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Fortnite, Epic Games’ ultra-popular Battle Royale shooter, continues its trend of bringing real life events into the game.

The Fortnite Presents Short Nite Film Festival, which will debut in the game on Feb. 20, will showcase animated shorts from around the world, including a number of titles previously nominated for best animated short film at the Academy Awards.

The slate of films, which sport a run time of about 30 minutes, will play on a loop for 24 hours as part of Fortnite’s Party Royale feature. Players will also have the option to watch in the game’s standard Battle Royale mode via picture-in-picture, though the Short Nite loop will only run every two hours there.

For shorts that contain dialogue, players can add the option to watch with subtitles in their preferred language. Content creators are prohibited from recording the films during Short Nite, while any streams or VODs of the event must go dark per content protection rules.

For refreshment, Fortnite is offering a new jumbo popcorn emote in the item shop.

The Short Nite Film Festival will run Feb. 20-21.

Check out the trailer for Short Nite here:

Photo courtesy of Epic Games