Fortnite Debuts “Short Nite” Film Festival in Party Royale

This week, Fortnite is re-creating your favorite film festival – virtually. “Short Nite” on the Big Screen in Party Royale will feature 12 acclaimed animated short films for players and their friends to enjoy. 

The film festival starts February 20, 2021 at 2 PM ET and continuously runs until February 21, 2021, at 2 PM ET. Anyone can squad up to meet other Fortnite players at the Big Screen in Party Royale to enjoy Short Nite or watch the shorts via Picture-in-Picture while playing. Party Royale continues to be an experimental and evolving space in Fortnite where players can relax and play minigames, attend concerts, or just hang out with their friends. 

The films were made by creators and directors from around the world, and feature several award winning shorts, including winners of the Academy Awards, BAFTAs and Emmys.

One of those films is Bench, which is currently long-listed for a BAFTA and will be playing as part of Short Nite. Rich Webber, the award winning director behind the film, is currently supporting the film’s debut globally and said “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.”

Check out the Fortnite blog for more details.