Introducing the Festival 2016
The new poster is here! A bit later than usual for sure, but it was worth waiting for July to unveil this summertime snapshot, away from the winds of winter.
Blutch, the famous French-born illustrator whose talent is only rivalled by his passion for cinema, offers us this dreamlike escape in pastel colors, an intimate interpretation of the event that serves as a veritable projection screen for the festival-goer.
With over 160,000 admissions and around 8,000 films submitted last year, the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival has rounded up the hounds and is off on the hunt for the best new film discoveries for next year’s festival, which will take place 5 to 13 February 2016.
For 38 years, Clermont-Ferrand has been the not-to-be-missed meeting place for filmmakers and their audiences: professionals, young viewers, school children, film buffs, adventurous amateurs, or simply curious spectators.
Our cinema bloodhounds will sniff out more than 600 films to be screened in total across the various festival sections and its three different competitions (international, national and Lab competitions) – a wide selection into which to sink your teeth.
For those with their heads in the stars and dreaming of faraway lands, give your curiosity something to chew on with special programs focusing on Sweden and space.
As for the young and not-so-young who want to dive into our programming with both feet, bring your inspiration and your bathing suits: Dive-In Movie Night is back with some surprises in store for you!
This is the magic of short film: the wide range of emotions involved, the freedom that it is afforded, and the field of innovation it offers us, with its length being the sole restriction applied. Blink your eyes and this ferocious dog baring its teeth becomes a courageous dog on wheels. Blink again and the wheels become a pair of insatiable eyes.
So, rollers or peepers?
Clermont-Ferrand has its eyes open to the world.
Bring your own, because the curtains are about to open.