EUROPEAN SHORT FILM ACADEMY
NOMINEES FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2017 ON TOUR
SHORT MATTERS is the European Film Academy’s short film tour which brings the nominated short films to audiences across Europe – and beyond. The programme featuring the European Short Film Nominees 2017 is a manifold panorama of young contemporary European filmmaking. This year’s programme is composed of productions/co-productions from Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Turkey & UK. The members of the European Film Academy – more than 3,000 European film professionals − selected the Spanish film TIMECODE by Juanjo Giménez as the overall winner, which was presented at the 30th European Film Awards Ceremony in Berlin in December 2017.
FRI 6. 7. / 14 H / CINEMA TOWER
Jannis Lenz – Austrija, Njemačka / Austria, Germany – 2016 – 30’ – documentary, fiction / dokumentarno-igrani
Coco is 17 and feels a desperate need to become famous even though she seems to lack the necessary talent. She is willing to do anything for recognition and avoid becoming an everyday ‚loser‘. She skips school to attend castings, music videos shoots, and to film YouTube clips but faces one humiliation after another and is quickly pushed to her limits. With her „Coco Channel“, she tries to expand her notoriety on the internet and create the successful, loved, and confident character she wishes she really could be. As a crossmedia project, connecting film with the online video scene, WANNABE tells the story of a young YouTuber, who builds herself a fictitious world on the Internet.
JEUNES HOMMES À LA FENÊTRE / YOUNG MEN AT THEIR WINDOWS Loukianos Moshonas – Francuska / France 2017 – 18’ – fiction / igrani
Two graphic designers at work, by mistake, start playing with an empty scanner’s possibilities. They venture into assumptions, eventually open up to each other, and let go of the strange images, until they let go of themselves.
LOS DESHEREDADOS / THE DISINHERITED
Laura Ferrés – Španjolska / Spain 2017 – 19’ – documentary, fiction / dokumentarno-igrani
Portrait of the director’s father facing the end of his family business. Pere Ferrés is 53 years old and owns a small bus company. Lack of money forces him to drive clients who destroy his vehicle to bachelor parties, but he is not prepared to lose his dignity.
Christos Massalas – Grčka / Greece 2017 – 14’ – fiction / igrani
This is the story of Copa-Loca, an abandoned Greek summer resort. Paulina is the girl at the heart of Copa-Loca. Everyone cares for her and she cares about everyone – in every possible way.
LOVE / LJUBAV
Réka Bucsi – Mađarska, Francuska / Hungary, France 2016 – 15’ – animation / animirani
Love describes affection in three different chapters, through an impact on a distant solar system. Abstract haiku-like situations reveal the change in atmosphere on one planet, caused by the change of gravity and light. This pulsing planet makes the inhabitants become one with each other in various ways.
SAT 7. 7. / 14 H / CINEMA TOWER
EN LA BOCA
Matteo Gariglio – Švicarska, Argentina / Switzerland, Argentina 2016 – 26’ – documentary / dokumentarni
In Buenos Aires, the Molina family lives and works in the shadows of the legendary Boca Juniors stadium. Selling fake tickets to the soccer games, they constantly get in conflict with the corrupt police. As her family sinks deeper into this underworld, the mother tries in vain to keep them all from falling apart.
HEVÊRK / THE CIRCLE
Rûken Tekeş – Turska / Turkey 2016 – 14’ – fiction / igrani
In Mesopotamia, there are children of different ethnicities, religions and languages. Zelal, 7 year-old petite girl, is an ethnic Kurd as well as religiously an Ezidi (Yazidi). An ordinary school day turns into a life changing event for Zelal and her introvert admirer, Zeki, after their Turkish teacher introduces the letter of the week ‘O’…
Metahaven (Daniel van der Velden & Vinca Kruk) – Nizozemska / Netherlands 2017 – 24’ – experimental fiction / eksperimentalno-igrani
Information Skies is a post-truth essay in which live action and animation shape a new cinematic aesthetic. The film follows a young couple who believe to be living a perilous and heroic life. When the haunting of traumatic loss exposes their fantasy as fake, they immerse themselves further into their self-built world.
GROS CHAGRIN / YOU WILL BE FINE
Céline Devaux – Francuska / France 2017 – 15’ – animation, fiction / animirani igrani
Give it time. You’ll get over it. Jean celebrates his birthday, gets drunk and recalls the dreadful weekend that led to his break-up with Mathilde.
Juanjo Giménez – Španjolska / Spain 2016 – 15’ – fiction / igrani
Luna and Diego are the parking lot security guards. Diego does the nights shift, and Luna works by day.
SUN 8. 7. / 14 H / CINEMA TOWER
FIGHT ON A SWEDISH BEACH!!
Simon Vahlne – Švedska / Sweden 2016 – 15’ – fiction / igrani
Epic beach fight!! This is what happens when you yell “Sieg Heil” and call someone’s wife a whore. He had it coming.
THE PARTY / THE PARTY
Andrea Harkin – Irska / Ireland 2016 – 14’ – fiction / igrani
Belfast 1972. Laurence invites his cousin and man-on-the-run Mickey to a party of drinking, dancing and young love. by morning, reality catches up with them.
SCRIS/NESCRIS / WRITTEN/UNWRITTEN
Adrian Silișteanu – Rumunjska / Romania 2016 – 20’ – fiction / igrani
Outside a maternity ward, a Roma family is announced their underage daughter has just had a baby girl. Pardică (50) doesn’t seem to celebrate the moment; he is very displeased with this early pregnancy, for which he blames his wife. However, things become even tenser when a hospital employee asks them to sign some papers and discovers issues related to their IDs and their status as parents of the underage new mother. The imminent danger of state authorities separating them from their daughter determines Pardică to take action.
Redbear Easterman & Nikita Diakur – Njemačka / Germany 2017 – 12’ – animation / animirani
An ugly cat struggles to coexist in a fragmented and broken world, eventually finding a soulmate in a mystical chief. Inspired by the internet story ‘Ugly the Cat’.
OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS / THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS
Gabriel Abrantes – Portugal / Portugal 2016 – 29’ – fiction / igrani
Film about humor, anthropology and artificial intelligence. It focuses on how humor is central to human relationships across, used as a form of social control, and one of the most complex forms of communication. The film was shot in Mato Grosso (Canarana and the Yawalapiti and Kamayura villages inside the Xingu Indigenous Park) and São Paulo. Blending a certain Hollywood aesthetic with documentary approaches, the film tells the story of an indigenous girl who falls in love with a robot that is a rising stand up comedian in Brazil. Gabriel Abrantes’ films address historical, political and social matters while discussing post-colonial, gender and identity issues. His works create layers of unlikely readings, altering traditional narratives and touch upon the absurd, folklore, humor and politics.