8 – 12/8/2012
8/8/2012 Sv Donat, 23.00
Vikend / Weekend, Dir. Goran Ribarić, 9'
Vikend / Weekend
Written & directed by: Goran Ribarić
A young student returns to his hometown for the weekend...
Mušice, krpelji, pčele / Gnats, Ticks, Bees
Written & directed by: Hana Jušić
Maja and Josipa are two crazy and completely different sisters. Maja is a Miss Goodie Two-Shoes and Josipa is a chaotic drunk. One day they go on a picnic with Robi, Maja’s sweetheart...
Directed by: Andrija Mardešić
It would have been best for detective Nebojša Šarković if he had stayed home. Instead, he ended up in a mad chase involving the most wanted woman in town, the Hague Tribunal, two dead bodies, a nun, and a meat pie.
Written & directed by: Bruno Mustić
Looking at the photos of the good times he spent with his girlfriend and his friend, a teenager remembers the event that changed everything.
Prva dama Dubrave / First Lady of Dubrava
Written & directed by: Barbara Vekarić
Amra is an attractive teenage girl. She is planning to shoot a music video for her new rap hit but learns that she has to babysit her younger sister, her opposite in terms of looks and character. She refuses to sacrifice her big chance.
Directed by: Luka Rukavina
Two long-time friends spend a sunny afternoon at a local park, eating a sandwich, smoking one joint after another, scheming and debating the best way to make some quick cash.
9/8/2012 Thu, St Donat, 23.00
Obid / Father, Dir. Ivica Mušan, 12'
Obid / Father
Written & directed by: Ivica Mušan
An unexpected visit of a son and his wife leaves a fisherman without any options. He has to make a quick decision. It’s up to an old man to decide whether he will do the right thing or let parental love prevail.
Jedan / One
Written & directed by: Matija Radeljak
A love story of a couple who share a relationship that has to come to an end. In this situation Nikola i Ivana must trust each other more than ever. Who will decide? What will they do?
Rastanak 2 / Farewell 2
Written & directed by: Irena Škorić
Short film “Farewell” (2008) has visited all the continents, many prestigious festivals and it won a handful of awards. “Farewell 2” is an auto-ironic comment on sequels to blockbusters.
Slon / Elephant
Directed by: Dalija Dozet
A grandpa and his grandson trod through snow-covered paths. The boy is sliding and asking loads of questions but grandpa is trying to pass through the area as quickly as possible because he does not want to meet the men in uniforms.
Izvan sezone / Out of Season
Written & directed by: Dijana Bolanča Paulić
Katja's strong desire to have a baby brings into question the whole purpose of her life. Burdened by her growing age, she can't escape from her wish. And He is strong in his decision not to have a baby. She's not sure of anything anymore.
Written & directed by: Nikola Strašek
An accidental hitchhiker meets Ivo, a fat truck driver trapped in long-lost times. In his sleep and over a cup of coffee and a breakfast he discovers a long-forgotten truth.
European Film Academy Short Film Nominees 2011
Ever since the European Film Academy was founded it has been its intention not only to honour the outstanding achievements of established filmmakers, but also to support and promote talented newcomers. Short Matters! is the Academy’s short film tour which brings the films nominated for the European Film Awards to festivals across Europe and beyond to draw the attention to a new generation of European directors and to give audiences the opportunity to watch panorama of young contemporary European filmmaking.
2011 short film nominees were dedicated to a broad variety of themes and include films from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain and Sweden. The overall winner, ’European Film Academy Short Film 2011’ is The Wholly Family by Terry Gilliam.
For the sixth season in a row, Zadar snova and Tabor Film Festival are proud to present its public with all 15 titles nominated for the European Film Academy Award for the Best European Short Film.
10/8/2012 Fri, St Donat, 23.00
I Lupi / The Wolves, Dir. Alberto De Michele, 17’
I Lupi / The Wolves
Written, directed, filmed, produced & edited by: Alberto De Michele
I Lupi (The Wolves) are a group of 40 to 70-year-old thieves from the north of Italy. The only time they steal is when there’s a dense fog that makes everything invisible, including them. They rob houses, banks, jewellers, trucks - anything they can profit from. The video I Lupi was made in collaboration with the Wolves themselves and artist’s father.
EFA Short Film Nominee Rotterdam 2011
Written, directed, produced & edited by: Josef Dabernig
The former recreation home for Soviet cinematographers in the South Caucasus has been re-purposed to accommodate writers. But that does not seem to work very well either. At present, only Boris Martow from Moscow, a talent from the promising times of the perestroika, is on the guest list. Amidst the faded glory of the institution for privileged artists, the poet tries to overcome his continuing creative crisis.
