European Short Film Audience Awards
8 short films conquering Europe!
The Brussels Short Film Festival and nine other partnering festivals, including Clermont-Ferrand (France), Encounters (UK), Go Short (Netherlands), Curtas Vila do Conde (Portugal), Interfilm Berlin (Germany), Alciné (Spain), Short Waves (Poland), Tampere (Finland) and Wiz-Art (Ukraine), are pleased to announce the creation of the first European Short Film Audience Award.
All eight of the short films won the Audience Award at festivals in their respective countries. They are currently making the rounds of each of the partnering festivals where they will be put to an audience vote. The winner of the first European Short Film Audience Award will be announced on opening night of the 23rd Brussels Short Film Festival (22 April – 2 May 2020).
As a bonus, the European Commission will bestow €3,500 as part of the #EUandME campaign.
Our objective: the European Capital of Culture!
The European Capital of Culture project is pleased to join the new European program of audience prizes taking on partnership responsibilities for the showings at Clermont-Ferrand as a way to build its candidacy. The program, made up of eight countries, emphasizes European creation in all its diversity, as well as the way in which citizens view short films. It also takes into account the principle stakes for Clermont-Ferrand’s candidacy.
Heading for selection in 2023!
2028 is the next year in which the title European Capital of Culture will be bestowed upon a French city. While this is an opportunity for the city to develop and shine, it is also an opportunity to contribute collectively to a lasting change over a larger area. A rare opportunity to highlight special features, initiatives and talents, and to cast widely around a large project that helps to renew France’s image across Europe and in France itself.
Please note: Individual ballots will be given out at the beginning of each screening. Audience members will grade each film on a scale of 1 to 5 (from worst to best) and will turn in their ballot at the end of the screening. In order to ensure fairness, audience members will not be allowed to vote for the short film from their own country.