Shorts @ PÖFF 2021
'My Uncle Tudor' wins European Short Film 2021

Olga Lucovnicova's documentary "My Uncle Tudor" hailed as the best European short at the annual European Film Awards.

"She created a cinema of healing," stated the Sarajevo Film Festival's international Pardi di domani jury who nominated the film for the European Film Awards. The jury comprised of cinematographer and editor Taina Galis, director Teymur Hajiyev and director-screenwriter Tin Žanić.

After 20 years of silence, Olga Lucovnicova travels back to the house of her great-grandparents, where she passed through harmful events that left a deep imprint on her memory forever. The long-awaited family gathering runs counter to her attempts to overcome the past.

"Making this film was one of the hardest decisions of my life," the filmmaker said. "But I learned silence gives power to evil. I really believe in the power of cinema."

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At PÖFF Shorts, Špela Čadež' "Steakhouse" was announced as the EFA nomination at the 25th Black Nights Award Ceremony.

The EFA Short Film Programme is organised by the European Film Academy and EFA Productions in co-operation with a series of film festivals throughout Europe, including PÖFF Shorts. At each of these festivals, an independent jury presents one of the European short films in competition with a candidacy in the short film category of the European Film Awards. The winner is voted by more than 4,000 members of the European Film Academy – film professionals from all over Europe.

Watch the full European Film Awards Ceremony here.