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MyFrenchFilmFestival 2023 Official Selections - Short Films

MyFrenchFilmFestival 2023 Official Selections - Short Films

Returning for a fifth year on Film Movement Plus, the 13th edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival brings the best of a new generation of French films to cineastes around the world. From now through February 13, stream in-competition features and more with your Film Movement Plus subscription.

MyFrenchFilmFestival 2023 Official Selections - Short Films
  • Anxious Body

    Living things, inanimate objects, geometric shapes, and lines. When these different entities meet, a new direction is born.


  • Bye Bye

    After graduating from high school, Julien left his hometown to build a bigger life in the capital, leaving his memories behind. And then one day, he has to come back, and that day his memories jumped out at him from between two packets of Pépito cookies.

    In this first short film, Amélie Bonnin ...

  • Cataract

    Nicky, a non-conformist, eccentric woman, decides to end it all after losing her remaining welfare benefits. She entrusts her dog Izy to her neighbor, but when she brings him back, a race against time begins as Nicky overdoses. She has only one solution: entrust Izy to Jacques, an employee for Pa...

  • King David

    Shana is looking for a job, she needs cash to leave France and her bad crowd. But the past she’s looking to forget is never far. Besides, does she really want to put it behind her?

    In 2007, Lila Pinell met 10-year-old Eva Huault while shooting a documentary. The director and young actress reunit...

  • Laissé inachevé à Tokyo

    Left incomplete in Tokyo... Between fiction and reality, a fake spy story, but a true story of time difference.

    Olivier Assayas' first financed film, LAISSÉ INACHEVÉ À TOKYO defends the idea of a different, hybrid kind of filmmaking. Radical in its staging, experimental in its structure, we coul...

  • Let the Beast Rise

    After a bus accident in the middle of nowhere, Lupa decides to tag along with another passenger, Alban, who is determined to reach the nearest village on foot. Crossing through fields and rivers, they slowly go off-course in a strange forest.

    LET THE BEAST RISE seems inspired by the literary tre...

  • Malmousque

    In Malmousque, a former fishermen's district in Marseilles, new residents and bathers from all over the city mix. Virginie wanders the streets looking for her cat, while Elina is convinced that her husband has put spyware on her cell phone. The two friends go kayaking so they can talk to each oth...

  • Marianne

    Marianne is heroine of the day and a young journalist has come to do a feature on her. The interview triggers evasive reactions and misunderstandings, yet a fleeting, tenuous, human connection takes place.

    In this commissioned work that is part of a collection of short films on female heroism, M...

  • The Night Watch

    A couple rushes out of a glamorous party. On their way home, an argument leads to a brutal car accident. When George regains consciousness, Christina has disappeared. He will then experience a real descent into hell, coming face to face with his own demons...

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  • Our Own Land

    Summer is ending, it's time for ensiling in the peaceful Breton countryside. While farmers are harvesting the corn, two brothers, aged 8 and 12, are alone in their big house. Left to their own devices, they are masters of a vast kingdom and feel free to do whatever they want. They only forbid the...

  • Out of the Blue

    Instead of enjoying her vacation in a peaceful peninsula of Turkey, Anna feels stuck in a strange torpor, while her boyfriend, Thomas, doesn't seem to notice it at all. Later in the afternoon, when a little girl suddenly disappears on the beach, Anna awakens and decides to go and find her, despi...

  • Paloma

    After stealing the urn containing the ashes of her deceased lover, Paloma, a colorful drag queen, meets Mike, a silent and melancholic trucker. They will share a road trip by truck to Paris. A day and a night together to overcome their loneliness.

    Hugo Bardin, who also plays the role of Paloma,...

  • Pests

    In the heat of summer, wasps are busy eating beautiful ripe and sweet fruits. But soon, other visitors intrude into the wasps' peaceful life, taking a malicious pleasure in appropriating the precious treasures of the garden. A war is coming, on one side a group of children, and on the other an ar...

  • Please Don't Touch

    Museum rules are simple: don’t run, don’t touch, don’t shout and never disobey.


  • A Story for 2 Trumpets

    It all begins with a lover's quarrel, with tears. We enter the interior of a bandage on a young girl, a kind of mental and liquid image. Inside this image, a goose is teaching a baby the recorder. In music, the child grows up and becomes a little girl. The girl perfects her learning, even devouri...

  • Titan

    Thirteen-year-old Nathan gets ready to join Malik and his gang for a strange integration ritual.

    Valéry Carnoy’s second short film Titan takes the spectator on a harrowing journey into the games of pre-teens in the clutches of their search for power and virility. A gripping film about the violen...