PÖFF : 2020 : BNFF

EFA Shorts on Tour 1

Programme
Shorts Panorama

EFA Shorts, the European Film Academy’s short film tour, brings shorts to audiences across Europe and beyond. The programme, featuring the European Short Film Candidates for the European Film Awards, is a manifold panorama of young, contemporary European filmmaking.

The creation of the European Film Academy (EFA) was the initiative of a group of Europe’s finest filmmakers brought together on the occasion of the first European Film Awards Ceremony, held in November 1988. The EFA now unites more than 3,600 European film professionals with the common aim of promoting European film culture. Throughout the year, the EFA initiates and participates in a series of activities dealing with film politics as well as economic, artistic and training aspects. The programme includes conferences, seminars and workshops with the common goal of building a bridge between creativity and the industry. These activities culminate in the annual presentation of the European Film Awards.

PÖFF Shorts is one of the festivals that will present a short film candidate as a potential nominee for the European Film Awards, with the festival choosing a candidate for consideration for the 2021 EFA Awards from amongst its competition programmes.

Screenings

Hall 2 Kino Artis Tallinn, Estonia
Screening111603 / Euroopa Filmiakadeemia nominendid 1
Screening duration

Films

Nina

Local title
Nina
Original title
Нина
Director
Hristo Simeonov
Country
Bulgaria
Year
2019
Genre
/mängufilm/

13-year-old Nina is feeling trapped in her relation with the bossy Vassil, who is preparing her to be a skilled pickpocket in Spain. There are days when she is almost ready to run away from him.

Director
Hristo Simeonov
Runtime
Language
Bulgarian

The Golden Buttons

Local title
Kuldsed nööbid
Original title
Золотые Пуговицы
Director
Alex Evstigneev
Country
Russian Federation
Year
2020

In 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin created the national guards, whose legal task is to ensure public order. In fact, this organisation is personally subordinate to Putin and is engaged in the suppression of those who disagree with his regime. The film was created from fragments of phrases, observations and faces.

Director
Alex Evstigneev
Runtime
Language
Russian

12 K. Marx Street

Local title
K. Marxi tänav 12
Original title
Marksis Kucha 12
Director
Irine Jordania
Country
Georgia
Year
2019
Genre
/mängufilm/

The Woman pours herself a cup of coffee and sits in the same place, at the same time, every day, calling the same number on her phone. One day, her call is unexpectedly answered.

Director
Irine Jordania
Runtime
Language
Georgian

Community Gardens

Local title
Ühiskasutavad aiad
Original title
Kolektyviniai Sodai
Director
Vytautas Katkus
Country
Lithuania
Year
2019
Genre
/mängufilm/

It is a story about a cold relationship between a father and his son. Their bond, plagued by indifference, disintegrates completely.

Director
Vytautas Katkus
Runtime
Language
Lithuanian

Uncle Thomas Accounting for the Days

Local title
Onu Thomas
Original title
Tio Tomás, A Contabilidade Dos Dias
Director
Regina Pessoa
Country
Portugal, Canada, France
Year
2020

A tribute to the director’s uncle Thomas, a humble man with a simple and anonymous life. This is her acknowledgment how one does not have to be "somebody" to become exceptional in other’s eyes.

Director
Regina Pessoa
Runtime
Language
English, Portuguese