“Le Printemps du Cinéma” presents the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival

Date: Thursday 23 May 2024
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: Zayed Theatre, SUAD Campus
Open to public
Free entry

Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with the French Institute of the United Arab Emirates and “Sauve qui peut le court métrage,” is pleased to invite you to the first Spring Cinema event on our campus.

For our inaugural edition, we are honored to welcome Mr. Tim Redford, Executive Director of the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. This festival, held annually, is the world’s largest festival dedicated to short films in terms of attendance. It is also the second-largest French film festival after Cannes.

In France, “short films” refer to films with a length of less than 90 minutes (less than 33 minutes, less than three reels in 35 mm).During this screening, Mr. Redford will present five short films from the 2023 edition. The audience and our students will have the opportunity to share their impressions on the short film format and to learn about filmmaking.

Partir un jour
Partir un jour
Amélie Bonnin, 2021
24:53 min
Subtitled in English

Synopsis
After he graduated from high school, Julien left Normandy – where he was born and bred – to build a bigger life for himself in Paris, leaving his memories behind. But one day, it is time for him to go back, and all these memories violently come back to the surface.

PLSTC
PLSTC
Laen Sanches, 2022
1:37 min
Subtitled in English

Synopsis
An underwater dystopia that delves into the disturbing reality of plastic pollution in our oceans. A wake-up call about the devastating consequences of our lifestyle on marine life.

Fairplay
Fairplay
Zoel Aeschbacher, 2022
17:29 min
Subtitled in English

Synopsis
A teenager yearning for appreciation, a worker ready to do anything to hit the jackpot, a senior executive at the end of his career trying to prove to himself that he is still alive. Three characters left behind in a competitive world.

Tondex 2000
Tondex 2000
Jean-Baptiste Leonetti, 2022
28 min
Subtitled in English

Synopsis
Sylvain, an Afghan veteran living off of petty crime, crosses paths with Nathalie, an upper-class CEO struggling to keep her lawnmower company afloat.

Auxiliaire
Auxiliaire
Lucas Bacle, 2022
24:14 min
Subtitled in English

Synopsis
Over one night of soul-searching, Marc, a caregiver who dreams of becoming a chef, must tell Quentin, a disabled friend he has been caring for on a daily basis for years, that he’s not be coming back to work.

 
About the Speaker

Tim Redford
Tim Redford holds a masters in Arts Management from Catalonia University (Spain). He worked as Project Manager for Signals Media Arts in Colchester, United Kingdom, before moving to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, to take up the position of Director of Curtocircuito Short Film Festival, which he managed for eight years. He has been an executive director for Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival since 2014, in charge of the International Competition, African Perspectives’ programme & international development. He is also part of the coordination team of the submissions platform Shortfilmdepot.

 

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Not recommended for children under 15 years.

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