Sarajevo Short Film Candidate: ALL CATS ARE GRAY IN THE DARK

The European Film Academy and the Sarajevo Film Festival congratulate:

Candidate of Sarajevo Film Festival
Switzerland, documentary, 18 min
PRODUCED BY Edith Flückiger

He calls himself Catman. Christian lives with his two cats, Marmelade and Katjuscha. They are inseparable. As he is yearning to become a father, he decides to have his beloved Marmelade fertilised by an exquisite tomcat from abroad

ALL CATS ARE GRAY IN THE DARK was selected by the festival's jury consisting of animator Aleta Rajič (Bosnia & Herzegovina), curator Amila Ramović (Bosnia & Herzegovina) and programmer Andrei Tănăsescu (Romania):

For an insight into the life of three characters: one of them happens to be a human, and the other two are cats. The subtle and tender depiction of their relationship shows us how closeness and belonging can still exist in its purest form. The alternative to loneliness is recognising new kinds of togetherness, where families are extended to anyone we belong to. This is an ode to love as the greatest virtue that makes us human beings - or just beings.

The film is now a candidate for a nomination in the category 'European Short Film' at the 33rd European Film Awards.

The EFA Short Film Programme is organised by the European Film Academy and EFA Productions 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.

When the annual cycle is completed, the participating festivals will nominate five short films from this list. Afterwards, the 3,800 EFA Members – film professionals from all over Europe – will vote for the overall winner that will be presented at the 33rd European Film Awards Ceremony in Reykjavik.

Berlin, 21 August 2020