Free Event: 'It's Time for Shorts!'

Irish short The Missing Scarf screens at It's Time for Shorts!
The European Union Film Festival is easily the most popular film festival within the Canadian Film Institute’s annual programme, so Ottawa filmgoers will be pleased to hear that they may tide themselves over until the next festival with a selection of short films from the European Union. The European Union Short Film Festival It’s Time for Shorts! highlights the latest hits in short form cinema from the European Union. This two-day festival runs May 8th and 9th in Ottawa and is free to the public. It’s Time for Shorts is presented by the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), in collaboration with the Member States of the European Union, and in association with SAW Video and the Canadian Film Institute.

Austria's Maybes
It’s Time for Shorts! features seventeen films from 13 countries. The highlights include the Irish festival circuit mega-hit The Missing Scarf, narrated by George Takei, which was among the 10 films shortlisted for Best Animated Short for the 2013 Academy Awards. A double-bill of Latvian films includes the tale of an animated bull fight in Korida, will the Swedish animated short Glenn the Great Runner tells of a different race. France’s animated offering Lettres de femmes marks one of the stronger festival hits screening in It’s Time for Shorts and Austria’s Maybes took home the prize for best short at the country’s equivalent of the Academy Awards. This healthy line-up isn’t short on accolades!

The two nights of shorts screen at Club SAW.

Night 1: Thursday, May 8, 7:00 PM
-Sunny: Barbara Ott | Germany | 30 min.
-The Missing Scarf: Eoin Duffy | Ireland | 7 min.
-Irish Folk Furniture: Tony O’Donoghue | Ireland | 9 min.
-An Cúilín Dualach (Backwards Boy): Nora Twomey | Ireland | 12 min.
-Boles: Špela Čadež | Slovenia | 12 min.
-Pik (Pecker): Erik van Schaaik | The Netherlands | 3 min.
-Mazurek (The Easter Crumble): Julia Kolberger | Poland | 30 min.
-7:35 de la mañana: Nacho Vigalondo | Spain | 8 min.

Night 2: Friday, May 9 at 7:00 PM
-Superman, Spiderman, or Batman : Tudor Giurgiu | Romania | 13 min.
-Korida (Corrida): Janis Cimermanis | Latvia | 7 min.
-The Latvian (Latvietis): Janis Cimermanis | Latvia | 8 min.
-Erdbeerland (Maybes) : Florian Pchlatko | Austria | 32 min.
-Lettres de femmes: Augusto Zanovello | France | 11 min.
-O que foi? What? Quoi? Ivo M. Ferreira | Portugal | 12 min.
-Buongiorno Signor Bellavista: Alessandro Marinaro | Italy | 29 min.
-Glenn the Great Runner: Anna Erlandsson | Sweden | 3 min.
-Tussilago: Jonas Odell | Sweden | 14 min.

Please visit the It’s Time for Shorts page at the Canadian Film Institute’s website for more information.