The fourth edition of ProvidedThe “Short Nite” film festival kicks off later this week. Epic Games has announced that the event, which features a variety of in-game animated shorts, will take place on May 12. A total of 10 films are shown, three of which are world premieres, and Epic will also be selling a popcorn emote for an authentic virtual viewing experience.
The original incarnation of Short Nite took place on fortnitethe regal party island, though it has become increasingly elaborate, especially with last year’s Halloween-themed edition. This year, there will be nine different custom-built Virtual Theaters, created in the game’s Creative Mode, which players can move between via the Discovery Page. You’ll also be able to group up with up to seven friends, and the festival will support picture-in-picture, so you’ll also be able to watch while you’re playing battle royale or other game modes.
Previous editions of the festival have featured a surprisingly diverse range of shorts, so this is a good chance to catch up on some cool animation you might not otherwise have seen. Short Nite runs from 2 p.m. ET May 12-16.