Movie Feature: European Film Awards 2013 – Two Further Short Films Nominated

efa-awards-300x144The Berlin International Film Festival and the International Short Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand have nominated the following short films for the European Film Awards 2013. The European Film Academy (EFA) congratulates:

Berlin Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards 2013
Directed by Chema García Ibarra
Spain 2013, fiction, 12 mins

Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards 2013
Directed by Petar Valchanov & Kristina Grozeva
Bulgaria 2012, fiction, 30 mins

Misterio was chosen by the Berlinale’s international short film jury consisting of Spanish director Javier Fesser, Korean documentary cinematographer Hong Hyosook as well as German art historian Susanne Pfeffer.

They say that if you put your ear to the back of his neck, you can hear the Virgin speak. Mother, father and son. The trio is heading for a crisis in which understanding is only one way of not listening to each other. As in the tradition of Spanish painting à la Velázquez, there is more to the image than meets the eye.

Clermont-Ferrand is the latest addition to the EFA short film initiative and Skok was chosen by the festival’s international jury consisting of illustrator & graphic artist Chris Buzelli (USA) and directors Beryl Koltz (Luxembourg), Umesh Kulkarni (India), Reza Serkanian (Iran) and Daniela Thomas (Brazil). Their jury statement describes the film as “a wonderfully quirky yet deep and touching film about taking the big leap”.

Depressed old bachelor Gosho receives an offer from his rich cousin Joro to take care of Joro’s luxurious penthouse while he is abroad. For Gosho this is a chance to have some peace and quiet in luxury and richness.

The films are now nominated for the award ‘European Film Academy Short Film 2013’.

The EFA short film initiative is organised by the European Film Academy in co-operation with a series of film festivals throughout Europe. At each of these festivals, an independent jury presents one of the European short films in competition with a nomination in the short film category of the European Film Awards.

When the annual cycle is completed, the nominees will be presented to the over 2,700 members of the European Film Academy and it is they who will elect the overall winner: the European Film Academy Short Film 2013 which will be presented at the 26th European Film Awards Ceremony on 7 December in Berlin.

The films join the following nominations, which have already been established:

Ghent Short Film Nominee
As Ondas (The Waves)
Directed by Miguel Fonseca
Portugal, 22 mins, fiction
Valladolid Short Film Nominee
Dood Van Een Schaduw (Death of a Shadow)
Directed by Tom Van Avermaet
Belgium/France, 20 mins, fiction
Cork Short Film Nominee
Directed by Cathy Brady
UK/Ireland, 21 mins, fiction
Rotterdam Short Film Nominee
Though I Know The River Is Dry
Directed by Omar Robert Hamilton
Egypt/Palestine/UK 2013, 20 mins

Berlin, 18 February 2013

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