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The COLCOA Festival was founded in 1997. This unique event presents to an audience of professionals of American cinema a panorama of French production in all its diversity. Every year for nine days, it screens over fifty French feature and short films. It grants a Critics’ award and an Audience Award and, since 2015, a television section has been added.
COLCOA Classics presents a selection of restored films.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONDITIONS TO SUBMIT A FILM TO THE FESTIVAL:

COLCOA CINEMA:

A film must comply with the following criteria:

1- Be a feature film or a documentary produced for a theatrical release in France.
2- Not shown publicly in the Los Angeles county before COLCOA
3- Not released in theaters or on video (VOD included) in the United States before COLCOA
4- Be officially registered as a French production or international coproduction at the Centre National du Cinema et de l’Image Animee.
5- Be theatrically released in France during the last 12 months before COLCOA, or be scheduled for a theatrical release in France during or after COLCOA. Exception can be made for films released in France more than 12 months before the festival if they are presented at COLCOA with a U.S. distributor before a U.S. release. Exception can also be made for films made for theaters but only released on video in France.
6- Be available on DCP. Under some conditions, exceptions can be made for some films presented on Blu-Ray
7- Be available with English subtitles or in English or dubbed in English.

(French language is not a criteria to be selected. A film can be presented without an American distributor attached)
COLCOA TELEVISION :

A TV program must comply with the following criteria:

1- Be a TV drama or a TV series (fiction)
2- Not shown publicly in the Los Angeles county before COLCOA
3- Not broadcasted or released on video (including VOD) in the United States before COLCOA
4- Be produced or coproduced by a French company.
5- Be broadcasted in France during the last 16 months before COLCOA, or been scheduled for a broadcast on a French channel during or after COLCOA. Exception can be made for programs broadcasted in France more than 12 months before the festival if they are presented at COLCOA with a U.S. distributor.
6- Be available with English subtitles or in English or dubbed in English.

(French language is not a criteria to be selected. A film can be presented without an American distributor attached)
COLCOA SHORTS:

A short film must comply with the following criteria:

1- Be a 15-minute or less work of fiction or documentary. Exceptions can be made for films up to 30-minute length.
2- Not shown publicly in the Los Angeles county before COLCOA
3- Not broadcasted or released on video (including VOD) in the United States before COLCOA
4- Be produced or coproduced by a French company within 24 months before COLCOA.
5- Be available with English subtitles or in English or dubbed in English.

(French language is not a criteria to be selected)

HOW TO SUBMIT A FILM TO THE FESTIVAL:

Please contact François Truffart: francois.truffart@colcoa.org

Submissions can be made not later than January 31st.


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« COLCOA is a cultural exchange but it’s also about selling films, the possibility of remakes, meetings with producers, agents or other festival programmers who come browse here if they don’t have the possibility of traveling to Europe. There’s alchemy, it’s a place for socializing and networking. »
François Truffart, French COLCOA Executive Producer, Programmer and Director


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