Epic Games is making an animated short film festival available for players to view through Fortnite’s Party Royale beginning Saturday, Feb. 20.

Epic Games is bringing a night at the movies right to Fortnite players’ homes with its own animated short film festival being broadcast through Party Royale.

Starting on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. ET, players can watch acclaimed animated short films around the world through the game’s shared virtual space as part of the Short Nite Film Festival. The total runtime for the compilation of short films is approximately 30 minutes and will run on a continuous loop for 24 hours before coming to an end on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. ET.

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In addition to running in Party Royale mode, the film festival will be available to stream within the Picture-in-Picture feature in standard Battle Royale mode, commencing every two hours during the Short Nite period. To help players get in the spirit of the film festival, Epic Games is releasing a popcorn emote through the item store starting Friday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. ET.

Epic Games is also funding an animated film based on the Mesopotamian hero Gilgamesh. The film will reportedly be developed through Epic’s Unreal graphics engine to bring the ancient mythological figure to modern audiences.

The Short Nite Film Festival will be available for players to view in Fortnite‘s Party Royale Feb. 20-21.

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Source: Epic Games

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