Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival

Discover the cool shorts from the north at this year's Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival! Twelve of our pieces will be screened in total at this year's edition. The festival takes place from January 28 to February 5.

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Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market is the main marketplace for sales, acquisitions and licensing of short films with opportunities on the French, European and international markets. Its ambitious industry programme fosters creativity, co-production and the circulation of works. Scandinavian Films will be at the market from January 31 to February 1.

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International Competition

Night of the Living Dicks

Ilja Rautsi / Finland / 2021 / 19 min / International Competition 7

A horror comedy about a woman who, fed up with getting dick pics, finds a pair of glasses that reveal which men are actual dicks – and the dicks are not happy about it.

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On the Surface

Fan Sissoko / Iceland / 2021 / 4 min / International Competition 4

Ada goes swimming in the Icelandic sea and reflects on raising a child in a country that feels nothing like home. As she enters the freezing water, she relives her traumatic pregnancy. Soon her swimming eases. Facing her fears is helping her heal.

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Motvind / Jon Vatne / Norway / 2021 / 12 min 40 sec / International Competition 9

Armed with chocolate cake and knitting needles, Birgit (54) challenges both her husband and windmills to an unexpected duel.

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Lonely Cowgirl

Ensom Cowgirl / Gina Kippenbroeck / Denmark / 2021 / 19 min / International competition 12

Alone in her apartment, Liv is counting the days until she is reunited with the woman she loves. Accompanied by her audio-tapes, she thinks back on her relationship as the solitude slowly begins to test her mental strength.

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Ghosts of Moria

Michael Graversen & Florian Elabdi / Denmark / 2021 / Documentary / 24 min 42 sec / International Competition 8

When Europe’s Moria refugee camp burns to the ground, two friends from Aleppo choose to stay in the ruins and survive by scavenging metal in the apocalyptic world left by the fire. But they are in a race against the clock as the metal is taken by Roma people filling up their cars and Greek authorities filling up trucks with excavators, while the police is on the searching for fugitive refugees.

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The Last Marriage

Det sista äktenskapen / Gustav Egerstedt & Johan Tappert / Sweden / 2021 / 15 min 30 sec / International Competition 5

A few years after the zombie disaster, Marie’s and Janne’s biggest worry isn’t so much about getting their brains eaten. Instead, the threat is now, quarrels about housework and a boring sex life. The couple survived the apocalypse, but what about their marriage?

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Catcave Hysteria

Tjejtoan 4-ever / Angelika Abramovitch/ Sweden / 2021 / 19 min 32 sec/ International Competition 3

A friendship is at stake when love comes in the way. A hurtful conversation is overheard. The bond between two sisters breaks when a bloody secret is revealed. The girls’ bathroom is a place full of conflict that forces the truth to the surface. But it is at the same time forgiving and accepting.

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Lab Competition

In the Soil

Det er i jorden / Casper Keldsen / Denmark / 2021 / 14 min / Lab competition L2

Karoline’s life is turned upside down when her father, Kjeld, manically starts digging a pit in their backyard. The following days turn into a living nightmare as the pit becomes a grave and the land, which has been in the family for generations, pulls Kjeld further and further down into the deep.

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Useless Opera Singers

Pablo Serret de Ena / Denmark / 2021 / Documentary / 28 min 37 sec / Lab competition L1

An unknown force pushes a man to a place of extraordinary characteristics in the high Arctic. In its limits, is where he may find the answer. Between an introspective adventure and the poetry of the absurd.

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Jobs for All!

Arbete åt alla! / Axel Danielson & Maximilien Van Aertryck / Sweden / 2021 / Documentary / 12 min 44 sec / Lab competition L2

Utilizing a plethora of archival material, Ravel’s “Boléro” and pointed visual commentary, the filmmakers take us on a darkly humorous journey through the modern history of human labour, from industrialization to globalization. In the process of seeing how work “works,” we learn that it actually doesn’t for most of the world.

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Young Audience Programme

URSA - The Song of the Northern Lights

URSA – Nordlysets sang / Natalia Malykhina / Norway / 2021 / Animation / 10 min 20 sec

A little polar bear Ursa is alone in the cold dark Arctic and looking for his mum. He walks through a blizzard, through icy cold tundra and sharp ice hummocks, towards the northern lights and the magic song in hope to find his mother.

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The Short Film Market

Click the images below to see the nordic films participating the Clermont Ferrand Market!

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Contact us

We are more than happy to present our exciting upcoming films to you and get to know what is happening in your part of the business and world. Feel free to reach out and arrange a meeting on-site or online.

Danish Film Institute

Jacob Neiiendam


Anne Marie Kürstein


Finnish Film Foundation

Otto Suuronen


Norwegian Film Institute

Dag Asbjørnsen


Arna Marie Bersaas


Swedish Film Institute

Petter Mattsson


Jing Haase


Josefina Mothander


Icelandic Film Centre

Christof Wehmeier


Iris Telma Olafsdottir



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