Venice Presents Animated Short Film AMALIMBO With Nomination

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

Venice Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards 2016   
by Juan Pablo Libossart 
Sweden/Estonia 2016, animation, 15 min 

AMALIMBO is the story of Tipuana, a 5-year-old girl who experiences the limbo when she tries to pass to “the other side” in her desperate urge to meet again with her recently dead father. It is a short story that happens in an undefined place and in an also undefined future.

The members of the Orizzonti Jury at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival were:
Jury President Robert Guédiguian (Director, France)
Jim Hoberman (Film Critic and Historian, United States)
Nelly Karim (Actress, Egypt)
Valentina Lodovini (Actress, Italy)
Moon So-ri (Actress and Director, Korea)
José Maria Prado (Film Critic and Scholar, Spain)
Chaitanya Tamhane (Director, India)

AMALIMBO is now one of the 15 short films nominated for the European Film Awards.

The EFA 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.  

The next nomination for 2016 will be presented in co-operation with International Short Film Festival in Drama (Greece) and Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival Bristol (UK). 

When the annual cycle is completed, the nominees will be presented to the over 3,000 members of the European Film Academy and it is they who will elect the overall winner: the European Short Film 2016 which will be presented at the 29th European Film Awards Ceremony on 10 December in Wroclaw.  

Berlin, 12 September 2016