FROM 24 JANUARY 2021


Selection of short films from MyFrenchFilmFestival


This week we take a look at our favourite four short films from the 2021 MyFrenchFilmFestival. With 20 films to choose from it was difficult to pick just four!

Several of the short films in our selection are award-winning, including the animation Empty Places which won the Festivals Connexion Award at last year’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival

Each of these films are entered into various MyFrenchFilmFestival competitions so why not vote for your favourite once you’ve watched them all?

To watch, all you need is a MyFrenchFilmFestival account. All the short films are free to view, right up until 15 February. We hope you enjoy them.


Blue Fear / Filles bleues, peur blanche

Dirs Marie Jacotey & Lola Halifa-Legrand

Synopsis

Animation. A couple on the roads of Provence. Nils is driving Flora to his parents for the first time when they get ambushed. She is captured, he flees. In the course of a night in the pinewoods, she has to face her doubts.
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Awards

Anime Belgium (2021)
Official selection  

International Short Film Festival, Clermond-Ferrand (2021)
Official selection 

Credits

Directors Marie Jacotey & Lola Halifa-Legrand
2019 | English subtitles | 10 mins

 

 


Empty Places

Dir Geoffroy de Crécy

Synopsis

Machines seemingly run by themselves – escalators, baggage carrousels, revolving doors, printers – a self-perpetuating movement, hypnotic. Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata plays on a record turntable. And the humans? Nowhere to be seen. (Animation, no dialogue.)

Awards

Leeds International Film Festival (2020)
Special Jury Mention

Annecy International Animation Film Festival (2020)
Winner – Festivals Connexion Award

Credits

Director Geoffroy de Crécy
2019 | France | 8 mins

 


First Goodbyes / Un adieu

Dir Mathilde Profit

Synopsis

A car travels along the French coast, a father taking his daughter to Paris to begin her student life, a new life in an unfamiliar city, far from her childhood and from him. This journey is their first together and perhaps their last. Nothing seems exceptional and yet they both know that they must say goodbye to each other.

Awards

Festival du Film court en Plein air de Grenoble (2020)
Winner, UniFrance Award
Special mention from jury

Prix Jean Vigo (awarded for independence of spirit and stylistic originality), France 2020

Credits

Director Mathilde Profit
Cast Luna Carpiaux, Satya Dusaugey, Marc-Henri Parmeggiani, Caroline Gay
2019 | France | English subtitles | 24 mins
Apache Films


Nuclear Family / Famille nucléaire

Dir Faustine Crespy

Synopsis

Jules, 18 years old, reluctantly spends his holidays in the naturist campsite of his childhood. He is torn between his attraction for the beautiful Karim, a seasonal worker on the clothed beach, and the depression of his mother Adèle, who refuses to let him grow up.

Credits

Director Faustine Crespy
Cast Louka Minnella, Catherine Grosjean, Lohen Van Houtte, Syrus Shahidi
2020 | France / Belgium | English subtitles | 19 mins


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