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European Shorts 2019

Films in the European Shorts section compete alongside the regional Competition Shorts for an EFA (European Film Academy) candidacy and, as of this year, also stand a chance to qualify for an Academy Award (Oscar®) nomination.

This year, the European Shorts section of the 25th Sarajevo Film Festival boasts 13 films hailing from 10 European countries. The section unites filmmakers from France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Spain, the United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland and Kosovo*, divided into three thematic sections, yet all sharing that which the European Shorts section is proud to stand for: a vision that seeks to expand the cinematic language, coupled with the courage to explore difficult truths on how we function both within ourselves, and as daytime actors in society's theatre of survival. 
 
 
European Shorts 1: LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR
 
Community Gardens / Kolektyviniai sodai
Lithuania, 2019, 15 min.
Director: Vytautas Katkus 

Weightlifter/ Shtangist
Ukraine, Poland, 2018, 30 min.
Director: Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk

Acid Rain 
Poland, 2019, 26 min. 
Director: Tomasz Popakuł 
 
Routine/ Rütine
Kosovo, 2018, 14 min.
Director: Bekim Guri
 
 
European Shorts 2: A DOLL'S HOUSE
 
Mitsu
Czech Republic, 2018, 15 min.
Director: Mark Ther

Eve/ Ève 
France, 2018, 7 min.
Director: Agathe Riedinger
 
Playhouse
United Kingdom, 2019, 26 min.
Director: Adda Elling
 
Je Te Tiens 
Spain, 2019, 21 min.
Director: Sergio Caballero
 
 
European Shorts 3: FREE TIME IN TIMES OF CHOLERA
 
Free Time
Germany, 2019, 16 min. 
Director: Ulu Braun

Today Is 11th June 1993
Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2018, 13 min.
Director: Clarissa Thieme
 
Tourneur
Germany, 2018, 14 min.
Director: Yalda Afsah
 
Protocorba
Russia, 2019, 7 min.
Director: Kirill Khachaturov
 
Excess Will Save Us
France / Sweden, 2018, 14 min.
Director: Morgane Dziurla-Petit 
 
 
* This label does not prejudge the status of Kosovo and is in accordance with Resolution 1244 and the opinion of the ICJ on Kosovo's declaration of independence.
European Shorts 2019
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