Cinémas hors circuits


Welcome to the Cinémas hors circuits site.

Dedicated to independent cinema, Cinémas hors circuits is a project to highlight the work of independent publishers/distributors, cultural activists without whom many films would have disappeared from memory. As active custodians of a significant part of the cinematic heritage, such publishers have to counter the blockbuster mentality of mainstream distribution and the concentration of distribution networks.

To enable both the general audience and professionals to discover the films such independent publishers promote, and to encourage debate around new challenges and opportunities in publishing, Cinémas hors circuits offers:

a portal for independent publishers
a fair: an event entitled Salon du DVD & des éditeurs indépendants de cinéma/The DVD & Independant Publisher's Fair which wich took place in Paris in 2008 and 2009, in Poitiers in 2010 & 2011.

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Philippe Fernandez, Maerva Aubert, Lucia Sanchez
France, 2004

The DVD HORS PISTES, presents 3 films selected for the first Hors Pistes Festival at the Pompidou Center in Paris and co-organised with the French short film agency (Agence du court métrage). HORS PISTES brings to light cinema from different horizons with their own fictional destinies and their own audacious and innovative styles. It's fiction bordering on documentary. HORS PISTES promotes new creative talent through medium length films, a format gaining an important place in film and art. Includes: CONNAISSANCE DU MONDE (DRAME PSYCHOLOGIQUE) by Philippe Fernandez (Fr, 2004, 44'), LOISADA, AVENUE C by Maerva Aubert (Fr, 2004, 52'), and PICK UP by Lucia Sanchez (Fr, 2004, 45')