EFA Shorts 2019: 1 

EFA Shorts is the European Film Academy’s short film tour, which brings the latest European Short Film candidates, nominees and winner to audiences across Europe – and beyond. The programme features a selection from the 20 European Short Film Candidates, each of them selected at a renowned European (short) film festival as candidate for the European Film Awards 2019.

A Worthy Man

Night after night, Erik works alone in his bakery. His only company is a late-night radio program, which he persistently attempts to get through to in order to be honoured as “Joker of the Week”. He has gradually grown more and more distant from his family, and all his efforts to re-establish their connection seem in vain. A growing depression hurls Erik to spin out of a key, which in the end culminates in a desperate cry for help.

Orig. title: En værdig mand
Director: Kristian Håskjold
Country: Denmark
Year: 2018
Duration: 20 min
Dogs Barking at Birds

School is over and there’s a bustle in the air. In Porto, tourists fill up the streets and cafés. The old and decadent are now highlights of the city’s gentrification. Vicente moves around town on his bike, watching the urban landscape modify day by day. The town is no longer the same, the world is changing and so is he. Among his family and friends, Vicente lives with anticipation the first days of summer and the beginning of a new life.

Orig. title: Cães que ladram aos pássaros
Director: Leonor Teles
Country: Portugal
Year: 2019
Duration: 20 min
Hard On

Secretly, she is filming everything.
In a surreal apartment a cougar, a guest, a child and promises of a dog if the child plays along.

Director: Joanna Rytel
Country: Sweden
Year: 2019
Duration: 19 min
Watermelon Juice

Barbara and Pol spend a few days on holiday with a group of friends in a house surrounded by nature. They want to have a good time and find a peaceful space where they can enjoy their intimacy. With the support of Pol, in the midst of nature, between tears and laughter, Barbara will heal old wounds and redefine her sexuality.

Orig. title: Suc de Síndria
Director: Irene Moray
Country: Spain
Year: 2019
Duration: 22 min