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Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival

Festival international du court-métrage
La Jetée
6, place Michel-de-l'Hospital
63058 Clermont-Ferrand Cedex 1
phone +33-4-73 91 65 73
fax +33-4-73 92 11 93
http://www.clermont-filmfest.com
email: info@clermont-filmfest.com

Director
There is no director. The festival is a collective organization.

Coordination International Competition
Tim Redford

Coordination Lab Competition
Calmin Borel

German Submissions
Julien Westermann

Year of Foundation 1979

Event Date from 29 January 2021 till 06 February 2021

Event Date

in Clermont-Ferrand, France

International Competition

Sections International Competition, National Competition, Lab Competition, School and Children Programs, Music Videos, Country and Thematic Focus, Film Market, Market Screenings, Euro Connection Co-Production Market

Category Short

Terms of Entry productions completed after 1 October 2019, up to 40 min, no advertising and industrial films, no premiere requirements, Euro Connection Co-Production Market: preselection through AG Kurzfilm

Genre Short Films, Animation, Children & Youth, Comedy, Documentary Films, Drama, Experimental, Family, Music

Subtitles

Format DCP

Registration Deadline For films completed in 2019 (after 1 October 2019): 5 July 2020
For films completed in 2020 (after 1 January 2020): 5 October 2020

Fees upload fee for obligatory use of submission platform http://www.shortfilmdepot.com

Attendance Figures 170,000

Participants of the Film Industry many important people responsible for short programs of European television companies; around 3,500 participants (90 distributors, 500 national and international festival scouts, 550 producers, 80 buyers etc.), approx. 500 various organizations (film schools, film commissions, short film agencies, advertising companies etc.)

Prizes/Awards Grand Prix, Jury Prize, Audience Award, Special Prizes

German Films

2020

International Competition
HOT DOG by Alma Buddecke, Marleen Valin
THE INK DOESN’T DRY (DIE TINTE TROCKNET NICHT) by Felix Herrmann
NIGHT UPON KEPLER 452B (NACHT ÜBER KEPLER 452B) by Ben Voit
OSLO by Shady Srour (IL/DE)
TRADITION by Ioseb Bliadze (DE/GE)

Lab Competition
BLUE BOY by Manuel Abramovich (DE/AG)
FREEZE FRAME by Soetkin Verstegen (BE/DE/FI)
PATTERN COGNITION (MUSTERERKENNTNIS) by Thorsten Fleisch

Young Audience
THE BEAUTY by Pascal Schelbli
CAT LAKE CITY by Antje Heyn
L’INVERNO by Gurli Bachmann (CH/DE)
MOONJUMP by Lasse Holdhus
PUMPERS PARADISE by Eddy Hohf
A STORMY NIGHT (EINE STÜRMISCHE NACHT) by Gil Alkabetz
UZI by Dina Velikovskaya (DE/RU)

European Short Film Audience Award
BAD LESBIAN by Irene Moray (ES/DE) 

Country Focus: Poland
PORTRAIT OF SUZANNE by Izabela Plucinska (DE/FR/PL)

Carte Blanche à Insolence Productions
THE EXTERNAL WORLD by David OReilly

Prizes for German films
2020
Special Jury Prize
FREEZE FRAME by Soetkin Verstegen (BE/DE/FI)

Number of Films Shown approx. 450 short films in all sections

Media Coverage very good local and some international media coverage; approx. 250 journalists from all medias

Specific Characteristics The winner of the short film competition automatically qualifies for the OSCAR competition for the Best Short Film. The jury nominates a short film from the international competition for the European Film Awards.

Evaluation The festival is the world's premier address in the field of short film festivals and markets and it is the biggest of its kind in France. In terms of audience and professional attendance, it is the second festival in France (after Cannes). A growing number of deals are concluded in the commercially oriented market section, which was enlarged due to the great demand. A considerable number of professionals from international promotion bodies, short film agencies, production and distribution companies and networks, associations and technical industries share the big market space.

Services Directors of films in Competition are invited by the festival: hotel accommodation for the duration of the festival, food vouchers as well as a share of the travel costs (80 Euro).

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