Uppsala Short Film Candidate: MAALBEEK

The European Film Academy and the International Short Film Festival of Cyprus congratulate:

Candidate of Riga International Film Festival
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UK, animation, 13 min

DIRECTED BY Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis
WRITTEN BY Perrine Prost & Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis
PRODUCED BY Pauline Seigland, Lionel Massol & Maxence Voiseux

Sabine is looking for a missing image: a day that has left its mark forever and that everyone remembers but her. But maybe this absence is what allows her to move on with her life?

MAALBEEK was selected by the festival's international jury, comprised of: Paloma Halén Román (Sweden), a film scholar with a focus on issues of post-colonialism, LGBTQI and representation. She is also chair of Trans Fest Stockholm.
Sanne Jehoul (UK), the co-director of Glasgow Short Film Festival, the leading event for short film in Scotland.
Jason Ryle (Canada), a producer and programmer based in Toronto, Canada. From July 2010 to June 2020, Jason was the Executive Director of the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, the world’s largest showcase of shorts and features made by Indigenous filmmakers.

The film is now a candidate for a nomination in the category 'European Short Film' at the 34th 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.

This is the second short film candidate for 2021. 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 34th European Film Awards Ceremony.

Berlin, 26 October 2020