Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2023

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2023

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
27/01/2023 - 04/02/2023
Clermont-Ferrand, France
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The 45th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival will take place from 27 January to 4 February 2023.

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival is a qualifying festival for the Oscars®, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards, the European Film Awards and the César Awards.

2023 Festival Coverage

Theme in Focus: Libido

Of the 24 films on offer, nearly 40% are animated films (five fiction and four documentaries). Can sexuality, which, quite logically and literally, is embodied on the screen in the actor’s flesh, equally satisfy us in sketched or animated form? Without question, the answer is yes. Let us not forget that the history of art offers us a broad sample of erotic works, from Japanese prints (also called shunga, spring images, or pillow images) that appear towards the end of the seventeenth century to the sensual sculptures of Aristide Maillol (1861-1944). In its own way, animation cinema knows how to address this theme.


2023 Call for Entries

International Competition

Only films completed after October 1st, 2021 can apply


  • Any production (fiction, documentary, experimental live action or animation) can be submitted to the selection committee.
  • Films must not exceed 40 minutes in length.
  • Films submitted to previous editions cannot be re-entered, even in a new version.
  • Industrial or commercial films are not accepted.

The Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival does not require premiere status, but particular attention will be paid to films that have not yet been shown. When registering, please list any previous festivals and awards obtained

Registration deadlines:
- July 3rd, 2022 for films completed in 2021 (after October 1st)
- October 3rd, 2022 for films completed in 2022

National Competition


  • Restricted to French films
  • Films completed after: October 1st 2021
  • Maximum running time: 59 minutes
  • Origin: France as main country of production
  • Festival screening format: DCP

Registration deadlines:
- July 3rd, 2022 for films completed in 2021 (after October 1st)
October 12th, 2022 for films completed in 2022

You can read the festival's regulations and submit online via Shortfilmdepot.

2020 Festival Coverage (ARCHIVE)

2018 Festival News



Event Dates

  • From 27/01/2023 to 04/02/2023



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