Cyprus Short Film Candidate: THE NEWS

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

Candidate of International Short Film Festival of Cyprus
THE NEWS
Albania/Spain, fiction, 23 min

DIRECTED BY Lorin Terezi

A young bride tasked with the trivial errands for her in-laws whilst her husband is in Greece, stumbles across a dead woman’s body whilst fetching the water from the fountain. Pushed to the side both the in-laws proceed to talk to the local news lying about finding the body and revelling in the attention they’re getting. A battle amongst the villagers to get coverage in the news ensues, and the actual crime itself becomes overshadowed. We see the young bride coveting the hair slide from the victim.

THE NEWS was selected by the festival's international jury, comprised of Laurent Crouzeix (Co-Executive Director / Programmer, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival and Market, France), Emilia Mazik (Project Co-ordinator Ad Arte Foundation of Cultural Education in Poznan, and Festival Director  of Short Waves Festival, Poland), Rich Warren (Festival Director, Encounters Film Festival, UK), Birgitte Weinberger (Administrative & Artistic director, OFF – Odense International Film Festival, Denmark) and Antony Petrou (Film Director, Cyprus):

For its seamless storytelling, subtle humour and exceptional performances, as well as for producing a beautifully crafted film, the International Jury of the ISFFC selects THE NEWS by Albanian director Lorin Terezi as a candidate in the category ‘European Short Film’ at the European Film Awards 2021.

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 first 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, 18 October 2020