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
In Cannes, short films are represented by two sections which are the Competition, at the end of which the Short Films Jury awards a Palme d’or, and the Short Film Corner, a Forum dedicated to bring together both the creation and the Industry, at the heart of the Film Market. Neither a selection nor competition, the Short Film Corner creates a Catalogue of 1000 films for the use of Industry professionals and gives the opportunity to take part in a program of ‘Rendez-vous Industry’, with events such as Workshops, Masterclasses and Panels - broaching various topics from distribution and festival strategy to coproduction.