The Netherlands is a haven for international film festivals. In addition to Rotterdam and Amsterdam, Go Short in Nijmegen—a small town in the east of the country just five kilometers from the German border—has made a name for itself as a festival for short films. There are several good reasons for this success, but one major factor was a professional approach at a time when this was far from common for short film festivals as it is today. And then there’s the fact that it’s always great to visit the festival live and sit in the pavilion set up in front of the main cinema with numerous like-minded people and friends in the early spring sun.
Go Short has also made its mark programmatically: Focusing on short films from Europe—both in the competition and in the annual country focus—the festival always balances audience-friendly programming and edgy content. The success proves the festival team right: Go Bold. Go Loud. Go Short!
Text by Daniel Hadenius-Ebner
One Hundred Steps by Bárbara Wagner Benjamin de Burca
Transitional Spaces in Go Short’s ‘In Focus: Germany’
The Criminals by Serhat Karaaslan
A Lack of Clarity by Stefan Kruse Jørgensen
The End of Suffering (A Proposal) by Jacqueline Lentzou
One Thousand And One Attempts To Be An Ocean by Wang Yuyan
Maalbeek by Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis
Vadim on a Walk by Sasha Svirsky
Naya – Der Wald hat tausend Augen by Sebastian Mulder