EFA Short Film Nominee Venice 2011
Tse / Out
Written & directed by: Roee Rosen
A BDSM session turns into a political exorcism when the submissive responds to the blows by spewing out quotes of Israel’s minister of foreign affairs, Avigdor Lieberman. The film, concentrating on the theme of possession, is a hybrid of a fictional scene harking to horror movies.
EFA Short Film Nominee Sarajevo 2011
Händelse vid bank / Incident by a Bank
Written, directed & edited by: Ruben Östlund
A detailed and humorous real-time account of a failed bank robbery, an observation of how people react to the unexpected. Shot in a single take and with over 96 people meticulously choreographed, the film recreates an actual event that took place in 2006.
EFA Short Film Nominee Cork 2011
Opowieści z chłodni / Frozen Stories
Written & directed by: Grzegorz Jaroszuk
The worst employees of a supermarket have to find goal in their life. They have two days to make it.
EFA Short Film Nominee Locarno 2011
11/8/2012 Sat, St Donat, 23.00
Berik, Dir. Daniel Borgman, 16’
Written & directed by: Daniel Borgman
A short drama about friendship and understanding, taking place in Semey, Kazakhstan. Berik, 33, blind and deformed due to radiation poisoning, spends his days at home alone, while his brother is at work. That is until Adil, 11, the smallest and least popular of the kids in the apartment block, turns up on Berik’s doorstep looking for the local bully’s football, which he has lost.
EFA Short Film Nominee Ghent 2011
Små barn, stora ord / Little Children, Big Words
Written & directed by: Lisa James Larsson
When it’s Alex’s turn to tell his seven year old class mates what he wants to be when he grows up an uncomfortable discussion begins about the meaning of an unknown but loaded word. The teacher’s explanation reveals her own story – a story of victim and offender.
EFA Short Film Nominee Valladolid 2011
Återfödelsen / The Unliving
Written & directed by: Hugo Lilja
Thirty years after a zombie outbreak, people have started taming and using the zombies as cheap workforce. A young couple, Katrine and Mark, struggle with the tedious everyday life of dirty zombie catching, bloody lobotomy experiments and a relationship on the verge of falling apart.
EFA Short Film Nominee Berlin 2011
Dimanches / Sundays
Written & directed by: Valéry Rosier
Sundays or how Mankind faces the passage of time.
EFA Short Film Nominee Vila do Conde 2011
Apele tac / Silent River
Written & directed by: Anca Miruna Lăzărescu
Romania, 1986: Gregor and Vali want to get away. Both need each other, yet there is mutual distrust. One night Gregor finds his doubts confirmed. In the end only hope is left.
EFA Short Film Nominee Tampere 2011
12/8/2012 Sun, St Donat, 23h
Paparazzi, Dir. Piotr Bernaś, 33’
Written & directed by: Piotr Bernaś
Behind-the-scenes look at a much derided profession. The first Polish film to explore this topic revealing the most significant media incidents in Poland in 2010 – from the hunt for Roman Polanski to the Smoleńsk plane crash. However, in the foreground we see the dramatic story of a man who makes controversial choices on a daily basis, and consequently pays a heavy emotional, personal and ethical price. The main protagonist appears to be as ruthless towards himself as towards the world in which he hunts.
EFA Short Film Nominee Cracow 2011
La gran carrera / The Great Race
Directed & edited by: Kote Camacho
Year 1914. A horrible crime is suddenly committed in the Lasarte race track. A mystery how it happened. Only one thing is for sure: best horses in the world have registered, and heavy betters gathered for a race with a never-before-seen prize for the winning horse: the Half Million Grand Prize.
EFA Short Film Nominee Grimstad 2011
Derbi / Derby
Written, directed & produced by: Paul Negoescu
Mircea has a 15 year old daughter whose boyfriend is invited to dine with the family. He arrives earlier and they go to her bedroom. While watching TV, Mircea can hear his daughter moaning from her room. The dinner starts and Mircea finds out that the boyfriend supports a different football team.
EFA Short Film Nominee Bristol 2011
Written & directed by: Mariejosephin Schneider
11-year-old Jessi lives with a foster family, her mother is in prison. Her longing for identity takes her back to the village she grew up in. Here she discovers that her search will have to continue beyond the confines of her old life.
EFA Short Film Nominee Angers 2011
The wholly family
Written & directed by: Terry Gilliam
A crowded street in Naples city centre, plenty of shops selling presepi. A wealthy American couple and their 10 years-old child Jake, try to push their way through the crowd. While husband and wife argue which street to take, the boy is unwillingly separated from them.
EFA Short Film Nominee Drama 2011
All films are subtitled in English
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