Betting on shorts

Betting on shorts

Betting on Shorts: More than a Eurovision of Short Film 2009


Betting on shorts is a themed short-film festival set up in London five years ago which in the last three years has expanded to create a network of 13 European cities, screening a simultaneous programme of animation, music video, video art, fiction, documentary short films. This year's theme is 'Control'.

Have you ever felt like a tightrope walker on your way through life? Do you march boldly onwards or do you enjoy the wobbly moments? There are many forms and measurements of Control: mental, political, physical, social, scientific, strict... or something completely different. You might think of the 'theory of control', risk, controlling stress, domination and skill, borders, observing, mental control, creation, controlling plagues or simply a remote control

Betting on shorts invites our public to bet on the short they think will win.

All bets are placed several days before the screening (on the basis of a synopsis, biography and trailer) at VOID video club, Ferlandina 51, Barcelona (close by the CCCB). In Barcelona, the screening will take place as part of l'Alternativa; the public will be able to vote and will form part of the jury (although they won't be able to bet). Winning bets will have a special prize.

For more information, watch shorts from previous years and see this year's trailers, go to our website: Betting on shorts


Το Σπίτι (The House )
Angelos Spartalis (Greece)

7:35 de la mańana
Nacho Vigalondo (Spain)

Sirah Foighel Brutmann, Eitan Efrat & Daniel Mann (Israel)

Mapping CCTV in Whitehall
Manu Luksch (United Kingdom)

Memotekid (Memotech)
Marianna Mřrkřre, Rannvá Káradóttir (Faroe Islands)

Metka (A Tag)
Malgorzata Jablonska, Piotr Szewczyk (Poland)

O familie (A Family)
Emanuel Parvu (Romania)

Section 44
Daniel Wilson (United Kingdom)

Asier Altuna (Spain)

Unsichtbares Licht (Invisible Light)
Simon Weber (Germany)

Windows Vista: Predator Edition
Paul Kamuf (United States)

Wujek (Uncle)
Maciej Sznabel (Poland)

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