EU Short Film Festival

2013-11-11 04.40.02 pm 2The 1st European Union Short Film Festival now  in Taiwan After its success in Hong Kong, the 1st European Union Short Film Festival presents in Taiwan a 10 films selection from 10 European countries, in cooperation with TEFF, thanks to the support of the EU Office to Hong Kong and Macau, Sinapses Asia and the European Film Academy.

2013 EU Short Film Schedule

Screening Venues

Local Rating: Parental Guidance Suggested

Superman, Spiderman or Batman / Superman, Spiderman sau Batman
2011 – Romania – Fiction – 11 min
Directed by Tudor Giurgiu

5-year-old Aron sets out on a journey with his worried father at the end of which he wishes, like the superheroes in the comic books, to save his mother from her heart condition. Best short film at the European Film Awards 2012 Valladolid Short Film Nominee 2012 MORE

morning-of-st.-anthonys-day-imageMorning of Saint Anthony’s day / Manhã de Santo António 2012 – Portugal – Fiction – 25 min
Directed by João Pedro Rodrigues

Tradition says that on 13 June, Saint Anthony’s Day (the national holiday of Lisbon’s patron), lovers must offer small vases of basil with paper carnations and flags with popular poems as a token of their love. Vila do Conde Short Film Nominee 2012 MORE   Out-of-frame-image-1024x576


Out of frame / Titloi telous 2012 – Greece – Experimental – 10 minutes
Directed by Yorgos Zois Advertising on exterior billboards has recently been forbidden in Greece. As a result there are hundreds of blank billboards that don’t show any messages. But the empty frames are now the message. And we are out of frame. Venice Short Film Nominee 2012 MORE

How-to-pick-berries-imageHow to pick berries / Miten marjoja poimitaan
2010 – Finland – Documentary – 19 min
Directed by Elina Talvensaari

Visitors from a distant place appear in the misty swamps of Northern Finland. The locals grow restless – things are changing, secret berry spots are revealed and everything is getting uncomfortable. Who is to blame and who is profiting from all this? HOW TO PICK BERRIES is an exploration of the Finnish mind and the absurdities of the global economy. Bristol Short Film Nominee 2012 MORE   Back-of-beyond-image

Back of Beyond
2012 – UK – Fiction – 25 min
Directed by Michael Lennox

A young fella called Gabriel stops at the station to gather up supplies for a long road trip. But he is broke and demands that Petesy pay for the items out of his own pocket. Gabriel claims that there’s a rifle aimed to blow Petesy’s head off if he doesn’t service this request. Petesy must determine the truth of Gabriel’s threat and choose whether he’s been played for a dummy or take him for his word. Locarno Short Film Nominee 2012 MORE


Local Rating: Parental Guidance Suggested

Two_Hearts-imageTwo hearts
2011 – Ireland – Fiction – 17 min
Directed by Darren Thornton

Lorna has worked hard to stay on the right track. But when a man from her past is released from prison, her emotions spiral out of control, and she finds herself inextricably drawn back to a life, and a love, that’s forbidden. Cork Short Film Nominee 2012 MORE   villa-antropoff_09-image-1024x576

Villa Antropoff
2012 – Latvia/Estonia – Animation – 13 min
Directed by Kaspar Jancis & Vladimir Leschiov

A man has nothing to lose except his dream. To make his dream come true the man embarks on a dangerous journey. But his destination is not what it seems. Krakow Short Film Nominee 2012 MORE   beast-image

Beast / Csicska 2011 – Hungary – Fiction – 20 min
Directed by Attila Till

István Balogh, a not very affluent Hungarian farmer, lords over his wife, children and his “hired” slave. Cut off from the rest of the world on a distant farm in the Great Plains, he tries to uphold a family ideal he formulated from rigid traditions. Tampere Short Film Nominee 2012 MORE   Vilaine-fille-image

Two ships / Vilaine fille mauvais garçon
2011 – France – Fiction – 30 min
Directed by Justine Triet

Life in the big city. Thomas is a young artist, broke and unattached. Laetitia is an attractive, intelligent young woman in high heels. A party. A dance. An invitation. The pair spends the night together – vacillating between hospital and bed, between light-heartedness and high drama. They are the bright stars that give paintings depth. Berlin Short Film Nominee 2012 MORE   tomorrow-will-be-good-image

Tomorrow will be good / Demain, ça sera bien
2011 – France – Fiction – 16 min
Directed by Pauline Gay
Portrait of two lost girls …

Celine, just 20 years, is already the mother of a little boy. She has no job, no home and now, no boyfriend. But she has her best friend, she always can rely on her. Melody, 19 years, had to learn to grow up by herself. She never complains, «c’est la vie!». But today she can lose her place because of Celine. They have one day to find a solution. Ghent International Film Festival 2011: Best European Short Film. MORE