FESTIVALS: Motovun FF Short Film Award to Become Eligible for EFA Award Nomination

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MOTOVUN: As of this year, short films that win the Propeller of Motovun Award will gain a nomination candidacy for the European Film Academy short film award. The 22nd Motovun Film Festival started with My Last Day as a Loser, a debut feature film of Urša Menart, on 22 July 2019.

More than 100 films in total and 20 feature films in the main programme will be screened until 28 July 2019.

There are 30 short films in the competition, and 13 feature films in the competition for the main prize, Propeller of Motovun.


A White, White Day (Iceland, Denmark, Sweden)
Directed Hlynur Pálmason

God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya / Gospod postoi, imeto i' e Petrunija (North Macedonia, Belgium, France, Croatia, Slovenia)
Directed by Teona Strugar Mitevska
Produced by Sisters and Brother Mitevski
Coproduced by Entre Chien et Loup, Deuxième Ligne Films, EZ Films, Spiritus movens, Vertigo
Supported by the Macedonian Film Agency, the Belgium Film and Tax Shelter, the Slovenian Film Center , the Croatian Audiovisual Centre and Eurimages

Deerskin (France)

Directed by Quentin Dupieux

The Clergy (Poland)
Directed by Wojciech Smarzowski
Produced by Profil Film Jacek Rzehak
Coproduced by Showmax, Moderator Inwestycje, Atlas Sztuki, Tovares, Studio Metrage, Kino Świat, Krakow Festival Office, Narodowy Instytut Audiowizualny
Supported by the Polish Film Institute

Give Me Liberty (USA)
Directed by Kirill Mikhanovsky

Let There Be Light  (Slovakia, Czech Republic)
Directed by Marko Škop
Produced by by Artileria , Negativ
Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Czech Film Fund, the Slovak Radio and TV, the Czech TV and Eurimages

The Innocent (Switzerland, Germany)
Directed by Simon Jaquemet

My Last Year as a Loser (Slovenia)
Directed by Urša Menart
Produced by Vertigo
Coproduction by NuFrame, 100 and RTV Slovenia
Supported by the Slovenian Film Center, Studio Viba

Oleg (Latvia, Belgium, Lithuania, France)
Directed by Juris Kursietis
Produced by Tasse Film
Coproduced by Iota Production, InScript , Arizona Productions
Supported by the National Film Centre of Latvia, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel, Belgian Tax Incentives, Eurimages and the Lithuanian Film Centre

Oray (Germany)
Directed by Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay

Stitches (Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia)
Directed by Miroslav Terzić
Produced by West End Production
Coproduced by Nora Production Group, Spiritus Movens, SCCA/PRO.BA
Supported by Film Center Serbia,  the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (havc.hr), the Sarajevo Film Fund, the Slovenian Film Centre

The Groung Beneath My Feet (Austria)
Directed by Marie Kreutzer

The Factory (Russia, France, Armenia)
Directed by Yury Bykov