Tampere Nominates PRISONER OF SOCIETY

The European Film Academy (EFA) and Tampere Film Festival congratulate: 

Tampere Short Film Nominee
PRISONER OF SOCIETY
SOCIUMIS PATIMARI
by Rati Tsiteladze
Georgia/Latvia, documentary, 15 min

Prisoner of Society is an intimate journey into the world and mind of a young transgender woman trapped between personal desire for freedom and traditional expectations of her parents amid the growing tensions provoked by LGBT politics in Georgia. Focused on family, members of which reveal hidden fears, hopes and motives, the film connects the seemingly separate realities and poses the question – what it means to be a stranger in your own home and country.

The jury consisted of Brazilian director Kiko Goifman, journalist, writer, presenter, director & producer Libby Hakaraia from New Zealand, producer & director Jan Harlan from the UK, German director & screen writer Michaela Kezele, and producer Elina Pohjola from Finland. 

The film is now nominated for the award 'European Short Film 2018'. It joins the following films which were already nominated: 

Valladolid  Short Film Nominee
KAPITALISTIS
by Pablo Muñoz Gomez
France/Belgium, fiction, 15 min

Uppsala Short Film Nominee
MERYEM

by Reber Dosky
The Netherlands, documentary, 16 min

Cork Short Film Nominee
CONTAINER
KONTENER
by Sebastian Lang
Germany, fiction, 30 min

Leuven Short Film Nominee 
GRADUATION `97
VYPUSK `97
by Pavlo Ostrikov
Ukraine, fiction, 19 min

Rotterdam Short Film Nominee 
WHAT'S THE DAMAGE
by Heather Phillipson
UK, experimental, 8 min

Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Nominee

SHAME
SRAM
by Petar Krumov
Bulgaria, fiction, 24 min

Berlin Short Film Nominee
BURKINA BRANDENBURG KOMPLEX
by Ulu Braun
Germany, experimental, 19 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 2018 will be presented in co-operation with Krakow Film Festival.

When the annual cycle is completed, the nominees will be presented to the more than 3,000 members of the European Film Academy and it is they who will elect the overall winner: the European Short Film 2018 which will be presented at the 31st European Film Awards Ceremony on 15 December in Seville. 

Berlin, 12 March 2018