African perspectives 2020: Come and join us
For this 29th edition of African Perspectives, the selected films will transport us all over this continent of multiple contrasts. These short films shed light on a range of themes and explore the wealth of African cinema through the eyes, characters and stories of this generation of talented filmmakers.
To better discover these works, the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival invites you to come and talk with the visiting directors on Saturday, 1 February at the Salle Lumière at 6pm immediately following the screening of the A1 and A2 programs. The meeting will be moderated by Claire Diao, a journalist specializing in African cinema and co-founder of the magazine Awotele.
In partnership with CROUS Clermont Auvergne, this meeting will be followed by the opening of an exhibition offered by curator Camille Varenne, member of the international committee and of African Perspectives: L’écho de nos présences. The exhibition stages the encounter and instant and constant transfer between the works of two artists: Camille Juthier and Seumboy Vrainom :€.
Moreover, the latter will extend his stay in residence at the l’École supérieure d’art de Clermont Métropole (ESACM) to conduct a workshop where students will explore the traceability of images. Accompanied by the artist Ali Essafi, they will also offer a masterclass open to the public, which will be held in the Grand Atelier of the ESACM on Monday, February 3 from 1.30pm to 3pm.
And finally, on the occasion of 2020 Africa program, for which the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival has been certified, a third exceptional program will offer our audience the opportunity to (re)discover great classics of African cinematographic heritage with films restored by the Institut Français and the CNC.