It’s been quite a year for cinema. Productions were put on hold, film premieres took a step down and cinemas remained mostly empty. But of course, home cinema has become a big part of our lives now and streaming a film from the couch is just another Tuesday night these days. Films have moved from theatres to online platforms and film festivals have turned virtual. One of these festivals is here this March dedicated to short French-language films.

Every year, the Institut Français partners with the Fête du Court Métrage and promotes the short film festival worldwide. This year, for the first time, a selection of short films will be available online for free from March 1 to 30. Ten short films are on the site and all you have to do to watch them is click on the film you like and a new window pops up with the stream. No registration, no fuss.

Five recent short films, (Chien Bleu by Jérémy Trouilh, Beautiful Loser by Maxime Roy, Fatiya by Marion Desseigne-Ravel, Venerman by Tatiana Vialle and Miss Chazelles by Thomas Vernay) aim to sensitise viewers to the right to be different by representing figures who stand out from the norm. This programme presents the vision of young authors on the question of difference.

Find the full programme at:

La Fête du court métrage

A selection of short films to discover online. March 1-31. For Free