A short film competition

The Cinéhaïku association is holding a weekly competition of poetic films in 3 parts, between 20 and 30 seconds in length.

Through this dedicated website, promoted on social media, amateur or professional film directors can express themselves through a simple exercise: adapt the rules of haiku to an audiovisual format.


Each week, from March 6 to June 29, 2017, a winner will be chosen by Cinéhaïku members and awarded a $500 prize. The prize-winning films are automatically entered into the Cinéhaïku Festival to compete for the annual prize.


The winner of the year’s best Cinéhaïku will be invited to Gordes to receive a $10,000 prize awarded by a professional jury from the world of art, film and literature.
The winner will be given a separate, dedicated space in the festival.


The annual Cinéhaïku festival will show all of the weekly winning films at a temporary exhibition held from July 7 to 21, 2017 throughout the town of Gordes, in the Luberon region of southern France.
The Cinéhaïkus will be broadcast on screens along an aesthetic trail, providing festival-goers with a true moment of poetry suspended in time.

Official sponsors

MEMO Paris

Drawing on vast experience working with photographers and illustrators since its creation, Memo is pleased to continue its ongoing commitment to art by supporting young audiovisual talent through its partnership with the Cinéhaïku association and its visual poetry festival.

Ville de Gordes

Ce village peut s’enorgueillir d’être l’un des plus beaux villages de France, avec ses ruelles caladées qui s’insinuent entre les maisons hautes, bâties à même le roc, agrippées contre ses flancs qui respirent de mille histoires et légendes.