What is the Short Film Pool?

The Short Film Pool is a catalogue of mostly European short films which have the artistic and commercial potential to be distributed theatrically all over Europe. Today, several structures from Germany, France, Portugal, The Netherlands and Italy have joined the project and offer theatres, festivals and other venues the possibility to rent short films out of this collection.

Each of the Short Film Pool partners has chosen up to 5 short films, recent works of all genres (fiction, animation, documentary), they have cleared the rights of their own films so that they can be distributed in the other countries and they commit to distributing the films of the other partners in their own country.

The Short Film Pool project is a concrete action that deeply improves the transnational circulation of shorts throughout Europe. For the right-owners and filmmakers, it’s one more way to make their works known and pay themselves through the Short Circuit’s distribution network.

With the support of Creative Europe MEDIA Programme of the European Union.
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To book a film, please contact the distributor partner of the Short Film Pool in your country.
 L’Agence du court métrage
acm

Web: www.agencecm.com
Contact: Fabrice Marquat – f.marquat@agencecm.com

 

 Interfilm Berlin
interfilm_berlin

Web: www.interfilm.de
Contact: Alexander Stein, Festival producer / CEO – alex@interfilm.de

 
KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg e.V.
KurzFilmAgentur

Web: www.verleih.shortfilm.com
Contact: Silja Ebeling, Anne Jagemann, Axel Behrens – verleih@shortfilm.com

 

 

Centro Nazionale del Cortometraggio

Web: www.centrodelcorto.it
Contact: Jacopo Chessa – info@centrodelcorto.it

Eye Film Institute Netherlands
eye

Web: www.eyefilm.nl
Contact: Lisa Linde Nieveld and Edith van der Heijde – lisalindenieveld@eyefilm.nl EdithvanderHeijde@eyefilm.nl

 

 

Agencia
Portuguese Short Film Agency
AGENCIA

Web: www.curtas.pt
Contact: Salette Ramalho – agencia@curtas.pt

 

The Short Film Pool Catalogue

                      FILM                      DIRECTOR      TYPE   LENGTHCOUNTRY   YEAR DIALOGUES 
Bicycle's Elephant

Bicycle's Elephant

Folimage Studio

An elephant lives in a town among people and works as a street cleaner. One day, he sees a big billboard advertising a bicycle. It seems the perfect size for him! This is the minute the elephant’s life changes : he has to get this bicycle whatever it costs him.
Shchukina

Olesya Shchukina
 

Animation
 

9′
 

France
 

2014
 

No dialogue
Free Range Eggs

Free Range Eggs

Daniel Faigle (self-production)

One morning, two eggs meet on the breakfast table. Romance seems inevitable until they suddenly realize that they are in danger.
Faigle

Daniel Faigle
 

Animation
 

10′17
 

Germany
 

2006
 

No dialogue
Goodbye Mister De Vries

Goodbye Mister De Vries

Viking Film

93-year old Mister De Vries is ending his days at the window of his timber cottage in Waterland - until an unexpected messenger jolts him awake.
the old man is surprised with a package containing his old Frisian skates. At that moment, Mr. De Vries realises he does not want to die as the shadow he has become, but as the man he used to be.
Halberstad

Masha Halberstad
 

Animation
 

6′
 

Netherlands
 

2012
 

No dialogue
Merlot

Merlot

Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Piemonte, Dip.to Animazione

In a fairy-tale forest, a grumpy old lady loses a bottle of wine. This is the start for a chain of events where all the characters an old lady, a naughty little girl, a cowardly mushroom seeker, a stupid wolf, a flock of birds - play their role, in a funny repartee between the film frame, leading to an unexpected development.
Gennari

Marta Gennari and Giulia Martinelli
 

Animation
 

5′40
 

Italy
 

2016
 

No dialogue
Nuggets

Nuggets

Studio Film Bilder

Kiwi tastes a golden nugget. It´s delicious.
Hykade

Andreas Hykade
 

Animation
 

5′
 

Germany
 

2014
 

No Dialogue
Pawo

Pawo

Protoplanet Studio

PAWO (Tibetan for "being brave") is the magical adventure of a little toy figure, who finds herself in a curious world. Thanks to some strange companions, she gradually becomes aware of her strenght and skills. Pawo is also about the courage to face life without fear and fll of trust - although it sometimes isn't as you would like it...
Heyn

Antje Heyn
 

Animation
 

7′38
 

Germany
 

2015
 

No Dialogue
Planet Sigma

Planet Sigma

Les films de l'Arlequin

In Planet Sigma, giant creatures are trapped inside the ice. Submarines explosions provoke a global warming, and a new life begins for animals.
Seto

Momoko Seto
 

Fiction / Animation
 

11′50
 

France
 

2014
 

No dialogue
Sally

Sally

60 Layers of Cake

The room is white; the floor, the walls , the ceiling. All white squares. You can't see how big it is. Would you be able to walk around in it? There is a marble rolling.It dances and spins and moves to the back corner.
Sally is part of the project Big Art for Little People; movies up to 3 minutes from where the 'real' world all corners of the imagination be searched . So no cartoons , but moving still lives, dancing zebra crossings, melting objects or children who find themselves in a world where things go differently than usual.
Maurer

Luna Maurer and Roel Wouters
 

Experimental
 

2’
 

Netherland
 

2009
 

No dialogue
The Night

The Night

Filmógrafo

It’s the story of a child and her mother, two lives that don’t communicate
with each other. Is that loneliness that sometimes reaches the size of the
night.
Dark is the night. Dark is the mother.
And dark becomes the entire Universe when you are alone and abandoned.
Pessoa

Regina Pessoa
 

Animation
 

6’35
 

Portugal
 

1999
 

No dialogue
Three Weeks in December

Three Weeks in December

Sardinha Em Lata Studio

It is a personal story that enhances the family bonds, using my sketchbook
drawings as a reference and my family as the subject, this film follows a
diaristic format, showing several situations and events that are part of my
culture and routine in my home town Belmonte, during Christmas time.
Gonçalves

Laura Gonçalves
 

Animation / Documentary
 

6’13
 

Portugal
 

2013
 

In Portuguese
Walk the Dog

Walk the Dog

Talking Animals Animation Studio

A woman walks her dog in the park, where she meets a man she would have liked to avoid.
Rohleder

Sonja Rohleder
 

Animation
 

3'
 

Germany
 

2014
 

No dialogue
Winter Love

Winter Love

Produttori del vino Barolo

While a couple walks along the Tanaro river, in Piemonte’s Langhe, hunters hide behind a hill and friends in the forest recall Ester Ferrero, the Dancer of Clavesana, a metaphor of free love. She slowly vanishes into the winter landscape. The story take place in Piemonte’s Langhe that produce wine, during a dinner at the end of the harvest. Amore d’Inverno is a metaphore of love that wine producers dedicate to the vineyards in the winter, the season more secret and intimate of their work.
Herguera

Isabel Herguera
 

Animation
 

8′
 

Italy / Spain
 

2015
 

In Italian, Spanish and French

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