Shorts
US & French Student Short Film Competition

Online: Monday, February 14–Monday, February 21, 2022
LIVE Online Awards Ceremony on Saturday, February 19 at 2pm ET

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The Animation First Student Shorts Competition is back for its second edition!

The competition features the work of emerging talent from some of the most renowned animation schools in France and the United States: Gobelins, l’École de l’Image (Paris, France), RUBIKA (Valenciennes, France), EMCA (Angoulême, France), École des Nouvelles Images (Avigon, France), California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) (California), Ringling College of Art and Design (Florida), School of Visual Arts (SVA NYC) (New York), and Savannah College of Art and Design SCAD (Georgia).

Each school selected four or five graduation films from the class of 2021. All the student films will be available to stream online from Monday, February 14 to Monday, February 21. They are divided into two programs—one featuring the American films and the other featuring the French ones.

Acclaimed animator Kristof Serrand (The Prince of Egypt, Kung Fu Panda, and Abominable), will preside over the jury composed of two students from each of the schools. The jury will award prizes to the Best French Film and Best American Film. Winners will receive a one-on-one session with Serrand to discuss their work and receive his invaluable advice.

Winners will be announced during a live online awards ceremony on Saturday, February 19 at 2pm ET. The award ceremony is free and open to all.

Student Shorts from France

(19 shorts)
English subtitles available
Mature Audiences

  • École des Nouvelles Images (Avignon, France) — View Selection
      • Kayak, Dir. Solène Bosseboeuf, Flore Dechorgnat, Tiphaine Klein, Auguste Lefort, Antoine Rossi, France, 2021, 6 min.
      • The Child and the Goose (L’Enfant et l’oie), Dir. Jade Chastan, Alice Failla, Jérôme Ginesta, Justine Hermetz, Sophie Lafleur, Vincent Lenne, France, 2021, 7 min.
      • Grandpa, Dir. Valentine Rolland, Théo Bongiovanni, Hugo Martins, Sophie Ouvrard, Thomas Piot, Nell Molinier, France, 2021, 6 min.
      • Step by Step, Dir. Thēodore Janvier, Fanny Paoli, Emma Gach, Anabelle David, Julie Valentin, Claire Robert, France, 2021, 7 min.
  • RUBIKA (Valenciennes, France) — View Selection
      • Yallah!, Dir. Nayla Nassar, Edouard Pitula, Renaud de Saint Albin, Cécile Adant, Anaïs Sassatelli, Candice Behague, France, 2021, 7 min.
      • Orogenesis (Orogenèse), Dir. Axel Vendrely, Damien Barthas, Lise Delacroix, Emma Gaillien, Pierre Legargeant, Roland Van Hollebeke, France, 2021, 6 min.
      • Almost Unreal, Dir. Eve de Montbrial, Léa Vasselle-Bossy, Margaux Kempff, Grégoire Deranville, Ambre Jacques, Eléonore Chaumont, Alexis Descamps, France, 2021, 6 min.
      • À l’article de l’amour, Dir. Clara Duvert, Margot Chauchoy, Cédric Bagein, Laure Maitrehenry, Mattéo Martinez, Julien Cabezas, France, 2021, 5 min.
      • La Meute, Dir. Pauline Epiard, Valentine Ventura, Tiphaine Burguburu, Clémentine Vasseur, Lisa Laîné, Élodie Laborde, France, 2021, 6 min.
  • Gobelins, l’École de l’Image (Paris, France) — View Selection
      • Blue Curry, Dir. Magali Dunyach, Chien-Ju Hung, Jimin Jung, Vajra Pancharia & Léa Pietrzyk, France, 2021, 5 min.
      • Contretemps (Orogenèse), Dir. Laurine Baille, Gabriel Gérard, Lise Légier, Chloé Maingé, Claire Sun, France, 2021, 6 min.
      • Louise, Dir. Constance Bertoux, Camille Bozec, Pauline Guitton, Pauline Mauviere, Mila Monaghan, France, 2021, 6 min.
      • Rest in Peace, Dir. Deborah Balboa, Karien Benz, Kai-Hsun Chan, Aparna Hegde, Yuk Yan Tsoi, France, 2021, 6 min.
      • The Soloists, Dir. Mehrnaz Abdollahinia, Feben Elias Woldehawariat, Razahk Issaka, Celeste Jamneck, Yi Liu, France, 2021, 6 min.
  • EMCA (Angoulême, France) — View Selection
      • La fille du potier, Dir. Edern Guichard, France, 2021, 8 min.
      • Mater, Dir. Cécile Ladevèze, France, 2021, 5 min.
      • Le dernier oeuf !, Dir. Bertille Rondard, France, 2021, 7 min.
      • Entrelacés, Dir. Lucas Bascans, France, 2021, 7 min.
      • A l’air libre, Dir. Gabriella Coumau, Alyx Ecalle, Constantin Rytz, Saliha Sittler, France, 2021, 4 min.

Student Shorts from the United States

(20 shorts)
In English
Mature Audiences