EFA Shorts 2


These are candidates for the award European Short Film 2019, which will be presented at European Film Awards on December 7..


TUE 22/10 AT 13:00 SLOTTS
SUN 27/10 AT 15:00 SLOTTS


Night after night Erik works alone in his bakery. His only company is the late-night radio show, which he persistently attempts to get through to in order to be honored as ”Joker of the Week.” He has gradually become more and more distant from his family, and all his efforts to re-establish the connection seem in vain. A growing depression hurls Erik into a tailspin that in the end culminates in a desperate cry for help.

DENMARK 2018. 19 min. DIRECTION: Kristian Håskjold PRODUCTION: Caroline Steenberg Dam SCRIPT: Marianne Lentz


The film invites to a visual, acoustic, and odorous ballad through the wandering of a one-eyed dog. In the maze of Old Hanoi’s narrow streets, daily life and legend mingle to the syncopated rhythm of Hat Xam, the Vietnamese blues.

FRANCE 2018. 13 min. DIRECTION/SCRIPT: Stephanie Lansaque, Francois Leroy PRODUCTION: Marc Jousset, Perrine Capron


Ziad, a Palestinian day laborer, is denied entry into Israel for work that day. The East Jerusalem border guards offer no explanation. Not wanting to return home empty handed after promising his daughter meat for dinner, he needs to get creative. The journey back is long, and what he encounters in the dry mountains challenges his dignity.

ISRAEL/GERMANY 2019. 16 min. DIRECTION/SCRIPT: Shady Srour PRODUCTION: Florian Schewe, Shady Srour


Tired of being a banal architectural ornament, a sculpture runs away from the Louvre to confront real life in the streets of Paris.

FRANCE/PORTUGAL 2019. 20 min. DIRECTION/SCRIPT: Gabriel Abrantes PRODUCTION: Justin Taurand, Gabriel Abrantes ANIMATION: Carlos Almeida


The film tells the story of Cornelius Walker, whose life changed the day Damilola Taylor was killed. Damilola was ten, the same age as Cornelius. He lived five minutes away. He had the same skin colour. Cornelius’ mother, scared for her son’s safety, moved their family out of London and into a white estate run by racists. But rather than fight them, Cornelius decided to become more like the people who hated him. They became his family and kept him safe.

UK 2018. 27 min. DIRECTION: Ed Perkins PRODUCTION: Jonathan Chinn, Simon Chinn


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