The 13th annual Court Métrange, Rennes’ international short film festival of the bizarre and the Fantastic has offered its audiences, over the course of three days, 70 short films during the 13 screenings of both animation and fiction films so that the festivalgoers could enjoy the best of the recent production in that film genre.
On the occasion of the closing ceremony that was held at the Ciné TNB in Rennes on Saturday October 22, the 2016 Jury, presided over by actor Thierry Frémont along with François Marache (artistic director and founder of the Court mais Trash festival) journalists and film reviewers Nathalie Dassa and Christophe Lemaire, Christophe Taudière (head of the short film division at France-Télévision) and Corinne Bernard (director of the Beaumarchais association) gave out the following Court Métrange prizes for 2016 :
by Alexandre Claudin Quarxx - 36’ • FRANCE • 2016
Unanimous jury vote
by Mihai Grecu - 9’ • FRANCE • 2015
by Calvin Reeder - 3’34 • ÉTATS-UNIS • 2016
by Noel Loozen - 10’30 • PAYS BAS • 2015
by Pascal Thiebaux - 12’30 • FRANCE • 2016
by Simon Cartwright - 10’ • ROYAUME-UNI • 2015
de Jean-Baptiste Saurel
"Cartes blanches" :
The Tale of the wall habitants de Andrej Boka (Carte blanche Festival Grossmann)
The Cat With Hands de Robert Morgan (Focus Robert Morgan par Make it short)
by Gonzague Legout 20’10 • FRANCE • 2015
by Justin Harding - 12’47 • CANADA • 2016
bye Foncelle- 5’19 • FRANCE • 2015
A warm congratulations and thanks to the directors, to the jury, to the public and to the team!!
2016 jury, presided over by actor Thierry Frémont
It is awarded to the best production entered in the international competition. This endowment comes in the form of benefits. The organization ARWESTUD offers a 50% discount on the lighting equipment for the shooting of the winner's next film, a 50 % discount on post-production work : sound editing, sound-grading and DCP output. The organization NOMADE Production offers a 50% discount on post-production work : sound editing and mixing. A Court Métrange trophy specially made by artist Patrice Hubert is also given out with this award.
It is awarded to the best short film (duration: less than or equal to 25 min.) in the European competition. The winning film also competes for the Gold Medal, which is awarded during the Trieste science fiction festival Della Fantascienza in Italy. A piece created by artist Patrice Hubert accompanies this prize.
This Prize is awarded to one of the short films in the international competition. The winning film is shown exclusively on the France 2 channel as part of the Histoires Courtes programme.
totaling 1,500 €, is awarded to the best French fantasy work.
Publication of a personalized piece in Format Court, a website specialized in short films (www.formatcourt.com), on the winning film. Purchase and distribution of the film in a Format Court special screening at the Studio des Ursulines (Paris). Creation of a Digital Master in the DCP format (provided by the digital lab Média Solution).
concerns the 'Nuit du Fantastic' screenings and the cartes blanches ( Festival Grossman and Make It Short). The younger audiences (primary, middle, and high school) are also invited to choose a winning film from the school screenings.