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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

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 | Rendez-vous Industry, a Forum gathering both the creation and the Industry, at the heart of the Marché du Film. Neither a selection nor competition, the SFC features a Market Catalogue of 750 short films for the use of the key decision-makers and develops a rich program of ‘Rendez-vous Industry’, allowing filmmakers and industry professionals to meet and exchange during Networking events, Workshops, Development platforms, Tutoring Sessions, Keynotes, Panels & Masterclasses.


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