Short Films

European Short Film 2019

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 candidacy in the short film category of the European Film Awards.

Once the list of candidates is complete in September 2019, a committee appointed by the EFA Board will nominate five short films from this list. Afterwards, the more than 3,500 EFA Members – film professionals from all over Europe – will vote for the overall winner that will be presented at the 32nd European Film Awards Ceremony in Berlin.

How to submit…

To be considered for a candidacy, 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 were produced in 2018 or 2019, 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 candidacy for the award 'European Short Film 2019'.

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

 

European Short Film Candidates 2019

Valladolid Short Film Candidate
CADAVRE EXQUIS
by Stéphanie Lansaque & François Leroy
France, animation, 13 min

Uppsala Short Film Candidate
(FOOL TIME) JOB
by Gilles Cuvelier
France, animation, 17 min

Cork Short Film Candidate
BLACK SHEEP
by Ed Perkins
UK, documentary, 27 min

Leuven Short Film Candidate
tba December 2018

Rotterdam Short Film Candidate
tba January 2019

Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Candidate
tba February 2019

Berlin Short Film Candidate
tba February 2019

Tampere Short Film Candidate
tba March 2019

Nijmegen Short Film Candidate
tba April 2019

Krakow Short Film Candidate
tba June 2019

Vienna Short Film Candidate
tba June 2019

Hamburg Short Film Candidate
tba June 2019

Vilda do Conde Short Film Candidate
tba July 2019

Motovun Short Film Candidate
tba July 2019

Locarno Short Film Candidate
tba August 2019

Sarajevo Short Film Candidate
tba August 2019

Odense Short Film Candidate
tba September 2019

Venice Short Film Candidate
tba September 2019

Drama Short Film Candidate
tba September 2019

Bristol Short Film Candidate
tba September 2019