September 21, 2023 | October 1, 2023
The Court Métrange Festival, founded in Rennes – Brittany / France - by Hélène and Steven Pravong together with the Unis Vers Sept Arrivé association in 2004 is the only French festival dedicated to fantastic (including horror, bizarre …) short movies. Its aim is to help young film makers committed to that genre by offering them this unique showcase. The festival also gives them the opportunity to meet new potential producers on the occasion of its pitch dating session.
In addition to the festival itself, a few side events such as exhibitions and conferences related to the theme are held in different venues of the Breton capital at the same period.
This year's 10th anniversary edition will take place between October 14th and 20th at the CINE TNB in Rennes. The festival is proud to feature more than 80 short & strange movies from all over the world via its official competition, a focus on Swiss & Korean cinema, several special programs and – for the first time – the Méliès d'Argent award for the best European fantastic short film.
Within a few years, the Court Métrange Festival has become a major event in the cultural life of Rennes, a city by no means in want of cultural events. Cinema expresses people's dreams and nightmares. There should be no such thing as one "official genre" in order to explain beauty and pain in our society. The Court Métrange Festival is happy to contribute to providing another point of view on our world, a different but nonetheless interesting one.
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