Nominations 2022-2023


After a long year of festival calendar reshuffles, discover the 9 Nominations for the 2022-2023 European Short Film Audience Award tour.

After winning the favour of their national audience, these short films are on a quest to win the hearts of Europeans, who are invited to vote for their favourite short film.

The national audience won’t be able to vote for the short film coming frow its own country to ensure the fairness of the award.

SPRÖTCH by Xavier Seron
Belgium – 2020 – 19′ – Fiction
Brussels Short Film Festival Audience Award 2021

Flo has to go to Marrakech for work. So, it’s Tom who takes care of Sam, their 5-year-old son. Flo left him a list of tasks to complete during her absence. Despite this, Tom forgot Sam’s guitar course. From his ryad, Flo calls to blame him. Tom hates being caught. He picks up Sam. The car comes out of the garage at full speed. SQUISH. Tom just crushed something…

WE HAVE ONE HEART by Katarzyna Warzecha
Poland – 2020 – 10′ – Documentary / Animation
Short Waves Festival Audience Award 2021

After his mother’s death, Adam finds his parents’ correspondence. We discover a love adventure entangled in the 20th century, when the world was cut in two and the war between Iran and Iraq marked the start of tragic conflicts in the Middle East. Mixing animation and found footage, we dive in a odyssey full of bombshells and secrets.

O LOBO SOLITARIO (THE lONE WOLF) by Filipe Melo
Portugal – 2021 – 22′ – Fiction
Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film Festival Audience Award 2021

On a night like any other, Vítor Lobo, the “lone wolf”, goes live on Viva FM, a radio station “with people inside” (as the saying goes), in which he hosts a late-night talk show, taking calls from his listeners – some regulars, some newcomers. The theme for tonight’s show was emotions, but the “lone wolf” could never imagine the emotional night that awaited him.

HANGING ON by Alfie Barker
United Kingdom – 2021 – 10′ – Documentary
Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival Bristol Audience Award 2021

A docu-drama that spotlights the strength of a community when faced with eviction. HANGING ON reminds us about the struggles of people who are slipping through the cracks of society and what it means to have a home.

NANU TUDOR (MY UNCLE TUDOR) by Olga Lucovnicova
Belgium – 2021 – 20′ – Documentary
Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen Award 2021

In intimate close-ups the camera captures an idyllic scene that seems to belong to a different era: ripe cherries, black-and-white photographs and a summerhouse full of memories of the seemingly carefree childhoods of several generations. Old aunties talk about the past and Uncle Tudor, too, answers the filmmaker’s questions. Little by little, she confronts him with her trauma, for which he is responsible.

HARTA by Julia de Paz
Spain- 2021 – 23′ – Fiction
Alciné – Festival de Cine Alcalá de Henares Audience Award 2021

When 8 year old Kati from Afghanistan stows away in her father’s truck, Faruk must juggle his responsibilities as a single dad while holding down his first job in a new country. As their relationship deepens, a brush with racism tests the bond between father and daughter.

BAMBIRAK by Zamarin Wahdat
Germany – 2019 – 14′ – Fiction
Interfilm – International Short Film Festival Berlin Audience Award 2021

When 8 year old Kati from Afghanistan stows away in her father’s truck, Faruk must juggle his responsibilities as a single dad while holding down his first job in a new country. As their relationship deepens, a brush with racism tests the bond between father and daughter.

PARTIR UN JOUR by Amélie Bonnin
France – 2021 – 24’53” – Fiction
Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival Audience Award 2022

After he graduated from high school, Julien left Normandy – where he was born and bred – to build a bigger life for himself in Paris, leaving his memories behind. But one day, it is time for him to go back, and all these memories violently come back to the surface.

Mehiläiskesä (SUMMER OF BEES) by Ida-Maria Olva
Finland – 2021 – 22’38 » – Fiction
Tampere Film Festival Audience Award 2022

Eedi, suffering from eco-anxiety, decides to start beekeeping with the help of their mother Anne who, rather than fearing for the future, is scared of every single little bee.