European Competition - 5

104 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:

  • My Planet

    Valery Carnoy :: Belgium :: 24 min. :: 2018

    Henri, a baker in his fifties, suffers as the relationship with his wife
    Marieke becomes increasingly weak. One morning. after yet another
    quarrel, he meets Anita, a young photographer who likes the shape of
    his big body.

  • Dream/Life

    David Aufdembrinke :: Germany :: 22 min. :: 2018

    A young man ditches his daily routine to find out what he really wants in
    life. His friends refuse to participate in his search and so he sets out
    alone. He ends up much further than he ever dared to dream.

    Art film
  • The Audition

    Guy Lichtenstein :: Austria :: 22 min. :: 2019

    Even though she is exceptionally talented, Sarah is still stuck performing
    at small events. Today she is performing at the wedding of her ex,
    Jurgen. The former couple tries to stay out of each other’s way but old

  • The Marvelous Misadventures of the Stone Lady

    Gabriel Abrantes :: Portugal :: 20 min. :: 2019

    The Mona Lisa, Winged Nike… There are so many famous art pieces in
    the Louvre that visitors tend to ignore the lesser-known works. A
    decorative but trivial sculpture of a girl is fed up with the lack of attention.

  • The distance between us and the sky

    Vasilis Kekatos :: Greece, France :: 9 min. :: 2019

    In the middle of the night, two strangers meet at a gas station. One is
    there to fill up his tank, the other is stranded and needs 22,5 euro to get
    home. He tries to earn that money by selling his new friend the distance