First program items announced
Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen celebrates her tenth edition this year. From the 11th until the 15th of April Nijmegen is the place to be for the Best European and Dutch short films of this moment. The first glimpse of the program is here: Go Short is shining her lights on Eva Weber, Patrik Eklund and film country Ireland.
This year the focus will be on two directors whose films were well received during earlier editions of Go Short. Our first main guest is award winning director Eva Weber, whose enchanting and layered films screened at international filmfestivals such as Sundance and SXSW. Her film The Solitary Life of Cranes won the award of Best European Documentary Short Film at Go Shorts first edition. Her filmography has since then expanded to a diverse and absorbing framework and will be shown during several screenings. She may also choose her own favorite shorts. These are shown during Eva Weber’s Choice.
The second filmmaker who has a retrospective and the chance to compose a carte blanche-programme of choice is the Swedish Patrik Eklund. Eklund received global recognition for his comical and original screenplays. His short Instead of Abracadabra was nominated for an Oscar and he won the International Critics Week Award in Cannes for Seeds of the Fall. Praised for his absurd dialogues and deadpan characters, it is Go Shorts pleasure to host the filmmaker in Nijmegen.
Special attention will be given to filmland Ireland as well. Even though everybody is talking about Brexit, Go Short did not forget the short films made by the Irish. They have received a record amount of Oscar nominations during the years. Go Short has captured the character of the Irish in three film programmes and will display a diverse and exciting image of the country made of 40 shades of green.
The filmfestival received more than 2500 submissions for the European and Dutch competition programme. Films in the categories fiction, animation, documentary and art film will be awarded by the jury. The best films will automatically qualify for the Oscars. The official selection will be announced half february. Beginning of March the complete programme is available and ticket sales start the 15th of March.