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Cannes Court Métrage : tomorrow’s Festival de Cannes

Believing that the young talents of today will be the big names of cinema in the future, the Festival de Cannes created Cannes Court Métrage in 2011.

"Cannes Court Métrage is the reflect of the Festival de Cannes desire to develop initiatives, encouraging emerging talents as well as the particular format of short films.
Inventive, often incredibly gifted, free and without constraints, shorts have forever carried high the values of Cannes. Providing a space in which upcoming generations can emerge is essential and is also one of the very purposes of the Festival. Short films explore the present and prepare the future. They showcase a variety of styles, identities, cultures and geographies. And this is why, by providing a link between the Shorts in Competition and the Short Film Corner, Cannes Court Métrage is the proof of the vitality of a world meant to become tomorrow’s Festival de Cannes."
Thierry Frémaux

Believing that the young talents of today will be the big names of cinema in the future, the Festival de Cannes created  Cannes Court Métrage in 2011.

At Cannes, short films are represented at the Competition, at the end of which the short films Jury awards a Palme d’or, and at the Short Film Corner, a professional area for meeting people, exchanging ideas and promoting films from all over the world, most previously unseen, as well as the films included in the Official Competition, the Cinéfondation, the Director's Fortnight and Critic's Week.

Cannes Court Métrage brings these two entities together in a complementary dynamic in an attempt to offer an all-encompassing panorama of the young production worldwide, as well as to stimulate the creativity of short film professionals by bringing them together at screenings, workshops and conferences facilitated by prestigious speakers in an area set aside for this purpose at the Palais des Festivals.

 

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