Short Films

European Short Film 2016

Short films allow for creative experiments and provocation and invite artists to play with cinematic styles – for many filmmakers the starting point of their career, others stay and explore the format's possibilities. It is important for the European Film Academy to support and promote young and talented newcomers and to celebrate this variety in European film culture.

The short film initiative is organised by the European Film Academy and EFA Productions 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 members of the European Film Academy will get to watch all nominated films and it is they who will vote for the overall winner, who will be presented at the European Film Awards Ceremony.

How to submit…

To be considered for a nomination, a short film has to screen in competition at any of the participating festivals (see list). Eligible are directors born in Europe or with a European passport* whose films do not exceed a running time of 30 min. and match the genre regulations of the respective festival. At each of these, a jury selects a single nomination for the award 'European Short Film 2016'. The nominated films are then submitted to the EFA members who elect the winner.

* European, in the sense of the European Film Academy, means both EU and non-EU, and shall include Israeli and Palestinian.

European Short Film 2016

The following short films are nominated for the European Film Awards 2016:

Ghent Short Film Nominee 
THE WALL
LE MUR

by Samuel Lampaert
Belgium 2015, fiction, 8 min

Uppsala Short Film Nominee
EDMOND 
by Nina Gantz
UK 2015, animation, 10 min

Valladolid Short Film Nominee
THE GOODBYE
EL ADIÓS

by Clara Roquet
Spain 2015, fiction, 15 min

Cork Short Film Nominee
90 DEGREES NORTH 
90 GRAD NORD
by Detsky Graffam
Germany 2015, fiction, 21 min

Rotterdam Short Film Nominee 
WE ALL LOVE THE SEA SHORE
TOUT LE MONDE AIME LA BORD DE LA MER
by Keina Espiñeira 
Spain 2016, fiction/documentary, 18 min

Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Nominee
IN THE DISTANCE
by Florian Grolig
Germany 2015, animation, 7 min

Berlin Short Film Nominee
A MAN RETURNED
by Mahdi Fleifel
UK/Lebanon/Denmark/the Netherlands 2015, documentary, 30 min

Tampere Short Film Nominee
SMALL TALK
by Even Hafnor & Lisa Brooke Hansen
Norway 2015, fiction, 21 min

Krakow Short Film Nominee 
I'M NOT FROM HERE
YO NO SOY DE AQUÍ
by Maite Alberdi & Giedrė Žickytė
Chile/Denmark/Lithuania 2015, documentary, 26 min

Vila do Conde Short Film Nominee 
HOME
by Daniel Mulloy
Kosovo/UK 2016, fiction, 20 min

Locarno Short Film Nominee
THE FULLNESS OF TIME (ROMANCE)
L'IMMENSE RETOUR (ROMANCE)
by Manon Coubia
Belgium/France 2016, fiction, 14 min

Sarajevo Short Film Nominee
LIMBO
by Konstantina Kotzamani
France/Greece 2016, fiction, 30 min

Venice Short Film Nominee 
AMALIMBO
by Juan Pablo Libossart
Sweden/Estonia 2016, animation, 15 min

Bristol Short Film Nominee
9 DAYS – FROM MY WINDOW IN ALEPPO
by Thomas Vroege, Floor van der Meulen & Issa Touma
Netherlands/Syria 2015, documentary, 13 min.

Drama Short Film Nominee
SHOOTING STAR
by Lyubo Yonchev
Bulgaria/Italy 2015, fiction, 28 min.