The European Shortfilm Festival or Nice Un Festival C’est Trop Court came to a successful close on Friday 13 October, celebrating the Hungarian film Az utca másik vége (At the Other End of the Street) by Kálmán Nagy, Grand Prize winner in the European competition. 85 committed people, including 59 volunteers and 26 members of the team and the Board of Directors, produced this magnificent edition. The 23rd Nice Short Film Festival was a long starry night of seven exceptional evenings, an edition full of firsts with several new screening venues: the Variétés cinema and the 109 in Nice.
The Nice European Short Film Festival confirmed its role as a meeting place for young European cinema on the Côte d’Azur once again with 21 countries represented in competition. The European Competition Audience Award went to the Romanian film La Distanță by Dana Rogoz.
The professional area was expanded this year: two days for exchanges and meetings between film professionals (435 accredited), including a discussion on medium-length films and the SRF workshop led by writer-director Guillaume Levil. The Nice Short Meeting was supported by the Commission du Film Alpes-Maritimes Côte d’Azur, the CCI Nice Côte d’Azur, ARTS – Association Régionale des Techniciens du Sud-est Cinéma Audiovisuel, LPA – Les Producteurs Associés de la Région Sud.
As for me, I had a wonderful time and I have nothing but positive impressions. The post-screening debates were very well conducted (by far the most interesting I’ve taken part in). The screening venues are beautiful and the quality of service provided by the projection team is remarkable.Valentine Caille,
Director of Amarres (Film in European competition 2023)
It was very valuable for me as a filmmaker to see a diverse range of European films. The exchange of principles and techniques from different cultures and different possibilities of working with film language is very important for development.Dina Veryutina,
Director from Russia, Jury Expérience 2023