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Films are shown with the original audio and Ukrainian and English subtitles.
Short Matters is a unique project of European Film Academy, which shows a manifold panorama of the most important young contemporary European filmmaking. The initiative is organised in cooperation with a series of film festivals throughout the continent, at which the best films are selected for competition eligible for the European Film Awards. When the annual cycle is complete the members of the European Film Academy elect the overall winner. This time the audience will have the opportunity to see three exciting, jam-packed programmes presenting contemporary problems from the most diverse parts of the world.
YOU WILL BE FINE
France / 2017, 15 min
Give it time. You'll get over it. Jean celebrates his birthday, gets drunk and recalls the dreadful weekend that led to his break-up with Mathilde.
Netherlands, South Korea / 2017, 24 min
Information Skies takes place in a forest somewhere in the not-too-distant future. The film, with an otherworldly soundscape, fuses three genres – live action, anime-like animation and digital abstraction – creating fragmented territories, attractive and terrifying at the same time. It questions how deep immersion in digital augmentation, combined with our persisting emotional limits as humans, is altering our capacity to decide on what constitutes 'reality'.
Spain / 2016, 15 min
Luna and Diego are the parking lot security guards. Diego does the night shift, and Luna works by day.
EN LA BOCA / Down the Throat
Switzerland, Argentina / 2016, 26 min
In Buenos Aires, the Molina family lives and works in the shadows of the legendary Boca Juniors stadium. Selling fake tickets to the soccer games, they constantly get in conflict with the corrupt police. As her family sinks deeper into this underworld, the mother tries in vain to keep them all from falling apart.
Turkey / 2016, 14 min
In Mesopotamia, there are children of different ethnicities, religions and languages. Zelal, a 7 year old petite girl, is an ethnic Kurd as well as religiously an Ezidi. Zelal along with her schoolmates, Zeki and Bekir, both 9 years old boys, attends a school where the one and only official education based on Turkish. An ordinary school day turned into a life-changing event for Zelal and her introvert admirer Zeki after their teacher introduces the letter of the week ‘O’…