Cannes Shorts™ is a unique film festival located in the South of France and it was created by internationally renowned artists and filmmakers as a showcase opportunity for young emerging talent. Unlike other big festivals we are mainly focused on short films as we believe that a good quality short film can be a potential starter of a successful career in film and tv industry. We accept films of all genres under 40 minutes in length.
For more than a century, France has been a major influence on cinema and continues to be one of the most important producers of film. Around 200 full length films are made in France each year. Apart from its strong and innovative film tradition, France has also been a gathering spot for artists from across Europe and the world. For this reason, French cinema is sometimes intertwined with the cinema of foreign nations.
Directors from nations such as Poland (Roman Polanski, Krzysztof Kieślowski, and Andrzej Żuławski), Argentina (Gaspar Noé and Edgardo Cozarinsky), Russia (Alexandre Alexeieff, Anatole Litvak), Austria (Michael Haneke), and Georgia (Géla Babluani, Otar Iosseliani) are prominent in the ranks of French cinema. Conversely, French directors have had prolific and influential careers in other countries, such as Luc Besson, Jacques Tourneur, or Francis Veber in the United States.