History / What is the Best of Festival ?

The Best Of Festival was created in 2002 by Yvan Le Moine, filmmaker and producer and Fred Premel, Producer and Cultural Operator. It has always been established in La Ciotat (near Marseille) – Cradle of World Cinema to create the most awarded Film Festival in the World, The Best Of International Shorts Film Festival.
Since 2017 Turi Finocchiaro has relieved the Presidency of the Association. The Best Of International Film Festival Shorts continues to open up to other events by creating synergy and promoting wider networking… Read more


Jury 2018

Every year the Festival wishes to attract talents capable of settling on the best of the best of short films. This year we introduce a jury composed of members from different walks of life… Read more



    For this edition, the team of the European Short Film Festival of Nice “Un Festival, C’est Trop Court !”, will show a selection of short films picked among their laureates.

    The International Festival of Documentary Film of Monte Faito, in the Region of Naples offers a selection of short films, opening the presence of the documentary for the first time at the Best of Festival since its creation.

    International short film festival dedicated to the memory of producers Dino and Luigi De Laurentiis held in Torre Annunziata in Italy, a semi-detached town in La Ciotat. It honors the film production of Campania but also the world and brings together local talent for its implementation.

    The three major genres of film production will be represented thanks to the kind participation of the Anima festival in Brussels which gives us the honor to prepare a special animation session.

Where it’s taking place

The Eden Theatre

Every year the prestigious selection made by the Best of contributes to cultural aura of the Eden Theatre. It is indeed an institution dedicated to bear testimony to the grand history of cinema through projections of its finest masterpieces in restored versions, as well as welcoming the great directors of tomorrow. It is an exceptional place thanks to its history, but also thanks to the prestigious events it hosts.


Médiathèque Simone Veil

A valuable cultural partner through its complementarity in our program, this multi-media library has often contributed to the festival. Since its opening in 2013, this public institution is a valuable part of cultural life in La Ciotat. It can be found within a 5 minute walk of the
Eden Theatre.


Best of news


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City Hall of La Ciotat

  Thanks go to the City Hall as well as the “Maison de la Construction Navale” for allowing us an extensive visit of the museum on Friday the 28th from 10…

Frédéric Ganga

  Our friend Frédéric Ganga has delighted in the organization of a “treasure hunt” for the BOF guests on Thursday the 27th, with a historical and cinematographic tour of the old…

Gino Cipolleta

  Our friend Gino Cipolleta, polyinstrumental musician and comedian, will animate a Neapolitan Tammuriata workshop on the 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th september in the Eden yard, with a closing concert…

Pôl Seif

  The 17th Edition of the Best of International Short Films Festival is welcoming Pôl Seif, coming from Beirut. Singer, actor and director of photography, his workshop “face caméra” is addressed…

Madior DIENG

  'PAINTING JAM' with Madior Dieng... soon as a Special event of this 17th edition of the Best of International Short Film Festival. This performance will take place on the Sadi Carnot…

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