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Registration for the competition of the 36th International Festival of Vébron is open,
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Andrée Damant with Michel Galabru on the Place des Maronniers in Vébron
Death of the actress Andrée Damant, lover of Lozère and Vébron
The actress with a very popular face had notably played in "Scènes de ménages" on M6 where she interpreted the role of Tata Odette, or in "Plus belle la vie" on France 3, in the role of Julienne Vidal, an elderly person that Benoit Cassagne looked after. She had worked with some of the greatest names in cinema, such as Jean-Pierre Jeunet in "Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain". She was also a theatre actress and had performed in 11 plays. A southern figure par excellence with a lovely, pronounced southern accent, she starred with Yves Robert in "La Gloire de mon père". For television she appeared in about fifty TV films and series, such as "Les grandes marées", a great summer saga, as well as "Dans un grand vent de fleurs", "Victoire" and "La douleur des femmes". Alongside Alain Delon in the series "Fabio Montale" and in TV films such as "Le temps des secrets et le temps des amours" on France 3 or "Le secret d'Elise" on TF1.
In 1971 she made her first film with director Nadine Trintignant, "Ça n'arrive qu'aux autres", and went on to make more than 50 films for the cinema, the last of which will be released in 2023, "Forever", directed by the Franco-Egyptian actor Aytel Jensen, for which she had just finished shooting.
Andrée Damant was born on 20 September 1929 in Avignon where she regularly visited her sister. Her brother owned a house in Fraissinet de Lozère where she regularly went to recharge her batteries. She came four times to the International Film Festival of Vébron, which she had known thanks to her friend, the Cévennes actress Bernadette Lafont, who was also her next-door neighbour in the Marais district of Paris. She had been President of the Jury, and had returned three times to give readings, notably of letters written to her by Bernadette Lafont.
Andrée Damant died in Paris on Tuesday 6 December at the age of 93. José Joilan and Michel Benoit, President and Vice-President of the Association, said: "The Vébron Film Festival has just lost its grandmother. She loved the Festival team, the village and the encounters she had there. Vébron was a haven of peace for her. She helped us many times by opening her address book to invite this or that artist to the Festival. In 2023, we will pay tribute to her.
For the Mayor of the village, Alain Argilier, "Andrée Damant was a talented actress with whom I shared some very good times. Always sparkling, sunny, radiant, her smile and kindness will be missed at the Festival. When she came to Vébron she stayed at our house and we became real friends. We would always go to Bernadette Lafont's grave in the Cévennes, where we would talk for a long time, sometimes surrounded by other friends like the actor and director Lucien Jean-Baptiste. We are so saddened today by her death. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
Rendez-vous at the 36th International Film Festival of Vébron, which will take place from 18 to 22 July 2023.
See you there!
Prize list of the 35th Festival
Here is the list of winners of the International Film Festival of Vébron which took place from 19 to 23 July 2022:
The Jury of the Festival was composed of Jacques Boudet, actor, President of the Jury; the actress Anne Girouard; the director/author Gérard Pautonnier; the actress Elsa Adroguer, and the film producer Élodie Dombre.
The entire closing ceremony can be seen on the YouTube channel of KWZ tv Lozère by following this link.
The selection for the 35th edition is made
We received 354 films for this 2021/2022 campaign:
38 films have been selected for the competition for about 12 hours of screening.
Find the official selection on the Programme page, here.
Festival's list of winners 2021
Here are the winners of the 34th International Film Festival of Vébron:
See you at the 35th anniversary of the Vébron International Film Festival, which will take place from 19 to 23 July 2022.
See you soon, then
Give your time, your energy, to participate in the organisation and contribute to the smooth running of the Vébron International Film Festival.
Meet us on July 16th at 9pm on the Place de la Mairie, under the marquee.
You will see, the festival starts there!
The poster of the 34th International Film Festival
This year, 354 films were registered for the preselection of this 34th competition of the Vébron International Film Festival, which proves that the world of video is creative, abundant, attractive, interesting... Thank you for contributing to the promotion of this artistic expression and of those who shape it.
Out of all these films, 43 short films were selected.
Congratulations to all!
We confirm that we will be able to hold a real physical edition of the Festival, in our famous Cévennes village, Vébron.
