EFA Shorts 2019: 2 

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.


Can we believe our eyes? The short films of Johann Lurf often explore the enigmatic territory between the real and the perceived, challenging our senses to comprehend visions and sounds taken from the environment around us by means of subtle, beautiful trompe l’oeil effects. Cavalcade, equally dazzling in 2D or 3D, sees him make a direct intervention into physical space for the first time.

Director: Johann Lurf
Country: Austria
Year: 2019
Duration: 5 min
Edna – One of Many

Edna is animation which was inspired by the refugee crisis, where Macedonia played the unfortunate role of a transit country; in essence it is a love story set in a very unusual circumstances, told in a very abstract and poetic way.

Orig. title: Edna
Director: Vuk Mitevski
Country: Macedonia
Year: 2019
Duration: 11 min

A woman is locked in her home with an egg, which she is both attracted to and scared of. She eats the egg, she repents. She kills it. She lets the egg die of hunger.

Director: Martina Scarpelli
Country: Denmark, France
Year: 2019
Duration: 13 min

Olda (17) is an accused waiting for his trial in a detention centre for juveniles. The monotone prison life is gradually intertwined with memories of a police reconstruction. It took one summer night for the holiday boredom to turn into a cruel fun that resulted in death.

Orig. title: Rekonstrukce
Director: Jiří Havlíček, Ondřej Novák
Country: Czech Republic
Year: 2018
Duration: 15 min
The Marvelous Misadventures of the Stone Lady

Tired of being a banal architectural ornament, a sculpture runs away from the Louvre to confront real life on the streets of Paris.

Orig. title: Les Extraordinaires Mésaventures de la jeune fille de pierre
Director: Gabriel Abrantes
Country: France, Portugal
Year: 2019
Duration: 20 min
The Tent

A dysfunctional family of four is going camping, and poor communications skills make it a struggle to co-operate when trying to put up a complicated tent. The kids are reacting badly to the increasingly uncomfortable tension, as an underlying conflict between the two parents is slowly forced to the surface – and a shocking secret is finally revealed.

Orig. title: Teltet
Director: Rebecca Figenschau
Country: Norway
Year: 2019
Duration: 17 min