Sixth Eurochannel Short Films Tour - Youth in Europe
The Eurochannel Short Films Tour is back for its sixth edition, with a special programming theme: Youth in Europe.
The Eurochannel Short Films Tour is already a successful Eurochannel trademark. As a unique event, the tour invites viewers and talented directors on a stirring tour of Europe through short films: directors will be the guides and viewers will be touring through their screens. Almost every European country is represented in this edition of the Eurochannel Short Films Tour - each of whose film is broadcast in its original language and subtitled in English - as an example of its creativity and dynamism.
On the Eurochannel Short Films Tour, viewers will discover Europe, hear all its languages, and experience inspiring stories that will move them and invite them to reflect on a wide range of topics. This year, the Tour includes new regions such as Limousin and Auvergne (France), Cork (Ireland), Flanders (Belgium), and Brandenburg (Germany), among others. Also, viewers will be introduced to cinematic adventures from less well-known countries like Serbia and Montenegro, Lithuania, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Plenty of places to go, plenty of stories to enjoy!
Homage to the European youth
Youth always equates with the impulse of freedom, the risk-taking, the idealism and the desire to change the world, particular to this age. With this is a sparkling energy, with its questioning, joys and vitality, the 6th Eurochannel Short Films Tour will treat the viewers and cinema lovers in 2014.
Throughout history, young people have played a dynamic role in shaping history of mankind. From literature to music to cinema, the eagerness for change and a different point of view to see the world, youth keeps constantly innovating and offering an alternative way to live. Young people’s contribution to understanding the impact of the world is now more crucial than ever with the constant political and economic changes. Moreover, as they constitute the largest segment of population in many regions, the role of youth in shaping their country’s response to culture is vital, so it is their way of depicting the world through images and cinema.
Led by young people across history, events in every aspects of human life have set a trend or changed the world forever in a wide spectre of aspects. In politics the May 1968 events in France, the Orange Revolution in Ukraine, and the Anonymous movement have broken the establishment rules; in music, The Beatles changed the way we listen to music now; in arts Bansky or Invader have turned art into an irreverent fashion of shaping European cities; and in cinema Pier Paolo Pasolini.
During the Eurochannel Tour, viewers will come across new filmmakers on their way to become stars and cinematic masterpieces paying tribute to youth with dazzling stories. Through inspirational messages of hope within these productions, talented directors and actors - such as the multiple award-winning Italian director Vito Palmieri, - portray aspects that are unique to young people.
In this event that pays tribute to a much underestimated stage of life, Eurochannel has broken down its selections into eight programs, as no single genre could have been left out. Dramas, comedies, animated productions, mini-documentaries, and experimental short-films will deliver original tales about coming of age, childhood, young adults and much more.
Youth and their contribution to European society in all aspects are the complex and diverse inspirations for this new edition of the Eurochannel Short Films Tour. Follow Eurochannel on a journey to celebrate European youth and be certain that even in the most challenging times "youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty," as Franz Kafka said.