Hamburg Short Film Candidacy goes to CAVALCADE

The European Film Academy and the Hamburg International Short Film Festival congratulate:

Hamburg Short Film Candidate
CAVALCADE
by Johann Lurf (Austria 2019, experimental, 5 min)

The film was selected by the festival's international competition jury consisting of Ana David (festival programmer IndieLisboa, Portugal), Jennifer Reeder (filmmaker, USA), Pawel Wieszczecinski (distributor, fim critic & journalist, USA), Pela del Álamo (director, producer, Spain) and Peter van Hoof (festival programmer IFFR, The Netherlands). Their statement reads as follows:

What is that I am seeing when a wheel in motion suddenly changes speed and direction? A basic question about the physics of motion and perception is being demonstrated to the viewer in a seemingly simple and poetic way. This brilliantly constructed visual experience leaves its audience flabbergasted: what's the trick? Can we trust our eyes? Thanks to Johann Lurf the Magic of Cinema still exists.

CAVALCADE is now a candidate for a nomination in the category 'European Short Film' at the 32nd European Film Awards.

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 Curtas Vila do Conde – Int'l 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 3,600 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, 9 June 2019