sh-angeliqueAngélique’s Day for Night / La nuit américaine d’Angélique

Recently nominated for best animated short at the César Awards (France’s Oscars), La nuit américaine d’Angélique is a simple but powerful short about one woman’s relationship with François Truffaut’s Day for Night, or more specifically, her admiration for Nathalie Baye’s script supervisor character. Written by Olivia Rosenthal and voiced by Louise Bourgoin, the short follows Angélique’s developing and changing relationship with cinema as she grows up and sees the relationships around her also change.

Voice Cast Louise Bourgoin
Directors Joris Clerté, Pierre-Emmanuel Lyet France I 2013 I 7mins

sh-suzanneAprès suzanne

Joachim returns to his family after his first romantic break-up. Despite the over-protective nature of his parents and his feelings of alienation, Joachim will learn to live again, thanks to alittle
help from his friends and the prospect of new love, and chance encounters with other pretty girls. First short from actor Félix Moati who attended last year’s FFF for All About Them.

Cast Vincent Lacoste, Esther Garrel, Antoine de Bary, Zita Hanrot

Director Félix Moati I France I 2016 I 16mins

sh-analystMy First Analyst / Première séance

Ivan is very nervous about attending his first session with a psychoanalyst. With last year’s FFF guest Philippe du Janerand as the shrink prepare for laughs along the way. Best Comedy Award, Festival du Film de Clermont-Ferrand; Cinécran Award, Festival du Cinéma Européen de Vannes; and Audience Award, Festival Itinérances d’Alès.

Cast Samir Guesmi, Philippe du Janerand, Santiago Amigorena, Cecilia Steiner

Director Jonathan Borgel I France I 2015 I 11mins

 catReflexions in the Cat’s Eyes / Reflets dans l’oeil du chat

Two children go to see a painter to ask him to teach them how to draw. When they arrive at the teacher’s abode everything seems closed. They knock on the door, but nothing happens. They keep knocking and the door opens. The children enter into the mystery of the work of the painter and the mysteries of the cat’s eyes. An intriguing odyssey by Aberdeen-based French film-maker Yannik Ruault.

Cast Florianne Coupu, Marc Laburthe, Jean-Pierre Massat, Yannik Ruault

Director Yannik Ruault I France I 2012 I 19mins

In the presence of director Yannik Ruault

sh-imadaThank you Mr Imada / Merci Monsieur Imada

Four young actors on a film set are waiting feverishly for the director Mirko Imada. Two crew members come and put the body of unconscious man on a large bed in the middle of the room. Roll. Action! FFF Patron Sylvain Chomet (The Illusionist, Belleville Rendezvous and Attila Marcel) offers an off-beat insider take on film-making.

Cast Pierre Giafferi, Bastien Urghetto, Marie Petiot, Armelle Abibou

Director Sylvain Chomet I France I 2016 I 12mins


 The Wall / Mur

One snowy winter’s evening a woman is going to work. The surroundings are hostile, the labour backbreaking. Suddenly snow comes in through an open window and the workplace becomes a land of adventures.

Cast Evelyne Didi, John Arnold, Véronique Lévy

Director Andra Tévy I France I 2014 I 17mins

sh-somewhereSomewhere /  Ailleurs

Oppressed by consumer fever, and unsatisfied by a chaotic, routine, and predictable trip, a young man feels a need to slow down and, finding his way to the mountains, looks elsewhere. Selected for the Cinéfondation section at the Cannes Film Festival.

Director Melody Boulissière I France I 2016 I 6mins

 sh-sundayluchSunday Lunch / Le repas dominical

It’s Sunday. At lunch James observes his family. They ask him questions, but don’t listen to his answers; they give him advice but don’t follow it themselves. They caress and smack him, but that’s normal because it’s lunch on Sunday. Devaux offers a fresh animated take on a coming-of-age narrative in a title that has been lauded in Festivals with a Special Jury Prize – Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and Best Short Animation Film – César Awards.

Director Céline Devaux I France I 2015 I 14mins

London CinéLumière: some shorts will be shown with Features

Fri 4 Nov Le repas dominical before The First The Last

Sat 5 Nov Merci Monsieur Imada before Chocolat

Mon 7 Nov Première séance before Rosalie Blum

Tue 8 Nov La nuit américaine d’Angélique before Willy 1er
Après Suzanne before In Bed with Victoria

Wed 9 Nov La femme de Rio before My Men

Thu 10 Nov Ailleurs before The Red Turtle

 Edinburgh Filmhouse
Thu 17 Nov 18:00 + Guests (TBC)

Queen Margaret University
Wed 23 Nov 9:15 – 13:15 + Guests (TBC)


The French Film Festival is always happy to receive submissions to its programme. These can be shorts or feature length. The main language must be French.

Please email your submissions with a viewing link to

Deadline is 31 July 2018


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