EFA Candidates

EFA Shorts 1

These are candidates for the award European Short Film 2020, which will be presented at European Film Awards.

Kortfilmfestivalen Play 19-25 October

Past Perfect

Many cities or countries have a distinct malaise. They are places that could be Portugal, so sunk in a painful longing for the past, and where each tension of the present is only the tip of an iceberg that is explained in successive retreats that can go straight until the origin of the species, at least.
Candidate of Uppsala Short Film Festival

Portugal, 2019, 23, Direction: Jorge Jácome., Production: Jorge Jácome.

Lake of Happiness

In a small Belarusian village where time seems to stand still, Jasja, a 9-year-old girl, has to deal with her mother‘s death. Her father decides to send her to an orphanage. But one day she decides to run away, home.
Candidate of Leuven International Short Film Festival

Belarus, Germany, Spain, 2019, 29, Direction: Aliaksei Paluyan, Production: Aliaksei Paluyan.

To the Dusty Sea

Left alone in the deepest of the summer, Malo and Zoe are trying their best to catch their mother’s elusive eye.
Candidate of Motovun Film Festival

France, 2020, 12, Direction: Héloïse FERLAY, Production: Héloïse FERLAY.

People on Saturday

A sunny Saturday afternoon in Zurich. Ten tableaux show people living in their microcosm, struggling with small and big challenges of their daily lives.
Candidate of Locarno Film Festival

Switzerland, 2020, 9, Direction: Jonas Ulrich, Production: Nicole Boner.

Things That Happen in the Bathroom

In the intimate sanctuary of the bathroom, a lonely young queer yearns for love, and learns how to survive heartbreak.
Candidate of Cork Film Festival

United Kingdom, United States, 2019, 13, Direction: Edward Hancox, Production: Maggie M. Bailey.

All Cats Are Grey in the Dark

Christian lives with his two cats, Marmelade and Katjuscha. As he is yearning to become a father, he decides to breed his beloved cat Marmelade with an exquisite tomcat from abroad.
Candidate of Sarajevo Film Festival

Switzerland, 2019, 18, Direction: Lasse Linder, Production: Edith Flückiger

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