The “Festival du Fantastique de Béziers” is an event open to all, especially to big fans of fantasy. The interest of the Fantasy Festival is to enhance the image of the IUT of Béziers and the University of Montpellier. The project was born under the impulse of the MMI department of the IUT of Béziers and in particular of Mr. Sandy BLANCO.

The festival will include a competition for short films, illustrations and short stories. A prize-giving ceremony (diplomas, trophies and other prizes) will be organised, in order to enhance the value of the work produced but also to motivate more than one person to experiment and surpass themselves in their achievements. The short films selected by the jury will be broadcast on June 13, 2021.

By ‘fantasy’, the organisers mean: The works presented must belong to the fantasy genre, excluding variants such as heroic fantasy or science fiction. Contest participants guarantee to the organiser the originality of their works as well as the originality of the script.

Short film

Feel free to create a short film around fantasy and the theme “Creatures of the night”. The short film must have been created in 2019 or 2020. Your short film must have a duration of:

– Minimum 1 minute

– Maximum 12 minutes

The short films submitted can be subtitiled in English. French subtitles will be required only for finalists.

Find here the tutorial for submitting a short film.

Illustration

Feel free to create an original and unpublished illustration focusing on fantasy and the theme of the 2021 edition: “Creatures of the night”.

You are free to use the techniques and software of your choice. The illustration must be in A1 or A3 format and contain no written elements.

When uploading the illustration on the FilmFreeway site, you must upload a file in JPEG format with a maximum size of 50 MB and the best possible quality.

In case of selection in the final by the jury, you will be invited (by email) to submit a PDF (300 DPI, RGB) via a secure depository, for printing on paper.

Find here the tutorial for submitting an illustration.

Short story

Feel free to create an original short story focusing on fantasy and the theme of the 2021 edition: “Creatures of the night”. The story must imperatively be written in French. – Minimum 6 750 characters including spaces – Maximum 15,000 characters including spaces Find here the tutorial for submitting a short story.