Rotterdam Nominates INFORMATION SKIES

The European Film Academy (EFA) and the International Film Festival Rotterdam congratulate:  

Rotterdam Short Film Nominee 2017 
by Metahaven 
Netherlands/South Korea 2017, experimental fiction, 24 min 

INFORMATION SKIES takes place in a forest somewhere in the not-too-distant future. The film, with an otherworldly soundscape, fuses three genres – live action, anime-like animation and digital abstraction – creating fragmented territories, attractive and terrifying at the same time. It questions how deep immersion in digital augmentation, combined with our persisting emotional limits as humans, is altering our capacity to decide on what constitutes 'reality'.

The jury for the Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films was made up of Andrea Lissoni, senior curator for international art (film) at Tate Modern in London, Patricia Pisters, professor of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam, and Salla Tykkä, visual artist from Finland.

Their statement reads as follows: “In the tradition of the best essay films, this post-fact meditation on our high tech world stands out with its original imagery. Both the graphic quality of the animations and the distinctive dramatised scenes convey dreams and hopes for the future.”

The film is now nominated for the award 'European Short Film 2017'. It joins the following films which were already nominated:

Ghent Short Film Nominee 
by Juanjo Giménez
Spain 2016, fiction, 15 min

Uppsala Short Film Nominee
by Réka Bucsi
Hungary/France 2016, animation, 16 min

Valladolid Short Film Nominee

by Simon Vahlne
Sweden 2016, fiction, 14'48 min

Cork Short Film Nominee
by Andrea Harkin
Ireland 2016, fiction, 14 min

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 International Short Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand.

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 Short Film 2017 which will be presented at the 30th European Film Awards Ceremony on 9 December in Berlin. 

Berlin, 2 February 2017