Fortnite will hold its own virtual film festival called Short Nite. The event will take place on the Big Screen in Party Royale and will feature 12 short animated films.
The total runtime of Short Nite is around 30 minutes, but the series will be screened repeatedly for 24 hours. So you can catch the event anytime between February 20 at 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT and February 21 at 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT.
Calling all film lovers: Fortnite Presents “Short Nite” on the Big Screen in Party Royale, starting February 20 at 2 PM ET. Join your friends and watch a collection of animated film shorts from around the world. https://t.co/H6tilWNkdU
— Epic Games Newsroom (@EpicNewsroom) February 16, 2021
Bench, a film that won at the Los Angeles Animation Fest, will be part of the lineup. It’s a claymation short movie that explores themes about sharing. Rollin’ Wild Safari is another feature, and its main characters are all very pleasantly rotund. The film asks an exciting question, “What if animals were round?”
A new emote, Jumbo Popcorn, will be available for the event. Players can get it on February 19.
The Party Royale mode has hosted other entertainment acts, including virtual concerts. Travis Scott’s Fortnite performance notably made waves for its unprecedented attendance. Since then, other music acts like Anderson .Paak and BTS have graced Fortnite’s virtual stage.
To watch Short Nite, Fortnite players can jump into Party Royale by pressing the Change box in the Lobby screen’s bottom-right corner, and selecting the Party Royale mode from the available options. After the selection, you’ll be back at the Lobby screen. Press play and go to the Main Stage for the performance. The map button in Party Royale can help you orient yourself and locate the Main Stage.
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