Short Matters! 3 

Short Matters! is the European Film Academy’s short film tour which brings the nominated short films to audiences across Europe and beyond. The programme featuring the European Short Film Nominees 2017 is a manifold panorama of young contemporary European filmmaking. The films are screened in three sets.

Fight on a Swedish Beach!!

EPIC BEACH FIGHT!! This is what happens when you yell “Sieg Heil” and call someone’s wife a whore. He had it coming.

Director: Simon Vahlne
Country: Sweden
Year: 2016
Duration: 15 min
The Artificial Humors

THE ARTIFICIAL HUMORS is a film about humor, anthropology and artificial intelligence. It focuses on how humor is central to human relationships across, used as a form of social control, and one of the most complex forms of communication. Blending a certain Hollywood aesthetic with documentary approaches, the film tells the story of an indigenous girl who falls in love with a robot that is a rising stand up comedian in Brazil.

Orig. title: Os humores artificias
Director: Gabriel Abrantes
Country: Portugal
Year: 2016
Duration: 29 min
The Party

Belfast 1972. Laurence invites his cousin and man-on-the-run Mickey to a party of drinking, dancing and young love. By morning, reality catches up with them.

Director: Andrea Harkin
Country: Ireland
Year: 2016
Duration: 14 min

An ugly cat struggles to coexist in a fragmented and broken world, eventually finding a soulmate in a mystical chief. Inspired by the internet story ‘Ugly the Cat’.

Director: Redbear Easterman, Nikita Diakur
Country: Germany
Year: 2017
Duration: 12 min

A Roma family is announced their underage daughter has just had a baby girl. Pardică (50) doesn’t seem to celebrate the moment. However, things become even tenser when a hospital employee asks them to sign some papers and discovers issues related to their IDs. The imminent danger of state authorities separating them from their daughter determines Pardică to take action.

Orig. title: Scris/Nescris
Director: Adrian Silișteanu
Country: Romania
Year: 2016
Duration: 20 min