The European Film Academy (EFA) and the Tampere Film Festival congratulate the Tampere Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards 2012
CSICSKA / BEAST by Attila Till
The film is now nominated for the award European Film Academy Short Film 2012. It was selected by the festival’s international jury, consisting of Finnish director/screenwriter Saara Cantell, Austrian director/screenwriter/cinematographer Michael Glawogger, veteran Nepali journalist Ramyata Limbu (director of the Kathmandu International Mountain FF), Estonian producer Ülo Pikkov, and short film expert Simon Young.
In their statement, they explained: There is a Europe that is being discussed in the media and there is a Europe that IS. This outstanding film makes us understand in a dark and humorous way, the world we live in and offers a diverse insight into fate and the human soul. The cast is authentic and truly excellent.
The 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.
BEAST joins the following nominees: DEMAIN, ÇA SERA BIEN by Pauline Gay (France), selected at the Flanders IFF - Ghent; SUPERMAN, SPIDERMAN SAU BATMAN (Superman, Spiderman or Batman) by Tudor Giurgiu (Romania), selected at the Valladolid IFF, TWO HEARTS by Darren Thornton (Ireland), selected at the Corona Cork FF; MITEN MARJOJA POIMITAAN (How To Pick Berries) by Elina Talvensaari (Finland), selected at the Encounters IFF Bristol, L’AMBASSADEUR ET MOI by Jan Czarlewski (Switzerland), selected at the Premiers Plans - Festival d’Angers, IM FREIEN (In the Open) by Albert Sackl (Austria), selected at the Rotterdam IFF, and VILAINE FILLE MAUVAIS GARÇON (Two Ships) by Justine Triet (France), selected at the Berlin IFF.
When the annual cycle is completed in September, the nominees will be presented to the over 2,500 members of the European Film Academy and it is they who will elect the overall winner: the European Film Academy Short Film 2012 which will be presented at the 25th European Film Awards Ceremony on 1 December in Malta.
Berlin, 12 March 2012