A Short Trip

A Short Trip

64th TIFF: Greek Premiere
Inspired by the silent exodus from Albania, A Short Trip chronicles a couple’s journey of love, sacrifice, and separation. Drawing from personal experiences and observations, it reflects the reality of a generation trading the best years of their lives for uncertain futures. Through its balanced narrative, the film explores the physical and emotional layers of their relationship, offering a heartfelt account of a generation’s hopes, fears, and resilience.
Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIFF64.

Direction: Erenik Beqiri
Script: Erenik Beqiri
Cinematography: Guillaume Le Grontec
Editing: Pauline Pallier
Sound: Maxime Gavaudan, Rémi Durel, Julie Tribout
Music: Rémi Durel
Actors: Luàna Bajrami, Tristan Halilaj, Arben Bajraktaraj, Walid Afkir
Production: Origine Films, Moteur s’il vous Plaît
Producers: Olivier Berlemont, Christie Molia, Antoine Heuveline
Sets: Benjamin Vaillant
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: France
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 17'
Contact: Origine Films
Awards/Distinctions: Best Short Film (Orizzonti Competition) – Venice FF 2023

Erenik Beqiri

Erenik studied at the Tirana Academy of Arts where he earned a master's degree in film directing. His graduation film was Seed Money, a short film written by Jim Uhls (Fight Club). He participated in the Sarajevo Talent Campus as a screenwriter, where he developed the short film Reverse which was produced a year later by the Sarajevo Film City. Reverse received awards for Best Film at ISFF Drama and the Cinematic Achievement award at ISFF Thessaloniki. In 2013, he wrote and directed the short film Alphonso which was screened at festivals such as the Vancouver International Film Festival and ISFF Brussels, among others. His next short film Bon Appétit was nominated for the Méliès D'Argent at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, selected at aapsalu, Dokufest, Lund, and many others. His short film The Van was in official competition at the Cannes Film Festival and many other festivals such as the Melbourne International Film Festival and the Sarajevo Film Festival, and is currently screened at festivals around the world. His latest short film, A Short Trip, won the Best Short Film Award of the Orizzonti Competition in Venice (2023). His films portray the inner struggles of characters in the face of the socio-political space they inhabit, ultimately leading to disturbing decisions that define them as comic, tragic, or grotesque portraits of society.


2010 Seed Money (short)
2013 Alphonso (short)
2016 Bon Appétit (short)
2019 The Van (short)
2023 A Short Trip (short)