Ninth Eurochannel Short Films Tour - Program 4 – Tandem

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Ninth Eurochannel Short Films Tour - Program 4 – Tandem

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.

Author

The Author (O Autor, 2017)
Portugal

Director: Rui Neto

Synopsis:

After being struck by a love tragedy, an anguished screenwriter receives a visit from one of his characters.

Festival Selections:

• FEST - New Directors New Films Festival, 2017
• FESTin - Festival de Cinema Itinerante da Língua Portuguesa, 2017

Viaggiatrice

The Traveler (La Viaggiatrice, 2016)
Italy

Director: David Vigore

Synopsis:

Can you steal a girl’s youth? Hind has worked for years as a caregiver at the home of an elderly lady, spending her days always doing the same things. It is an endless routine, living in a continuous present, the agonizing wait for something, for someone. In the evening, after putting the old woman to bed, she takes refuge in her roomful of dreams.

Festival Selections:

• Nastri d’Argento 2017 – Special Mention
• EfeboCorto Film Festival – Best Short Film
• Vittoria Peace Film Fest - Best Short Film
• Video Festival Imperia 2017 – Best Photography
• As Film Festival di Roma – Finalist
• Corti Vivi Film Fest – Finalist
• Corti da Sogni – Finalist
• Kalat Nissa Film Festival 2017 – Finalist
• SorsiCorti Short Film Festival – Finalist

Roger

Roger (Roger, 2016)
Spain

Director: Montañola Vilet Martí, Cendón Quireza Sonia, Esteban Riera Sara, Masarnau Amorós Ingrid, Gòdia Montesinos Arnau

Synopsis:

Roger plays the leading role in a stop-motion animation series. He has an accident on set that leaves him out of the series. All is lost for him, until something unexpected changes his fate.

Terminal

Terminal (Terminal, 2016)
Ireland

Director: Natasha Waugh

Synopsis:

A girl and a woman meet at an airport departure gate. Just before they board a plane to Manchester, we witness a private exchange as they share the different reasons that brought them to this moment, and the traumatic journey that awaits them.

Festival Selections:

• 2016 Indie Cork Film & Music Festival - Winner Best Irish Short Film
• 2017 Irish Film Festival Boston - Winner Director’s Choice Short Film
• 2017 Zebbie Awards - Winner Best Short Film Script
• Irish Film Festival London - Best Short Film Nominee
• 2016 Dublin Feminist Film Festival - Best Short Film Nominee
• Fort Worth Indie Showcase - Best Short Film Nominee
• Manchester International Film Festival - Best Short Film Nominee

Pastry

Pastry (Pastry, 2016)
United Kingdom

Director: Eduardo Barreto

Synopsis:

This is a story about a sweet seduction. Our fairy tale starts when Caroline, a business woman, allows her desire for a doughnut to win over her months of dieting. But the first doughnut leads to a doomed diet, and so much more.

Festival Selections:

• Short Film Corner (Cannes 2016)
• Films in The City Festival - Nominated for Best Short Film
• Fringe! Queer Film Festival

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