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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.
Fight on a Swedish Beach!!
Dir: Simon Vahlne
This is what happens when you yell sieg heil and call someone’s wife a whore. He had it coming.
Dir: Andrea Harkin
Belfast 1972. Laurence welcomes his cousin and man-on-the-run Mickey to a party of drinking, dancing and young love. By morning, reality catches up with them.
Dir: Adrian Silișteanu
Outside a maternity ward, a Roma family is announced their underage daughter has had a baby girl. Imminent danger of state authorities separating parents from their daughter determines them to take action.
Dir: Redbear Easterman & Nikita Diakur
An ugly cat struggles to coexist in a fragmented and broken world, eventually finding a soulmate in a mystical chief.
The Artificial Humors
Dir: Gabriel Abrantes
A film about humour, anthropology and AI, focusing on how humour is central to relationships and is one of the most complex forms of communication, it tells the story of a girl who falls in love with a robot comedian.
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