JAN. 27 > FEB. 4, 2023
45th National Competition
35th International Competition
22nd Lab Competition

38th Short Film Market

The Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival is the most important short film event in the world. Masterpieces of animation, comedies, films on contemporary reality, genre films, student projects from the best schools in the world, real and fake documentaries… The selections comprising the seventy programs in this year’s Festival critically bring together the worlds of filmmakers of all stripes. Between the competitions and retrospectives, there are 400 hundred films from fifty countries that offer a formidable dive into a refreshing pool of young cinematic talent.

The Festival began in 1979 as part of a student film club and immediately took off. In 2020, it welcomed over 3,600 professionals from all over the world and totalled over 172,000 admissions.

100.000+ admissions in 2022


projection halls


films in programs




participants at the Short Film Market

What can we help you find?

I’m a festival-goer

You’re on the right page!

I would like to submit a film

Film registration for the 45th Festival is handled exclusively through the online platform Shortfilmdepot.

I would like to volunteer

If you are an adult, you can simply fill out a volunteer application form online at shortfilmwire.com

I would like to be on the Student Jury

We offer ten students the opportunity to be on a jury. The winning candidates will take part in screenings and award the student prizes for the National and International Competitions.

I’m a professional

I would like to obtain credentials, take advantage of the Short Film Market and sign up for events for professionals.

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The Festival Poster

The Portuguese illustrator and filmmaker Regina Pessoa created the poster for the 45th edition of the Festival.

Country in focus: Taiwan

Yi Yi spotlight on Taiwan! In all, there are 8 programs, across all categories, inviting us to explore this key country in the world of filmmaking.

Theme in focus: Libido

These 4 programs invite us to take a journey inwards to reveal a part of our private selves that we may or may not pay attention to. A forward tracking shot on the awakening of sensuality in desire, secret, intimate pleasures, far from taboos and prejudices.

Official selection

Discover the programs of films gathered for 2023: the 3 competitions, the young audience programs (E, EVAC, ECO, SCO) and the out-of-competition programs (Pop-Up, African perspectives, Regional Showcase).


Discover the names and faces of those who will choose the award winners for 2023.

Awards and prizes

Each year, more than thirty monetary prizes totalling over €150.000 are awarded to the winners in the different sections.

Awards list

See last year’s winners (as we wait for 2023).

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Check out the programs

All programs

In 2023, you can look forward to no fewer than 70 programs, across all sections.

Young audience programs

The Festival is offering 7 programs geared toward younger viewers from 3 years and up.

Public events

A number of free events open to the public have been organized for festival-goers, including masterclasses, roundtables, conferences and so on.


During the Festival there are free, fun activities for all ages open to the public that are connected to the world of films.


Prepare your schedule with the interactive program grid.

Digital catalogue

A digital version of the Festival catalogue is available free of charge to festival-goers.

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Prepare my visit

Map of the Festival and the Short Film Market

Know where you are at all times thanks to our map showing locations for screenings and pro events.

Coming to Clermont-Ferrand

Follow our directions to reach Clermont-Ferrand by train, bus, car or airplane.


Click here to find lodgings that meet your needs.

Guide to restaurants and tips

See the list of restaurants and bars partnering with the Festival and the Market.

Mobile app

The indispensable portable companion for festival-goers.


Find the professionals, employees and volunteers who came and had their picture taken at Festivals past.

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La Brasserie du Court (blog)

Homemade teasers

Once again, the directors of the short films in competition shine up their creations with these “homemade” teasers.

Short Talks

Dozens of filmed interviews with filmmakers in the National, International and Lab Competitions.

Meetings with...

Dozens of written interviews with filmmakers in the National, International and Lab Competitions.

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Link my image (pro area)

Advertising area

Link your image to the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival, the world’s premier short film festival.

Become a partner

Link your company or brand to one of the most prestigious film festivals, a global reference for short films.

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2022 trailer

2022 aftermovie

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Director of Partnerships and Patronage
Policy Officer for Partners and On-site Advertising
Director of Communications and Publications
National & International Press Officer
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PROGRAMMING - Selection Directors

International Competition
Lab Competition
National Competition
Young Audience Selection
Pop-Up Selection
Pop-Up Selection