Atomium Film Awards
Friday, 11 February
20:00-22:00

On Friday February 11 at 20:00 in Kinepolis, the festival will announce the 2022 Atomium Film Awards. Crowned with Belgian chocolate and thus edible medallions of the Atomium, made by 'Gault & Millau Finest Chocolatier' Wim Vyverman.

 

The chocolate awards ceremony will be followed by more tasty treats, in the form of 10 short films hailing from all over the globe. All films are English spoken and/or English subtitled.

Location:

Kinepolis Brussels

Bd du Centenaire 20

1020 Brussels

Free Entry:

Reservations are not required, but advised. Reserve your tickets here.

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COVID-19:

A face mask and CST (Covid Safe Ticket) will be required.

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BACK IN 5 MINUTES (SPOTS PARALELOS) (SPAIN) BY FELIPE GARRIDO ARCHANCO

Your life sucks? 'Back In 5 Minutes' is a short film structured as a false advertising block: 11 fictional spots that reflect on the advertising language through the advertising language itself. Running time: 00:05:00

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I N T E R S T I C E (SWEDEN) BY OSKAR WILLERS

When Anders makes an indecent proposal to his younger boyfriend Micke, things take a very sudden dark turn. Running time: 00:11:21

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THE PSYCHLIST (NORWAY) BY MARTIN A. WALTHER

When his daughter died under tragic events just 11 months old, the bicycle became the only rescue for Per. Running time: 00:08:00

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VIEWERS:1 (JAPAN) BY DAIGO HARIYA, YOSUKE KOBAYASHI

Story of a YouTuber in Post-Apocalyptic world. Running time: 00:04:33

Trailer

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VACATION THERAPY (SWEDEN) BY PER BIFROST

It all began with the new Swedish concept of "flygskam" - the shame associated with air travel and the pressure to reduce your personal carbon footprint. However, few heeded the warnings. The lure of sunny beaches, warm salt waters, and lounging in the shade of a cooling beach umbrella was stronger than any lofty climate goals. Then, to top it all off, along came the pandemic, the shutdowns, and travel restrictions. Stay home, they said. The film 'Vacation Therapy' is a fictional therapeutic treatment to still the strong desire to travel, a longing for what once was. The treatment takes you on an inner journey with a view toward sunny beaches. If you feel deprived, depressed, or have vague longings because of your cancelled holiday to the sun, perhaps 'Vacation Therapy' is the cure for you? Running time: 00:08:00

Awards and selections: Raindance FF, Reykjavic International FF. 

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LEAP (ARGENTINA) BY JUAN BAIO, EINO ANTONIO

On the rooftop of a massive building, surrounded by the blazing Buenos Aires’ skyline, two friends are taking a relaxing sunbath. In the flash of an instant an unexpected event takes place, which will call into question their friendship and leave them both on the brink of a resolution that could change their lives. Running time: 00:02:37

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SYNCOPE (IRAN) BY TORAJ HEYBATI

A 19-year-old boy is married to a 12-year-old girl. At the wedding night the young girl suffers a seizure. The boy does not know how to solve this problem and asks his older brother for help and... Running time: 00:13:49

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LITTLE BERLIN (FRANCE) BY KATE MCMULLEN

When the Iron Curtain cuts his tiny German village in half, Peter the bull gets separated from his 36 cows. Based on a true story, narrated by Christoph Waltz. Running time: 00:14:20

Trailer

Awards and selections: Flickers Rhode Island International FF, Slamdance FF.

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SNAKE DICK (U.S.) BY DAVID MAHMOUDIEH

Jill's got the snake. Julia's got the flute. Alone, they have nothing. But together, they have a secret weapon to fight the darkness... Running time: 00:07:47

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LES CURIOSITÉS DU MAL (FRANCE) BY VICTOR TRIFILIEFF

Elias is not connecting with any of the other millennials he’s on vacation with. After witnessing them perform a shocking display of cruelty toward a defenseless creature, he becomes even more alienated from the group. But dealing with the aftermath of the incident will prove pivotal in his struggle with his own inner demons. Running time: 00:23:55

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Awards and selections: Clermont-Ferrand International Short FF.