Short Film Candidate from Clermont-Ferrand

The European Film Academy (EFA) and the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival congratulate:  

Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Candidate
PATISION AVENUE
LEOFOROS PATISION

by Thanasis Neofotistos
Greece, 12 min

Yanni’s mum is on her way to audition for a role as Shakespeare’s Viola, when she discovers that her young son has been left home alone. Through a series of phone calls, she fights to balance the most important roles of her life, whilst walking in the most controversial area of central Athens, Patision Avenue.

The jury consisted of directors Steve Hawley (UK), Nadav Lapid (Israel) and Ga-Eun Yoon (South Korea), multi-disciplinary artist of French and Algonquin heritage Caroline Monnet and illustrator Susa Monteiro (Portugal)

The film is now a candidate for a nomination in the category 'European Short Film 2019'. It joins the following films which were already selected:

Valladolid Short Film Candidate
CADAVRE EXQUIS
by Stéphanie Lansaque & François Leroy
France, animation, 13 min

Uppsala Short Film Candidate
(FOOL TIME) JOB
by Gilles Cuvelier
France, animation, 17 min

Cork Short Film Candidate
BLACK SHEEP
by Ed Perkins
UK, documentary, 27 min

Leuven Short Film Candidate
A WORTHY MAN
EN VÆRDIG MAND
by Kristian Håskjold
Denmark, comedy, 19 min

Rotterdam Short Film Candidate
FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT
by Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani
Germany/Italy, 30 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 candidacy in the short film category of the European Film Awards.

The next candidate for 2019 will be presented in co-operation with the Berlin International Film Festival.

When the annual cycle is completed, a committee appointed by the EFA Board will nominate five short films from this list. Afterwards, the more than 3,500 EFA Members – film professionals from all over Europe – will vote for the overall winner that will be presented at the 32nd European Film Awards Ceremony in Berlin.

Berlin, 13 February 2019