SHORT MATTERS is the European Film Academy’s short film tour which brings the nominated short films to audiences across Europe – and beyond. The programme featuring the European Short Film Nominees 2017 is a manifold panorama of young contemporary European filmmaking. This year’s programme is composed of productions/co-productions from Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Turkey & UK. The members of the European Film Academy – more than 3,000 European film professionals − selected the Spanish film TIMECODE by Juanjo Giménez as the overall winner, which was presented at the 30th European Film Awards Ceremony in Berlin in December 2017.

Love - Réka Bucsi

Love – Réka Bucsi

The short film programme is organised in co-operation with a series of film festivals throughout Europe. At each of these festivals, an independent jury presents one of the short films in competition with a nomination in the European Film Awards’ short film category. For the European Film Awards 2017, the programme included the following festivals:

★ 11 – 21 Oct. 2016: Film Fest Gent (Belgium)
★ 22 – 29 Oct. 2016: Valladolid International Film Festival (Spain)
★ 24 – 30 Oct. 2016: Uppsala International Short Film Festival (Sweden)
★ 11 – 20 Nov. 2016: Cork Film Festival (Ireland)
★ 25 Jan. – 5 Feb. 2017: International Film Festival Rotterdam (the Netherlands)
★ 3 – 11 Feb. 2017: Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France)
★ 9 – 19 Feb. 2017: Berlin International Film Festival (Germany)
★ 8 – 12 Mar. 2017: Tampere Film Festival (Finland)
★ 28 May – 4 Jun. 2017: Krakow Film Festival (Poland)
★ 8 – 16 Jul. 2017: Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film Festival (Portugal)
★ 2 – 12 Aug. 2017: Locarno Festival (Switzerland)
★ 11 – 18 Aug. 2017: Sarajevo Film Festival (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
★ 30 Aug. – 9 Sep. 2017: Venice Film Festival (Italy)
★ 19 – 24 Sep. 2016: International Short Film Festival in Drama (Greece)
★ 19 – 24 Sep. 2016: Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival Bristol (UK)

To be considered for a nomination, a short film has to screen in competition at one of these festivals. Eligible are directors born in Europe or with a European passport* whose films do not exceed a running time of 30 min. and match the genre regulations of the respective festival.

* European, in the sense of the European Film Academy, means geographical Europe, both EU and non-EU, and shall include Israeli and Palestinian

EFA screenings:
European Film Awards 1: Wed 7.3. 22.00 Niagara | Sat 10.3. 10.00 Plevna 2
European Film Awards 2: Thu 8.3. 10.00 Plevna 6 | Fri 9.3.  20.00 Pakkahuone
European Film Awards 3: Fri 9.3. 14.00 Plevna 4 | Sun 11.3. 14.00 Niagara