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A notable selection of Belgian films at Clermont-Ferrand

The Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival has selected several French-speaking Belgian productions in its 2024 lineup, including two of them in competition!

The Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival has become the world's premier cinema event dedicated to short films. It is the second largest film festival in France after Cannes in terms of audience and professional attendance. It is at the heart of many all-year-round activities and missions conducted from La Jetée by the collective team of Sauve qui peut le court métrage.

This year, the festival has included four French-speaking Belgian productions in its 2024 program, with two of them in competition.

In the International Competition, has been selected the film Villa Madjo by Elen Sylla Grollimund, produced by Atelier Graphoui.

Beginning from the observation that her father, who is white and was born in Africa and that her mother, who is black and was born in Europe, the director asks herself about being biracial and reveals the complex history of her family, from colonialism to the experience of the interracial couple in Europe in the 1950's and 60's.

In the National Competition, we'll find Hiver by Jean-Benoit Ugeux, produced by Apoptose. The film is also selected in the Jeunes publics category.

In the Jeunes publics section, alongside Hiver, there will be Go Away, Alfred! by Célia Tisserant and Arnaud Demuynck, and Tête en l'air by Rémi Durin, both produced by La Boîte... Productions.

Let's also note the presence of two French-Speaking Belgian co-productions: Pavane by Pauline Gay (produced by Need Productions) in the National Competition, and The Choolers by Monsieur Pimpant (produced by PinPanProductions) in the Lab section of the festival.

See you in Clermont-Ferrand from February 2 to February 10, 2024!


Villa Madjo

Elen Sylla Grollimund

Short film / Animation

Go away, Alfred!

Célia Tisserant and Arnaud Demuynck

Short film / Animation