10., 16. and 17.12. 2014
Short matters - and we´re talking the best short films from the past year with a Made in Europe tag on them. iShorts in cooperation with European film academy present: short films nominated for this year´s european Academy award - the Felix prize.
EMERGENCY CALLS (Finland)
Sarajevo Short Film Nominee
Director: Hannes Vartiainen and Pekka Veikkolainen | Producers: Hannes Vartiainen and Pekka Veikkolainen |
Star: Juha Hippi, Lauri Hynninen, Eeva Putro |
Year: 2013 | Length: 15 min | Documentary Film |
Tampere Short Film Nominee
Director: Simon Szabo | Producers: Petrányi Viktória, Berkes Júlia |
Star: Tóth Sándor, Lovas Emília |
Year: 2013 | Length: 11 min | Live Action |
Laci is a 16-year old gypsy boy, who lives off casual jobs. One day, he gets picked up from the streets along with a small group of workers for a construction job. He has to participate in the completion of a wall, that surrounds a series of tenement buildings. The film follows the various stages of the construction as Laci helps out the other workers. In the end, Laci is asked to complete the work. He now takes his first look beyond the wall, which holds an unusual revelation for him.
WHALE VALLEY (Denmark/Iceland)
Ghent Short Film Nominee
Director: Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson | Producers: Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson, Anton Máni Svansson |
Star: Ágúst Örn B. Wigum, Einar Jóhann Valsson, Valdimar Örn Flygenring |
Year: 2013 | Length: 15 min | Hraný film |
The film shows a strong bond between two brothers that live in a remote fjord with their parents. We look into their world through the eyes of the younger brother and follow him on a journey that marks a turning point in the brothers’ lives.
THE CHICKEN (Germany/Croatia)
Bristol Short Film Nominee
Director: Una Gunjak | Producer: Jelena Goldbach |
Star: Iman Alibalic, Esma Alic, Mario Knezovic |
Year: 2014 | Length: 15 min | Live Action |
THE MISSING SCARF (Ireland)
Valladolid Short Film Nominee
Director: Eoin Duffy | Producer: Jamie Hogan |
Star: George Takei |
Year: 2013 | Length: 7 min | Animation |
Albert the Squirrel makes a startling discovery ... an empty space where once his favourite scarf lay. He heads off into the forest only to find everyone else is preoccupied with worries of their own. He helps who he can before moving on but never seems to get any closer to his goal. ultimately, Albert’s problem is put in perspective by the friends he helped and the problems they faced and overcame together.
STILL GOT LIVES (Germany)
Drama Short Film Nominee
Director: Jan-Gerrit Seyler | Producer: Thorsten Heger |
Star: Bazon Rosengarth, Swantje Kohlhof, Tina Eschmann |
Year: 2013 | Length: 23 min | Live Action |
Marco and Lisa are in love. Online, they fight side by side against dreadful monsters. However, Lisa refuses to meet Marco in real life. When one day she stops showing up for the game, Marco decides to go searching for her. He finds a new world. And learns real dread.
TAPROBANA (Portugal/Sri Lanka/Denmark)
Berlin Short Film Nominee
Director: Gabriel Abrantes | Producers: Gabriel Abrantes, Natxo Checa |
Star: Gabriel Abrantes, Natxo Checa, David Lasantha |
Year: 2014 | Length: 24 min | Live Action |
Taprobana in the late 16th century. An elephant wallows in the water. A man relishes the time with his lover. A heroic epic must be written. A subjective look at Portugal's national hero LuÌs Vaz de Camıes.
Total lenght of the screening 110 min. In original language with Czech and English subtitles.