 000€ by one of our sponsors.