European Film Awards 3

6 May 2017 – 19:00 – Mercelis

Discover 3 programs composed of awarded shorts coming from famous film festivals such as Berlin, Venice or Rotterdam.

Tout le monde aime le bord de la mer

Keina Espiñeira

Country Spain
Genre Fiction
2016 - 17' - Color
A group of men are waiting at the fringes of a coastal woodland for the journey to Europe, in limbo between time and place. A film is shot there with the men playing themselves. Fiction and documentary constantly intertwine. Myths from the colonial past collide with dreams of a better future in the former oppressor’s country.

Shooting star

Lyubo Yonchev

Country Bulgaria, Italy
Genre Fiction
2015 @en - 28' - Color
Lilly is a divorced mother of two – Martin, who has recently come of age, and little Alexandra. One cold winter evening Martin picks Alexandra up from kindergarten. In the dark streets of the neighbourhood they become a part of a tragic accident that can hardly be forgotten or erased.

9 days – From my window in Aleppo

Thomas Vroege, Floor Meulen & Issa Touma

9 days in aleppo
Country Netherlands, Syria
Genre Documentary
2015 @en - 13' - Color
One morning in August 2012, renowned Syrian photographer Issa Touma saw young men lugging sandbags into his street. It turned out to be the start of the Syrian uprising in the city of Aleppo. Touma grabbed his camera and spent nine days holed up in his apartment, recording what was happening outside. The result? An unprecedented glimpse into a war that has been raging for three years now.


Konstantina Kotzamani

Country France, Greece
Genre Fiction
2016 - 30' - Color
The leopard shall lie down with the goat. The wolves shall live with the lambs. And the young boy will lead them. 12+1 kids and the carcass of a whale washed ashore …

In the distance

Florian Glorig

Country Germany
Genre Animation
2015 @en - 7' - Color
It's calm and peaceful above the clouds. But chaos lurks in the distance and each night, it draws closer. .