The eighth edition of Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen takes place from 6-10 April. The festival has grown into the biggest short film festivals in The Netherlands. The program is full of emerging talents and short films about the most current affairs and new developments in the world.

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For the eighth time Go Short will act both as a meeting spot for filmmakers and as a place where the audience can discover new talents. From 2821 submissions Go Short made a selection of 327 films which will be screened in five days.

98 Premières
Go Short will be opened at 9:30PM on the 6th of April, in presence of hundreds of national and international guests. From the 327 films which will be screened, 98 films are premiering during Go Short: 77 films have their Dutch premiere, 7 films have their International premiere and 14 films have their World premiere. Go Short pays special attention to films from Austria and films with our beloved animals in the leading role in the theme program Casting All Animals. Go Short welcomes two special guests: Adrian Sitaru and Konstantina Kotzamani.

Opening
The opening of the festival consists of three films that will be premier this evening. The films show a cross-section of the program of the festival. The opening starts with Symbolic Threats (Mischa Leinkauf, Matthias Wermke, Lutz Henke), a Dutch premiere. The films LOVE (Réka Bucsi) and Millions of Tears (Natalie Beder) are also screened during the opening and are films from young talented filmmakers.

Specials
Besides the competition and focus programs there are several specials during Go Short. In the program Fear Is Not An Option Go Short reflects on what’s going on in the world in collaboration with Vienna Independent Shorts and Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal. Online platforms Vice and De Correspondent show the short documentaries that they are producing for their websites and which provide context to current affairs in the world. There is also a Virtual Reality film program curated by the experts behind Dutch VR Days and NHTV students.

Jury’s Awards
Go Short hands out no less than eight awards on Saturday 9 April. Seven of those are chosen by the three juries and one by the audience. The audience award will be announced Sunday 10 April at 1:00PM. The jury of the European competition (NTR) consists of:

  • Daniel Karolewicz (Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montreal),
  • Morgan Knibbe (Shipwreck) award winning filmmaker,
  • Karin Vandenrydt (Flemish Film Rating Commission),
  • Sophie Kaufman (editor of Little White Lies)
  • Lenina Ungari (scriptwriter Days of Steel)

The jury in the Dutch competition and Breaking Shorts student competition

  • hekla Reuten (Tessa, Atlantic) actress,
  • Sari Volanen (producer),
  • Enrico Vannucci (Venice Film Festival), alumni Berlinale talent Campus,
  • Piotr Zlotorowicz (filmmaker) alumni Berlinale talent Campus,
  • David Deprez (artistic director Lumière Cinema Maastricht),
  • and five youth jury members form the MovieZone Go Short Youth jury

Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen takes place from 6 – 10 april 2016. Tickets and the complete program are available at www.goshort.nl. You can also find all the news on the festival’s Facebook page.