The European Film Academy (EFA) and the Festival del film Locarno
Locarno Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards 2011
OPOWIESCI Z CHLODNI (FROZEN STORIES)
by Grzegorz Jaroszuk
Poland 2011, 26 min., fiction
In a grotesque way, the film shows the deep loneliness of two outsiders
and their attempt to escape from their previous lives. As the jury
stated: “Great tone, a strong scenario and an impressive performance of
the main characters are the points of strength of this impressive
The film is now nominated for the award European Film Academy Short Film
2011. It was selected by the festivals’s Pardi di domani jury
consisting of jury president Indu Shrikent, festival director and film
critic (India), Bakur Bakuradze, filmmaker (Georgia / Russia), Tom
Shoval, filmmaker and critic (Israel), Luc Toutounghi, producer
(Switzerland), and Rebecca Zlotowski, filmmaker (France).
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.
The next nomination will be presented in co-operation with the Venice International Film Festival.
When the annual cycle is completed in September, the nominees will be
presented to the over 2,400 members of the European Film Academy and it
is they who will elect the overall winner: the European Film Academy
Short Film 2011 which will be presented at the 24th European Film Awards
Ceremony on 3 December in Berlin.
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