Rotterdam Short Film Candidate: FLOWERS BLOOMING IN OUR THROATS

The European Film Academy and the International Film Festival Rotterdam congratulate:

Candidate of International Film Festival Rotterdam
Italy, experimental, 9 min

Filmed in 16mm just after the lockdown caused by COVID-19, FLOWERS BLOOMING IN OUR THROATS is an intimate, poetic portrait of the fragile balances that govern everyday life in a domestic setting. The artist films a group of her female friends in their own homes, performing various small actions in accordance with her instructions.

FLOWERS BLOOMING IN OUR THROATS was chosen by the festival's international jury comprised of Anna Abrahams (audiovisual curator, programmer at Eye Filmmuseum and teacher at Royal Academy of Art in The Hague who has made films for the independent production company Rongwrong), Amira Gad (French curator and writer based in Rotterdam, currently Head of Programmes at LAS (Light Art Space) in Berlin) & Vincent Meessen (filmmaker whose short documentary One.Two.Three screened in the Tiger Short Competition in 2016 and later film Ultramarine (2019) won a Tiger Short Award)

The film is now a candidate for a nomination in the category 'European Short Film' at the European Film Award 2021.

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 tenth 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, 08 February 2021