12 July, 2022
The European Film Academy’s Short Films on Tour is back at DokuFest with a selection of 10 short films, that have been nominated for the 34th European Film Awards. A result of a longstanding collaboration between European Film Academy and DokuFest, this is 10th year of the showcase of best European short films and comes amid a recognition for DokuFest from the Academy, as a nominating festival for best European short film, as well as best European feature documentary.
Full list of films:
Sanja is a tough 13-year-old girl who doesn’t like to show her emotions to anyone, least of all to her crush Darko, but when she starts to suspect that something has happened to her troublesome but beloved dog Krle, it will become ever so hard to keep her feelings under control.
DISPLACED (PA VEND), KOSOVO
In post-war Kosovo, driven by the ambition of keeping their beloved sport alive, two local players wander from one obscure location to another carrying with them the only possession of the club: their tables.
EASTER EGGS, BELGIUM/FRANCE/NETHERLANDS
The Chinese restaurant is empty. The exotic bird’s cage stands wide open. Two friends, Jason and Kevin, see this as an opportunity to catch and sell them. Catching the birds ain’t as simple as it seems.
FALL OF THE IBIS KING, IRELAND
Josh O’Caoimh, Mikai Geronimo
The antagonist of a strange opera becomes increasingly unsettled, following the unlikely return of the former lead actor.
IN FLOW OF WORDS, NETHERLANDS
Eliane Esther Bots
In Flow of Words follows the narratives of three interpreters of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. They interpreted shocking testimonies from witnesses, victims and perpetrators, without ever allowing their own emotions, feelings and personal histories to be present. Contrary to their position at the tribunal, this film places their voices and experiences center stage.
Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis
Survivor but amnesiac of the attack at Maalbeek metro station on 22 March 2016 in Brussels, Sabine is looking for the missing image of an over-mediatised event of which she has no memory.
MEMORIES (MINNEN), Sweden
Years after recovering from her sickness in delusional thoughts and OCD, Kristin Johannessen finds her old digital cameras while clearing out her childhood room. She lived there during her illness and used to record film for hours a day, when she controlled her living (for example to make sure the door was locked). These films were not meant as documentation, they just served as a calming reassurance for her thoughts. The day after filmning, everything would be deleted - to make space for new films. But, she found that some films still remained on the newly found digital cameras and these authentic film clips make up the foundation of the short film MEMORIES.
MISSION HEBRON (HAMESIMA HEVRON), ISRAEL
In Israel, soldiers are recruited at the age of 18. A couple of months later, they are already in charge of Palestinian civil life, in almost every aspect. Their missions might include breaking into family homes, enforcing lockdowns, or arresting children. Six ex-soldiers face the camera, and recall their recent service. Including rare cell-phone footage, captured by local witnesses, MISSION: HEBRON offers an unflinching guide to the most troubled city in the West Bank.
MY UNCLE TUDOR (NANU TUDOR), BELGIUM/PORTUGAL/HUNGARY/MOLDOVA
After 20 years of silence, the filmmaker travels back to the house of her great-grandparents, where she passed through harmful events that left a deep imprint on her memory forever. The long-awaited family gathering runs counter to her attempts to overcome the past.
THE NEWS, ALBANIA/SPAIN
A young bride tasked with the trivial errands for her in-laws whilst her husband is in Greece, stumbles across a dead woman’s body whilst fetching the water from the fountain. Pushed to the side both the in-laws proceed to talk to the local news lying about finding the body and revelling in the attention they’re getting. A battle amongst the villagers to get coverage in the news ensues, and the actual crime itself becomes overshadowed. We see the young bride coveting the hair slide from the victim.