Fortnite Short Nite Film Festival: Date and Time, What Is It, Movies, Trailer and Everything You Need To Know

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 has just released a brand new patch in the v15.40 update today.

The update brings back a beloved weapon in the Flint Knock, and it is one of the best updates in quite some time.


While this season has been relatively dry in terms of content, the collaborations they have pulled off this season are out of this world and we can only assume more is to come. 

Now, Epic has announced a brand new mini-event within the game and it seems amazing!

Check it out below. 



What Is It? 

Epic has posted a new blog post detailing all the aspects of the new Short Nite concept.

Check it out here, or down below is a quick summary! 

A film festival is coming to Fortnite!


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.


Date and Time

Epic has noted the event is going to take place at the following time: 


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,


Popcorn Emote

A brand new Jumbo Popcorn Emote is going to be obtainable within the item shop as apart of this event! 


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.