FROM 19 JULY 2020

Award-winning short French films

If you’ve been enjoying watching the short films we’ve been sending you, we’re sure you’ll love our latest selection. They’re all French titles and available to watch for free online. Included in the line-up is Chapped Lips, inspired by the documentary Little Girl which was screened earlier in the month during Ed Film Fest At Home


I’m Going Out for Cigarettes


Je sors acheter des cigarettes

Dir Osman Cerfon

Animation. Jonathan, twelve years old, lives with his sister and his mother, but he sees men in the cupboards, the TV, the washing machine – everywhere he looks. Strangely, all the men have the same face. 

Locarno Film Festival (2018)
Winner: Medien Patent Verwaltung AG Award

César French Cinema Awards (2020)
Nominated: Best Animated Short Film 

Dir Osman Cerfon | 2018 | France | 13 mins 40 secs | French with English subtitles.




Dir Loïc Nicoloff

Inspired by a talk at school, a teenager realises she does not know her own grandmother’s story. A friend encourages her to find out more.

PECB Festival (2018)
Winner: Best Director
Joint Winner: Best Actress (Pauline Cheviller)

Cannes (2013) | Off Court Trouville (2013)
Selection: Short Film Corner

Dir Loïc Nicoloff | Cast Alicia Dadoun, Pauline Cheviller, Saïd Amadis | 2013 | France | 12 mins | French with English subtitles.

Welcome Home


Bienvenue Chez Vous

Dir Jérémy Bernard

The appealing apartment young couple Henri and Hélène are viewing seems to be a real bargain. Can there possibly be a catch?

Dijon 48 Hour Film Project (2014)
Winner: Best Film, Best Scenario, Best Actress and Best Editing

Dir Jérémy Bernard | 2014 | France | 5 mins | French with English subtitles.

In Between


In Between

Dirs Students from Gobelins


Animation. A mischief-making crocodile appears in front of a young woman every time she moves, interfering in everything she tries to do. Try as she might she can’t get rid of him until one day she unwittingly tames him by conquering her shyness. A film to make you smile.

Made by third year students at Gobelins, one of the top schools for animated film.

Dirs Alice Bissonnet, Aloyse Desoubries Binet, Juliette Laurent, Sandrine Han Jin Kuang, Sophie Markatatos | 2012 | France | 3 mins | French with English subtitles.

Chapped Lips


Les Lèvres gercées

Dirs Kelsi Phung, Fabien Corre

Animation. In the family kitchen, a pre-teen struggles to establish a dialogue with his mother. As adolescence approaches, questions about gender identity collide with the indifference that prevails in the household.

Selected for Short of the Week on 31 December 2018.

Fabien Corre went on to work on 2020 Oscar nomination I Lost My Body.

Dirs Kelsi Phung, Fabien Corre | 2018 | France | 5 mins | French with English subtitles.




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