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The Eighth Eurochannel Short Films Tour: A Touch of Happiness

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.

On the Eurochannel Short Films Tour, viewers will enjoy a cinematic voyage through Europe, hear all its languages, and experience inspiring stories that will move them to reflect on a wide range of topics. This year, the Tour includes new regions such as Nova Gorica (Slovenia) and Nivelles (Belgium). Also, viewers will be introduced to cinematic adventures from the most charming countries such as France, the United Kingdom and Italy. Plenty of places to go, plenty of stories to enjoy… We propose only one question: how happy are you?

Happiness for the world to see

“Happiness depends upon ourselves,” said Aristotle. But while philosophers and religious thinkers often define happiness in terms of living a good life, or flourishing, rather than simply as an emotion, scientists have a more pragmatic approach with measurable indicators.
Scientists argue that experiencing positive events, feeling loved and loving, accepting others and being accepted, and keeping good habits lead to finding happiness. Although it is true that an exact and complete definition of “happiness” is impossible, we can agree that it resides in a sense of well-being rather than wealth or power. But what makes some people happy might not make you happy, and the Eurochannel Short Films Tour explores different motives and definitions of happiness.
 
During the Eurochannel Short Films Tour, viewers will encounter a curated collection of short cinematic masterpieces reflecting a sense of happiness, in one way or another, with dazzling stories. Through inspirational narratives that explore what makes different people happy, talented directors and actors - such as Patrick Vollrath, nominated in 2016 to the Oscar for Live Action Short - will prove why their works have been awarded at the most important film festivals for short films across the globe.

In this event, which pays tribute to the universal human striving for joy, Eurochannel has broken down its selection into 8 programs, as no single genre could have been left out. Dramas, comedies, animated productions, mini-documentaries, and experimental short films will deliver original stories that will move you.

The drive for happiness, and our search for peaceful coexistence, are the complex and diverse inspirations for this new edition of the Eurochannel Short Films Tour. Follow us on a journey to celebrate life, cinema, and of course… happiness! 

The Eight Eurochannel Short Films Tour - Program 1 - Stuck in Love

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

The Eight Eurochannel Short Films Tour - Program 3 – Field of Dreams

The Eight Eurochannel Short Films Tour - Program 4 – Stand By Me

The Eight Eurochannel Short Films Tour - Program 5 - The Grass is Greener

The Eight Eurochannel Short Films Tour - Program 6 – Places in the Heart

The Eight Eurochannel Short Films Tour - Program 7 – The Best Day of Our Lives Heart

 

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