Still from Simon Szabó's shortfilm Wall

The European Film Academy and EFA Productions announced 15 short film nominations. At each of the 15 participating film festivals, an independent jury presented one European short film in competition with a nomination in the short film category of the European Film Awards.

Nominated are:

Vila do Conde Short Film Nominee
A Town Called Panic: The Christmas Log
Panique Au Village: La Buche De Noël
by Vincent Patar & Stéphane Aubier
Belgium/France 2014, 26’30 min, animation

Venice Short Film Nominee
Daily Bread
פת  לחם
by Idan Hubel
Israel 2014, 18 min, fiction

Grimstad Short Film Nominee
by Mariam Khatchvani
Georgia 2013, 14’38 min, fiction

Sarajevo Short Film Nominee
Emergency Calls
by Hannes Vartiainen & Pekka Veikkolainen
Finland 2013, 15 min, documentary

Cork Short Film Nominee
Little Block Of Cement With Dishevelled Hair Containing The Sea
Pequeno Bloque De Cemento Con Pelo Alborotado Conteniendo El Mar
by Jorge López Navarrete
Spain 2013, 16 min, fiction

Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Nominee
directed by Pavel Vesnakov
Bulgaria/Germany 2013, 30 min , fiction

Locarno Short Film Nominee
by Morgan Knibbe
The Netherlands 2014, 15 min, documentary

Drama Short Film Nominee
Still Got Lives_
Ich Hab Noch Auferstehung_
by Jan-Gerrit Seyler
Germany 2013, 23 min, fiction

Krakow Short Film Nominee
Summer 2014
Lato 2014
by Wojciech Sobczyk
Poland 2014, 12 min, animation

Berlin Short Film Nominee
directed by Gabriel Abrantes
Portugal/Denmark/Sao Tomé and Principe/Sri Lanka
2014, 24 min, fiction

Bristol Short Film Nominee
The Chicken
by Una Gunjak
Germany/Croatia 2014, 15 min, fiction

Rotterdam Short Film Nominee
The Chimera Of M.
by Sebastian Buerkner
UK 2013, 25 min, animation

Valladolid Short Film Nominee
The Missing Scarf
by Eoin Duffy
Ireland 2013, 6’35 min, animation

Tampere Short Film Nominee
by Simon Szabó
Hungary 2013, 11 min, fiction

Ghent Short Film Nominee
Whale Valley
by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Denmark/Iceland 2013, 15 min, fiction

The nominated films will soon be submitted to the over 3000 EFA members to elect the winner. The European Short Film 2014 will then be presented at the European Film Awards Ceremony in Riga on Saturday 13 December.

From Cineuropa