Go Short is the main Dutch festival for short film which takes place from 6 – 10 April 2016. For five days, over 300 short films are screened. Besides screenings there are exhibitions, workshops, performances, parties and more. Go Short expects more than 20.000 visitors and 500 delegates in 2016.
Go Short Campus takes place from 5 to 10 April 2016 in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Twenty students and newly graduates are given the opportunity to participate in an interesting campus program during Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen. The main guests for the campus of 2016 are the Locarno and Berlinale winner Adrian Sitaru (Waves, Hooked, The Cage) and European Film Awards nominated Konstantina Kotzamani (Washingtonia). Both guest will train and coach the campus students. A retrospective of Adrian Sitaru will be screened as a special program during Go Short.
New Arrivals: Go Short Campus
Go Short Campus brings emerging filmmakers and film professionals together and offers a unique program with a focus on the gap between leaving the academy and stepping into the world of professional filmmaking. We will offer master classes, lectures, workshops and panel discussions by the top of the industry. Adrian Sitaru and Konstantina Kotzamani will coach and teach the campus students intensively.
Go Short Campus the participants will receive a lot of practical knowledge about everything that becomes urgent as soon as students leave or have left the film school. Not only does the campus offer emerging filmmakers a chance to meet influential people from the field, there is also time reserved to visit the festival, watch films and attend social events like drinks, parties and performances.
Adrian Sitaru (1971) is a Romanian filmmaker living and working in Bucharest. Sitaru graduated in 2003 at the film academy in Bucharest, after initially having graduated in computer science. In 2007, his short film, Waves brought him the Golden Leopard of Tomorrow in the Locarno Film Festival. But Sitaru does not only focus solely on short films. His feature film Hooked debuted at the Venice Days Film Festival in 2008. With this premiere Sitaru established as a new voice in Romanian post-communist cinema. Since then, his films gathered international recognition from festivals such as Chicago, Sundance, Berlinale and Sarajevo.
Konstantina Kotzamani (1983, Greece) studied, just like Adrian Sitaru, initially something different than film. In her case, she changed from Pharmacy at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki to Cinema at the Department of Fine Arts. She only just graduated in April 2015, but already participated as a director at the Berlin and Sarajevo Talent Campuses. Her shorts have been selected to several international film festivals and won numerous awards. Her film Washingtonia, screened at Go Short 2015, is now nominated for the European Film Academy Short Film Award 2015.
Application deadline: 11 January 2016. Find more information at goshort.nl/campus.