FROM 8 MAY 2020

Award-winning short films available now on YouTube 

If you enjoy watching short films we’re sure you’ll love our selection of French titles that you can watch for free on YouTube.  They’re all films about friendship, with titles to suit all age groups, so there should be something for everyone.

 


Breathe

 

Poster for the french short film Respire

Respire

Dir Jerôme Roumagne

Eighteen-year old Antoine is a talented athlete but is advised to give up because of cystic fibrosis. A cantankerous old woman refuses to do what she is told. Neither can see why others want them to continue living. Together they take matters into their own hands.

Winner, Best Student Film, Reno Tahoe International Film Festival USA 2017

Dir Jerôme Roumagne | 2016 | France | 16 mins | French with English subtitles.


Empathy 

 

Still from the french short film Empathy

Crise d’empathie

Dir Guillaume Desjardins

Juliette has a rare illness – an excess of empathy. When her parents see her helping a homeless person yet again they take her to a special rehabilitation centre.

Dir Guillaume Desjardins | 2016 | France | 11 mins | French with English subtitles.


Shared Hope 

 

Still from the French short film Shared Hope

Espoir à deux

Dir Cheick Oumar Sissoko

Annie has just learned she is HIV positive. Distraught, she visits a friend who tries to calm her, at first to no avail. In Haitian French Creole, with English subtitles.   Part of The Global Trust series Scenarios du Sahel, an HIV/AIDS prevention project for adolescents and young adults in Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger. The best ideas from under-24- year olds were made into video spots by leading local filmmakers.

Dir Cheick Oumar Sissoko | 2001 | Burkina Faso, Mali | 6 mins


Little Nicolas: The Apple Tart

 

Le petit Nicolas : la tarte aux pommes

M6 Series Dir Arnaud Bouron

Nicolas’ mother allows him to have friends round to play and promises them homemade apple tart if they are good. They do their best but….

Created by René Goscinny and Jean-Jacques Sempé

M6 Series Dir Arnaud Bouron | 2012 | France | 12 mins | French with English subtitles.


Ascension 

 

Ascension

Dirs Thomas Bourdis, Martin de Coudenhove, Caroline Domergue, Colin Laubry, Florian Vecchione

Two climbers struggle to get a statue of the Virgin Mary to the top of a high mountain peak. Animation, no dialogue.

Winner, Best Short Film, Angouleme French Film Festival 2014.
Winner, best 3D animation student film, Paris Courts Devant 2013.

Dirs Thomas Bourdis, Martin de Coudenhove, Caroline Domergue, Colin Laubry, Florian Vecchione | 2013 | France | 7 mins.


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