The EU has released five short films directed by aspiring young filmmakers.
Each filmmaker is a winner in the #EUandME Young Filmmakers Competition. It offered young European filmmakers the opportunity to direct a short film about the rights and benefits young people have in Europe thanks to the EU.
Their ideas were then brought to life with the help of professional filmmakers and a grant from the European Commission.
Each film concentrates on a different topic linked to the EU, ranging from skills and business to digital, mobility, sustainability and rights.
The aim of the movies is to begin a dialogue with young people, giving them an opportunity to raise issues close to their heart through film
Check out the #EUandME winners films below.
The Dream Cut
Directed by Vlad Muko, Estonia
A young man visits his father who dreams of starting his own barbershop but fears the cost would be too high.
After the father’s loan application is refused, the son comes up with a creative idea to save money and accomplish his father’s goal.
Directed by Levente Galambos, Hungary
A busy father feels that he is distant from his daughter as he juggles a stressful job with the responsibilities of being a single parent.
However, thanks to a broken toy he soon realises that he can repair the broken relationship.
New World Symphony
Directed by Eugen Dediu, Romania
Musicians across Europe prepare for a performance, while a producer watches them from behind a number of screens.
Despite being in different countries, they play as one, streaming the event for all to watch.
The Sound of Mine
Directed by Jaime Olias De Lima, Spain
An autistic boy wears headphones to block the sounds of the outside world, calming his anxieties.
He discovers a hidden talent when he realises that the only sound he can hear underwater is his heartbeat.
Directed by Magdalena Załęcka, Poland
A young man tells his family that he wants to travel. Worried for his safety, they hatch a plan to discourage him.
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