Festival International du Court Métrage à Clermont-Ferrand

ClermontFerrandFF_2013 Lady and the tooth, shaun clark, mewlab, clermont ferrand, lab, 2013, animation, short, officlal selection, film festival, france

Lady and the tooth will be screened in the official selection at the Festival International du Court Métrage à Clermont-Ferrand 2013 in the Lab Competition.

Clermont-Ferrand is arguably the world’s leading festival devoted to short films (which it defines as 40 minutes or under), Clermont-Ferrand in France is a vital showcase and marketplace for shorts, attracting upwards of 100,000 visitors annually for its annual film festival and marketplace.Now in its third decade, Clermont-Ferrand hosts three competitive sections: the International Competition (which includes about 70 films each year), Lab Competition (for films made using digital media), and the National Competition (devoted to French films). The festival’s top prize, the Grand Prix, carries an award of 4,000 Euros. In addition to its competitive sections, the festival also organizes retrospectives of rarely screened short films based around a country or theme.

The Lab competition is the place where people rush in to experience jarring films. Electrifying combinations, arresting viewpoints, accomplished risk-taking; Clermont-Ferrand’s Lab is the right prescription for visual addicts. Come get your fix, brought to you by artists dangerously in love with images and sounds.

The new millennium ushered in a profusion and democratization of digital tools that led artists of all stripes to experiment with moving images as a means of better mixing genres and pushing the boundaries of movie screens. The Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival decided to inaugurate a new competition that would free itself of national representation in order to better play with those films that tell stories in non-traditional ways.