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Short Matters (European Award Winners)

Under the heading Short Matters, 15 EFA winners from European festivals are presented, all nominated for the European Film Awards 2016. The European Film Academy (EFA) is the organizer of this short film tour, with the intention of giving as many audiences as possible the opportunity to enjoy this panorama of young, contemporary European filmmaking.

Ultimately, the Dutch Syria-film 9 DAYS – FROM MY WINDOW IN ALEPPO that drew the longest straw and was awarded the EFA short film Grand Prix. The films are presented in three parts on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Contact: European Film Academy e.V. - Sandra Leege, e: s.leege[at]europeanfilmacademy.org

Award Sponsors 2011

Categories: Ani = Animation, Doc = Documentary, Exp = Experimental, Fic = Fiction, Mus = Music



 

Europeiske prisvinnere 1 | Short Matters 1
Onsdag | Wednesday 16:00
(Total: 92 min.)

FRA, GRC 2016 | Fic. | 30 min.
Director: Konstantina Kotzamani

LIMBO

Tolv barn hvisker til hverandre på en merkelig strand, fordi det er en nykommer der, ulik alle de andre. Og det er en annen merkelig ting på stranden.

Twelve children on a strange beach, whispering among themselves, because there is a newcomer, different from everybody else... and there is another
strange thing on the beach.

Script: Konstantina Kotzamani | Camera: Yorgos Karvelas | Editing: Yannis
Chalkiadakis | Cast: Felix Margenfeld, Aggelos Ntanos, Lucjano Cani, Haris Fountas, Hristos Psihramis, David Szymczak

Production: Homemade Films, Ron Dyens

DEU 2015 | Ani. | 7 min.
Director: Florian Grolig

IN THE DISTANCE

En mann sitter trygt på taket av en stor bygning, det er stille og rolig over skyene. Mannen passer sine egne saker, men kaos lurer i horisonten, og det kommer nærmere hver natt.

A man is sitting safely on the roof of a large building, it is quiet and peaceful above the clouds. The man is trying to get by on his own but chaos lurks in the distance, and every night it comes closer and closer.

Script, editing: Florian Grolig

Production: Florian Grolig

NED 2015 | Doc. | 12 min.
Directors: Issa Touma, Thomas Vroege, Floor van der Meulen

9 DAYS — FROM MY WINDOW IN ALEPPO

19. august 2012 ser fotografen Issa Touma noen unge menn bygge en barrikade i nærheten av leiligheten hans. Med kameraet sitt fanger han de ni første dagen av det syriske opprøret fra vinduet sitt, dokumentasjon på dynamikken i en begynnende borgerkrig.

On August 19, 2012 photographer Issa Touma sees some young men build a barricade near his apartment. With his camera, he captures the first nine days of the Syrian uprising firm from his window, documenting the changing dynamics of a budding civil war.

Script, camera: Issa Touma | Editing: Floor van der Meulen, Thomas Vroege

Production: National Film and Television School

BGR, ITA 2015 | Fic. | 28 min.
Director: Lyubo Yonchev

SHOOTING STAR
(Падащазвезда | Padashta Zvezda)

Når storebror Martin plukker opp lillesøsteren fra barnehagen kommer de ut for en tragisk ulykke. Selv om de er uskadde, er påvirkningen stor. De blir tvunget til å foreta valg som får betydning for resten av livene deres.

When big brother Martin picks up his little sister from kindergarten, they are involved in a tragic accident. Even though they are unharmed, the impact is great. They are forced to make choices that will determine the
rest of their lives.

Script: Lyubo Yonchev, Yassen Genadiev | Camera: Damian Dimitrov | Editing: Lyubo Kirov | Cast: Stefka Yanorova, Kalia Kamenova, Stefan Popov

Production: Crystal Frame Ltd., Lyubo Yonchev, Lyubo Kirov

SWE, EST 2016 | Ani. | 15 min.
Director: Juan Pablo Libossart

AMALIMBO

Fem år gamle Tipuana er trist fordi faren hennes er død. Hun savner ham noe voldsomt, og er villig til å gi alt for å få ham tilbake. For å nå ham prøver hun å komme seg over til “den andre siden”, men hun setter seg fast i limbo.

