Fortnite Announces The Short Nite Film Festival This Weekend

Published 02/17/2021, 3:06 AM EST


Fortnite is popular for its various open stage events, concerts and virtual parties. The regular events keep the Fortnite audience entertained even outside of the basic game. The Marshmello concert, Travis Scott’s Astronomical, NFL Star Meet Up are among the biggest hits in the history of the game. The collaborations are usually promotional events of another brand with Epic Games.

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Most recently, Verizon’s promotion of its 5G network with Epic Games landed the game a huge Super Bowl Stadium. This event took place in Fortnite Creative mode and allowed fans to interact with NFL players and pro gamers in football-inspired games.

Today, Epic Games announced THE SHORT NITE FILM FESTIVAL”. The Party Royale Film Festival features 12 acclaimed animated short films for fans to enjoy together.

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Duration of Fortnite Short Nite Film Festival

The party will start on February 20, 2021, at 2 PM ET. Head to the Party Royale mode, just like any other Party Royale event, to watch it on the big screen. The night will comprise a series of acclaimed animated film shorts.

Many of the films have been nominated for prestigious awards like Academy Award for Best Short Animation Film, the EE BAFTAs and the Emmys. Epic Games will feature 12 acclaimed animated movies.

Here’s the entire list of movies that will be aired:

Bench
– Makin’ Moves
– Rolling Wild
– Car Park
– Maestro
– Oktapodi
– A Single Life
– Catastrophe
– Commuter Glitch
– Creature Comforts
– Lynx & Birds

“Seeing Bench’s warm global reception since its debut has been a standout achievement this past year. We’re very excited to share the film inside Fortnite and contribute to the magic of a short film festival in Party Royale,” shared Rich Webber, whose film ‘Bench’ will be featured in the game.

Refreshments and Content Policy for Streamers

In a blog by Epic Games sharing the itinerary for the big day, the team shared the availability of the Jumbo Popcorn Emote. On logging into the Item Shop on the day before the event, February 19 at 7 PM ET, users will find the emote.

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The blog also asked content creators to not stream or record it. Instead, Epic has urged viewers to join in-game and enjoy it first-hand. Any stream or VODs on the internet from the event will, unfortunately, go dark as per content protection rules.

The event sure sounds exciting and worth experiencing for yourselves. Until then, tell us your favorite Fortnite collaboration event in the comments below.

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