The Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France is one of the premier events for discovering emerging talent in the filmmaking community. Over 3,000 industry professionals will gather to experience the best in short form storytelling. And at the center of the festival, the Short Film Market operates as a hub of activity, where films can be viewed, companies can share news and technologies, and networking opportunities are abundant. It’s an electrifying experience to be part of such a popular festival, where attendance is robust and the passion for the art and craft of filmmaking fills the air.
Here, from January 27 – February 4, Kodak will be hosting several activities for student filmmakers, highlighted by the annual Kodak Showcase on Thursday, February 2, at the Salle Georges CONCHON from 4-6 p.m. (rue Léo Lagrange 63000 Clermont-Ferrand, located near the Kyriad Hotel).
Joining us this year as part of the Kodak Showcase are the student winners of the global Kodak Film School Cinematography Competition, and the winner of the Golden Tadpole from Plus Camerimage, The International Festival of the Art of Cinematography. They will have their winning films screened during the Showcase. They are:
- Joshua Spires from the University of North Texas, United States, with his film The Whale.
- Johannes Praus from the University of Film & Television "Konrad Wolf" Potsdam, Germany, for Submerged.
- Masanori Yokota from Osaka University of Arts, Japan; screening Bullet of Rage.
- Brendan Barnes from AFDA in South Africa, with his film Those of the Water.
- Balazs Revesz from the Hungarian National Film School, Hungary, for his work on Finale.
It will be exciting see all these films shown on 35 mm prints, and for the young talent we are hosting to experience that screening with an audience of professionals.
The Showcase will be followed by drinks at the Kodak booth (on the ground floor). Please join us at 6 p.m. if you are attending the festival!
The student filmmakers will also participate in our welcome dinner and a tour of the festival. Our goal is to provide them opportunities to network and talk about their work and their films.
Furthermore, the Kodak booth in the Short Film Market will serve as our home base for the festival. The area provides a relaxing setting for meeting fellow attendees. Kodak reps will be on hand to answer questions, and provide information about the latest Kodak products and services, as well as listen to the needs of filmmakers. Information about the students and their films that comprise the Kodak Showcase will also be at the booth.
We hope to see you there!