Tampere Nominates Romanian Short WRITTEN/UNWRITTEN
The European Film Academy (EFA) and the Tampere Film Festival congratulate:
Tampere Short Film Nominee 2017
by Adrian Silisteanu
Romania 2017, 20 min
Outside a maternity ward, a Roma family is announced their underage daughter has just had a baby girl. Pardică (50) doesn’t seem to celebrate the moment; he is very displeased with this early pregnancy, for which he blames his wife. However, things become even tenser when a hospital employee asks them to sign some papers and discovers issues related to their IDs and their status as parents of the underage new mother. The imminent danger of state authorities separating them from their daughter determines Pardică to take action.
The festival's international jury was made up of Geraldine Gomez (Pompidou Centre, Paris), Abir Hashem (DocuDays, Beirut), Jaime E. Manrique (Bogotá Short Film Festival), Jason Ryle (imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival, Toronto) and Lasse Saarinen (Finnish Film Foundation). Their statement reads as follows:
When you are faced an extreme situation, the unexpected can happen. With a confident hand – and excellent direction, acting and dialogue – this film’s realism enhances the emotional impact of a family’s complex relationships and presents a beautiful story of tenderness.
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 Krakow Film Festival in Poland.
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, 13 March 2017