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European Film Awards – Short Matters #1

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



Ana Moreira

Pays Portugal
Genre Fiction
2018 - 17' - Color
In an abandoned waterpark, a girl and a boy are hidden from the outside world. Between the graffited ruins of the old swimming pools and blunt slides, they find a shelter to grieve from their loss of hopes and dreams.

Los que Desean (Those who desire)

Elena Lopez Riera

Pays Spain, Switzerland
Genre Documentary
2018 - 24' - Color
In the south of Spain, a race of colourfully painted pigeons, will reward not the one who flies the fastest, but the one who will have known how to seduce a female pigeon, and to fly the longest time at its sides.


Sebastian Lang

Pays Germany
Genre Fiction
2017 - 30' - Color
Two women working shifts on a milk farm in Brandenburg. In the village, they are 'the two Poles'. They themselves ignore each other's existence. When the farmer goes on a trip, one of them doesn't show up at work and seems to have disappeared. At night, a disturbing encounter takes place between them.

I signed the petition

Mahdi Fleifel

Pays United Kingdom
Genre Documentary
2018 - 11' - Color
Immediately after a Palestinian man signs an online petition, he is thrown into a panic-inducing spiral of self-doubt. Over the course of a conversation with an understanding friend, he analyses, deconstructs and interprets the meaning of his choice to publicly support the cultural boycott of Israel.

L’échappée (The Escape)

Laetitia Martinoni

Pays France
Genre Fiction
2018 - 10' - Color
Alice sings, wears make-up and cracks herself up. She is happy. Yet she is at the hospital, just out of surgery. She is very ill and totally bald. However, she is in love with her surgeon. He is her savior and comes to see her every evening. Each of his visits is a magical moment for Alice and helps her forget her unbearable situation. Alice escapes into her own dreamworld and makes her life over into a sweeter, love-filled one .…