Voices Short Award

The new Voices Short Award now also puts the spotlight on the less experimental and more narrative-driven short films from the festival’s Voices section.

The Voices Short programme presents short films from all over the world. In 2018, we introduced the Voices Short Award to give this rich collection more attention. 19 selected films are shown in five compilation programmes and vie for the Voices Short Award. The audience decides. After each screening, the audience pick their favourites using tear-in voting cards. Votes are counted after all programmes have screened thrice. The winning film is announced during the Awards Ceremony and gets a €2,500 prize.

Combined programme Connections
A stylistically motley compilation programme of four acutely observed, piercing stories about individuals whose personal struggle slips under the radar.

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Combined programme Ecosystems
Whether in Russia, Brazil, Uganda or Portugal, no man is an island. Four films on either isolation or reaching out.

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Combined programme Human Conditions
Painful and wonderful experiences alternate throughout life. Three candid conversations create portraits in which people bare their souls.

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Combined programme Tribulations
Everyone gets scarred. Some ponder those difficult moments, others are still struggling with themselves and their environment’s expectations.

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Combined programme Vicissitudes
A series of films exploring different ways of dealing with elements of change, moments of solitude, hopefulness and even a monster.

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Casa de vidro by Filipe Martin

Joy in People by Oscar Hudson