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8 - 13 November 2016
Le Quartz - Multiplexe Liberté



What is it?

It's THE rendez-vous for young filmmakers in Europe! Second biggest short film festival in France, one of a kind with its European dimension, the Brest Festival, founded in 1986, plays a major role in the cultural life of the city of Brest and the region of Brittany, providing a cinema-based event every year in November. The 31st edition of the festival will take place from the 8th to the 13th November 2016.

What's the challenge?

Showcasing the creativity and dynamism of young European filmmaking! And also discovering filmmakers who will go on from their experience at Brest Festival to present their first feature film at a festival such Cannes, for example. The festival is the meeting-point for film professionals, where they can publicise their films and begin new collaborations. The festival also brings together professionals and filmgoers, enabling everyone to find out more about the creative and artistic processes involved in the making of a film.

What's on the programme?

With its mix of key competition programmes (European, French, UFO-OVNI) and a new set of programmes, the festival reveals the best of European short films. Many programmes outside the competition are also presented in the interest of offering a choice to many types of audience, including the Brest Off, the festival's window on genre films, Made in Breizh which highlights films made and/or filmed in Brittany, Panorama Animation, an insight into the wealth of European animation films and also the Young Audience programme with its sections for different age-groups and family-viewing.

Who puts it on?

The Festival is organised by the Côte Ouest Association, whose wider mission is to bring short films and cinema to the public, staging film education events aimed at a variety of audiences, throughout the year.

Introducing the 31st edition

After a successful 30th edition, Brest European Short Film Festival begins a new chapter in its search for most creative and diverse cinematographic forms of the old continent. Starring in this new edition: both best European and French films, some unidentified video objects, special screening nights for the boldest and, as always, programmes open to all, from cinema-lovers to the youngest... starting at age 2!

The festival will also present you with moments of discussion and workshops, precious and rare opportunities allowing the audience to meet those who make the films and have a behind-the-scenes look at cinema.

Book your pass to the short film planet!


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