Les Lutins du Court-Métrage



The cream of the crop of French short films is out and about!
Libération
Les Lutins have really made a name for themselves as the Césars of shorts.
Studio
Recognized henceforth as one of the main events of what’s going on in the world of cinema.
Le Monde

Introduction

For twelve years, the Lutins du court-métrage (Leprechauns of the short film) have been working to promote and disseminate short films to a wider audience.
More than 2,000 film professionals vote each year in a format inspired by the Césars to determine the 25 best short films of the year, thereby bestowing upon them a mark of excellence. Supported by numerous partners, including the Ministry of Culture, the National Center of Cinematography (CNC), the mayor’s office of Paris and the National Theater of Chaillot, the Leprechauns of the short film thus participate in discovering young directors, actors and actresses who will be making the films of tomorrow.

The Leprechauns, or, as they are known in French, les Lutins, have participated over the past ten years in the emergence of such filmmakers as François Ozon and actors such as Jérémie Rénier, Ludivine Sagnier and Sylvie Testud, among others.
In 2007, "Le Mozart des pickpockets" by Philippe-Pollet Villard was awarded "Lutins" for best short film and best scenario and, in 2008, won a César and an Oscar. 
The Délégation générale has produced a teacher’s guide to “The Mozart of Pickpockets” to facilitate classroom study of this short film.

Created out of a desire to have the French public become familiar with a selection of the best short films of the year, the Tour de France des Lutins was held in 2008 in Pathé and Gaumont movie theaters in 23 cities. The idea of the Tour de France des Lutins is to present short films on a national scale and in multiplex theatres where they are not normally shown.

The Lutins are also distributed on an international scale, mainly through French diplomatic channels.

Films nominated for the Lutins 2009

29 FILMS (FICTION, DOCUMENTARY, EXPERIMENTAL)

 664 Km de Arnaud Bigeard - Les Films Velvet
 Andante mezzo forte de Annarita Zambrano - Sensito Films
 Le Baiser de Yann Coridian - Tabo Tabo Films
 Berni’s Doll de Yann Jouette - Dummy Productions
 Boulevard océan de Céline Novel - Petrouchka Films / Need Productions
 Ca ne rime à rien de Claude Duty - Autour de Minuit
 C’est dimanche de Samir Guesmi Kaléo Films
 Cœur d’Amos Klien de Uri Kranot et Michal Kranot - Les Films de L’Arlequin
 Copie de Coralie de Nicolas Engel - Crescendo Films
 Corpus/corpus de Christophe Loizillon – les Films du Rat
 Difunta Correa de Nicolas Cambois - Ailleurs Productions
 Eremia, Eremia de Olivier Broudeur Anthony Quéré Aber Images
 Et alors de Christophe Le Masne - Tobina Film Cyanea
 Le Feu, le sang, les étoiles de Caroline Deruas - Les Films au Long Cours
 Le Jour de gloire de Bruno Collet - Vivement Lundi !
 Lisa de Lorenzo Recio- Local Films
 Les Miettes de Pierre Pinaud - Sli Production
 Migration assistée de Pauline Pinson - La Poudrière / École du Film d’Animation
 Mirages de Olivier Dury- Les Productions de l’Oeil Sauvage
 Monstre 2 de Antoine Barraud - Château Rouge Production
 La Neige au village de Martin Rit- Blue Monday Productions
 Nous de Olivier Hems-Mille et Une Films / Paris-Brest Productions
 Les Paradis perdus de Hélier Cisterne - Les Films du Bélier
 La Peau dure de Jean-Bernard Marlin et Benoît Rambourg- Why Not Productions
 Skhizein de Jérémy Clapin - Dark Prince
 Taxi Wala de Lola Frederich - Château-Rouge Production
 Tony Zoreil de Valentin Potier - Sacre Productions / La Maison
 Une leçon particulière de Raphaël Chevènement - Les Films du Requin
 La Vie lointaine de Sébastien Betbeder - Les Films du Worso

To access the website of the Lutins:  http://leslutins.com/du_court_metrage/

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