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

Berlin Short Film Nominee 2017
by Gabriel Abrantes
Portugal 2016, 30 min

Using a mix of Hollywood aesthetics with documentary strategies, the film follows a young indigenous girl from the Xingu National Park to São Paulo, where she falls in love with a robot that also happens to be a stand-up comedian. This strange story mixes the anthropology of humour, indigenous communities, and artificial intelligence.

The festival's international short film jury was made up of concept and media artist Christian Jankowski (Germany), curator/writer and social media manager Kimberly Drew (USA) and festival programmer and film producer Carlos Núñez (Chile)).

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 Tampere Film Festival in Finland.

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, 18 February 2017