' Aux Écrans du Réel ' Film Festival 2022

Premier Doc

First Documentary Film Competition

Organized by ChrOma

20th edition - November 25-26-27 2022

Le Mans (France)

Dead line for entries : June 30 2022


1 – The competition is open to all film-makers who wish to submit their First Documentary arthouse film - produced from  2018 onwards.    If there are 2 co-directors it must be a first documentary film for the two of them.

2 – News films, commercials, advertisements, reports, tourist or business films and clips  won't be regarded as 'arthouse films'.

3 – Screening material : preferably DCP or Blu-ray.

4 – A ChrOma committee will make a selection amongst the submitted films.

A Paramount Jury composed of professionals will attend the Festiaval and decide of the prize-list.

The awards will go to the filmmaker(s).

5 – The entry form must be posted along with a DVD and the submission fee. (DVDs won't be returned.)

If not please provide a Vimeo link valid until September and for the selected films until the end of the festival.

6 – Non French films must be subtitled.

7 – The recipients of the festival's prize are entitled to use their award to promote their film.

8 – Short extracts or stills from the selected films may be broadcast in the media either on local, regional or national TV channels to promote the festival.

9 – ChrOma would very much appreciate to see the filmmaker -preferably – or his (her) representative attend the whole festival. His(her) accomodation will be paid for.

10 – ChrOma cannot assume liability for any delay or loss in postal services or mail deliveries.

11 – ChrOma is entitled to alter the above regulations or to cancel the competition if required by circumstances.

12 - Any film sent to be selected to Premier Doc competition cannot be submitted to any other part of the Festival  the same year.

13 – Once a film has been submitted and selected it cannot be withdrawn from the festival by either the film-maker or his(her) representative.

14 – Before any film is listed for the First Documentary Film Festival, the filmmaker or his(her) representative will have agreed with the above regulations.


No registration will be taken into account if the standard fee hasn't been paid.

The 10€ fee is compulsory for any film submitted to the competition.

Film schools are exempt from submission fees. Only 3 films can be submitted.

It can be paid by cheque, bank transfer or international postal order to the name of : CHROMA.

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