A short film competition

JURY 2018

• Naomi Kawase – (Director et President of the jury)
• Clara Molloy – (Director of the Cinéhaïku Association)
• Thomas Clerc – (Author)
• Jean-Hubert Martin – (Curator)
• Christophe Rey – (Photographer and writer)
• Jean Perret – (Director, Cinema Department, HEAD-Geneva)

The Cinéhaïku association is holding a fortnightly 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.


Every two weeks, from October 2 to May 17 2018, 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 $5,000 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 winning films at a temporary exhibition held from May 28 to June 15 2018 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.


Launched in 2017 by Clara Molloy and her husband John, Floraïku is a fragrance house that views perfume as poetry, forging its identity around the magic power of words and concise formulas composed of more than 50% natural ingredients.
Floraïku draws its inspiration from Japanese culture. Its purity and subtlety inspire Clara to imagine something new: a different fragrant story, through its three collections based on ceremonies and the concept of “shadowing”. Luxury is rediscovered with a touch of poetic rêverie.