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Ninth Eurochannel Short Films Tour - Program 2 – Upside Down

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Ninth Eurochannel Short Films Tour - Program 2 – Upside Down

Embark on an unforgettable cinematic journey with the greatest examples of new European filmmaking. The Eurochannel Short Films Tour returns to the screens across the globe for its ninth edition with a special defining theme: togetherness!

Over the last decade, the Eurochannel Short Films Tour has been a successful Eurochannel trademark. A unique event, this one-of-a-kind program invites viewers to follow the most gifted directors on an exciting exploration of Europe through the art of the short film. With these filmmakers as guides, viewers discover fascinating stories, culture and entertainment through the eyes of a director. Nearly every European country takes part in this edition of the Eurochannel Short Films Tour ― with each film, broadcast in its original language and subtitled in English, serves as an example of the creativity and dynamism of modern European cinema.

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While They Were Flying to the Moon (Dok su oni leteli na Mesec, 2015)
Serbia

Director: Borisa Simovic

Synopsis:

The year is 1969, the day of Apollo 11's landing on the Moon. The streets of Belgrade are deserted; everybody is watching the broadcast, except for Tozi and Vera who are overwhelmed by mutual rapprochement.

Festival Selections:

• Best Director - Ploiesti International Film Festival 2015 (Romania)
• Special Mention - Kraljevski Filmski Festival 2015 (Serbia)
• Kraljevo Film Festival, Serbia (Official selection)
• Jahorina Film Festival, Bosna and Herzegovina (Official selection)
• International Short Film Festival of Cyprus (Official selection)

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Strictly Prohibited (Tilos És Életveszélyes, 2016)
Hungary

Director: Balázs Bozzay

Synopsis:

A quarantine zone has been set up by the authorities. People’s private spheres were not taken into consideration when the zone’s perimeters were determined, but no one resists due to an all-pervasive apathy and fear.

Festival Selections:

• Mediawave International Film and Music Gathering (Hungary, 2017)

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Traffic (Kinisis, 2012)
Greece 

Director: Leonardo Cariglino

Synopsis:

A young woman rushes to attend a meeting at work. In today's Greece, she encounters many obstacles in her everyday life, from relationship issues to family conflicts. Ultimately, she makes a terrible discovery under the unbearable sun of Thessaloniki City.

Festival Selections:

• Molodist International Film Festival
• Los Angeles Greek Film festival
• Chicago Greek Film Fest
•  Visioni Corte, Minturno, Italy

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Las Meninas (Las Meninas, 2016)
Austria

Director: Dániel Béres

Synopsis:

After making a controversial decision during a football match, a referee travels to Madrid, Spain on holiday. While trying to come to terms with what happened, he gets lost among the labyrinth-like underground corridors of the Prado Museum and finds himself inside the world of Diego Vélazquez’s famous painting, Las Meninas. Will he also find a solution to his dilemma?

Festival Selections:

• International Changing Perspectives Short Film Festival 2017
• ShortCup World Film Festival in South America 2017
• Gartenbaukino 2016
• Cinema Next 2016
• Asiana International Short Film Festival in Seoul 2016

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