The International Festival of Short Films on the theme of disability values people with disabilities through cinematographic works. We select films of less than 26 minutes, subtitled in French and English. Fictions, reports, documentaries, animation, amateur workshops are selected and then put into competition.
We aim to feature representations of all types of disabled and D/deaf lives.
The festival aims to feature all kinds of disabled, D/deaf and neurodiverse characters and themes, including: visual and motor impairments, mental health, autism, learning difficulties, bodily difference, chronic illness, chronic pain, etc.
The 8th edition of the International Festival "Entr'2 Marches", which will take place from 21 to 26 May 2017 in Cannes, aims to be fully accessible to disabled and D/deaf participants and audiences.
Of the 250 to 400 films received each year from some fifty countries, 39 short films from 13 different nationalities form the official selection of the International Festival Entr'2 Marches 2017.
At the end of the screening days, the jury and the public will vote to elect the best short films in 8 categories :
A.P.F. (Association des Paralysés de France) produces the International Festival ENTR'2 MARCHES. Our intention is to enable everyone, regardless of disability, to attend the sessions. We will implement a total accessibility device. As soon as the film is assembled, we ask the filmmakers to subtitle in French and English. We have: audio description for the blind, magnetic loops for the hearing impaired, a sign language translation, accessibility and wheelchair accessible locations. We also take care to make appropriate signage for people with mental difficulties. We have the same requirement of accessibility when broadcasting in other cities.
In 2010, four members of the Cannes branch of the "Association des Paralysés de France" (Dominique, Mireille, Claude and Michelle) embarked on the adventure without thinking that the first ENTR'2 MARCHES festival would be so successful . Since 2012, Stéphane Bullot, specialized educator, has joined the organizing team to bring many advances, both in terms of disability and his in-depth knowledge in the field of cinema.
For its first edition the Festival had received only 29 short films. Today it receives 700 from 91 countries of which 39 are selected to participate in the Festival. Thank you so much for your confidence with the Festival International Entr'2 Marches in Cannes.