A festival of first films


A castle Hotel near Angers for the Festival

This is undoubtedly the highlight of the beginning of the year. The next edition of the Premiers Plans Festival will take place from 25 January to 3 February 2019 at the Angers Convention Center. Its aim: to reveal the first films of European directors. This year again the festival will present a selection of feature films in official competition, but also retrospectives that will allow you to savour on the big screen sometimes forgotten masterpieces. On the program, round tables and colloquia, but also film lessons during which professionals come to talk about their careers and answer questions from the public. In addition, exchanges are planned between the directors in competition and the spectators at the end of each first screening. A privileged moment to go beyond the work and better understand the approach of its author.

An exhibition will complement this already extensive program, as well as readings of scripts by professional actors: an original approach that allows scriptwriters and directors to test their writing work through this "mise en bouche" and the reactions of the audience, before moving on to directing.

The Chateau de l'Epinay makes its cinema

To best accompany festival-goers, this haven of peace unfolds the big red carpet! The Chateau de l'Epinay, a hotel for the festival Premiers Plans d'Angers is located a few cables from the city, in a green setting, on the banks of the Loire. You will enjoy a well deserved rest in the magnificent rooms of this castle. And after having feasted your eyes with the multiple projections, you will be able to satisfy your mouth pallet at the restaurant of the orangery: seasonal products resulting from the reasoned agriculture for a most savoury Italian cuisine.

80000 visitors are expected for this new edition of the festival, so you will certainly enjoy this moment of tranquility. To recharge your batteries, you can even enjoy the castle's spa installed in a 15th century outbuilding, an unforgettable blend of authenticity and modernity.

The time of a stop in this four star hotel, you will have the feeling to be a real movie star! And the next day, you will enjoy the screenings and meetings of the festival even more. The castle of Epinay is the hotel for the festival Premiers Plans d'Angers. Then, do not hesitate any more: Silence! We're shooting!