Short Film Festival opens once again a window to the world – or worlds seen
through the eyes of filmmakers from all continents.
With over 3,000 entries, 58 productions got selected and they are so diverse that they make it difficult for us to establish trajectories and similarities. It would be frivolous to say that European filmmakers have become accustomed or that perhaps they have overcome the crisis their continent has been facing for a few years now. But the fact is that the production we got this year seems to be more interested in more intimate and selected issues, in a very rich and diverse output.
Filmmakers of all ages contribute to this variety, but it is worth noting that many of the selected come from audiovisual schools and are filmmakers with a lot of inspiration, which no doubt we’ll see emerge in the market.
If most films bet on their musical soundtrack, others make use of deep silence to punctuate their works. Technically, the realization in digital media is also an undisputed fact that is taking over the program.
In terms of origin, the contribution of the Middle East and Africa this year is crucial, especially regarding the issue of femininity - or femininities, to be more precise. In films from the Middle East, women are strong, almost rebels with remarkable presence. And from Africa comes a message that might resonate here in terms of affirmation of identity and gender.
The most unbalanced scale plates nowadays - and that could not fail to be addressed by the short film - are perhaps fear x fraternal coexistence. Yes, fear is present in several films, as well as tolerance and acceptance of others, which also have their space.
Come watch this landscape with us from a privileged point that only the short film can provide.