Breaking Shorts

Breaking Shorts

Every year Breaking Ground works together with the Go Short International Short Film Festial in Nijmegen. Out of the hundreds of beautiful, interesting and moving student films we receive during the year, we select the 20 best films for the Breaking Shorts competition.

The 20 films in the Breaking Shorts competition compete for the Dioraphte Encouragement Award, stimulating the young talented filmmakers to keep on making masterpieces and becoming the next generation of famous filmmakers in Europe.

This year's Go Short International Short Film Festival will be held on April 9-13, 2014

We proudly present the films of Breaking Shorts 2014:

A Hedgehog’s Visit (Ein Kurzer Film über den Igel) Kariem Saleh (D)

After The Winter (Au-Delà de l’Hiver) Jow Zhi Wei (F)

Beach Boy 
Emil Langballe (UK)

Days of Saturn (Saturntage)
 Sara Bungartz (D)

Elephant (Elefante)
 Pablo Larcuen (E)

Timofey Zhalnin (RUS)

I Love You So Hard 
Ross Butter (UK)

Eamonn O'Neill (IRL)

Micke & Tommy 
Martina Carlstedt (SE)

Mother is God (Mamma är Gud)
 Maria Bäck (DK)

Pandas (Pandy)
 Matus Vizar (SK)

Plug & Play 
Michael Frei (CH)

Rabbit and Deer (Nyuszi és Öz)
 Péter Vácz (H)

That I'm Falling? (Que Je Tombe Tout le Temps?)
 Eduardo Williams (F)

The Call (Lokroep)
 Reber Dosky (NL)

The Swing of the Coffin Maker (Die Schaukel Des Sargmachers)
 Elmar Imanov (AZ/D)

The Way of All Flesh (De Weg van Alle Vlees)
 Deben Van Dam (B)

Two at the Border (Nacht Grenze Morgen)
 Tuna Kaptan (D/TR)

Gabriel Gauchet (UK)

Rémi Allier (B)

Films Shown


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