Five-year old Tipuana is sad, because her father has passed away. She misses him enormously and would give anything to see him again. To reach him, she tries to pass over to 'the other side', but she gets entangled in a limbo.

Script: Juan Pablo Libossart | Camera: Nicklas Karpaty, Pia Lehto | Cast: Örjan Byström, Sven-Åke Gustavsson, Fredrik Helgesson, Annalena Persson, Nemanja Stojanovic, Margaretha Ulfendahl

Production: Johanna Lind

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Europeiske prisvinnere 2 | Short Matters 2
Torsdag | Thursday 15:00
(Total: 91 min.)

GBR, DNK, NED 2015 | Fic. | 30 min.
Director: Mahdi Fleifel

A MAN RETURNED (EIN MANN KEHRT ZURÜCK)

Etter mange år vender 26 år gamle Reda tilbake til den palestinske flyktningleiren han forlot. Leiren lider under interne konflikter og den nært forestående krigen i Syria. Men det er også stedet hvor barndomskjæresten hans bor.

After many years, 26-year-old Reda returns to the Palestinian refugee camp he originally left. The camp has suffered from internal conflicts and the imminent war in Syria. But it is also the place where his childhood sweetheart lives.

Production: Patrick Campbell

BEL 2015 | Fic. | 7 min.
Director: Samuel Lampaert

THE WALL (LE MUR)

Hong Kong. En vrimmel av skyskrapere i betong uten personlighet. På innsiden, trange leiligheter der folk bor for seg selv. Helt til den dagen ungkaren Chung bestemmer seg for å henge opp et bilde.

Hong-Kong. A multitude of high-rise concrete buildings without personality. Inside, tight studios where people live withdrawn into themselves. Until the day where Chung; a bachelor, decides to hang a picture on the wall.

Script: Samuel Lampaert, Hugo Lampaert | Camera: Bernard Vervoort | Editing: Nicolas Bier | Music: Pierre Gillet | Cast: Yves Yan, Steven Eng, Cathy Min Jung

Production: Nicolas George, Les films du carré

NOR 2015 | Fic. | 21 min.
Director: Even Hafnor, Lisa Brooke Hansen

SMALL TALK

Vi følger familien Dvergsnes fra Kristiansand gjennom tre hendelser som fant sted høsten og vinteren 2014.

We follow the Dvergsnes family of Kristiansand through three events that took place during the fall and winter of 2014.

Script: Even Hafnor | Camera: Steivan Hasler | Editing: Erik Anderson | Sound: Marius Ytterdal | Cast: Espen Gunstensen, Marit Langeland, Harry Halvorsen, Elisabeth Robstad

Production: Even Hafnor, Jon Puntervold, t: 47652998, e: puntervold@gmail.com

ESP 2016 | Doc.Exp. | 18 min.
Director: Keina Espiñeira

WE ALL LOVE THE SEA SHORE
(TOUT LE MONDE AIME LE BORD DE LA MER)

En gruppe menn står i skogkanten ved kysten, mens de venter på overfarten til Europa. Mens de venter, fortapt i tidens og stedets limbo, mellom Afrika og Europa, lager de en film der de spiller seg selv.

A group of men stands at the edge of a wooded area by the coast, waiting to make the trip to Europe. While they wait, lost in a limbo of time and place, between Africa and Europe, they make a movie and star as themselves.

Script: Samuel M. Delgado, Keina Espiñeira | Camera: José Ángel Alayón | Editing: Samuel M. Delgado | Cast: Boubacar Barry, Mohamed Diakité, Aliou Diallo, a.o.

