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  • Sunday 28.04 – 19:00 – Vendôme

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!

Natureza Humana (Human Nature)

Mónica Lima

Pays Portugal
Genre Fiction
2023 - 25' - Color - Sous-titres: OV PT ST EN/FR
In a flat in a city under curfew, a day stretches from early spring to late summer. A couple's desire to start a family is shaken by a pervasive sense of uncertainty.


Halyna Koziutynska

Pays Ukraine
Genre Documentary
2023 - 29' - Color - Sous-titres: OV UK ST FR/EN
Gala and Viktor are searching for their Heaven on earth. Even during the war. That's why they buy an abandoned house in the Carpathian Mountains and start repairing it. It's a place of peace and calmness, where they can grow their own food, be silent, be defenseless, and drink coffee overlooking the mountains and a stork's nest. But winter comes, the apple tree in the yard freezes, and the War reaches Heaven.

Nun or Never!

Heta Jäälinoja

Pays Finland
Genre Animation
2023 - 11' - Color - Sous-titres: No dialogue
A nun digs up a man and loses her grip on everyday life. Can secrets and harmony coexist?

Skraj (Edge)

Edmund Krempiński, Jakub Dylewski

Pays Poland
Genre Experimental
2023 - 18' - Color - Sous-titres: OV PL ST EN/FR
A stigmatized character struggles with all aspects of his own frustration on his way to be transformed into a Pearl.

Les Mystérieuses aventures de Claude Conseil (The Mysterious Adventures of Claude Conseil)

Marie-Lola Terver, Paul Jousselin

Pays France
Genre Fiction
2023 - 24' - Color - Sous-titres: OV FR ST EN
Claude Conseil lives with her husband in a house in the middle of the woods. She spends her time listening to birds. One day, mysterious phone calls break the calm of the forest.