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Fortnite Short Nite film festival returns: How to watch

Fortnite’s Short Nite film festival returns with ten new animated shorts and a new movie-themed emote.

Fortnite’s Short Nite film festival is back for its third iteration with ten animated shorts. This unique experience allows players to pick and choose which films they would like to watch. Furthermore, Epic Games will release a new emote to celebrate this instance of Short Nite. Let’s cover how you can watch Fortnite’s latest film festival.

How to watch the Fortnite's Short Nite film festival

From May 12 at 2 PM EST until May 16, Fortnite players can queue into Short Nite to watch ten animated short films–three of which have never aired publicly until now. You can participate in Short Nite in a few different ways, and here’s how:

  1. Navigate to Fortnite’s ‘Discover’ menu on May 12
  2. Locate and select Short Nite
  3. Queue into the event as you would a standard Battle Royale or Zero Build match
  4. Select any film you’d like, sit back and watch as the rest play one after another

Beyond that, Fortnite also offers a picture-in-picture option for those who want to play the game while watching Short Nite. You can turn on this feature by going to ‘Settings’ and finding the picture-in-picture toggle.

New Sweet Treat emote

Epic Games plans to release a new emote geared toward movie-goers for the second time in three Short Nite events. The first of Fortnite’s Short Nite film festivals introduced the Jumbo Popcorn emote. Then, Short Nite 2 presented the Gildedguy skin–a character that took center stage during the event. Beginning May 11 at 8 PM EST, the new Sweet Treat emote will be purchasable via the Item Shop. The emote depicts your character eating a box of candy while kicking back during a movie.

Check out Fortnite’s Short Nite film festival on Friday when it goes live to see some unique animated shorts. Elsewhere, you can enjoy the Fortnite x Star Wars Day celebration and experience the latest hotfix v20.30 update!

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