EFA Candidates

EFA Shorts 4

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

Kortfilmfestivalen Play 19-25 October

Genius Loci

Genius loci – the spirit of the place, the protective spirit according to Roman mythology. Reine’s young spirit is restless, there is chaos everywhere, in her head and in the big city. Things take on a life of their own, reality evaporates. “Reine, calm down, you alone decide.” In the centre of movement and searching stands Reine herself.
Candidate of Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg

France, 2019, 16, Direction: Adrien Merigeau, Production: Amaury Ovise.

Community Gardens

This is a story about the cold relationship between a father and his son. Their bond, plagued by indifference, disintegrates completely.
Candidate of Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur

Lithuania, 2019, 15, Direction: Vytautas Katkus, Production: Viktorija Seniut

The Golden Buttons

The film, created from fragments of phrases, observations and faces, is an attempt to show the inner world of the children of the cadets – from the first machine gun in their hands to the future fighter Rosguards.
Candidate of Krakow Film Festival

Russia, 2020, 20, Direction: Alex Evstigneev, Production: Alex Kozmenko.

It wasn't the right mountain, Mohammad

God, Abraham, Isaac, a lost shepherdess and a herd of antelopes (in the rile of the Ram) appear in this ancient tale which has been transposed to a new digital world; a world in which no one is innocent and where the things which we search for – and eventually find – are destined to be lost again.
Candidate of Berlin International Film Festival

France, 2019, 28, Direction: Mili Pecherer.


Rare, medium rare, medium, medium well and well done. Through intimate and personal stories, five women share their experiences in relation to their bodies, from childhood to old age.
Candidate of Valladolid International Film Festival

Spain, Brazil, 2019, 12, Direction: Camila Kater, Production: Chelo Loureiro, Livia Perez

Nha Mila

After 14 years away from her homeland, Salomé is forced to return to Cape Verde to see her dying brother. During her stopover at Lisbon airport, the cleaning lady, Águeda, recognizes Salomé as “Mila”, her childhood friend. She invites her to spend the stopover at her home. The neighbourhood transports her on a spiritual journey, whose destination unfurls a painful bond with her homeland.
Candidate of Vila do Conde.

Portugal, Switzerland, 2020, 19, Direction: Denise Fernandes, Production: Sandro Aguilar, Elda Guidinetti, Luis Urbano.

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