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Brussels Short Film Festival


European Film Awards | Short Matters!

Discover 3 programmes composed of awarded shorts at famous film festivals such as Berlin, Venice or Rotterdam.


Kolektyviniai Sodai | Vytautas Katkus
Lithuania - Fiction - 2019 - 15' - Color
It is a story about a cold relationship between a father and his son. Their bond, plagued by indifference,disintegrates completely.

Past Perfect | Jorge Jácome
Portugal - Documentary - 2019 - 23' - Color
Many cities or countries have a distinct malaise. They are places that could be Portugal, so sunk in a painful longing for the past, and where each tension of the present is only the tip of an iceberg that is explained in successive retreats that can go straight until the origin of the species, at least. This feeling, common to many latitudes, is often presented as a diagnosis, a denial of a painful present as opposed to the desire to return to a glorious past.

À la mer poussière | Héloïse Ferlay
France - Animation - 2020 - 12'30'' - Color
Left alone in the deepest of the summer, Malo and Zoe are trying their best to catch their mother’s elusive eye.

Die Beste Stadt ist keine | Christoph Schwarz
Austria - Documentary - 2019 - 15'15" - Color
A young man, sitting on a rusty hangar, playing his guitar. An abandoned wooden church, no longer needed, re-locating to the outskirts of an urban expansion area for cultural interim usage. Nursery school children in a chair circle telling each other what they are not doing. In his essay film The best city is not city at all, Christoph Schwarz mixes multiple perspectives on Vienna's largest urban expansion area. They share a sentimental criticism of growth and a romantic refusal to progress while facing imminent ecological collapse, which seems more credible to us than any happy ending.

Nachts Sind Alle Katzeb Grau | Lasse Linder
Switzerland - Documentary - 2019 - 18' - Color
He calls himself “Catman”. Christian lives with his two cats Marmelade and Katjuscha. They are inseparable. As he is yearning to become a father, he decides to fertilise his beloved cat Marmelade by an exquisite tomcat from abroad. All Cats are Grey in the Dark is a melodrama that portrays an unconventional relationship between animal and human.

Flagey, Brussels Short Film Festival