The Best of
CLERMONT FERRAND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Considered the "Cannes" of Short Films
Clermont Ferrand is the world's largest
and most distinguished Short Film Festival
Program Presented By:
The Palm Springs International Festival
of Short Films
Two Program Performances:
9:00 a.m. - Camelot Theatre Doors Open
Coffee & Muffins Available
9:20 a.m. - Introduction
9:30 a.m. - Film Presentation
6:30 p.m. - Wine & Cheese Reception
7:00 p.m. - Program Begins
Dessert Served following Film Presentation
membership card holders will be admitted free to either
DFS screening coupons will not be accepted
for this event
Please ensure you bring your membership
card with you
$15.00 per person for those who are
Andrew Crane from American Cinematheque
Thomas Harris from the Palm Springs
International Festival of Short Films will present a brief overview of
the upcoming Short Film Festival from
September 16th to the 22nd, 2003 - www.psfilmfest.org
Shorts program introduction by
Roger Gonin, Executive Director of
Best of the 2003 French National Competition
Shorts (6 shorts)
"La Boite Noire" (The Black Box) Dir.
Angelo Cianci (Experimental Fiction, 15 min.); A woman, despondent over
her lover's absence, believes the black screen can bring a loved one back
"Pigly" Dir. Sandrine Auvertin,
Philippe Tailliez (Animation, 7 min.); A pig escapes from the slaughterhouse
and is chased by a fearsome robotic guard dog.
"J'attendrai Le Suivant" (I'll Wait
For The Next One) Dir. Philippe Orreindy (Fiction, 4 min.); A
man seeks love in the subway.
"Indigen" Dir. Nicolas Chevallier,
Laurent Sauvage, Alexandre Theil & Julien Vanhoenacker (Animation,
6 min.); It looks like "Tom and Jerry," but it takes place in Africa
and there is a lot more blood.
"La Chatte Andalouse" (The Andalusian
Cat) Dir. Gerald Hustache-Mathieu (Fiction, 48 min.); A young
nun leads a secret double life.
"La Calvitude" (The Bald Spot)
Julien Weill (Fiction, 18 Min.); Benoit was dumped. Watch as he slides
into a paranoid, comical state.
Best of International Shorts (4 shorts)
"Lift" Dir. Marc Isaacs (Documentary,
24 min.); The filmmaker interviews residents in an elevator in a
London tower block and creates a humorous and moving portrait of the inhabitants.
"Whizeewhig" Dir. Chihcheng
Peng (Experimental, 3 min.); A playful examination of how the city
"15" Dir. Royston Tan (Documentary/Fiction,
25 min.); Inspired by three troubled youths and their escape into
numbing worldly pleasures.
"De Beste Gar Forst" Dir.
Hans Petter Moland (Fiction, 9 min.); Eight old-timers come upon a young
woman stuck in a swamp.