The European Shorts section of the 26th Sarajevo Film Festival boasts 13 films hailing from 9 European countries. This year, the section unites filmmakers from Belgium, France, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Palestine, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland across three thematic slots.
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.
The Sarajevo Film Festival presents the European Short Film Jury, who will name the Sarajevo short film candidate for the European Film Academy (EFA) Best Film Award 2019. That same candidate will also qualify to compete for an Academy Award (Oscar®) in the Best Short Film category.
The European Shorts section at the Sarajevo Film Festival is a tight selection that highlights Europe's most interesting young talent- it favours bold, fresh voices over the beaten paths of formula-based cinema.