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    Short Film Network

    Ever since the European Film Academy was founded it has been its intention not only to honor the outstanding achievements of established filmmakers, but also to support and promote short films, often made by talented newcomers. From 1998 onwards, the European Film Academy included the European Short Film category at the annual European Film Awards. Recent winners of this prestigious award are Total Refusal’s HARDLY WORKING (2023), Urška Djukić & Émilie Pigeard’s GRANNY’S SEXUAL LIFE (2022) and Olga Lucovnicova’s MY UNCLE TUDOR (2021).

    The nominees for the European Short Film are chosen by the members of the European Film Academy Short Film Network. This pan-European network currently includes a total of 30 festivals with an international short film competition, as well as renowned international short film festivals in 24 European countries. Each festival selects one short film candidate for the annual European Film Awards from their international competitions. From this list, the 5 nominees are chosen every year and presented to the 4,600 members of the European Film Academy, who vote for the winner.

    In 2023/24, the European Short Film Network consists of the following festivals:

    12 – 22 OCT 2023

    23 – 29 OCT 2023

    07 – 15 NOV 2023

    07 – 12 NOV 2023

    09 – 26 NOV 2023

    24 NOV – 02 DEC 2023

    25 JAN – 04 FEB 2024

    15 – 25 FEB 2024

    06 – 10 MAR 2024

    01 – 06 MAY 2024

    14 – 25 MAY 2024

    26 MAY – 02 JUN 2024

    06 – 09 JUNE 2024

    22 – 29 JUL 2024

    Switzerland:
    Locarno Film Festival

    07 – 17 AUG 2024

    Bosnia & Herzegovina:
    Sarajevo Film Festival

    09 – 16 AUG 2024

    26 AUG – 01 SEP 2024

    28 AUG – 07 SEP 2024

    02 – 08 SEP 2024

    22 – 28 SEP 2024

    United Kingdom:
    Encounters Film Festival

    27 – 30 SEP 2024