SHORT MATTERS! European Short Film Nominees 2017 on Tour SHORT MATTERS is the European Film Academy’s short film tour which brings the nominated short films to audiences across Europe – and beyond. The programme featuring the European Short Film Nominees 2017 is a manifold panorama of young contemporary European filmmaking. This year’s programme is composed of productions/co-productions from Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Turkey & UK. The short film programme is organised in co-operation with a series of film festivals throughout Europe. At each of these festivals, an independent jury presents one of the short films in competition with a nomination in the European Film Awards’ short film category.
To be considered for a nomination, a short film has to screen in competition at one of these festivals. Eligible are directors born in Europe or with a European passport (European, in the sense of the European Film Academy, means geographical Europe, both EU and non-EU, and shall include Israeli and Palestinian) whose films do not exceed a running time of 30 min. and match the genre regulations of the respective festival. When the annual cycle is complete in September, the EFA Members get to watch all nominated short films and it is they who elect the overall winner: the European Short Film, which will be presented at the 30th European Film Awards Ceremony on 9 December 2017 in Berlin.
Alcine shows a selection of the nominees.