Wiz-Art’19 audience will vote for the winner of European Audience Award

Lviv International  Short Film Festival Wiz-Art has joined the top-10 festivals, whose viewers will choose the winner of The European Short Film Audience Award.

The European Short Film Audience Award is a long term unifying initiative which aims to bring to light short films voted in by the audience of their own country, and, this way, enable a wide European audience to discover these films.

To do so, a program of 10 short films which received a national audience award in each partner festivals of the initiative will be submitted to the publics vote.

National audience award winners from important European festivals will form the program of the 1st edition of the European Short Film Audience Award: Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival (France), Encounters Film Festival (United-Kingdom), Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen (Netherlands), Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival (Portugal),  Interfilm Berlin – International Short Film Festival (Germany), Alciné – Alcala de Henares Film Festival (Spain), Short Waves Festival (Poland), Tampere Film Festival (Finland), Wiz-Art Festival (Ukraine) and the Brussels Short Film Festival (Belgium).

The European Short Film Audience Award will be launched on April 27th during the 22nd Brussels Short Film Festival. The program will then be on tour in each partner festivals. In each festival, the public will be invited to vote in favour of its favourite short film.

The winner of the first European Short Film Audience Award will be announced during the opening ceremony of the 23rd Brussels Short Film Festival in 2020.

During the competition, Ukraine will be represented by Pavlo Ostrikov’s “Mia Donna” that won the audience award in Wiz-Art National Competition in 2018.

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European Short Film Audience Award Tour:

April 2019:

  • Brussels Short Film Festival (Belgium)

July 2019:

  • Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival (Portugal)

August 2019:

  • Wiz-Art Festival (Ukraine)

September 2019:

  • Encounters Film Festival (United-Kingdom)

November 2019:

  • Alciné – Alcala de Henares Film Festival (Spain)
  • Interfilm Berlin – International Short Film Festival (Germany)

February 2020:

  • Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival (France)

March 2020:

  • Short Waves Festival (Poland)
  • Tampere Film Festival (Finland)

April 2020:

  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen (Netherlands)
  • Brussels Short Film Festival: announcement of the first winner of the European Short Film Audience Award

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