Shorts Competition

Seven films from the program have a chance to win the new Shorts Award, including € 1,500 prize money. The shorts programme is made possible by HUMAN.


Emilia Mazik (Chair)

Emilia Mazik is a freelance film programmer. Since 2014 she has worked for Short Waves Festival, an international short film festival from Poznań, Poland, from 2019 as a Festival Director. In 2020 she joined the editorial team of Talking Shorts, an online film magazine dedicated to short films. In 2021, as a representative of the European Short Film Network, she was among the founders of the This Is Short platform.

Kees Vlaanderen

Kees Vlaanderen is commissioning editor at HUMAN of many prize-winning productions, both feature films and documentaries: Along the Way, The Car Wash, Homicide, Skin and many others. He conceived the series Devilish Dilemmas, short films (45'), by committed filmmakers. As a director and writer, he also made distinctive films, both fiction and documentary films, including Jacob’s Desire, Noordeloos, Cell Block K, Farmer Kok’s Little War, It is your Country, The Kremlin Conspiracy, Facing the Wind.

Manu Sobral

Manu Sobral is a Brazilian filmmaker, producer, writer and curator. She is the co-founder and curator of Entretodos, the human rights short film festival of São Paulo. She directed several shorts, music videos and docs, including the Unesco "Monumenta" awarded Teu Canto de Praia, a documentary about traditional instruments from the tropical forest in Brazil. She is the author of the novel Stranger in a Cage.