As part of the European Day of Languages in Óbidos, the #EUandME initiative, set up by the European Commission to bring young people closer to the European Union, and share the opportunities they have as European citizens, will also present 5 short films, created especially for this project by five renowned European directors from Croatia, Poland, Germany, Greece and Finland. Also it will be presented the new european contest for young movie makers.
Debut, by Dalibor Matanić (Croatia)
A young farmer dreams of becoming a football star. But before pursuing his ambition on the field, he must face the truth about who he really is.
The Loner, by Tomasz Konecki (Poland)
A wildlife lover, Jan lives alone in the mountains. But when fate knocks on your door, you have to devise a plan to follow your heart.
The Hostel wirh life, conducted by Matthias Hoene (Germany)
An old lady dreams of traveling through Europe. Your grandchildren start raising money for your adventure, but their plan will have unexpected results.
Party Animal, directed by Yorgos Zois (Greece)
Alex will do whatever it takes to continue dancing. Stuck in a job full of restraints, he is suddenly struck by a tear of inspiration.
Oona, conducted by Zaida Bergroth (Finland)
After being lost in a dense forest, a young girl has to rely on the help of an unlikely friend to find her way home.
In addition, an exhibition entitled "Word of Honor", which revisits Croatian and Polish exhibitions, and the presence of the Portuguese Language in the World will be available.
Young movie makers competition
The European Commission has opened a competition for young people aged between 18 and 35, with or without film experience, to qualify for € 7,500 and make their own short film with the support of a renowned European director.
For this contest, which ends on October 31st, 2018, all participants will have to choose one of the 5 themes (Mobility, Sustainability, Rights, Digital and Skills & Business) and through them, tell their idea of a story #EUandME through a video of 60 seconds, filmed with the own smartphone and accompanied by a synopsis with a maximum of 500 words.
Results on the final winners will be announced in early 2019. For more information and to submit your application, visit this