2019 programme

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31st International Competition

The International Competition is a rare moment, full of magic, where films from a wide spectrum intersect. Animated gems, documentaries, brilliant comedies, down-to-earth fictions, genre films or graduation shorts from some of the finest film schools out there will undoubtedly take you on a unique journey into young film creation. Just relax and enjoy the thrill.

  • Films are provided with French subtitles in all the Festival venues. English subtitles will be provided only in the Maison de la Culture theatres (Cocteau and Vian).
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41st National Competition

Submitting your film to Clermont-Ferrand could result in having your film competing in one of the most sought-after selection of films. It also means that you will automatically, and at no cost, give your film visibility before, during and after the Short Film Market, where 3,500 pro delegates converge each year for tracking talent.
Having a film in Clermont-Ferrand is one of the most exciting experiences you can get for your film. All the filmmakers, producers and film crews who experienced the Festival’s thrill packed with a passionate audience. You're Welcome!

  • Films are provided with French subtitles in all the Festival venues. English subtitles will be provided only in the Maison de la Culture theatres (Cocteau and Vian).
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18th Lab Competition

The Lab competition is the place where people rush in to experience jarring films. Electrifying combinations, arresting viewpoints, accomplished risk-taking; Clermont-Ferrand’s Lab is the right prescription for visual addicts. Come get your fix, brought to you by artists dangerously in love with images and sounds.

  • Films are provided with French subtitles in all the Festival venues. English subtitles will be provided only in the Maison de la Culture theatres (Cocteau and Vian).

Retrospectives

"Night Mayor" (Maire de la nuit)
de/by Guy Maddin (2009-Canada)
Grand Prix Labo 2011

© Night Mayor (Guy Maddin, 2009)

Invited country: O Canada, Québec, First Nations, etc.

6 programs to explore short films from Canada and Québec.

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© Inupiluk (Sébastien Betbeder, 2014)

Thematic retrospective: Short in translation

6 programs to discover short films around a theme.

Autres programmes

I had to burry Cucu
© I had to bury Cucu
(Philippa Ndisi-Herrmann, 2018)

African perspectives

A panorama of African short films.

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© Tanghi Argentini
(Thys Guido, 2006)

Lumières numériques

Rediscover the 35mm treasures of the festival in digital scanned versions.

Allée des Jasmins
© Allée des Jasmins
(Stéphane Ly-Cuong, 2018)

French Region Showcase

This program consists of films shot and manufactured in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region. It testifies to the dynamism of this new territory in terms of creation.

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© Cyber Palestine
(Elia Suleiman, 2000)

Shorts in History

"Looks at Palestine" with two iconic films followed by a lecture by Sylvain Dreyer.
By registration: g.bollon@clermont-filmfest.org
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© The Legendary Tigerman
Motorcycle Boy
(James F. Coton and
Masato Riesser, 2017)

Decibels !

High voltage videos where music and film collide.

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© Where Do We Go
(Siegfried A. Fruhauf, 2018)

Click for Flicks

This selection is screened online! Watch and vote for your favorite film now.

"Conte de faits" de Jumi Yoon (2011 - France, prix SACD de la meilleure animation francophone Clermont-Ferrand 2012) © La Poudrière
"Conte de faits" de Jumi Yoon (2011 - France, prix SACD de la meilleure animation francophone Clermont-Ferrand 2012) © La Poudrière
© Conte de faits
(Jumi Yoon, 2011)

Carte blanche to a Film School: La Poudrière

Two film programmes based on student films from a film school.

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© L'école des facteurs
(Jacques Tati, 1947)

Carte blanche to Caïmans Productions

A selection of films chosen by the French producer who received the 2018 Procirep Producer’s Prize in Clermont- Ferrand.
© "Le tigre sans rayures" (Raul Robin Morales Reyes, 2018)
© "Le tigre sans rayures" (Raul Robin Morales Reyes, 2018)

© Le tigre sans rayures (Raul Robin Morales Reyes, 2018)

Young audience

Various programmes are proposed for the delight of children.

ChienBleu

© Chien bleu (Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh, 2018)

A programme for schools

pt readings and meetings with directors complement this programme designed for pupils and teachers.

Shadow Nettes
© Shadow Nettes
(Phillip Barker, 2017)

Collections

These short film collections have managed to find their own niche in a highly competitive market, and thereby an audience of their own, be that in movie theaters, on DVD, or on DVD.

Tomatic
© Tomatic
(Christophe Saber, 2018)

The CANAL+ Collection

Five short crime films.

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© Le roi des démons du vent
(Clémence Poésy, 2018)

Festival partners

Programmes made in collaboration with our sponsors.

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© Myamano Shel Tzalam Hatonot 
(Nadav Lapid, 2016)

Retakes

Programmes spéciaux

3D2-4_1 Mètre Heure
© 1 Mètre/Heure
(Nicolas Deveaux, 2018)

3D

Short films in stereoscopy.

J'attends Jupiter
© J'attends Jupiter
 (Agathe Riedinger, 2017)

Audio
Description

Audio-described short films.

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Cinépiscine
© Baptiste Chanat

Cinépiscine

Short films at the swimming pool.

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© Tantale
(Gilles Porte, 2016)

Vote

Interactive short film.

Contacts

National and international press
Regional Press