European Film Academy Short Film Candidates 1

These are the 25 candidates for the award European Short Film 2021, which will be awarded at European Film Awards on December 7. 4 out of the candidates compete at this year’s festival: Displaced (p 38), Easter Eggs (p 36), In Flow of Words, (p 32) and My Uncle Tudor (p 43). All 25 candidates are also available at Kortfilmfestivalen Play.

MON 25/10, 13:00 SLOTTS
SUN 31/10, 11:00 FYRIS


A tough thirteen year old girl struggles to keep her emotions in check, whether concerning her missing dog or the boy she likes.

Serbia 2020 / 10:30 / Director: Gorana Jovanović / Producer: Gorana Jovanović Motovun Film Festival Candidate


Two Syrian brothers illegally cross a border to enter into a Western country. Their sister narrates this journey where present time, past or the oneiric all jumble together to become both a dream and nightmare of our current world.

Spain 2020 / 18:00 / Director: Fernando Pomares / Producer: Alèxia Bas Anglès Valladolid International Film Festival Candidate


A couple on the roads of Provence. Nils is driving Flora to his parents for the first time when they get ambushed. While she’s made prisoner, he flees. During a night in the pinewood, she has to face her doubts.

France 2020 / 10:00 / Director: Marie Jacotey, Lola Halifa-Legrand / Producer: Emmanuel-Alain Raynal Cork International Film Festival Candidate


Somewhere in Europe, somewhere in Poland lives Pawel – a simple man working on a small river ferry close to his village. He spends most of his day taking the villagers to the other side of the river. Every day looks the same, but one day he notices somebody traversing the river by swimming. This person is Mohammad, an immigrant from Palestine. There is finally somebody Pawel can talk to.

Poland 2020 / 25:00 / Director: Damian Kocur / Producer: Damian Kocur, Michal Sadowski Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival Candidate


In an abandoned warehouse, a crowd is dancing as one on 145 BPM techno music. Among them is Dustin, a young transgender and crew: Felix, Raya and Juan. As the night draws on, collective hysteria morphs into sweet melancholy, and euphoria into yearning for tenderness.

France 2020 / 20:00 / Director: Naïla Guiguet / Producer: Jean-Etienne Brat, Lou Chicoteau Winterthur Internationale Kurzfilmtage Candidate