Presse 16 DEC 2020

WALLONIA-BRUSSELS in FORCE in CLERMONT-FERRAND!

9 films made in Wallonia-Brussels will be shown at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short film Festival including two in the international competition!

French-speaking Belgium will be represented in the international competition by Sprötch by Xavier Seron and Chienne by Bertille Estramon.

Xavier Seron is a regular at the festival and he presented L’Ours Noir in 2016 which he co-directed with Méryl Fortunat-Rossi. Sprötch is produced by Angie Productions as part of La Belge Collection.



Chienne, which is also in the international competition is a graduation short directed by Bertille Estramon, a young graduate from IAD.



Alexe Poukine had already done many international festivals in 2019 with her documentary That Which Does Not Kill. Her entry in the Clermont national competition this year is a short film, Palma, a fiction in which she is both actor and director. Palma is co-produced by the Brussels-based production company Wrong Men.



Abada is also in the national competition by director and actor Jean-Benoit Ugeux. This is his third short film (after La Musique in 2019 and Eastpack in 2017).



Finally, T’es morte Hélène, a genre film directed by Michiel Blanchart and produced by Daylight Films will also be presented in the national competition.



On the parallel selections side we note the presence in the LABO section of Traquer by Baptiste Bogaert and Noëlle Bastin as well as two short animation films in the Young Public section L’Ours qui avala une mouche by Pascale Hecquet and Dame Saisons by Célia Tisserant & Arnaud Demuynck.
We are also counting on a co-production in the international competition: Night Shift by Yordan Petkov & Eddy Schwartz co-produced by White Boat Pictures.



The 2021 Clermont-Ferrand International Short film Festival will be held from 29 January to 6 February.