Gather for the Short Nite Film Festival: Watch Film Shorts in Fortnite’s Party Royale

The Fortnite Team

A film festival is coming to Fortnite!

Starting February 20, 2021, at 2 PM ET, join players worldwide for the Fortnite Presents Short Nite Film Festival. Running until February 21, 2021, at 2 PM ET, Short Nite brings acclaimed animated film shorts to Party Royale’s Big Screen. Grab some popcorn (in real life or in-game), jump in with yourself or some friends, and enjoy a series of short-form cinema.

A Short Summary

The animated shorts featured in Short Nite come from around the world. (Among them are shorts that were previously nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film!)

The total runtime of the Short Nite series is about 30 minutes, and the series will repeat non-stop for 24 hours. (No movie tickets required; jump in whenever you’d like!) If you’re new to Party Royale, check out our guide for getting to the Big Screen. Players will also have the option to watch Short Nite in standard Battle Royale via Picture-in-Picture, available at the start of Short Nite and every two hours afterwards.

Refreshments Available... Jumbo Popcorn!

Sit back, relax, and chomp on some JUMBO popcorn while you watch the festival. Starting the day before Short Nite — February 19, 2021, at 7 PM ET — the new Jumbo Popcorn Emote will be available in the Item Shop. The bucket's so big you’re going to have to take a seat.

Subtitles and Content Creation

For the shorts that contain dialogue, you’ll be able to watch them with subtitles in your preferred language. If you want to watch with subtitles, be sure to enable subtitles in the Audio Settings.

And as a heads-up for Content Creators, just like with any theater, there’s no recording of these films during Short Nite. Instead, invite your fans there live! Any streams or VODs of these films (whether from Party Royale or via Picture-in-Picture) will go dark per content protection rules.


We look forward to joining everyone for shorts at the Big Screen. Like with previous Party Royale events, you can head to to schedule the Short Nite Film Festival on your calendar. We’ll see you at the show!