DOGS BARKING AT BIRDS (CÃES QUE LADRAM AOS PÁSSAROS)
DOGS BARKING AT BIRDS (CÃES QUE LADRAM AOS PÁSSAROS)

The European Film Academy announced the five short films nominated for the award category European Short Film 2019.

Throughout the year, at each of the following film festivals the respective international jury has presented one of the European short films in competition with a candidacy in the EFA short film category:

October 2018: Valladolid International Film Festival (Spain), Uppsala International Short Film Festival (Sweden) ★ November 2018: Cork Film Festival (Ireland) ★ December 2018: Leuven International Short Film Festival (Belgium) ★ January 2019: International Film Festival Rotterdam (the Netherlands) ★ February 2019: Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France), Berlin International Film Festival (Germany) ★ March 2019: Tampere Film Festival (Finland) ★ April 2019: Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen (the Netherlands) ★ May 2019: Krakow Film Festival (Poland), VIS Vienna Shorts Festival (Austria) ★ June 2019: Hamburg International Short Film Festival (Germany) ★ July 2019: Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film Festival (Portugal), Motovun Film Festival (Croatia) ★ August 2019: Locarno Film Festival (Switzerland), Sarajevo Film Festival (Bosnia & Herzegovina), OFF – Odense International Film Festival (Denmark), Venice Film Festival (Italy) ★ September 2019: International Short Film Festival in Drama (Greece), Encounters Film Festival (UK) ★

The nominated films will soon be submitted to the more than 3,600 EFA Members to elect the winner. The European Short Film 2019 will then be presented at the 32nd European Film Awards Ceremony on Saturday, December 7 in Berlin.

Based on this list of candidates, the participating festivals have nominated the following five short films:

DOGS BARKING AT BIRDS
CÃES QUE LADRAM AOS PÁSSAROS

Portugal, fiction, 20 min
DIRECTED BY Leonor Teles
WRITTEN BY Leonor Teles, Vicente Gil, Salvador Gil, Maria Gil & Francisco Mira Godinho
PRODUCED BY Filipa Reis, Leonor Teles & João Miller Guerra

RECONSTRUCTION
REKONSTRUKCE

Czech Republic, fiction, 15 min
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Jiří Havlíček & Ondřej Novák
PRODUCED BY Dagmar Sedláčková

THE CHRISTMAS GIFT
CADOUL DE CRĂCIUN

Romania, Spain, fiction, 23 min
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Bogdan Mureşanu
PRODUCED BY Bogdan Mureşanu, Vistor Dumitrovici & Eduardo M Escribano Solera

THE MARVELOUS MISADVENTURES OF THE STONE LADY
LES EXTRAORDINAIRES MÉSAVENTURES DE LA JEUNE FILLE DE PIERRE

France, Portugal, animation, 20 min
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Gabriel Abrantes
PRODUCED BY Justin Taurand & Gabriel Abrantes

WATERMELON JUICE
SUC DE SÍNDRIA

Spain, fiction, 22 min
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Irene Moray
PRODUCED BY Miriam Porté

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