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Tue, Feb 28, 2012

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Highlights of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival

(Balagan) Highlights of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival

Curator Calmin Borel in Person!

Buy Tickets Tickets $10, $8 Students & Seniors | No Brattle Passes

Includes Q&A with Calmin Borel, Curator of the LAB (Experimental Film and Animation) Competition, Clermont-Ferrand, France. DJ Ethan Kiermaier opens the evening at 7 PM.

The Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival has been running since 1981, originally screening mostly fiction shorts on 16mm and 35mm only. It 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. With the arrival of digital technology, the festival opened to films on video. The introduction of a new competition dedicated to digital creation marked a first step in this direction. Yet the programming of films according to their original format was rapidly discarded. And soon, all competitions accepted professional video formats. In 2002, the five new programs on view became the Lab Competition, where the festival public can discover works combining various genres, techniques and artistic backgrounds.

This event generously sponsored by the Consulate General of France in Boston.


About Balagan

Balagan is a screening series that takes place every other Tuesday at the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square. It is run and curated by a group of local filmmakers: Alla Kovgan, Jeff Silva, Stefan Grabowski and Mariya Nikiforova.

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