P R E S S R E L E A S E
Nijmegen, December 2018
Photo: Jacqueline Lentzou
The promising filmmakers Jacqueline Lentzou and Bálint Kenyeres are special guests during the 11th edition of Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen. Both filmmakers are seen as rising stars and have received several international awards for their films. Jacqueline Lentzou won the award for most promising film talent in Cannes last May and Bálint Kenyeres was selected vor the competition of the Locarno Film Festival. Go Short, the festival that takes place from the 3rd until the 7th of April showcases their best short films and the films that inspired them.
Focus on filmmakers
The yearly film festival in Nijmegen supports young and upcoming filmmakers by giving them the opportunity to present themselves to big audience. This is exactly why Jacqueline Lentzou is one of the filmmakers in focus. Jacqueline’s graduation film project was selected for the shortlist of the Academy Awards. The greatly talented 29-year-old filmmaker now has seven prize-winning short films in her name. Her latest film won the prestigious Leica Cine Discovery Prize in Cannes.
Passing on knowledge
The debut film of Go Shorts second guest, Bálint Kenyeres, premiered at the Venice Film Festival and then was shown at more than thirty different film festivals. His following short film ‘Before Dawn’ (2005) was nominated for a Golden Palm in Cannes, won the Jury Award in at Sundance Film Festival, and won the award for Best Short Film during The European Film Awards. Go Short showcases the best short films made by Kenyeres and Lentzou, they will both be receiving a carte blanche, which allows them to show the public their favourite short films. The filmmakers will be present at the event in April to introduce themselves to the public, to talk about their films and to pass their knowledge on to the students of the Go Short Campus.
Redesigned competition program
The film festival is now collecting all the submissions for her competition program. The final submission deadline is December 21st. Submission for the newly added VR and Music video competitions are open until the 7th of December. Selected films will have the opportunity to win Go Short Awards, awarded by an international jury. At the start of February, the official selection will be announced. Mid-February the complete program will be available and tickets for the 11th edition of Go Short will be available from March.
Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen is the biggest short film festival in the Netherlands. In 2019 the annual festival will take place from the 3rd until the 7th of April at LUX in Nijmegen. Around 19.000 filmmakers, professionals and film lovers from around the world will come together to view more than 300 films: from fiction to documentary, animation, art, VR, and music video. Next to the film program there will be master classes, workshops, parties and more. Go Short is the official gateway for the Oscars, BAFTA’s and as of 2019 the European Film Awards. The ticket sales will start in March.