PÖFF : BNFF

EFA Shorts on Tour 2

Festival
PÖFF Shorts 2021
Programme
Shorts Panorama

EFA Shorts, the European Film Academy’s short film tour, brings shorts to audiences across Europe and beyond. The programme, featuring the European Short Film Candidates for the European Film Awards, is a manifold panorama of young, contemporary European filmmaking.

The creation of the European Film Academy (EFA) was the initiative of a group of Europe’s finest filmmakers brought together on the occasion of the first European Film Awards Ceremony, held in November 1988. The EFA now unites more than 3,600 European film professionals with the common aim of promoting European film culture. Throughout the year, the EFA initiates and participates in a series of activities dealing with film politics as well as economic, artistic and training aspects. The programme includes conferences, seminars and workshops with the common goal of building a bridge between creativity and the industry. These activities culminate in the annual presentation of the European Film Awards.

PÖFF Shorts is one of the festivals that will present a short film candidate as a potential nominee for the European Film Awards, with the festival choosing a candidate for consideration for next EFA Awards from amongst its competition programmes.

Screenings

Hall 2 Kino Artis
Screening121603 / Euroopa Filmiakadeemia nominendid 2
Screening duration

Films

The Natural Death of A Mouse

Local title
Hiire loomulik surm
Title in Russian
The Natural Death of A Mouse
Original title
Der Natürliche tod der maus
Director
Katharina Huber
Country
Germany
Year
2020
Programme
Shorts Panorama

Some days she imagines that by her sheer will she can make body parts fall off of people who seem vicious to her. And some other days everyone around her looks beautiful. And when she was little, she wished that flowers would grow out of her footprints." - Gasmask The film is not only about saving mice or refusing bananas or making sacrifices against the hypocrisies of the daily life in the „spoiled and cultivated“ parts of the world. It is also about a person with red arms, who is entering the desert of her conscience to find out whether and how she can be a good human.

Director
Katharina Huber
Language
German, English

Push this Button If You Begin To Panic

Local title
Paanika korral vajutada seda nuppu
Title in Russian
Push this Button If You Begin To Panic
Director
Gabriel Böhmer
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2020
Programme
Shorts Panorama

Bartholomew Whisper went to the doctor today. There he met administrators keen on experimental surgery, and lonely MRI machines. At least the growing hole in his head was becoming quite beautiful.

Director
Gabriel Böhmer
Language
English

Maalbeek

Local title
Maalbeek
Title in Russian
Maalbeek
Director
Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis
Country
France
Year
2020
Programme
Shorts Panorama

Survivor but amnesiac of the attack at Maalbeek metro station on 22 March 2016 in Brussels, Sabine is looking for the missing image of an over-mediatised event of which she has no memory.

Director
Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis

Fall of the Ibis King

Local title
Iibisekuninga langemine
Title in Russian
Fall of the Ibis King
Director
Josh O’Caoimh & Mikai Geronimo
Country
Ireland
Year
2021
Programme
Shorts Panorama

The antagonist of a strange opera becomes increasingly unsettled, following the unlikely return of the former lead actor.

Director
Josh O’Caoimh & Mikai Geronimo
Language
English

Blue Fear

Local title
Nukrad tüdrukud, pimestav hirm
Title in Russian
Blue Fear
Original title
Filles Bleues, Peur Blanche
Director
Marie Jacotey & Lola Halifa-Legrand
Country
France
Year
2020
Programme
Shorts Panorama

A couple on the roads of Provence. Nils is driving Flora to his parents for the first time when they get ambushed. Whilst she’s made prisoner, he flees. During a night in the pinewood, she has to face her doubts.

Director
Marie Jacotey & Lola Halifa-Legrand
Language
French