Short Matters is a 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.
Portugal / 2018, 16 min
In an abandoned waterpark, a girl and a boy are hidden from the outside world. Between the graffited ruins of the old swimming pools and blunt slides, they find a shelter to grieve from their loss of hopes and dreams.
THOSE WHO DESIRE
Elena López Riera
Switzerland, Spain / 2018, 24 min
In the south of Spain, a race of colourfully painted pigeons, will reward not the one who flies the fastest, but the one who will have known how to seduce a female pigeon, and to fly the longest time at its sides.
Germany / 2017, 30 min
'The two Poles' Maryana and Tava work together on a milk farm in Eastern Germany, but ignore each other's existence. When the farm manager goes on a business trip, Tava doesn't show up at work anymore. The next night Maryana wakes up and notices she is not alone.
I SIGNED THE PETITION
UK, Germany, Switzerland / 2018, 11 min
Immediately after a Palestinian man signs an online petition, he is thrown into a panic-inducing spiral of self-doubt. Over the course of a conversation with an understanding friend, he analyses, deconstructs and interprets the meaning of his choice to publicly support the cultural boycott of Israel.
France / 2017, 10 min
Alice sings, wears make-up and cracks herself up. She is happy. Yet she is at the hospital, just out of surgery. She is very ill and totally bald.