It’s THE rendez-vous for young filmmakers in Europe! Second biggest short film festival in France, one of a kind with its European dimension, the Brest Festival, founded in 1986, plays a major role in the cultural life of the city of Brest and the region of Brittany, providing a cinema-based event every year in November.
Showcasing the creativity and dynamism of young European filmmaking! And also discovering filmmakers who will go on from their experience at Brest Festival to present their first feature film at a festival such Cannes, for example. The festival is the meeting-point for film professionals, where they can publicise their films and begin new collaborations. The festival also brings together professionals and filmgoers, enabling everyone to find out more about the creative and artistic processes involved in the making of a film.
With its mix of key competition programmes (European, French, UFO-OVNI) and a new set of programmes, the festival reveals the best of European short films. Many programmes outside the competition are also presented in the interest of offering a choice to many types of audience, including the Brest Off, the festival’s window on genre films, Made in Breizh which highlights films made and/or filmed in Brittany, Panorama Animation, an insight into the wealth of European animation films and also the Young Audience programme with its sections for different age-groups and family-viewing.
The Festival is organised by the Côte Ouest Association, whose wider mission is to bring short films and cinema to the public, staging film education events aimed at a variety of audiences, throughout the year.