These are candidates for the award European Short Film 2019, which will be presented at European Film Awards on December 7.
MON 21/10 AT 13:00 SLOTTS
SUN 27/10 AT 11:00 SLOTTS
A specially designed waterwheel interacts with a strobe light, synchronized with two 35 mm cameras recording the scenery in stereoscopy. Our perception is tricked twice in a single moment: the illusion of the moving image is created in the camera, while the illusion of standstill is forced by the strobe light onto the patterns of the waterwheel.
AUSTRIA 2019. 5 min. DIRECTION/PRODUCTION: Johann Lurf
THE CHRISTMAS GIFT
On the 20th of December, 1989, a few days after Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu’s bloody repression in Timisoara, a father’s quiet evening turns to sheer ordeal as he finds out that his little son has mailed a letter of wishes to Santa. As far as the child understood, his father’s desire was to see Ceausescu dead.
ROMANIA 2018. 23 min. DIRECTION/SCRIPT: Bogdan Muresanu PRODUCTION: Bogdan Muresanu, Vlad Iorga, Victor Dumitrovici, Eduardo Moisés Escribano Solera
(FOOL TIME) JOB
Pedro has found a new job. A kind of strange one, but these days he can’t afford to be fussy. It’s a real chance! Anyway, he’s never been the kind for getting cold feet.
FRANCE 2018. 17 min. DIRECTION/SCRIPT: Gilles Cuvelier PRODUCTION: Richard Van Den Boom ANIMATION: Gilles Cuvelier, Gabriel Jacquel, Thomas Machart, Marine Blin
Barbara and Pol spend a few days on holiday with a group of friends in a house surrounded by nature. They want to have a good time and find a peaceful space where they can enjoy their intimacy. With the support of Pol, in the midst of nature, between tears and laughter, Barbara will heal old wounds and redefine her sexuality.
SPAIN 2019. 22 min. DIRECTION/SCRIPT: Irene Moray PRODUCTION: Miriam Porté
FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT
Evoking the Olympic marathon in Rome 1960 in which Ethiopian Abebe Bikila won Africa’s first gold medal running barefoot and becoming a sporting legend as well as symbol of an Africa freeing itself from colonialism in the process, the artists have re contextualised this event amidst Rome’s controversial rationalist architecture and a new race involving refugees and immigrants staking a claim to “freedom of movement.”
GERMANY 2018. 29 min. DIRECTION/SCRIPT: Maroan el Sani, Nina Fischer PRODUCTION: Nina Fischer ANIMATION: Jan Gieseking