The cellu l’art festival is turning 15. So we are in the midst of puberty, a little wild and rebellious and definitely on the lookout for something new and exciting in the world of short films.

I believe, with our total of 15 different film programmes, we once again managed to find that special something that this medium has to offer and we’re able to present it to you. In the International competition you will get to see 38 films from 14 different countries where all genres and styles are represented, from dramatic feature film to experimental music videos.

Awards 2014

Best
Shortfilm

Baghdad Messi

film still Baghdad Messi
Fiction, Belgium,
direction
Sahim Omar Kalifa

Iraq, 2009. Little Hamoudi (10) is totally obsessed with football. Just as the rest of the world, he and his friends are eagerly looking forward to the Champions League finale FC Barcelona-Manchester United. The long awaited clash between Messi and Ronaldo. But then Hamoudi's television breaks down…

Best
ExAnDo

Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution

film still Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution
Documentary, USA,
direction
Matthew Vandyke

The film is a 15 minute short about why the Syrian people are fighting for their freedom, told through the emotional words of two powerful characters whose lives have been turned upside down and torn apart by war.

Tolerance
award

She comes in Spring

film still She comes in Spring
Fiction, USA, Kosovo,
direction
Antoneta Kastrati

A mysterious young woman visits a middle-aged father in a Serbian village, compelling him to uncover a dark secret buried in his wartime past.

Youth jury
award

Baghdad Messi

film still Baghdad Messi
Fiction, Belgium,
direction
Sahim Omar Kalifa

Iraq, 2009. Little Hamoudi (10) is totally obsessed with football. Just as the rest of the world, he and his friends are eagerly looking forward to the Champions League finale FC Barcelona-Manchester United. The long awaited clash between Messi and Ronaldo. But then Hamoudi's television breaks down…

Audience
award

97%

film still 97%
Fiction, The Netherlands,
direction
Ben Brand

When you try to find love with a phone app, the search quickly turns into a hunt!

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