The Nordic shorts nominated for the European Film Awards

The fifteen films that will compete for the European Film Award for Best Short Film have now been announced. The nominees have come from fifteen different festivals across Europe, and among them are two Nordic shorts that have been travelling around the festival circuit.

Nominated from the Venice film Festival in Italy is Amalimbo, a Swedish/Estonian short film from Juan Pablo Libossart that follows the story of Tipuana, a five-year-old girl who experiences ‘the limbo’ when she tries to pass to the other side in a desperate attempt to mourn the death of her father.

Next from the Tampere Film Festival in Finland is Small Talk, a Norwegian short film directed by Even Hafnor and Lisa Brooke Hansen. Small Talk is about the Dvergsnes family from Kristiansand in southern Norway, and we follow them through three events that took place during the autumn and winter of 2014.

These Nordic films are up against some excellent European films. We have Dan Mulloy’s Home, as well as the Berlin nominee A Man Returned.

The winners of the European Film Awards will be announced on the 10th of December in Wroclaw, Poland.


Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.