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The Festival

This Festival opens the door to unmissable evenings celebrating the magic of the short film, often associated with other forms of art.


The Nice European Short Film Festival Un Festival C’est Trop Court! is an event dedicated to young cinematographic creation. Committed to announcing new trends, it gathers every year for a week, films and audiences from all over Europe, forming a fresh and unprecedented cultural effervescence in Nice.

Through several competitive programmes, this festival presents diverse, unique and innovative works that highlights the creativity and originality of short films. Meet our Festival’s website here.

Every year, directors from all over Europe submit their films to the UFCTC competitions. In 2020, 1,832 short films from 59 different countries took part in the pre-selection.


Un Festival C’est Trop Court! is made up of 4 official competitions that are voted upon by professional juries:

European Competition (films produced and/or co-produced in Europe)

Courts d’ici (films shot and/or produced in the South of France and Corsica)

Experience (competition of experimental films, video art, new cinema)

Animation (competition of films from European animation schools)


This festival is unique on the French Riviera for this kind of film. Classified category 1 by the CNC (centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée), it is also an important space for professional exchanges and meetings during the Nice Short Meeting.

Scheduled during the Festival, this is a day dedicated to training workshops and meetings between authors and producers. On another side, thematic round tables put into perspective the artistic and economic stakes of short films.

A call for scripts is launched every year for the workshop Travaux en Cour(t)s in the framework of the Nice Short Meeting. Four authors are selected to pitch their script in front of writing and production specialists. They will then be interviewed individually for guidance. The award, chosen among the 4 candidates, will participate in the Young Authors workshop of the Tous Courts festival in Aix-en-Provence.

The call for scripts for Travaux en cour(t)s 2021 is still open. Submit your project

UFCTC 2019: Meetings and professional exchanges at the Nice CCI.

Travaux en cour(t)s: Script rewriting workshops during the Nice Short Meeting.


The Héliotrope association is also a leading operator in image education in the Alpes-Maritimes. It offers students from the Academy the opportunity to take part in the festival through adapted screenings, film workshops or to meet professional technicians as part of the day of discovery of the cinema professions.

Young audiences at the Festival: a day to discover audiovisual professions, cinema workshops and short film programs is dedicated to children from several schools, from kindergarten to high school.

SINCE 2000

In 2021, Un Festival C’est Trop Court! will celebrate its 21th anniversary.  A festive programme is underway, with a big desire, more than ever, to gather together to share this cultural event. Our dates are maintained. See you for the 21th edition from October 8 to 15.

Un Festival C’est Trop Court! takes place every year in emblematic places of Nice culture: the Cinémathèque of Nice, the National Theater of Nice, the Rialto cinema, the Mercury cinema, the Villa Arson, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art…

Classified Category 1

Un Festival C’est Trop Court! is classified category 1 by the CNC (National Center for Cinema and Animated Image).