Clermont-Ferrand Nominates WANNABE

The European Film Academy (EFA) and the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival congratulate: 

Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Nominee 2017
WANNABE
by Jannis Lenz
Austria/Germany 2017, fiction, 29 min

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. 

The festivals international jury was made up of director/ screenwriters Kaouther Ben Hania (Tunisia) and Daniel H. Byun (South Korea), actress Madalina Constantin (Romania/ France), producer Ohna Falby (UK) and director/ screenwriter/ producer Franco Lolli (Colombia/ France).

The film is now nominated for the award 'European Short Film 2017'. 

The EFA short film programme is organised by the European Film Academy in co-operation with a series of film festivals throughout Europe. At each of these festivals, an independent jury presents one of the European short films in competition with a nomination in the short film category of the European Film Awards. 

The next nomination for 2017 will be presented in co-operation with the Berlin International Film Festival.

When the annual cycle is completed, the nominees will be presented to the over 3,200 members of the European Film Academy and it is they who will elect the overall winner: the European Film Academy Short Film 2017 which will be presented at the 30th European Film Awards Ceremony on 9 December in Berlin. 

Berlin, 13 February 2017