For the fourth year in a row, DokuFest has selected a slate from the European Film Academy selection of the best European shorts competing for the prestigious EFA Short Matters award.
This year’s EFA selection includes powerful and though-provoking films: from the Syrian refugee who acts as a translator along the Turkey-Syria border, a young boy who visits post-communist Poland to a orthodox Muslim woman trying to report family abuse to the police in Copenhagen – these are the faces of today’s Europe, not overblown and contorted, but frightening in their realness.
At this year’s DokuFest you will be able to see the films that were selected by EFA last year, including the winner, Piknik (Croatia, Jure Pavlovic).
The EFA Shorts award is organized in co-operation with fifteen partner festivals each year, at each of which an independent international jury presents one of the European short films in competition with a nomination for European Short Film EFA Short Matters award.
Please find the selected films and a trailer compilation below:
Çevirmen – The Translator (dir. Emre Kayiş)
Yusuf, a Syrian refugee boy who lives in exile in a remote Turkish border town is chosen for his newfound power, but he has to decide how to use it.
Dissonance (dir. Till Nowak)
A musical genius lives a lonely life in a surreal, floating world. He only has one wish: to share his music with his daughter, but her mother won’t allow it.
E.T.E.R.N.I.T. (dir. Giovanni Aloi)
Ali, a Tunisian immigrant in Italy, receives the visa which enables his wife and daughter to join him. But before that, he must make a radical decision.
El Corredor – The Runner (dir. José Luis Montesinos)
Five years ago a company boss closed his business and fired 300 workers. The first day that he goes out to run he meets one of them.
Field Study (dir. Eva Weber)
A documentary about a young, shy student on a field trip to post-communist Poland who very abruptly comes of age when he chooses to withhold the truth.
Fils du loup – Son of the Wolf (dir. Lola Quivoron)
Between the walls of an ancient military fort, Johnny, a young boy, learns how to train and dominate Iron, his first guard dog.
Kung Fury (dir David Sandberg)
Martial artist “Kung Fury” travels in time to World War II to kill Adolf Hitler, a.k.a. the “Kung Führer”.