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Selected French Short Films
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Director : Marine Blin
Production : Papy3D productions
Distribution : Papy3D productions
Length 
: 8 min
Synopsis : Hiding death doesn't make it disappear. A young girl suffers from the adults' silences and feels dispossessed of her right to mourn. As an adult, she describes the tender gestures that bind her to the dead.
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Director : C. Bouchereau, A-S Girault
Production : Autoproduction
Distribution : MIYU Distribution
Length : 16 min
Synopsis : The Chinese restaurant is empty. The exotic birds' cage sits wide open. Two friends, Jason and Kevin, see this as an opportunity to catch and sell them for a lot of money.
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Director : Mélanie Robert-Tourneur
Production : Vivi Film, La Clairière Production
Distribution : Miyu
Length : 6 min
Synopsis : At the heart of a dark forest, two silhouettes meet, drawing each other together and pushing each other apart in an explosive nuptial parade. "Hold Me Tight" is a bitter sweet romance.
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Director : Caroline Cherrier 
Production : IKKI FILMS, INNERVISION
Distribution : VARICOLOURED, Lara CASIRATI
Length : 10 min
Synopsis : Guillaume kills Horacio "because he was shouting too loud."
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Director : Claire SICHEZ
Production : IKKI FILMS, INNERVISION
Distribution : VARICOLOURED
Length: 15 min
Synopsis : After 20 years of living together, Carine, Fabrice and their son have a well-ordered daily life. One Day, Carinecan no longer stand the situation and decides to take action. 
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Director : Ayce KARTAL
Production : LES VALSEURS
Distribution : LES VALSEURS

Length : 5 min
Synopsis : March 2020. The planet locks itself in. Our world is being drained of its substance and digital life forms are multiplying, like these couples who meet in a virtual universe

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Director : Sandrine STOÏANOV, Jean-Charles FINCK
Production : CAÏMANS PRODUCTIONS
Distribution :  L'AGENCE DU COURT MÉTRAGE
Length : 19 min
Synopsis : While preparing for her first exhibition, a young painter commits so passionately to her creations that she loses touch with reality and descends into hallucinatory chaos.
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Director : Paul WENNINGER
Production : KABINETT AD CO.
Distribution : SIXPACKFILM
Length : 5 min
Synopsis : A dancer as filmmaker refrains from superfluous movement in a villa in Brittany, giving way to an individual as well as social state described by the French philosopher Paul Virilio as "polar inertia".

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Director : Stéphanie LANSAQUE, François LEROY
Production : OFFSHORE
Distribution : MANIFEST
Length : 14 min
Synopsis : Mr Lam is an old man, losing his memory since his wife died. Mme Meng, Taoist exorcist determined to chase demons out of his head.
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Director : Kajika AKI
Production : Kajika AKI
Distribution : SILEX FILMS
Length : 9 min
Synopsis : In the middle of a dystopian world, filmed by surveillance cameras, a little girl is running for her life. A love declaration to memories that allow us to dream of the future.
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Director : Franck DION
Production : Franck DION
Durée : 8 min
Length : An uninspiring character decides to visit his uninspired author.
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Director : Luis NIETO
Production : AUTOUR DE MINUIT
Distribution : AUTOUR DE MINUIT
Length : 12 min
Synopsis : The grandiloquent blood-and-thunder saga of a young child lost in Manchuria's deep jungle. 
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Director : Jeanne APERGIS
Production : Jeanne APERGIS 
Length : 8 min
Synopsis : But what can they see through this hole? Crowds of people, individuals, individuals in a crowd, partition walls, buildings, bugs, an intruder, the battle... The beginning or the end of a non-systematic system.

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Director : Patrick BOKANOWSKI
Production : KIRA B.M. FILMS
Length : 6 min
Synopsis : A painter in his studio: his pencils, brushes, tubes, table, easel and drawings set themselves in motion in an explosion of colors and flashes of light.

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Director : Ismaël Joffroy CHANDOUTIS
Production : FILMS GRAND HUIT 
Distribution : SQUARE EYES
Length : 16 min
Synopsis : Survivor but amnesiac from the attack at Maalbeek metro station on 22nd March 2016 in Brussels, Sabine is looking for the missing image of an over-mediatized event of which she has no memory.
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SCUM MUTATION*

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Director : Stephanie GERVOT
Production : LE FRESNOY STUDIO NATIONAL DES ARTS CONTEMPORAINS
Distribution : LE FRESNOY STUDIO NATIONAL DES ARTS CONTEMPORAINS
Length : 10 min
Synopsis : Here you are SCUM, a creature in cage. Inside the rage of our time, your individual and societal wound questions our visceral link to violence. SCUM, in your silicon hands young germs are growing and mutating.
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Director : Shira UKRAINITZ, Omar AL ABDUL RAZZAK MARTINEZ
Production : TOURMALET FILMS, MARMITAFILMS
Distribution : MARVIN&WAYNE - SHORT FILM DISTRIBUTION
Length : 18 min
Synopsis : A friendship between Kookoo Rikoo, the only Arab Christian Israeli clown, and a war survivor, a Syrian girl. 
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Director : Isabel LOYER, Luis PARIS
Production : Luis PARIS
Distribution : SR DISTRIBUTION, Sol RULLONI
Length : 4 min
Synopsis : A wild dance to free oneself from impeding fabrics, like so many ideas that bury and suffocate.
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Director : Marc FAYE 
Production : NOVANIMA
Distribution : NOVANIMA
Length : 4 min
Synopsis : On 23rd February 2005, the radio announces a bill on the benefits of French colonization. This announcement disrupts Louise and her family's daily life. Her house turns out to be inhabited by peculiar presences.
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Director : Yawen ZHENG
Production : FOLIMAGE, NADASDY FILM SARL
Distribution : FOLIMAGE
Length : 7 min
Synopsis : Kiko is nasty to all the animals. He doesn't stop bullying them, even the tiniest mouse gets picked on! How can they make him understand that they are just like him, capable of feeling emotions, love, and deserve respect?
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Director : Éric MONTCHAUD
Production : XBO FILMS
Distribution : AUTOUR DE MINUIT
Length : 11 min
Synopsis : A pupil turns up to his new class for the first time. However, this pupil is different to the others, he's a frog in a class of rabbits.

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Director :  Emmanuelle GORGIARD
Production : VIVEMENT LUNDI !, NOVANIMA
Length : 9 min
Synopsis : It's raining in the horned quartet's field. Marguerite, Aglaé, Clarisse and Rosine are grumbling about the bad weather. When it's raining you can't have any fun! Isn't that right Charly?

* André-Martin award
** Official selection & André-Martin award

The André-Martin award, created jointly by Francis Gavelle, CITIA and AFCA, was created in tribute to André Martin, famous film critic who initiated the term "animation film". He was a fervent defender of animation and participated to the creation of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. The André-Martin award will be given during the Special Awards ceremony on June 18.