Despite the attention we've paid to the starlets and their status bags this week, The Cannes Film Festival really is
more about movies than the latest Louboutins. And though some of the films premiering at the prestigious French junket won't hit cinemas until Fall, a few are available (and free) right now.
Thanks to YouTube and The National Film Board of Canada, ten short films by emerging directors are currently screening online. They include screwball comedies (A Bear's Life
, about a man in a furry suit), zombie farces (I Am Lonely,
made in Britain), teen dramas (Where Were You
, following Scandinavian high school cliques and pictured above), and Mokhtar, a sweet and scary tale about a Moroccan boy and his "cursed" pet bird.
Watch them all, then vote for your favorite by clicking the "like" button. (Yes, that means you can vote for all of them, or all except one, or whatever.) They may not include Kirsten Dunst in a Givenchy dress, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't stop and stare.
--FARAN KRENTCILWatch all the films at YouTube's NFB channel, by clicking here.