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.
RELEASE THE DOGS
France, Belgium / 2017, 20 min
Anouck is a resigned girl, torn between two loves, two violences: her man, an attractive watchdog, and her little brother, a young mad pup. The night of the boy’s 18th, this delicate triangle explodes, Anouck's revolt is on its way...
Italy, France / 2018, 20 min
A woman gives voice to Annie Ernaux The Years's text, a few collected fragments on the shores of a timeless Sardinia.
Bulgaria / 2018, 24 min
Macho is a poor boy, who skips school to work on a construction site. The only ray of light for him is his girlfriend, Donna. Yet, she is ashamed of his mother, who works as janitor in their school.
WHAT'S THE DAMAGE
UK / 2018, 8 min
A proposition and provocation, answering back to ongoing crises under white patriarchy, relaying and augmenting feelings and gestures of chronic unease, protest and dissent.
PRISONER OF SOCIETY
Georgia, Latvia / 2018, 15 min
What does it mean to be a stranger in your own home and country? An intimate journey into the world and mind of a young transgender woman, trapped between her personal desire for freedom and traditional expectations of her parents that threatens their unity.