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Big plans for UK shorts at Clermont-Ferrand

  • The Nest

The Nest, directed by Jamie Jones, who is supported to attend Clermont Ferrand 2017 through our Travel Grant Scheme

6th February - 10th February 2017

British Council leads the UK presence at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2017, where 9 UK shorts are in the international competition.

The British Council film department is managing the We Are UK Film stand again this year at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market – the top festival of short film!

The stand will be open from 6-10 February and we’ll be joined by our friends at Film London, Ffilm Cymru Wales, the London Film School, Encounters Film Festival, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Oska Bright Film Festival, Northern Ireland Screen, Creative England, Scottish Film & Talent Network, Scottish Documentary Institute, and ShortsTV.

Nine UK short films have been selected to screen in the international competition at this year’s festival. They are:

The Alan Dimension dir. Jac Clinch
Home dir. Daniel Mulloy
In the Grass dir. Rory Stewart
The Nest dir. Jamie Jones
Squirrel Island dir. Astrid Goldsmith

and in the Lab competition:
Johnno's Dead dir. Chris Shepherd
Sit and Watch dir. Matthew Barton & Francisco Forbes
This Far Up dir. Ewan Jones Morris
Thought Broadcasting dir. Nick Jordan

In addition, a number of other British projects have been selected for the Music Video Production programme:

Beautiful People dir. Michal Marczak
I Won't Complain dir. Craig McDean, Masha Vasyukova
Mr Selfie dir. Alexander Georges
The Spoils dir. John Hillcoat

A Sense of History (1992) dir. Mike Leigh
Fishwitch (2016) dir. Adrienne Dowling
Leidi (2014) dir. Simón Mesa Soto
Litterbugs (2016) dir. Peter Stanley-Ward
Lucky Chicken (2016) dir. Gulliver Moore
Magnificent Lion Boy (2013) dir. Ana Caro
Obvious Child (2013) dir. Stephen Irwin
Perched (2016) dir. Liam Harris
Relaxatron 5000 (2016) dir. Andrew Harris

Many of these filmmakers have been supported to attend the festival through our Travel grant scheme.

Film Programme Manager Jemma Desai and Stand Coordinator Jasmin Rodgman will be in attendance meeting with international short film festivals and partners and showcasing our refreshed offer on the UK Shorts Portal to international buyers and programmers at a buyers lunch and our annual UK reception.

British Council also supports Euro Connection, the annual European co-production forum that takes place at Clermont-Ferrand. The UK’s nominated project for 2017 is I’m OK, an animated short from Elizabeth Hobbs to be produced by Abigail Addison from Animate Projects.

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