European Film Academy Short Film Candidates 3

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.

WED 27/10, 13:00 SLOTTS
SUN 31/10, 15:00 FYRIS


Greece 1986-1987, a little before the fall of State Socialism and just at the end of the Cold War. In front of Anthi’s eyes the country is changing, the world is changing and with them Christos seems to be changing too.

Greece 2020 / 24:35 / Director: Thelyia Petraki / Producer: Kostas Tagalakis Vienna Shorts International Short Film Festival Candidate


Sabine is looking for a missing image: a day that has left its mark forever and that everyone remembers but her. But maybe this absence is what allows her to move on with her life?

France 2020 / 15:00 / Director: Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis / Producer: Lionel Massol, Pauline Seigland, Maxence Voiseux Uppsala Short Film Festival Candidate


Julie can’t fit into her school. The arrival of Emile, an autistic child, will change the game.

France 2020 / 14:00 / Director: Paul Mas / Producer: Perrine Capron, Marc Jousset Black Nights Film Festival – PÖFF Candidate


A campsite is startled after the presumed drowning of a child. It marks the end of a carefree holiday for most campers, but also the start of a contemplative search for toddler Lucie. In anticipation of renewed recreation, she questions the boundaries between life and death, water and air. Slowly she starts to examine her own corporeality.

Belgium 2021 / 14:19 / Director: Meltse Van Coillie / Producer: Meltse Van Coillie, Peter Brosens Encounters Film Festival Candidate


Issa, a footballer from Guinea-Bissau who plays in Portugal, is contacted by two filmmakers who want to know more about his life and make a documentary. Exposing the voices behind the camera, NHA SUNHU is a reflection on the gaze, bias, and representation of the other.

Portugal 2021 / 21:00 / Director: José Magro / Producer: João Niza Ribeiro, José Magro Drama International Short Film Festival Candidate

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