Empowering Perspectives: Celebrating Women Directors at the 2024 Clermont Film Festival


The upcoming February 2024 installment of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival promises to be an exhilarating occasion. More than merely exhibiting films, this festival is a vibrant celebration that embraces a wealth of global cultures and viewpoints.

Annually, this festival leads its audience on a cinematic worldwide expedition, delving into diverse countries and their distinctive narratives. However, in 2024, it’s set to become exceptionally remarkable, spotlighting the exceptional influence of women, both in the limelight and behind the scenes of filmmaking.



The festival will honor Europe through a special selection of films made by incredibly talented female directors. These films, created between 2013 and 2023, offer a unique glimpse into life, society, and humanity through the eyes of female visionaries.


Son Altesse Protocole directed by Aurélie Reinhorn – France, Belgium

The lineup is incredibly diverse, featuring 22 films from 24 directors representing 25 countries, including not just European Union member countries but also the United Kingdom and Switzerland showcasing the rich cultural tapestry of Europe.

The selection includes films that explore a wide range of themes. Some delve into the relationship between humans and nature, while others challenge societal norms or blend humor with deeper messages.
Others use innovative storytelling techniques, inviting audiences into dreamlike worlds or exploring mythical narratives.


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Egúngún (Masquerade) directed by Olive Nwosu – Nigeria, United Kingdom

These movies reflect the complexities of life, from personal stories to global shifts in history. They touch on themes of isolation, love, family, and societal issues with depth and creativity.

The festival aims to shine a spotlight on these talented filmmakers, especially women, providing a platform for their voices to be heard and celebrated. It’s an inclusive and dynamic retrospective that promises to enchant and surprise audiences.


So, mark your calendars for February 2024 and join the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival for an unforgettable cinematic experience, celebrating the diverse and powerful stories told through the lens of talented female directors.


By Alexandra Ramon y Ruiz