We give you 2 appointments:
- From 20 to 24 July 2021: Come and (re-)discover our festival, on site, in Vébron!
You will be able to see other films for free, meet directors and members of the jury.
- From November 01, 2021 for the opening of the campaign of the films in competition for the Festival of Vébron 2022.
Registration for the 2021 Festival closes
Registration for the competition of the 34th International Festival of Vébron is now closed.
Thank you all for registering your short films for our next edition.
This year, we have received more than 350 films (that is more than 87 hours of viewing for the pre-selection committee), from 45 different countries.
The pre-selection committee is working hard to see all your films.
An answer will be given to you at the end of May, beginning of June concerning your participation or not in the competition of our 34th edition,
which will take place from 20 to 24 July 2021.
Winners of the Winter Film Festival of Vebron 2021
Here is the prize list of the 33rd Vebron Film Festival:
Winter Film Festival of Vebron 2021
The year 2020 did not allow us, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, to be able to organize a Film Festival for you. This is the first time since the creation of the event in 1988 that the Festival could not take place. We regret it very much, but it was normal to react with lucidity and responsibility. By cancelling the event last July, we wanted to show our respect and deep gratitude to the nursing staff, as well as to all those who had chosen solidarity and general interest.
Every year, Vebron is a beautiful celebration for the lovers of the 7th Art. Even if at first we did not choose the option of postponement, out of respect for the directors who had registered their films (nearly 400) and in view of the number of hours spent by the screening committee to make the selection, the team, which has selected 37 films, still wishes that a Palmarès of the 33rd edition be established.
This is why we have decided to organize exceptionally this year "The Winter Film Festival of Vebron" on March 6 and 7, 2021. As the public cannot be welcomed in person, a digital version will be presented to you. You will thus be able to see the 37 selected films of the year 2020 from your home and during the whole weekend.
We will come back to you soon to present you the details of this exceptional edition.
Looking forward to 2021!
You can now register your short film for the next Vebron International Film Festival which will take place from July 20 to 24, 2021.
Our competition is open to all amateur and professional videographers.
All short films made after January 1st, 2018 in the categories: fiction, documentary, animation, are admitted.
The maximum duration (including credits) must be 30 minutes and must be spoken or subtitled in French.
For this, you just have to register via the platform ShortFilmDepot.com before April 15, 2021.
Rules and registration form: here
This year, 388 films from 38 countries have been registered for the pre-selection of this 33rd competition of the Vebron International Film Festival, which proves that the world of video is creative, abundant, attractive, interesting...
Out of all these films, only 37 short films were selected, i.e. 12 hours of screenings.
In March 2021, a screening will be organized, so a prize list for the 33rd festival will be established.
Nevertheless, you are invited to register since November 15, 2020 for the registration campaign for the selection of films in competition for the Vebron International Film Festival 2021.
CANCELLATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF VÉBRON 2020.
Due to the exceptional circumstances caused by the Covid-19 virus and like many other Film Festivals in France, l'Écran Cévenol, the organizing association of the Vébron International Film Festival, is forced to cancel the 2020 edition which was to be held from July 21 to 25.
With 1 month ½ to go before the launch of this new edition, it's a great disappointment for the whole team, and it was a difficult decision to make.
During the last few weeks, driven by our passion and enthusiasm, we hoped to be able to offer you a good festival. We were looking forward to welcoming you as we do every year in July in Vebron.
The health crisis we are facing does not allow us to organize the event in the best conditions. Reason and the current situation oblige us today to act with lucidity and responsibility and thus show our respect and deep gratitude to the nursing staff, as well as to all those who choose solidarity and general interest.
Every year, Vebron is a beautiful festival, a "festival for lovers of the 7th art". We cannot bring ourselves to celebrate this edition of the Festival when some of you will not be able to participate.
We have not retained the option of a postponement. The material conditions and the calendar of the usual events, do not allow us to consider this option serenely.
The Association l'Écran Cévenol would like to thank all of its guests and partners who had to be present at this edition, as well as its faithful festival-goers.
The whole team of the Écran Cévenol Association looks forward to seeing you next year. Please note the dates: from July 20 to 24, 2021, to celebrate in Vebron, as it should be the 34th edition of the International Film Festival.
The whole team of Écran Cévenol, organizer of the Vébron International Film Festival, thanks you for your understanding.