ESFAA 2019 – 2020

The winner of the first European Short Film Audience Award received €3500 offered by the Representation of the European Commission in Belgium.


France – 2018 – 27′ – Fiction
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival Audience Award

In Southern Tunisia, near the Algerian border, two young brothers come across a donkey with headphones on his ears.

ENTRE SOMBRAS (BETWEEN THE SHADOWS) by Alice Guimarães & Mónica Santos
France, Portugal – 2018 – 13’25 » – Fiction
Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film Festival Audience Award

Natália, trapped in a tedious job, engages in a search for a stolen heart. In a world where hearts can be deposited in a bank, the protagonist faces a dilemma: give her heart or keep it to herself.

VIHTA by François Bierry
Belgium – 2020 – 20’58 » – Fiction
Brussels Short Film Festival Audience Award

Serge and his four colleagues are employees in a small company, which has recently been bought out by a large group. As a welcome gift, they are invited by their new employer to a relaxing day in a spa.

FUSY (DREGS) by Kordian Kadziela
Poland – 2017 – 28′ – Fiction
Short Waves Festival Audience Award

Beata’s life is not a bed of roses. She’s lonely, lives in a tiny, cluttered place in a block of flats, and on top of that, she’s addicted to gambling. All of this, however, doesn’t stop her from advising hundreds of other people on what to do. That’s because she’s a telephone fortune teller. Her life changes drastically, when one of her readings almost leads to a tragedy.

Finland – 2019 – 21′ – Documentary
Tampere Film Festival Audience Award

In a remote Norwegian village the weaving roads have become the subject of controversy. The documentary investigates the bewildering phenomena of car skid marks and their mysterious appearance.

MIA DONNA by Pavlo Ostrikov
Ukraine – 2018 – 29′ – Fiction
Lviv International Short Film Festival Wiz Art Audience Award

The life of forty-six-year-old Oksana changes when her husband Tolik turns into a seven-year-old boy. Doctors are powerless and nobody can take him back. Oksana clings to her old life, but the problem turns out to be more serious than she thought.

Netherlands – 2018 – 27′ – Documentary
Go Short Film Festival Audience Award

Dressing up as a Viking or racing through mud pools – the playing human, actually engages in one universal game.

BAD LESBIAN by Irene Moray
Spain – 2018 – 12′05 » – Fiction
ALCINE – Festival International de Cine Audience Award

Rita masturbates thinking about her ex and then cries for half an hour. That is how the night starts for our heroin, a young woman in a cosmopolitan Berlin. With large doses of humour and sarcasm, we will see how difficult it can be for her to fit in a new place.