European Competition - 2

107 minuten

The Leuven International Short Film Festival has been an important international player for several years now. The festival has a say in which short films make the longlist for the Oscars, the BAFTAs and the European Film Awards. It is not surprising that we always receive a ton of entries for the European competition. All of the films that we handpicked and present to you in six different programs are eligible for a Jury Award as well as an Audience Award. That means you help to decide which title will win Best European Film and will be purchased by CANVAS.

This compilation contains the following short films:

  • Lake of Happiness

    Aliaksei Paluyan :: Belarus, Spain, Germany :: 29 min. :: 2019

    In a small Belarusian village where time seems to stand still, nine-year-
    old Jasja has to deal with her mother‘s death. Her father decides to send
    Jasja to an orphanage. But one day she decides to run away and return
    home.

    Drama
  • Pinky Promise

    Sophie Linnenbaum :: Germany :: 16 min. :: 2019

    Lobsters, cake, broken promises. When a family treats itself at a
    restaurant, the bill ends up being a little more than they anticipated. A
    ruthless satire about the fine line between integrity and horror, good and
    evil.

    Drama
  • Stalingrad

    Jeanne Delafosse, Camille Plagnet :: France :: 16 min. :: 2019

    Paris in 2017. In an apartment building by La Place de la Bataille-de-
    Stalingrad a couple has an argument about their future. Outside in the
    cold a homeless man yearns for a hot shower. Two totally separate lives

    Drama
  • The Walking Fish

    Thessa Meijer :: Netherlands, Japan :: 19 min. :: 2019

    Mutsumi is ambitious. Life as an amphibian fish is not enough. She
    wants to evolve and take on a human form. Her dream is so strong that
    she is able to overcome her physical boundaries and slowly turn into a

    Drama
  • The Manchador

    Kaveh Tehrani :: Norway, Iran :: 20 min. :: 2019

    Mina and Saeed live a hectic life in the Iranian capital Tehran. It is not
    easy being a woman in Iran and Mina dreams of a future abroad. She
    wants to move until Saeed invents a piece of clothing that puts the

    Humor