Fortnite’s violence-free mode, party royale, will soon be the home of a short film festival. Today, developer Epic announced “Short Nite,” which will feature multiple animated shorts, all broadcast on the virtual island’s big screen. The event will start on February 20th at 2PM ET, and Epic says the entire run will last around 30 minutes, though it will be rebroadcast for 24 hours, ending on February 21st at 2PM ET.
Here’s the list of movies you can expect:
Bench Makin’ Moves Rollin’ Wild Car Park Maestro Oktapodi A Single Life Catastrophe Commuter Glitch Creature Comforts Lynx & Birds
While this is the first Fortnite film festival, it’s far from the first time Epic has dabbled in experiences outside of gaming. In fact, party royale — a separate island where weapons aren’t allowed — was designed explicitly for this purpose.
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Among other activities, it features a club and outdoor movie theater. Since the mode launched last April, it’s been used to host concerts from the likes of Anderson .Paak and Diplo, screen trailers and full-length movies, debut a BTS music video, and host important discussions. Epic even used the locale to reveal “Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite,” its animated short that helped kick off its ongoing feud with Apple.