Short Films

European Short Film 2017

Short films allow for creative experiments and provocation and invite artists to play with cinematic styles – for many filmmakers the starting point of their career, others stay and explore the format's possibilities. It is important for the European Film Academy to support and promote young and talented newcomers and to celebrate this variety in European film culture.

The 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 nomination in the short film category of the European Film Awards.

The members of the European Film Academy will get to watch all nominated films and it is they who will vote for the overall winner, who will be presented at the European Film Awards Ceremony.

How to submit…

To be considered for a nomination, a short film has to screen in competition at any of the participating festivals (see list). Eligible are directors born in Europe or with a European passport* whose films do not exceed a running time of 30 min. and match the genre regulations of the respective festival. At each of these, a jury selects a single nomination for the award 'European Short Film 2017'. The nominated films are then submitted to the EFA members who elect the winner.

* European, in the sense of the European Film Academy, means both EU and non-EU, and shall include Israeli and Palestinian.

European Short Film 2017

The following short films are nominated for the European Film Awards 2017:

Ghent Short Film Nominee 
TIMECODE
by Juanjo Giménez
Spain 2016, fiction, 15 min

Uppsala Short Film Nominee
LOVE 
by Réka Bucsi
Hungary/France 2016, animation, 16 min

Valladolid Short Film Nominee
FIGHT ON A SWEDISH BEACH!!

by Simon Vahlne
Sweden 2016, fiction, 15 min

Cork Short Film Nominee
THE PARTY
by Andrea Harkin
Ireland 2016, fiction, 14 min

Rotterdam Short Film Nominee 
INFORMATION SKIES
by Metahaven
Netherlands/South Korea 2017,
experimental fiction, 24 min

Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Nominee
WANNABE
by Jannis Lenz
Austria/Germany 2017, fiction, 29 min

Berlin Short Film Nominee
THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS
OS HUMORES ARTIFICIAIS 
by Gabriel Abrantes
Portugal 2016, fiction, 30 min

Tampere Short Film Nominee
WRITTEN/UNWRITTEN
SCRIS/NESCRIS 
by Adrian Silisteanu
Romania 2017, fiction, 20 min

Krakow Short Film Nominee 
EN LA BOCA
by Matteo Gariglio
Switzerland/Argentina 2016, documentary, 25 min

Vila do Conde Short Film Nominee 
THE DISINHERITED
LOS DESHEREDADOS
by Laura Ferrés
Spain 2017, documentary / fiction, 18 min

Locarno Short Film Nominee
YOUNG MEN AT THEIR WINDOW
JEUNES HOMMES À LA FENÊTRE
by Loukianos Moshonas
France 2017, fiction, 18 min

Sarajevo Short Film Nominee
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Venice Short Film Nominee 
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Bristol Short Film Nominee
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Drama Short Film Nominee
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