Krakow Nominates French Short RELEASE THE DOGS

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

Krakow Short Film Nominee 
RELEASE THE DOGS
LÂCHEZ LES CHIENS
by Manue Fleytoux
France/Belgium, fiction, 20 min

Anouck has found herself in a toxic triangle, torn between the two men who are at each other’s throats. She loves them and they do not want to live without her. Living with a partner and a younger brother under the same roof is no longer possible. Anouck has to take some drastic measures. In this outstanding directorial debut of screenwriter Emmanuelle Fleytoux, with excellent acting and photographs, energy is pouring out of the screen. You have to see the film to find out what may sometimes reconcile a family.

The jury consisted of Iranian film director, scriptwriter & independent producer Mehrdad Oskouei, programmer at Edinburgh International Film Festival Lydia Beilby, and writer, editor & multimedia producer Michael Brooke - both from the UK -, as well as last year's EFA Nominee Matteo Gariglio from Switzerland, and animated film director & performer Mariusz Wilczyński from Poland.

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

Tampere Short Film Nominee
PRISONER OF SOCIETY
SOCIUMIS PATIMARI
by Rati Tsiteladze
Georgia/Latvia, documentary, 15 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 Curtas Vila Do Conde - International 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, 4 April 2018