Animated Short VILLA ANTROPOFF Nominated

The European Film Academy (EFA) and the Krakow Film Festival congratulate the

Krakow Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards 2012
by Vladimir Leschiov and Kaspar Jancis
Latvia/Estonia, 13 min, animation

VILLA ANTROPOFF A condom found on an African beach is an impulse for a black man to set off on a dangerous sea journey to Europe, in search of a better life. Meanwhile, Villa Antropoff hosts an (a)typical international wedding party which, with every drink and every drug fix, is becoming increasingly pretentious. When the protagonist reaches the villa, after a gruelling effort, he will have to confront his dreams with reality.

The film is now nominated for the award European Film Academy Short Film 2012. It was selected by the festival’s international jury, consisting of Oxana Cherkasova (Russia), Marcel Łozinski (Poland), Alessandro Marcioni (Switzerland), Torene Svitil (USA) and Kaveh Tehrani (Norway).

The short film initiative 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.

VILLA ANTROPOFF joins the following nominees: DEMAIN, ÇA SERA BIEN by Pauline Gay (France), selected at the Flanders IFF - Ghent; SUPERMAN, SPIDERMAN SAU BATMAN (Superman, Spiderman or Batman) by Tudor Giurgiu (Romania), selected at the Valladolid IFF, TWO HEARTS by Darren Thornton (Ireland), selected at the Corona Cork FF; MITEN MARJOJA POIMITAAN (How To Pick Berries) by Elina Talvensaari (Finland), selected at the Encounters IFF Bristol, L’AMBASSADEUR ET MOI by Jan Czarlewski (Switzerland), selected at the Premiers Plans - Festival d’Angers, IM FREIEN (In the Open) by Albert Sackl (Austria), selected at the Rotterdam IFF, VILAINE FILLE MAUVAIS GARÇON (Two Ships) by Justine Triet (France), selected at the Berlin IFF and CSICSKA (Beast) by Attila Till (Hungary), selected at the Tampere FF.

The next nomination will be presented in co-operation with the Norwegian Short Film Festival in Grimstad.

When the annual cycle is completed in September, the nominees will be presented to the over 2,600 members of the European Film Academy and it is they who will elect the overall winner: the European Film Academy Short Film 2012 which will be presented at the 25th European Film Awards Ceremony on 1 December in Malta.