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