Production: Lourdes Pérez

ESP 2015 | Fic. | 15 min.
Director: Clara Roquet

THE GOODBYE (EL ADIÓS)

Rosana har jobbet som hushjelp for Vidal-familien i mange år. Når eldstefruen i huset dør, sørger hun på sitt eget vis. På begravelsesdagen må hun fortsette å jobbe for den sørgende familien.

Rosana has been working as a housekeeper for the Vidal family for several years. When the elderly lady of the house dies, Rosana mourns in her own way. On the day of the funeral, she has to continue to work for the grieving family.

Script: Clara Roquet | Camera: Gris Jordana | Editing: Mounia Akl, Carlos Marqués-Marcet | Cast: Jenny Rios, Mercè Pons, Júlia Danés

Production: Lastor Mewdia, Sergio Moreno, Tono Folguera

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Europeiske prisvinnere 3 | Short Matters 3
Fredag | Friday 15:00
(Total: 91 min.)

Kosovo, GBR 2016 | Fic. | 20 min.
Director: Daniel Mulloy

HOME

Mens tusener av menn, kvinner og barn forsøker å komme seg til Europa, setter en engelsk familie ut på hva som ser ut til å være en ferie. Far, mor og to barn, fullt pakket, setter seg inn i bilen og legger i vei på en livsforandrende reise.

While thousands of people are on the run and trying to reach Europe, an average British family also gather their belongings. Fully packed, father, mother and their two children get into the car and leave on a life-changing journey.

Script: Daniel Mulloy | Cast: Jack O'Connell, Holliday Grainger

Production: Chris Watling, Scott O'Donnell, Tim Nash, Shpat Deda, Afolabi Kuti
Contact: Daniel Mulloy, E: mulloydaniel@yahoo.co.uk

DNK, CHL, LTU 2015 | Doc. | 26 min.
Director: Maite Alberdi, Giedrė Žickytė

I'M NOT FROM HERE (YO NO SOY DE AQUÍ)

Gamle Josebe kommer opprinnelig fra Spania, men har bodd i Chile i mange år. Hun bor nå på et gamlehjem. Hun synes det er rarere og rarere at alle rundt henne hevder å være chilenere, siden hodet hennes er fullt av minner fra hjemlandet Spania.

Elderly Josebe is originally from Spain, but has been living in Chile for years. She now lives in a retirement home. She finds it increasingly strange that everyone around her claims to be Chilean, because her head is full of memories from her homeland Spain.

Script: Maite Alberdi, Giedr Žickyt | Camera: Pablo Valdés | Editing: Juan Eduardo Murillo | Cast: Josebe Echaveguren, Mario Rosselot, Oscar Sotomayor

Production: Micromundo Producciones & Moonmakers, Patro R. Gajardo, Maite Alberdi

GBR 2015 | Ani. | 10 min.
Director: Nina Gantz

EDMOND

Edmonds trang til å elske og til å være nær andre er sterk, kanskje for sterk. Mens han står alene ved en innsjø og grubler over sine valg, reiser han bakover gjennom livet, og gjenopplever alle de definerende øyeblikkene i søken etter utgangspunktet for sitt begjær.

Edmond’s impulse to love and be close to others is strong - maybe too strong. As he stands alone by a lake, contemplating his options, he goes on a journey backwards through his life, and revisits all his defining moments in search for the origin of his desires.

Script: Nina Gantz | Camera: Ian Forbes | Editing: Nina Rac

Production: National Film and Television School, Emilie Jouffroy

BEL, FRA 2016 | Fic. | 14 min.
Director: Manon Coubia

THE FULLNESS OF TIME - ROMANCE
(L'IMMENSE RETOUR - ROMANCE)

Hun venter, og har ventet i all evighet ved kanten av en dyp kløft. Kanskje har hun ventet for lenge, klamrende til håpet om at fjellet skal gi tilbake hennes elsker. Hennes elskede er innelåst dypt nede i isen.

She is waiting, has been eternally waiting at the edge of a deep gorge. Perhaps she’s been waiting too long, clinging to the stubborn hope that the mountain will give back her lover. Her beloved is locked up deep in the ice.

