Clermont Short Film festival, Litterbugs diary day 2
DAY TWO @ CLERMONT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Day two starts with some emails and admin before heading to the Salle Forum in the Marche du Film to listen to an Industry Focused presentation about online video platforms. There were talks from both 1001 ciné and Vimeo, which were educational and insightful.
Following this we planned to catch our first screening of the day, so we arrived 30 mins before the schedule was due to start, however, the auditorium was already full – word of advice; get to screenings early! So instead, we crossed town to La Jetée to catch another one of the family programs. It was fantastic to find that the attendance here was also high, but thankfully we managed to squeeze in.
There was time for a quick coffee after the screening before heading back to the Maison de la Cuture (the festival’s HQ) where we joined a huge crowd in the main theatre for a selection of French shorts - It’s worth noting that you’re only guaranteed to find subtitles in the two theatres in the Maison de la Culture. The atmosphere was fantastic and several of the directors took to the stage for applause. One of the highlights of the program, in our opinion, was Panthéon Discount, a futuristic look at society and healthcare. It was particularly well received by the audience, and it’ll be interesting to see how it does at the awards ceremony on Saturday.
We finished another great day with a drink at the L’Univers – a popular destination for people attending the festival.