Heliotrope is a not-for-profit cultural organisation who works towards short films promotion and
IN THE SOUL
Created on January 15th, 1997, Heliotrope is an audiovisual not-for-profit organisation that promotes “films of less than an hour” in Nice. Organizer of “Un Festival c’est Trop Court!” the rendez-vous of the young European creation, it is also a flagship structure of image education in schools, colleges and high schools within the Alpes-Maritimes Department.
Main axes: Un Festival C’est Trop Court! in October, La Fête du Court Métrage in March and the image education workshops all year round.
Un Festival C'est Trop Court!
Héliotrope organizes since 2000, the European Short Film Festival of Nice, Un Festival C’est Trop Court!
This is a festival with 4 short film competitions (European, Animation, Experience and Short from here).
Scheduled every year for a week in October, it has become a must-see for local townspeople but also an opportunity to get to know European avant-garde cinema and the great directors of tomorrow.
This Festival is unique on the French Riviera for this kind of film, classified category 1 by the CNC (Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image animée).
LA FÊTE DU COURT MÉTRAGE
La Fête du Court Métrage is a national event held every year throughout France and internationally to promote films of less than 59 minutes.
A total of 35 ambassador cities participate with flagship associations that help with the organization. In the Alpes-Maritimes, Héliotrope is committed to set up animations accessible to as many people as possible and go to meet moviegoers or neophytes, young audiences, families and enthusiasts of the 7th art.
ATELIERS D’ÉDUCATION À L’IMAGE
Approved by the Ministry of National Education and by the Directorate of Youth and Sports, the Heliotrope not-for-profit organization conducts image education workshops for children from kindergarten to High School in the Department.
Distant and/or vulnerable audiences also participate in the projects in a cinema approach accessible everywhere and for all.
Considered as real learning and reflection supports, these workshops are carried out throughout the school year by a team of professional speakers.