Spanish Short THE DISINHERITED Nominated

The European Film Academy (EFA) and the Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival congratulate: 

Vila do Conde Short Film Nominee 2017 
by Laura Ferrés
Spain 2017, documentary / fiction, 18 min

Spanish cinema has consistently sought to build an imagery of the violent economic crisis that crashed upon Southern European countries in recent years. THE DISINHERITED is a delicate, tender example of that culture shock: Laura Ferrés accompanies her father, Pere Ferrés, in the final path of his family business of tourist buses. This end is not only economically disastrous: there is a kind of subtle shame in Pere Ferrés, in his fifty-three years of age, in the frustration at a life with ups and downs that has, in this film, a sad close. All that is left for Ferrés are the night trips with drunk boys who humiliate him on their way back from parties. However, there is a kind of final dignity, sustained by a very dim line that makes Ferrés be able to go through the decline of his business and his way of life. In the background, sounds emitted by the television or the radio signal with more media impact this economic turn: banks are saved but people are not.

The festival's international short film jury was made up of Pela del Álamo (festival director at Curtocircuito, Spain), António Preto (curator & programmer, Portugal), Nicole Brenez (curator, programmer & critic, France), Denis Lim (curator, programmer & critic, USA) & Georges Schoucair (producer, Lebanon)

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 Locarno Festival in Switzerland.

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, 17 July 2017