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The Eight Eurochannel Short Films Tour - Program 2 - A League of Their Own

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The Eight Eurochannel Short Films Tour - Program 2 - A League of Their Own

Embark on a cinematic voyage you will never forget, with the greatest new exponents of European filmmaking. The Eurochannel Short Films Tour is back for its eighth edition, with a special programming theme: happiness!

The Eurochannel Short Films Tour has been a successful Eurochannel trademark for the last seven years. A unique event, the tour invites viewers to follow talented directors on an exciting exploration of Europe through short films: with the directors as guides, viewers discover fascinating cultures through the eyes of a filmmaker. Almost every European country and region 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 - which is an example of the program’s creativity and dynamism.

cats

All Cats Are Pink in the Dark (La nuit tous les chats sont roses, 2015)
France

Director: Guillaume Renusson

Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Alice doesn't feel comfortable with her body. As she gets ready for an internship interview the next day, her mother makes her change her baggy clothes for a tight-fitting skirt suit. Alice can't take anymore and storms out of her house to get some air. That's when she meets Lola.

Festival Selections:
• Prix du Jury Jeune au Festival - Itinérances (Alès, France, 2016) :
• Special Jury Prize - 19th Bermuda International Film Festival
• Prix des Lycéens - CLAP89 - Festival international du court métrage
• Audience Award - Festival Kinoma (Paris; France, 2015) : Audience Award
• Prix des Étudiants - Festival des 24 courts (Le Mans, France, 2016)
• Jury Prize and Prix des Lycéens - Festival "La Semaine du Cinéma" (Sciences Po Paris, France, 2016)

minute

Have You Got A Minute? (Ce L'hai Un Minuto, 2013)
Italy

Director: Alessandro Bardani

Synopsis:

A comedy about cultural and linguistic barriers. The story of Oreste and Madhi is the story of a meeting between two completely different people, who will share for a few moments a surreal journey through memories, hopes and dreams. After all, loneliness is the only true barrier between human beings.

Festival Selections:
• David di Donatello - Best Short Film nomination
• M.I.F.F. Award “Cavallo di Leonardo” – Best Italian Short Movie
• Roma i colori del mondo - Best Short Movie/Audience Award
• Festival Internazionale del Cortometraggio - Best Short Movie/Best Actor
• Fullmoon Festival - Best Short Movie
• Roma Creative Contest – Best screenplay

Biography - Alessandro Bardani

shhhh

Shhh (Shhh, 2015)
England

Director: Nick Rizzini

Synopsis:

Luke falls for a mysterious girl who is clearly attracted to him but prevents any kind of verbal communication. This propels them to have a nonverbal exchange, making them reflect on communication and on what it means to live in the moment.

Biography - Nick Rizzini

Botev

Botev Is An Idiot (Ботев е идиот, 2012)
Bulgaria

Director: Deyan Bararev

Synopsis:

Vasko has written an essay that questions Hristo Botev, who is widely considered by Bulgarians as a national hero. When the headmaster of the school herself, offended by the essay, interrogates him in front of the whole class, Vasko explains that he wanted to say something entirely different.

Festival Selections:
• Best Student Short Fiction Film - DukaFest 2012 (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
• Best Foreign Short Film - Lakeshorts 2013 (Canada)
• Youth Jury Special Mention - Festival de Courts Métrages de la Côte Bleue 2013 (France)

Biography - Deyan Bararev

flirt

Petit Flirt (Petit Flirt, 2014)
Greece

Director: Yiannis Bournazos

Synopsis:
Demosthenis, a shy scientist, shows up in the city for a conference. At a café he meets the beautiful and charming Eleana, a suspiciously good-willing stranger. His desire to know her better triggers intense erotic fantasies and causes anxiety, which lead to reckless water consumption! Her glamour, combined with his overblown bladder, provoke a romantic encounter.

Festival Selections:
• World Premiere : Cannes Festival 2014
Biography - Yiannis Bournazos

Richard

Finding Richard (Finding Richard, 2014)
England

Director: Rhys Davies

Synopsis:
On hearing that the bones of Richard the Third have been found, Gull, a young boy, begins his own archaeological quest. Helping him on this journey is his granddad, himself a dreamer who sees something of himself in Gull. But what Gull finds isn't quite what he - or his granddad- expected.

Festival Selections:
• World Premiere: Cannes Festival, 2014
• The Short Cinema Film Festival 2014, Phoenix
• Beeston Film Festival 2015, Nottingham, United Kingdom
• International Children’s Festival 2015, Bangladesh
Biography - Rhys Davies

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