Originally scheduled to commence on 17 March, the 12th edition of the Short Waves Festival had been postponed due to the pandemic, not unlike many of this year's other events. This year's slogan of the international short film festival: "Fixing the Future", suggests the organizers are looking to attract engaged films and create a meeting space - often in unusual locations - to discuss important topics.
The Festival's programme has been modified to comply with Covid-19 restrictions. Films will be available to watch either in physical screening rooms and online. The idea is not to exclude the viewers who might feel uneasy about attending the events in person. Over 50 festival events and 200 motion pictures have been prepared for the audiences. They will be offered in 15 venues, including a wandering festival club with five independent venues, all expected to become fora for discussions that invariably follow day-long screenings of short films. As every year, the programme will consist of a competition in which filmmakers from around the world compete for awards in as many as five categories.
for more, see: Short Waves Festival