Script: Manon Coubia | Camera: Nicolas Rincon Gille, Luc Moreau, Jen
Debauche | Editing: Manon Coubia | Cast: El Barkani Malika, Annie Alonso, Gaillard Danièle, Mallory Georges

Production: Jen Debauche, Luc Moreau, Nicolás Rincón Gille

DEU 2015 | Fic. | 21 min.
Director: Detsky Graffam

90 DEGREES NORTH (90 GRAD NORD)

Forretningsmannen Karl stopper samvittighetsfullt på rødt lys. Han sent ute til en presentasjon og venter utålmodig på at lyset skal bli grønt. Men det skjer ikke, for dette er ikke et vanlig trafikklys.

Businessman Karl conscientiously stops for a red light. He is running late for a presentation and waits impatiently until the light turns green; but that does not happen, because this is no ordinary traffic light.

Camera: Hanno Kunow | Cast: Carsten Clemens, Jürgen Haug, Ecco Mylla, Stefan Dietrich

Production: K17 Films, Marianne Graffam

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Programme 2017
Nova Cinema, 1, 2 & 3
General age restriction: 15 y.o.
(Children's prog.: 6 y.o.)

TUESDAY JAN. 24
18:15 Forum: Contemporary Propaganda [Antikvariatet]
 
WEDNESDAY JAN. 25
12:00 NOR 1
14:00 NOR 2
16:00 Meet the Filmmakers
16:00 Short Matters 1
18:00 Regional Premieres
19:30 Opening Reception
21:00 INT 1
22:00 Festival Club
 

THURSDAY JAN. 26
10:00 Children's prog. 1
11:00 How the Troll Was Made
11:00 NOR 3
12:00 Children's prog. 2
13:00 How the Troll Was Made
13:00 NOR 4
15:00 Meet the Filmmakers
15:00 Short Matters 2
17:00 Short Film Studies Symposium
19:00 INT 2
21:00 INT 3
22:00 Festival Club
 
FRIDAY JAN. 27
11:00 NOR 5
12:00 One-minute-films
13:00 NOR 6
15:00 Meet the Filmmakers
15:00 Short Matters 3
17:00 INT 4
19:00 Deborah Stratman 1: Retrospective
21:00 Czech Ani. 1:
1946-1965
21:00 Music Video Party
[Helmet Studio]
 

SATURDAY JAN. 28
11:00 Czech Ani. 2:
1966-1999
13:00 INT 5
15:00 INT 6
17:00 Meet the Filmmakers
17:00 Deborah Stratman 2: Retrospective
19:00 Deborah Stratman 3: Masterclass
21:00 Czech Ani. 3:
Švankmajer
22:00 Festival Club
 

SUNDAY JAN. 29
11:00 Norwegian Film Art 1990-2000: Part 1
13:00 Norwegian Film Art 1990-2000: Part 2
15:00 Award ceremony and screening
18:00 Multiplié Dance Film
20:00 Short Treats
20:00 Festival Club
 

Changes might occur.

 
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Award winners at Minimalen 2017
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Publisert 30.01.2017 13:32

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Publisert 23.11.2016 13:54

Award Winners at Minimalen 2016
International Competition Jury: Richard Raskin (USA, DNK), Hannes Vartiainen (FIN), Arna Marie Bersås (NOR). Best International Film- incl. EUR 1 000 from Minimalen ZEPO av César Díaz Meléndez [ESP] The film tells a [+]

Publisert 31.01.2016 23:32

Award Winners at Minimalen 2015
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Publisert 27.04.2015 15:27

Award Winners at the 26th Minimalen Short Film Festival
International Panorama Audience Award: 500 euro from Minimalen. CURFEW by Shawn Christensen – USA Don Quixote Award, chosen by the FICC-jury: Atle Hunnes Isaksen, Daniela Fend, Carles Font Garcia. THE DEVIL [+]

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