Go Short Announces Lineup of its 2023 Edition

Go Short announced the lineup of its 2023 edition yesterday. The festival’s fifteenth edition takes place from 31 March until 10 April 2023 in LUX and various spots in Nijmegen.

From over 2000 submissions, Go Short selected the best films from Europe. These short films are available to watch in three main competitions: the European Competition, the Dutch Competition and the New Arrivals Competition. Also, the best music videos of last year will be shown in the Music Video Competition as well as the films competing in the Junior Competition made by the youngest filmmakers.

Below is the full lineup.

European Competition

The selection for the European competition consists of 41 films made by filmmakers from all over Europe. The films are eligible for the Best European Short Award in the categories of fiction, documentary and animation. The winners in the fiction, documentary and animation categories will qualify for the Oscars.

  • 2nd Person by Rita Barbosa (Portugal, 2022)
  • Aribada by Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau & Natalia Escobar (Germany/Colombia, 2022)
  • A journey with My Dad by Mor Israeli (Israel/France, 2022)
  • A Kind of Testament by Stephen Vuillemin (France, 2023)
  • Aqueronte by Manuel Muñoz Rivas (Spain, 2023)
  • Backflip by Nikita Diakur (France/Germany, 2022)
  • Bird in Italian is Uccello by Gernot Wieland (Austria/Germany, 2021)
  • Blush by Claire Davies (UK, 2019)
  • Casablanca to Return by Pedro Sara (Spain, 2022)
  • Chords by Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren (Spain, 2022)
  • Demands of Ordinary Devotion by Eva Giolo (Italy/Belgium, 2022)
  • Drijf by Levi Stoops (Belgium, 2023)
  • Dust Away by Dea Gjinovci & Tanita Rahmani (Indonesia/UK/Switzerland, 2022)
  • Eeva by Lucija Mrzljak & Morten Tšinako (Estonia/Croatia, 2022)
  • Empty Rooms by Zhenia Kazankina (Russia, 2022)
  • Focket Fyre by Loulou João (Belgium, 2022)
  • The Fruit Tree by Isabelle Tollenaere (Belgium, 2022)
  • Hardly Working by Total Refusal (Austria, 2022)
  • It’s a Date by Nadia Parfan (Ukraine, 2023)
  • Lost Children by Lola Cambourieu & Yann Berlier (France, 2022)
  • Maria Schneider, 1983 by Elisabeth Subrin (France, 2022)
  • Money and Happinness by Ana Nedeljković & Nikola Majdak Jr. (Slovenia/Slovakia/Serbia, 2022)
  • Mother Prays All Day Long by Hoda Taheri (Germany, 2022)
  • Nazarbazi by Maryam Tafakory (UK/Iran, 2022)
  • Neighbour Abdi by Douwe Dijkstra (The Netherlands, 2022)
  • Now, I Also, Am Here by Camilla Figenschou (Norway, 2022)
  • Oneluv by Varya Yakovleva (Russia, 2022)
  • Prospect Park by Francisco Valente (Portugal, 2022)
  • Pruebas by Ardélia Istarú (Belgium/France/Costa Rica, 2022)
  • Ptitsa by Alina Maksimenko (Poland/Ukraine, 2022)
  • Recordings of a Weather Camera by Bernhard Wenger (Austria, 2023)
  • Salute to the Sun by Darko Masnec (Croatia, 2022)
  • Sans velours by Louise Dendraën (France/Belgium, 2021)
  • Sleepless Nights by Donatienne Berthereau (France, 2023)
  • Steady Flow by Anja Jovanović (Montenegro, 2022)
  • Trace by Asparuh Petrov (Bulgaria, 2022)
  • Under the Lake by Thanasis Trouboukis (Greece/Finland, 2022)
  • When the Mountain Rumbles by Alba Bresoli (Spain, 2022)
  • While We Were Here by Sunčica Fradelić (Croatia, 2022)
  • World to Roam by Stephen Irwin (UK, 2023)
  • The World’s After by Florentina Gonzalez (France, 2022)

Dutch Competition

In this competition, the 21 best homegrown films, ranging from animation to fiction to documentary, will compete for Best Dutch Short Film prize.

  • Ahmedpur East by Basir Mahmood (2022)
  • Back by Yazan Rabee (2022)
  • Birds Fly Back by Jiyan Düyü (2022)
  • Center, Ring, Mall by Mateo Vega (2023)
  • Chick Wash by Bethany de Forest (2022)
  • Crossing the Blue by Victoria Aleksanyan (2022)
  • Diyar by Moayad Alhariry (2022)
  • Exaggerations by Charles de Agustin (2022)
  • The Great Connection by Christen Bach (2022)
  • Honeycomb by Haider Hussain (2022)
  • I want to Go Higher by Amanda van Hesteren (2022)
  • La última ascensión by Kevin Osepa (2022)
  • Luc by Tim Bary (2022)
  • Magma by Luca Meisters (2022)
  • March 8 by Firat Yücel (2022)
  • Ma mère et moi by Emma Branderhorst (2022)
  • Sensory Itch by Roel van Beek (2022)
  • STUWING (GUSH) by Julliette van Ardennen (2022)
  • Swans Reflecting Elephants by Niek Silvan (2022)
  • What Wide Web by Michiel van Bakel (2022)
  • When Doves Try by Thalia de Jong (2022)

New Arrivals Competition

This year, 21 films have been selected for Go Short’s New Arrivals Competition. These films will vie for the Encouragement Award, a prize that encourages and inspires young and new talent. The young filmmakers come from all over Europe.

  • 8 by Commaret Anaïs-tohé (France, 2023)
  • Atopia by Olivier De Vos (Belgium, 2023)
  • Bear by Morgane Frund (Switzerland, 2023)
  • Close your Eyes by Manon Bérardengo, Audrey Defonte, Léo Depoix, Denis Koessler, Clémentine Laurent, Pierre Guislain & Chloé Boursier (France, 2023)
  • Flood by Almourad Aldeeb (Germany, 2023)
  • In The Upper Room by Alexander Gratzer (Austria/Hungary, 2023)
  • I Did Not Wake Up Dead Today by Erin Macpherson (Belgium/Portugal/Hungary, 2023)
  • I was Never Really Here by Gabriel Arrahnio (Germany, 2023)
  • The Land of Whispering Stars by Ayaal Adamov (Russia, 2023)
  • LINGER ON by Julian Dieterich (Germany, 2023)
  • Mama dan so que sorriso by Cyrielle Raingou (Portugal, 2023)
  • Moon Night by Manaka Nagai (Germany, 2023)
  • My Nikola by Martina Marasović (Croatia, 2023)
  • Neptune in July by Julian Mauricio Egger (Switzerland, 2023)
  • The Pink Voice by Marieke Elzerman (The Netherlands, 2022)
  • The Silence of the Banana Trees by Eneos Çarka (Albania/Portugal/Hungary, 2023)
  • Shuffle by Quita Felix (The Netherlands, 2022)
  • The Swells by Guillaume Delsert (France, 2022)
  • Thank You for Your Patience! by Simon van der Zande (Belgium/The Netherlands, 2023)
  • True Bug by Tuisku Lehto (Finland, 2022)
  • When We Dead Awaken by Tomás Paula Marques (Portugal/Spain, 2022)

The full program and films in other strands can be found on the festival’s website.

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