*SHORT MATTERS! Brings Nominated Shorts to a Festival Near You!*
    Supported by Shorts International, programme now includes 15 festivals

    SHORT MATTERS! is the European Film Academy's short film tour which
    brings the short films nominated for the European Film Awards to a
    series of film festivals across Europe and beyond. As a new partner,
    world-wide short film distribution company Shorts International supports
    this year's SHORT MATTERS! programme giving these films an additional
    platform at 15 festivals which have already confirmed their
    participation and will screen the programme.

    The programme brings the nominated short films to audiences in Bulgaria,
    Croatia, Finland, Germany, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal,
    Serbia, Spain, and Sweden, and this year's cycle will be kicked off by
    screenings at the Tampere Film Festival (4 March) and the Sofia
    International Film Festival (14 & 18/19 March).

    More info about Shorts International http://www.shortsinternational.com/
    More info about Short Matters!: http://www.europeanfilmacademy.org/

    Berlin, 26 February 2009



    4 - 8 March 2009
    Tampere Film Festival (Finland)

    5 - 15 March 2009
    Sofia International Film Festival (Bulgaria)