Simon Szabó's short feature was awarded at Tampere Film Festival Jury, the prize assures a direct nomination for the European Film Academy Short Film Award 2014.
The European Film Academy (EFA) and the Tampere Film Festival congratulate Tampere Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards 2014
WALL/FAL by Simon Szabó (2013, 11 min., fiction)
Laci is a 16-year old gypsy boy, who lives off casual jobs. One day, he gets picked up from the streets along with a small group of workers for a construction job. He has to participate in the completion of a wall, that surrounds a series of tenement buildings. The film follows the various stages of the construction as Laci helps out the other workers. In the end, Laci is asked to complete the work. He now takes his first look beyond the wall, which holds an unusual revelation for him.
The film was chosen by the festival's international jury consisting of Gabriel Gauchet (director, France), Riaan Hendricks (producer/director/editor, South Africa), Till Nowak (media artist/director, Germany), Virpi Suutari (writer/director, Finland) and Anna Veilande-Kustikova (film, animation and moving image art researcher and curator, Latvia).
FAL is now nominated for the award 'European Film Academy Short Film 2014'.
The EFA short film initiative is organised by the European Film Academy in co-operation with a series of film festivals throughout Europe. At each of these festivals, an independent jury presents one of the European short films in competition with a nomination in the short film category of the European Film Awards.
When the annual cycle is completed, the nominees will be presented to the over 3,000 members of the European Film Academy and it is they who will elect the overall winner: the European Film Academy Short Film 2014 which will be presented at the 27th European Film Awards Ceremony on 13 December in Riga.
EFA, Berlin, 10 March 2014