The Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival is the biggest international film festival dedicated to short films and will be held from January 31st to February 8th in Clermont-Ferrand, France. This year, the organizers decided to dedicate the country focus to Poland. The 4 programs cover the last 10 years of Polish short film and allow you to discover films being shown for the first time in Clermont.
Aneta Ozorek (Head of Short & Feature Films Section) will attend the festival. Get in touch with her to schedule a meeting.
Panel discussion hosted by Martina Petrovic (Creative Europe MEDIA Croatia)
Wednesday 5th February: 14h-15h15
The MEDIA programme makes a distinction between countries with high (5), medium (9) or low (21) audiovisual production capacity. This panel will highlight major issues for low audiovisual capacity countries surrounding talent development, coproduction and the distribution of short films. What kind of visibility can filmmakers expect? How can producers support their new projects? How is the development of the short film industry taken into account at the MEDIA support level? What are the stakes of being a minority co-producer? How can the distribution of quality short films best be handled? Industry experts will share their feedback and vision to strengthen the value of the short film industry in this particular context.
One of the speaker will be Aneta Ozorek, representative of CEE Animation.
Category International Competition 2020
From the 7,000 short films the organizers received this year, the committee has chosen to present 80. Hailing from fifty-eight countries, only 10 animated short films were selected – 3 of them coming from the CEE region.
Key numbers: 7,009 submitted films | 80 selected films | 58 countries represented | 54 live actions | 12 documentaries | 10 animations | 2 animated documentaries
- KOHANNIA (d. Mykyta Lyskov, Ukraine)
- SH_T HAPPENS (d. Mihályi Michaela, Stumpf David, Czech Republic)
- TOOMAS BENEATH THE VALLEY OF THE WILD WOLVES (d. Chinyis Lundgren, Estonia, France, Croatia)
- UDAHNUT ZIVOT (d. Thomas Johnson, Ivana Bosnjak, Croatia)
- WINTER IN THE RAINFOREST (d. Anu-Laura Tuttelberg, Estonia, Lithuania, Mexico)
Category Lab competition
Militant dances permeate the 2020 Lab Competition: against totalitarianism, racial discrimination and gender inequality.
Key numbers: 29 selected films | 14 countries represented | 10 animations | 9 documentaries | 6 live actions | 4 experimental films | 4 first films
- ACID RAIN (d. Tomek Popakul, Poland)
- DUSZYCZKA (d. Barbara Rupik, Poland)
Programme Young Audience
- BETONOVA DZUNGLE (d. Marie Urbánková, Czech Republic)
- OPINCI (d. Anton Groves, Damian Groves, Romania, France)
- SARKAN (d. Martin Smatana, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland)
Euro Connection 2020
Euro Connection is the main platform for the co-production of short films. This two-day pitching and networking event aims at fostering partnerships between European and international production companies faround short film projects. The next edition will take place on Tuesday February 4th and 5th 2020, and will include pitching sessions, informal networking for producers and participants and one-on-one business meetings.
14 European projects were selected to be presented at the 12th edition of Euro Connection. Unfortunately no animated projects was chosen.
The full list of projects and the schedule here.