Fortnite is getting its own short film festival this weekend

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Epic Games has been dabbling with various forms of entertainment within Fortnite for a while now, with live events like the Marshmello concert and movie screenings of Christopher Nolan's biggest films. (opens in new tab) Now it's bringing a film festival to the battle royale this weekend, rather aptly titled Short Nite (opens in new tab).

The festival will show an impressive collection of short films—including an animation from one of Wallace & Gromit's claymation artists, Rich Webber, and one that fellow writer Rachel somehow instantly recognised as being from the same team that did the chicken cartoon (opens in new tab) featured in Heavy Rain, French studio Gobelins L'Ecole de L'Image.

A single run of all the shorts only takes around half an hour, beginning at 2:00 PM ET / 7:00 PM GMT) on February 20, and will loop for the next 24 hours until February 21. The festival's available in Party Royale, though you can tune in via picture-in-picture from Battle Royale if you don't fancy taking a break from the usual action.

I've always found the idea of watching films and television shows in games rather endearing. Kicking back with a virtual popcorn bucket and my pals sounds like a nice break from the usual building and bullet hell, especially when many IRL cinemas are still closed.

Mollie Taylor
Features Producer

Mollie spent her early childhood deeply invested in games like Killer Instinct, Toontown and Audition Online, which continue to form the pillars of her personality today. She joined PC Gamer in 2020 as a news writer and now lends her expertise to write a wealth of features, guides and reviews with a dash of chaos. She can often be found causing mischief in Final Fantasy 14, using those experiences to write neat things about her favourite MMO. When she's not staring at her bunny girl she can be found sweating out rhythm games, pretending to be good at fighting games or spending far too much money at her local arcade.