Call for entries 2021


We warmly thank all the authors who trusted us and who submitted their films for this 3rd edition of the festival. Our amazing selection team is already at work, excited to discover them !

The festival En ville ! (In town) is a documentary film festival about our territories, their imaginary, and those who inhabit and/or bring them to life. En ville ! is a multifaceted and inclusive festival, where to see unique creative documentaries and engage into cinema and society debates in a convivial atmosphere. A place of various discoveries for those open to the surprises of the “cinéma du réel”, and a selection of films chosen for their ability to move us.

The 3rd edition of the festival will take place from October 7th to 15th, in Brussels.

Have a look at our past programmings on the association website (here) and on the present website to get connected to the films we like.


- The films submitted are documentary films about our territories, and those who inhabit them and/or bring them to life.
- The Call is open to Belgian and international films, - short and feature films
- French subtitles do exist (or will exist at the time of the screening). Ideally, Dutch subtitles are also available.
- Films submitted must have been completed after January 1, 2020

Do fill in the form with all requested information (link above). Only complete forms will be examined.

The Selection Committee is chaired by the Artistic Director of the Festival and composed of representatives of the documentary film sector. The film selection is in line with the spirit of the festival.
The selection resultats will be communicated to the right holders of the submitted films before the 29th of August, latest.

Invitation to filmmakers
The selected filmmakers will be invited to take part in the Festival and accompany their films (expenses paid by the festival).

The selected films participate to the international documentary film Competition. Several prizes are awarded by an independant jury, including the Prix Agnès (5000€), for films promoting a society based on equality, a film prize awarded by the Région Bruxelles-Capitale (3500€) or one – national Competition - by the Cinéma en Atelier / AAAPA network (1500€) . These prizes are given to the authors of the awarded films.

The person who registers the film guarantees that he/she holds all the necessary authorizations as well as the copyright, image rights of people and goods, exploitation and broadcasting rights.

Screening materials
DCPs or screening files of selected films must be received by the Festival by Tuesday, the 28th September, latest. 

The film registration & selection means an automatic agreement of the right-holder for a maximum of 2 screenings in the framework of the festival En ville !

Promotion / Communication
Communication and press materials (trailer, pictures, press kit..) must be provided to us as soon as possible, and for the 1st of September 2021 at the latest. We will use this material for promotional purposes only (festival catalog, website and social networks, event trailer, press articles, poster etc).

Sanitary situation
Our top priority is to welcome directors and audience in a safe environment. If the sanitary situation does not allow us to do so, the team reserves the right to postpone, go online or propose a redesigned format of the festival. The rights holders of the selected films will be informed as soon as possible and have 48 hours to accept the updated proposal or withdraw their film(s) from the competition. After this period, we will consider that the rights holders accept our proposal.

Registration fees
Regardless of the length of the films, the registration fee is 5€. Fees help us keep the process as rigorous and democratic as possible, and are 100 % invested in the selection process. Belgian films (productions and coproductions) are exempted from the registration fee. Fees are to be payed at the time of the film submission, in 2 possible ways :

- Through the bank account of our association Le p’tit ciné :
IBAN : BE36 0011 3205 6381

- Via our paypal account :
E-mail address of the account to be credited :

In any case, mandatory communication linked to the payment : FESTIVAL EN VILLE 2021 + NAME OF THE FILM (i.e. same name as the one used to submit the film)

Deadline for submission of films
The sooner the better, and no later than June 1, 2021


Additional information
Pauline David / Laure Bioulès
+32 2 538 17 57