The 6th edition of ClujShorts International Short Film Festival has come to an end. This means we also have a list of winners. Congratulations to all of them and thank you for being part of this event.
- ClujShorts Trophy
Director: Ian Hunt Duffy
An exceptional short-film, full of tension and surprises, great cinematography and a perfectly folded editing on the film’s subject and script. A film in which viewers are caught in a cat and mouse game, being forced to put their certainties into question.
- Best Director
Director: Camelia Popa
Excellently mastered as a directorial project (scenario, filming, installation) with a very good coordination of the actors. This film fully deserves the awarded prize
- Best Editing
Editing: Vincent Tirpitz
For the subtlety with which the arrangement subordinates all the expressive means of the five minutes of film and for the way the editing strategies become forms of irony.
- Best Script
Script: Sergio Sarrión
This film has a perfectly sophisticated script, with a scientist dosing of narrative tension, with brilliant replicas and an overturning situation that is very entertaining for the audience.
- Best Cinematography
Cinematographer: Dávid Hartung
For exceptional graphic quality and the use of intense, saturated colors, strongly contrasting with each other, but creating chromatic harmonies that are in line with the story’s bizarrerie.
- Best Sound Editing
Sound: José Luis Toral
For clarity and sophistication in treating sounds, for the extraordinary intelligence of using intra-dietic sound, but also, most importantly, for how the sound emphasizes or contradicts the affective states of the characters.
- Best Animation
Director: Radheya Jegatheva
A dynamic, subtle, lyrical, animation that criticizes the consumer society and the abundance of information using the very tools the contemporary world puts at the disposal of filmmakers.
- Best Documentary
Director: Elena Rubashevska
Ukraine & Denmark
This film shows, using rhythmical and dynamic editing, that there is the possibility of building communities based on equality and equity, in which every person is guaranteed the right to free expression of his creative possibilities.
- Persona Association Award
Director: Jethro Massey
For the sensitive way in which it questions the alienation of the human being, here it is both the child entering the adult world and, especially, the individual crushed by repressive, totalitarian societies
- Jury Award
Director: Alberto Viavattene
From a conquering strangeness, this horror film speaks with the help of high-impact mnemonic images of the issue of multiple identities and personality transfer.
- Best Student Short-Film
Director: Amanda Renee Knox
United States of America, Crime
For the perfect mastery of all the means of cinematographic expression and for the simple and direct way in which a story with a high moral load is told.
- Best Actress
For the sympathy that the actress playing the main role arouses, that of an elderly woman who does not hesitate to resort to crime to build a new life.
- Best Actor
The actor in this film manages to represent, with highly concentrated expressions and posts, a whole inner drama.
- The Audience Award
Director: Niels Bourgonje
- The Press Award
Director: Daniel Vogelmann
For the virtuosity that imitates classical genres, in particular the musical genre and B-series action, but also the “tender” irony to political correctness. Hard Way is a small gem.