EFA Shorts 2019: 3 

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.

Excess Will Save Us

In a small village of the North of France, an attack alert has been set off due to the combination of two events: the beginning of the hunting season and an argument between drunk Polish workers.

Director: Morgane Dziurla-Petit
Country: France, Sweden
Year: 2019
Duration: 14 min
Patision Avenue

Yanni’s mum is on her way to audition for a role as Shakespeare’s Viola, when she discovers that her young son has been left home alone. Through a series of phone calls, she fights to balance the most important roles of her life, whilst walking in the most controversial area of central Athens, Patision Avenue.

Director: Thanasis Neofotistos
Country: Greece
Year: 2018
Duration: 12 min
The Christmas Gift

On the 20th of December, 1989, a few days after dictator Ceausescu’s bloody repression, a father’s quiet evening turns into sheer ordeal as he finds out that his son has mailed a letter to Santa.

Orig. title: Cadoul de Craciun
Director: Bogdan Mureşanu
Country: Romania, Spain
Year: 2018
Duration: 23 min

Professional weightlifter Petro is preparing for an important competition. But before the competition, he receives tragic news that force him to make a difficult decision. Petro’s inner conflict makes him into more than just a mechanical bundle of muscles.

Orig. title: Штангіст
Director: Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk
Country: Poland, Ukraine
Year: 2019
Duration: 30 min