Accreditation successfully in hand, but sadly no ticket to the opening ceremony screening as it was full, we had a look around the amazing book shop and a walk around a bit of the lake (we took advantage while the sun came out!)
After meeting up with a few more people, it was time to go and see the first screening of Shorts in Competition 1 in the Grande Salle. It was a really good selection of films with so many techniques. My two favourites were 'One Minute Puberty' and 'The Centrifuge Brain Project'. Both very different to each other but I think they were amazingly well made and animated. And really funny!
After that, well after a crepe, I went over to MJC Novel to see shorts in Competition 3 - the programme that Being Bradford Dillman is in. It was only a small screening but it was well received and got some laughs, so that eased my stomachs nerves a bit! Barry Purves' Tchaikovsky film was also on the programme. It's the first time I've seen it and I couldn't believe how beautiful the animation was. I knew it was going to be good but it was better than I expected.
I'm up super early tomorrow to get down to the Bon Lieu to try and get a seat for the Awards Ceremony and Closing Party. Wish me luck!