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.
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.
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.
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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