Festival Darlings 

The screening’s festival favourites handling heavy subjects! The screening is part of the EFA Shorts short film tour, which brings the best short films to theatres around Europe.

Anxiety, Pedophilia, Sexual violence
The Martyr

Two Syrian brothers illegally cross a border to enter into a westerner country. Their sister narrates this journey where present time, past or the oneiric all jumble together to become both a dream and nightmare of our current world.

Orig. title: El Màrtir
Director: Fernando Pomares
Country: Spain
Year: 2020
Duration: 18 min
Producer: Alèxia Bas Anglès
Production: Travelogue Studio
Screenplay: Fernando Pomares
Cinematography: Albert Badia
Editing: Diana Toucedo
Sound: Enrique G. Bermejo
Starring: Diia Alekhaiem Jelud, Amjad Almussa, Narjis El-Badaoüi Araissi 

Greece 1986-1987, a little before the fall of State Socialism and just at the end of the Cold War. In front of Anthi’s eyes the country is changing, the world is changing and with them Christos seems to be changing too.

Director: Thelyia Petraki
Country: Greece
Year: 2020
Duration: 25 min
Producer: Kostas Tagalakis
Production: TopSpot
Screenplay: Thelyia Petraki
Cinematography: Manu Tilinsky
Editing: Myrto Karra
Sound: Valia Tserdu, Iraklis Vlahakis
Starring: Elena Topalidou as Anthi
The Natural Death of a Mouse

This is not only about saving mice or refusing bananas or making sacrifices against the hypocrisies of the daily life in the „spoiled and cultivated“ parts of the world. It is also about a person with red arms, who is entering the desert of her conscience to find out whether and how she can be a good human.

Orig. title: Der Natürliche Tod der Maus
Director: Katharina Huber
Country: Germany
Year: 2020
Duration: 22 min
Producer: Katharina Huber
Production: HUBA Film
Screenplay: Katharina Huber
Editing: Katharina Huber
Animation: Katharina Huber
Sound: Marcus Zilz
My Uncle Tudor

After 20 years of silence, the filmmaker travels back to the house of her great-grandparents, where she passed through harmful events that left a deep imprint on her memory forever. The long-awaited family gathering runs counter to her attempts to overcome the past.

Orig. title: Nanu Tudor
Director: Olga Lucovnicova
Country: Belgium, Hungary, Moldova, Portugal
Year: 2020
Duration: 20 min
Producer: Frederik Nicolai
Production: DocNomads
Screenplay: Olga Lucovnicova
Cinematography: Olga Lucovnicova