International Meetings of the University Theatre of Franche-Comté (Rencontres Internationales du TUFC)

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Country and Region FranceFranche-Comté
Type of Festival Dance, Drama, Music
Location of Festival Besançon, Franche-Comté, France
Festival Contact Information

Théâtre Universitaire de Franche-Comté
Maison de l’Etudiant
36 A Avenue de l’Observatoire
25 030 Besançon Cedex
Phone: 33 (0)3 81 66 53 47
Fax : 33 (0)3 81 66 53 73

Festival Description

The University Theatre of Franche-Comté was founded in October 1986. During the following two years it presented its creations in France and abroad. In 1990 the International meetings of the University Theatre of Franche-Comté (TUFC) was created. Consequently, each year, Besancon accomodates a hundred French students and those from abroad belonging to ten university theatre companies. The Meetings constitute an enriching event for the student actors but also for the general public including spectators from around the world. After having crossed the various continents, we return this year, with meetings open to all. The topic for 2009: Mixed arts or how to combine the scenes the theatre, dance, music and/or video…

Festival Dates March 26 - 30, 2012
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Practical Info:

Registration 2012:
  • Deadline
    • To be returned to us please by email (or post) before November 25, 2011
  • An introduction to the Festival
    • The University Theatre of Franche Comté was founded in October 1986, and during the following two years it performed its own plays in France and abroad. But rather than simply responding each time to particular invitations, we decided in 1990 to inaugurate our own International Student Theatre Festival, and since then we have welcomed here scores of student groups from France and elsewhere. The Festival is an exciting event each year for all those who participate and also for a wider public in and around Besançon. During the week of the international meeting, there are plays and we organise some events (conferences- demonstrations, exposure, workshop, parade…)
  • Conditions of Acceptance
    • Participation
      All groups must consist of university students, not exceeding 15 persons.
    • Accommodation
      The University Theatre of Franche Comté will be responsible for the accommodation (charges of the group (only actors, group leader, technician, workshop leader) for a maximum of 6 nights. Above those numbers, the group will be charged at the rate of 25 euros per person per day. Please let us know if you will be requiring any large equip when you register. Observers will be responsible for their own accommodation charges.
    • Meals
      The University Theatre take care a full pension (lunch and dinner)
    • Transport
      Each group is responsible for its own travel expenses to and from the Festival and must set aside sufficient funds to ensure its return to its city or country of origin. The University Theatre will provide a bus card for each participant, offering unlimited travel on Besançon’s buses for the duration of the Festival.
    • The Festival
      We request all groups to participate fully in the Festival and to be present at all events.
    • The Parade
      This should be bright and colourful. Participants can parade with flags, banners, traditional costumes and anything else that they would like to propose.
    • Workshops
      These will last about 3 hours. Each group needs therefore to designate a workshop leader. Participants can register for those workshops which interest them and which they will be expected to attend. Performances and Discussions
    • Interaction with audiences
      Each group should be prepared to talk with the audience following its performance and to answer questions.
    • Criteria of Selection
      Application forms completed within the time stipulated. The quality of the proposed performance. The commitment and motivation of the group/ Workshops participation.
    • Note
      We regret that forms which are incomplete or unclear cannot be considered. If you have difficulty in answering any question, please do not hesitate to contact us.
  • Contact
    By email at
Application 2012:
  • Moral Contract
    I, the undersigned (please print name in block letters)_________ the leader of the group _________ undertake to respect the following commitments:
    • To run a workshop:_________ Theme:_________ Aim:_________
      Leader:_________ Desired number of participants:_________
    • To participate in a workshop
    • Number wishing to participate: _________
    • To participate in relevant discussions with groups of children
    • To join in all the discussions after the performances
    • To participate in the parade, as well as to attend official meetings with sponsors
    • Propositions for the parade:
    • Country _________ date _________ Signature _________
  • Details
    • YOUR GROUP: name, address, telephone, fax, email
    • GROUP LEADER: name, address (essential), telephone, fax, email
    • WORKSHOP LEADER: name, address (essential), telephone, fax, email
      Number of participants: (including group leader and workshop leader)
    • List of participants: first name, surname (in that order), sex, date, place and country of birth, passport number (except for French group)
    • Accommodation: do you have any particular requirements (indicate beside each name)
      —Double room
      —Single room
    • YOUR PLAY (a play for children is accepted)
      —title and author
      —length of the play
      —A short synopsis
    • What made you decide to participate in this student festival?
    • Documents which must accompany your application
      —Photocopies of documents which prove your student status
      —Photographs or video of your performance
      —Your technical requirements, please include your: Lighting plan/Dimensions of necessary acting area/Other/List of objects which you need but cannot transport


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