Balkans Beyond Borders in collaboration with Shortcutz Amsterdam, on the 7th of April, organized the screening of Shortcutz Amsterdam International Audience Award in Athens, in the beautiful space of the Cinemarian Cinema.
Each year Shortcutz Amsterdam presents a selection of Dutch short films on a World Tour through its international network. After last year’s digital version, the Shortcutz Amsterdam World Tour visits the city of Athens and over 30 collaborating festivals and cities around the world featuring the work of seven emerging Dutch filmmakers.
The Athenian audience that joined the screening consisted of people of different ages and nationalities. It was a pleasure that younger and older lovers of shorts, cinema and the Dutch culture met together to watch and talk about what characterizes contemporary life, the artistic production of young filmmakers. After the screening, the audience voted for their favorite short film for the best athenian selection. Young people really enjoyed the shorts referring to the current living situation, the challenges facing especially by the young people and the emotional and practical effects of the pandemic’s COVID-19 restrictions.
Balkans Beyond Borders, loyal to its mission, achieved once again to promote young artists and contribute to the networking and bilateral state collaboration. It is focusing on networking and promoting emerging young artists and is collaborating with Shortcutz Amsterdam to present the short film to the Greek audience that will vote for its favorite selection. You can see information about the featured short films here. The final winner will be announced at a special event in Amsterdam on the 1st of May.
This year’s Athens screening of the Shortcutz Amsterdam International Audience Award is held under the communication support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Greece and the Dutch Association in Greece.