The Collectif Jeune Cinéma is organising the 25th edition of the Festival International des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris from 11 to 15 October 2023 at the Cinéma Le Grand Action. The Festival is already 25 years old. It’s a whole history, a quest and a desire for cinema that’s curious, inventive, surprising, inspired by abstraction or reality, form and the explosion of narrative devices.
For this year’s international competition, we received over 1,200 films and videos made in 2022/2023. A total of 33 submissions were selected for presentation at 6 screenings with the filmmakers in attendance.
Our programme also includes 5 thematic focuses on sport. The history of modern sport is undoubtedly closely linked to that of cinema - from its earliest beginnings with the work of Eadweard Muybridge and Étienne-Jules Marey to motion capture. There are many affinities and inspirations in the field of capturing the attention of the masses. And yet, beyond or below these scientific (scientified?) and mercantile practices, there remain subversive, playful, vernacular or ritual re-appropriations. And it’s these lands where the magical, the unknown and the unpredictable reign, where the course of action or the rules can change along the way, that we invite you to explore.