SCREENING
WATERSHED CINEMA 2
12.30
£5.00
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1hr 30
Dir: Various

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 2016 is a manifold panorama of young contemporary European filmmaking. This year’s programme is composed of productions/co-productions from Belgium, Bulgaria, Chile, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Kosovo, Lebanon, Lithuania, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Syria, The Netherlands, and the UK. The members of the European Film Academy – more than 3,000 European film professionals − selected the film 9 DAYS – FROM MY WINDOW IN ALEPPO by Thomas Vroege, Floor van der Meulen and Issa Touma, a co-production between The Netherlands and Syria, as the overall winner, which was presented at the 29th European Film Awards Ceremony in Wrocław/Poland in December 2016.

We All Love the Sea Shore (Tout le Monde Aime le Bord de la Mer)

Dir: Keina Espiñeira
Spain 2017
17 mins
Experimental

A group of men is waiting at the fringes of a coastal woodland for the journey to Europe. They get trapped in a temporal threshold. A film is shot there with the men playing themselves. The landscape changes and where they are is no longer their motherland. There are no beautiful beaches, the water is not transparent, not clear. Legends from the colonial past collide with the present time, memory survives

Shooting Star (ПАДАЩА ЗВЕЗДА)

Dir: Lyubo Yonchev
Bulgaria/Italy 2015
28 mins
Fiction

Lilly is a divorced mother of two – Martin, who has recently come of age, and little Alexandra. One cold winter evening Martin picks Alexandra up from kindergarten. In the dark streets of the neighbourhood they become a part of a tragic accident that can hardly be forgotten or erased. Lilly and her kids have to make tough decisions, the consequences of which will change their life for good.

9 Days – From My Window in Aleppo

Dirs: Thomas Vroege, Floor van der Meulen & Issa Touma
The Netherlands/Syria
13 mins 2015
Documentary

One morning in August 2012, renowned Syrian photographer Issa Touma saw young men lugging sandbags into his street. It turned out to be the start of the Syrian uprising in the city of Aleppo. Touma grabbed his camera and spent nine days holed up in his apartment, recording what was happening outside. The result? An unprecedented glimpse into a war that has been raging for three years now.

Limbo

Dir: Konstantina Kotzamani
France/Greece 2016
30 mins
Fiction

The leopard shall lie down with the goat. The wolves shall live with the lambs. And the young boy will lead them. 12+1 kids and the carcass of a whale washed ashore …

In the Distance

Dir: Florian Grolig
Germany 2015
7 mins
Animation

It’s calm and peaceful above the clouds. But chaos lurks in the distance and each night, it draws closer.


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