For the third year running, the most recent winners of audience awards from 10 partner festivals – Clermont-Ferrand (France), Encounters (Great Britain), Go Short (Netherlands), Curtas Vila do Conde (Portugal), Interfilm Berlin (Germany), Alcine (Spain), Short Waves (Poland), BSFF (Belgium), Tampere (Finnland) and Wiz-Art (Ukraine) – are competing with one another for top honours in the European Short Film Audience Award section. Featured in two programming blocks, they will be vying for the favour of viewers across the continent.
Ivan Orlenko // Ukraine, France // 2019 // 19:27 min
A boy tries to find out what happened in the old local synagogue. Obsessed, he is chasing something he never saw and does not pay any attention to what is happening around him. Inspired by Franz Kafkas unfinished novel.
Julien Goudichaux // France // 2020 // 24:00 min
March 2020, a global pandemic hits humanity. In an empty and silent Paris, there remain urban ghosts, Sarah, Nelson and Katia, who have no other choice but to be locked out. These people forgotten by the health crisis ask: how to continue to survive in a world at a standstill?