The Nominees for the European Short Film Award 2014 in two sets. (Short Matters! 1 & 2)
Hannes Vartiainen & Pekka Veikkolainen
FINLAND /// 2013 /// 15 MIN
Being human is a fragile and fleeting op- portunity to experience life and the universe around us. In the face of overwhelming darkness all we can do is to rely on and find solace in one another. This film is based on authentic emergency calls and radio traffic.
SUMMER 2014 /// LATO 2014
POLAND /// 2014 /// 12 MIN
A pessimistic view of the human fate, a uni- versal tale of the world possessed by evil. The same piece of land is shown multiple times in different scene. However, the rep- etition is painful, the world, trapped in a vicious cycle of evil, is unable to break free.
PORTUGAL, SRI LANKA, DENMARK /// 2014 /// 24 MIN
Luís Vaz de Camões, the greatest Portuguese Renaissance poet, struggles creatively while engaging in a hedonistic, coprophagic, and drug-addled lifestyle.
WALL /// FAL
HUNGARY /// 2013 /// 11 MIN
Laci is a 16-year old gypsy boy, who lives off casual jobs. One day, he gets picked up from the streets for a construction job. He has to participate in the completion of a wall that surrounds a series of tenement buildings. When the job is done, Laci takes his first look beyond the wall. This holds an unusual revelation.
GEORGIA /// 2013 /// 15 MIN
In the harsh mountainous countryside of Svaneti (Georgia), happiness is brief. The beloved husband of Dina dies, and tradition says she must leave her child and marry the first man who offers his hand.
THE MISSING SCARF
IRELAND /// 2013 /// 7 MIN
George Takei narrates this multi-award- winning fable about a wise squirrel on an increasingly existential quest to find its scarf.
Jorge Lopéz Navarrete
LITTLE BLOCK OF CEMENT WITH DISHEVELLED HAIR CONTAINING THE SEA /// PEQUEÑO BLOQUE DE CEMENTO CON PELO ALBOROTADO CONTENIENDO EL MAR
SPAIN /// 2013 /// 16 MIN
A dog and a mare embark upon a voyage together. The differences between them be- come inevitably clearer with every step they take. Yet the profound mutual knowledge they develop over time shows the potential to suddenly produce a luminous moment between the two.