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Short Matters! 1 (N/C 12+)

15 March

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
  • Venue CCA Cinema
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SHORT MATTERS! is the European Film Academy’s short film tour, bringing together fifteen award winners at top European festivals in 2018. This first programme showcases work from France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the UK, and includes the latest work by Palestinian refugee Mahdi Fleifel, a personal work about resistance and exile. Cut to the chase and see the most critically acclaimed and vital contemporary European shorts right here!

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A girl and a boy hide from the outside world in an abandoned waterpark. In the ruins of the old swimming pools, they find a shelter to grieve their loss of hopes and dreams.

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  • Director Ana Moreira
  • Duration 17m
  • Country Portugal
  • Year 2018
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Those Who Desire (Los que desean)

A documentary portrait of paloma competitions in Valencia, where trainers' colourfully painted pigeons vie for the affection of a female mate.

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  • Director Elena López Riera
  • Duration 24m
  • Country Switzerland/Spain
  • Year 2018
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Two Polish women work shifts on a milk farm in Germany. They ignore one another. When the manager goes on a business trip, one does not show up for work.

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  • Director Sebastian Lang
  • Duration 30m
  • Country Germany
  • Year 2018
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I Signed the Petition

Immediately after a Palestinian man signs an online petition, he is thrown into a panic-inducing spiral of self-doubt.

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  • Director Mahdi Fleifel
  • Duration 11m
  • Country United Kingdom/Germany/Switzerland
  • Year 2018
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The Escape (L'Échappée)

Alice is at hospital, just out of surgery. She is very ill and totally bald. Yet she sings, wears make-up and cracks herself up. She is love with her surgeon.

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  • Director Laëtitia Martinoni
  • Duration 10m
  • Country France
  • Year 2018
  • Duration 1h40m
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