Ninth Eurochannel Short Films Tour - Program 5 – The End of Innocence

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Ninth Eurochannel Short Films Tour - Program 5 – The End of Innocence

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.

Snowman

Snowman (Snomann, 2015)
Norway

Director: Iain Forbes

Synopsis:

Jan is eight years old and wants his dad to help him build a snowman. But when he tries to enter his father's world, he crosses a boundary he didn't know existed.

Festival Selections:

• 2015 Kristiansand International Childrens' Film Festival - Norway
• 2015 The Norwegian Short Film Festival - Norway
• 2015 The Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund - Norway
• 2015 Bergen International Short Film Festival - Norway
• 2015 Chicago International Children's Film Festival - USA
• 2015 KINOdiseea International Children Film Festival - Romania
• 2015 Lahore International Children's Film Festival - Pakistan
•2015 Festcinekids - Colombia

Cockoo

Kukuschka (Kukuschka, 2016)
Russia

Director: Dina Velikovskaya

Synopsis:

Kukuschka is a bird who follows the sun. It seems to her as if she already could touch it, but the sun is still far away. Suddenly, she is not alone anymore, but, for two, it's even more difficult to keep going so fast.

Festival Selections:

• 2017 Golden Kuker Sofia - Best Short film for kids
• 2017 Brasil Stop Motion -  Best Stop Motion, Best Photography
• New Horizon Film Festival - Best Director
• National Animation Premium “IKARUS” - Best Director, Best Script    
• 2017 Tricky Women Festival, Austria - Award of the City of Vienna (main award)
• 2017 Dakino International Film Festival, Romania – Best Animated Film
• XIV International Animated Film Festival, Lithuania, 2016 - Diploma
• Interfilm International Short Film Festival, Germany - Special Mention

Sira

It’s My Turn (Bende Sira, 2007)
Turkey / Germany

Director: Ismet Ergün

Synopsis:

A group of boys have invented a game. After reciting a rhyme, it is decided who gets to go to the cinema today, because the collected money isn't enough for everyone.

Festival Selections:

• 2007 Locarno International Film Festival (2007)
• 2007 Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Berlin
• 2008 Filmfest Dresden - Internationales Festival für Animations

Lula

Lula and Brucke (Lula & Brucke, 2016)
Croatia

Director: Igor Jelinović

Synopsis:

Lula and Cica have been best friends since elementary school. When their childhood world is replaced by clubs and partying, each of them handles the adult world differently.

Festival Selections:

• Frka 2017 – Special Mention for Acting
• Croatian Film Days 2016
• Festival of Mediterranean Film Split, Croatia 2016
• Sarajevo Film Festival 2016

Pear

Prickly Pear (Bajtra Tax-Kewk, 2015)
Malta

Director: Alex Camilleri

Synopsis:

Feeling guilty that he told his sister she could eat the prickly pears that were meant for his grandmother’s birthday, a boy embarks on a mission to secure replacement fruit. But finding the fruit during the offseason isn’t as easy as he expects, and his quest to right his wrong means quite a distance to travel.

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