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  • Saturday 27.04 – 19:30 – Studio 4 (Flagey)

Along with 9 other emblematic European festivals, the Brussels Short Film Festival launches the European Short Film Audience Award (ESFAA): a selection of the very best European short films of last year awarded with a national audience award.

After winnning the favour of their national audience, 9 short films are on a quest to win the hearts of 511 million Europeans, who are invited to vote in favour of their favourite short film!

Kafana na Balkanu (Balkan, Baby)

Boris Gavrilović

Pays Germany
Genre Fiction
2023 - 19' - Color - Sous-titres: OV DE/BS ST EN/FR
Martina is a good immigrant. At least she has always done her best to be regarded as such in Germany. But then she meets young Dunja during a short vacation at Lake Starnberg. Dunja is self-confident, non-conformist and, above all, she stands by her Yugoslavian origins - unlike Martina. Suddenly, Martina is forced to confront a part of her identity that she has repressed all her life.

Vivir en un mar bravo (To Live In a Wild Sea)

Guillermo F. Flórez

Pays Spain
Genre Documentary
2023 - 24' - Color - Sous-titres: OV ES ST FR/EN
Carmen’s life has always been a Quixotesque comedy: living through a civil war, being a nun, building a new life, divorcing in a conservative society, having several lovers and most of all, never following orders. Now, after 86 years of adventures, Carmen is planning her suicide.

Merci pour votre patience ! (Thank you for your patience!)

Simon van der Zande

Pays Belgium, Netherlands
Genre Fiction
2022, 2023 - 17' - Color - Sous-titres: OV AR/FR/EN/NL ST EN/FR
From a fixed point of view, we witness a tense bus ride in Brussels, when Samuel - a Congolese immigrant - gets on to voice his discontent with Europe.

Motherless Child

Sophie Maréchal

Pays Belgium, France
Genre Fiction
2023 - 21' - Color - Sous-titres: OV FR ST EN
Barbara, 30, a confirmed bachelor, is a typical example of the modern woman, a 'working girl' living at 100km an hour. A prisoner of technology, she is constantly connected to her smartphone. Her routine is about to be turned upside down when a mysterious balloon from the sky arrives in her life.