PÖFF : 2020 : BNFF

EFA Shorts on Tour 2

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 4 LUXE Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn, Estonia
Screening120303 / Euroopa Filmiakadeemia nominendid 2
Screening duration

Films

Genius Loci

Local title
Geenius Loci
Director
Adrien Mérigeau
Country
France
Year
2019

One night, Reine, a young loner, sees within the urban chaos a mystical oneness that seems alive, like some sort of guide.

Director
Adrien Mérigeau
Runtime
Language
French

Invisible Hero

Local title
Nähtamatu kangelane
Original title
Invisível Herói
Director
Cristèle Alves Meira
Country
Portugal, France
Year
2019
Genre
/mängufilm/

Duarte, a blind man in his 50s, starts to look for his friend Leandro, a Cape Verdean immigrant who mysteriously disappeared. Despite his disability and Lisbon's summer heat, Duarte walks miles in his neighbourhood, but no one seems to even remember Leandro.That’s when he finds Leandro's picture of a woman in front of a disco. Maybe she’ll be able to help him.

Director
Cristèle Alves Meira
Runtime
Language
Portuguese

Things That Happen in the Bathroom

Local title
Asjad, mis juhtuvad vannitoas
Director
Edward Hancox
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2019
Genre
/mängufilm/

In the sanctuary of the bathroom, a lonely young person yearns for love.

Director
Edward Hancox
Runtime
Language
English

Nha Mila

Local title
Mila
Director
Denise Fernandes
Country
Portugal, Switzerland
Year
2020
Genre
/mängufilm/

After 14 years away from her homeland, Salomé is forced to return to Cape Verde to see her dying brother. During her stopover at Lisbon airport, Águeda, a cleaning lady, recognises Salomé as "Mila", her childhood friend. Águeda invites Salomé to leave the airport and spend the stopover at her home, with the women of her family. The neighbourhood transports her on a spiritual journey, whose destination unfurls a painful bond with her homeland.

Director
Denise Fernandes
Runtime
Language
Portuguese

Memorable

Local title
Meeldejääv
Director
Bruno Collet
Country
France
Year
2020

Recently, painter Louis is experiencing strange events. His world seems to be mutating. Slowly, pieces of furniture, objects, people lose their realism. They are de-structuring, sometimes disintegrating...

Director
Bruno Collet
Runtime
Language
French