• Kyiv cinema, Cinematheque (map)
  • 19 Velyka Vasylkivska Street
  • Kyiv, 02000
  • Ukraine

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.

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Pablo Muñoz Gomez

Belgium, France / 2017, 15 min

Santa is a capitalist. He brings toys to the rich kids and sweatshirts to the poor ones. Nikos, 5 years old.



Ulu Braun

Germany / 2018, 19 min

A presumably African village, inhabited by Germans. The film describes a geographical construction that makes use of ‘our’ medial and collective image of Africa and puts it to the test through inaccuracies.

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Pavlo Ostrikov

Ukraine / 2017, 19 min

Roman lives a lonely life in a provincial city and works as a technician. For the first time since graduation, Liuda, his ex-classmate, comes back to town. Nobody has heard anything from her for twenty years, but Roman is set on not losing her again.

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Reber Dosky

The Netherlands / 2017, 16 min

Filmed during the battle of Kobani, this film reveals the women at the heart of the fight against IS. With stoical perseverance and the aid of American airstrikes, these women are leading the fight for freedom.

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Nicolas Keppens, Matthias Phlips

Belgium / 2017, 20 min

Going on a safari is a dream for many. For middle-aged couple Linda and Troyer, it turns into a horribly real adventure when they get left behind in the wilderness.