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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.
The short film programme is organised in co-operation with a series of film festivals throughout Europe. At each of these festivals, an independent jury presents one of the short films in competition with a nomination in the European Film Awards’ short film category.
En La Boca
Dir: Matteo Gariglio
Switzerland / Argentina 2016
The Molina family live and work in the shadows of the Boca Juniors stadium. Selling fake tickets to games, they constantly get in conflict with the corrupt police.
Dir: Rûken Tekeş
Zelal 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.
Dir: Metahaven (Daniel van der Velden & Vinca Kruk)
South Korea / Netherlands 2017
A post-truth essay in which live action and animation shape a new cinematic aesthetic, following a young couple who believe to be living a perilous and heroic life.
You Will Be Fine
Dir: Céline Devaux
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.
Dir: Juanjo Giménez
WINNER. Luna and Diego are the parking lot security guards. Diego does the night shift, and Luna works by day.
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