24th European Film Awards
Award Ceremony: December 3, 2011
Berlin / Germany
The short film initiative is organized by the European Film Academy in cooperation with fifteen film festivals throughout Europe - Ghent, Cork, Valladolid, Berlin, Bristol, Angers, Tampere, Rotterdam, Krakow, Grimstad, Locarno, Villa de Conde, Sarajevo, Venice and Drama. At each of these festivals, an independent jury presents one of the European short films in competition with a nomination in the short film category of the European Film Awards. The nominees are then presented to over 2,500 members of the European Film Academy who elect the overall winner: the European Film Academy Short Film 2011 which will be presented December 3 at the 24th European Film Awards Ceremony.
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Paparazzi was in competition at the 2011 New Horizons International Film Festival, Poland, and at the 2011 Batumi International Art House Festival, Georgia. It picked up the Best Documentary Film Award at the 2011 International Music&Film Festival in Latvia.
Bernaś's documentary portrait will join some 250 other films in the 2011 East Silver Market catalogue. It is also nominated for a Silver Eye Award in the documentary short category. The 2011 East Silver Market takes place October 25 - 30, 2011 as part of IDF's Industry Programme in Jihlava. You can get an industry pass by filling out our online form. Registration deadline: September 30, 2011.
Poland, 2011, 33 min, Digi Beta, Creative, Current Affairs, Portrait, Society
Following the life of a Polish paparazzo who tracks down the rich and the famous, the film depicts a world in which values are confused and rules are flexible. Yet it also shows that there is always a second chance for us to make our minds up about what kind of people we will be tomorrow.