ClujShorts ISFF 2017 Award Winners

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EN: This year’s #ClujShorts  journey has come to an end. Congratulations to our winners and many thanks for the ones who embarked with us on this beautiful adventure.
RO: Calatoria ClujShorts de anul acesta a ajuns la final. Felicitari castigatorilor si multe multumiri celor care ne-au insotit in aceasta frumoasa aventura.

 

  1. ClujShorts Trophy/Trofeul ClujShorts

Frail/ Puppenspiel/ Teatru de Papusi

Director: Ares Ceylan

Switzerland, Drama

RO: Pentru modul complex în care abordează tema pierderii şi a lipsei, utilizând un scenariu impecabil, cu accente horror, o compoziţie imagistică de mare fineţe şi un sound design subtil.

EN: For the complex manner in addressing the theme of loss and absence, using a flawless scenario with horror overtones, an imagery composition of great finesse and subtle sound design

https://vimeo.com/158310346

 

  1. Best Director/Premiul Pentru Regie

The Plumber/ Le Plombier/ Instalatorul

Directors: Xavier Séron & Méryl Fortunat-Rossi

Belgium, Comedy

RO: Pentru modul în care regizorul a transpus în practică un scenariu amuzant, punând în valoare capacităţile expresive ale actorilor şi competenţele specifice ale membrilor echipei de filmare.

EN: For the director’s ability to translate into practice a funny scenario, highlighting the expressive capabilities of the actors and the specific skills of the cast and crew.

https://vimeo.com/205062147

 

  1. Best Editing /Premiul Pentru Montaj

Backstory/ În spatele poveștii

Editing: Vera Berg

Germany, Drama

RO: Pentru modul ingenios în care artificiile de montaj compun o poveste de mare impact psihologic şi chiar filozofic.

EN: For the brilliantly creative editing create a story of great psychological and philosophical impact.

http://augohr.de/catalogue/backstory

 

  1. Best Script /Premiul Pentru Scenariu

Count Us In/ Cuenta Con Nosotros/ Contează pe noi

Script: Pablo Vara

Spain, Comedy

RO: Dialogul savuros, răsturnările de situaţie, umorul dezlănţuit, toate justifică acordarea acestui premiu.

EN: For the savory dialogue, clever plot twists and unleashed humour.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9baISlinws

 

  1. Best Cinematography/ Premiul Pentru Imagine

Blight/ Sămânța răului

Director: Brian Deane

Ireland, Horror

RO: Pentru atenta compoziţie a cadrelor, dozarea nuanţată a luminilor, rafinamentul pictural al cromaticii, dar şi pentru modul în care lucrul cu imaginea se pliază pe strategiile narative specifice genului horror.

EN: For the careful composition of frames, nuanced lighting, chromatic pictorial sophistication, and for the skilled picture work to suit the specific horror narrative strategies.

https://vimeo.com/132989501

 

  1. Best Sound/ Premiul Pentru Sunet

The Breed/ Rasa

Sound editing & mixing: Héctor Mallen

Spain, Drama

RO: Pentru modul în care sunetul devine un personaj în toată puterea cuvântului în acest film profund emoţionant.

EN: For how the sound becomes a full-fledged character in this deeply moving film.

https://vimeo.com/188556334

 

  1. Best Romanian Short/ Premiul Pentru Cel Mai Bun Film Romanesc

4 ½ Senses / 4 ½ Simțuri

Directors: Raluca Răcean Gorgos & Ion Arama

Romania, Drama

RO: Pentru măiestria deosebită şi umanitatea vibrantă cu care spune povestea unui om mai puternic decât propria infirmitate; pentru calitatea deosebită a jocului actoricesc.

EN: For special artistry and vibrant humanity that tells the story of a man stronger than his own infirmity; for the high-quality acting.

https://www.facebook.com/4sensesfilm/

 

  1. Best Animation/ Premiul Pentru Cea Mai Buna Animatie

The Orchestra/ Orchestra

Director: Mikey Hill

Australia

RO: Pentru modul în care sunetul susţine şi determină dinamica figurilor animate, pentru calitatea grafică şi ingeniozitatea ideilor.

EN: For how the sound supports and determines the dynamic of animated figures; for graphic quality and ingenuity of ideas.

https://vimeo.com/128465726

 

  1. Best Documentary/ Premiul Pentru Pentru Cel Mai Bun Documentar

Nobody Dies Here/ Ici, Personne Ne Meurt/ Nimeni nu moare aici

Director: Simon Panay

France

RO: Autenticitatea, dimensiunea umană şi actualitatea problematicii fac din acest film cel mai bun documentar din festival.

EN: Authenticity, human dimension and current debated issue, make it the best documentary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bcxg-hJFVg

 

  1. Best Drama/ Premiul Pentru Cea Mai Buna Drama

 Camping with Ada/ Campingliv/ Camping cu Ada

 Director: Ina Lerner Grevstad

 Norway

RO: Pentru felul direct în care abordează probleme delicate şi extrem de prezente în societatea contemporană: imigraţia, prostituţia, raporturile sociale şi raporturile de putere.

EN: For the direct way in addressing sensitive and very present issues in contemporary society: immigration, prostitution, social and power relations.

https://vimeo.com/168239086

 

  1. Best Comedy / Premiul Pentru Cea Mai Buna Comedie

 The Wedding Patrol/ Die Hochzeitspolizei/ Politia căsătoriilor

 Director: Rogier Hardeman

 Germany

RO: Pentru că tratează cu deosebită inteligenţă comică chestiunea serioasă a identităţii sexuale şi a convenţiilor sociale.

EN: Because it intelligently deals serious issue of sexual identity and social conventions with great comic intelligence.

https://www.facebook.com/hochzeitspolizei/

 

  1. Persona Association Award/ Premiul Asociatiei Persona

Farewell/ Rămas bun

Directors: Chen Yang Hsu, Adeline Jacquot, Paul Jourdain, Alan Sorio, Eléa Trahay

France, Animation

RO: Am ales filmul Farewell/ Ramas bun pentru ca ne spune ca orice situatie poate fi depasita. Ne propune chiar o modalitate de coping- arta. Iar noua, echipei ClujShorts, ni se potriveste. Dar cu siguranta nu e unica varianta. Mesajul insa e unic: treci mai departe, lasa aripile sa se deschida si… zboara. Calatorie placuta!

EN: We chose the short-animation Farewell because it tells us that any situation can be overcome. It even proposes a coping mechanism- art. And this method suits us, the ClujShorts team. But certainly, this is not the only solution. Yet, the message is unique: move on, open your wings ….and fly. Have a lovely trip!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDTStvMQWm4

 

  1. Jury Award/ Premiul Juriului

 George/George

 Director: David Coudyser

 France, Drama

RO: Un film care, în doar şase minute, s-a dovedit îngrozitor de bine construit, de eficient, de original; unei scurte capodopere sui generis.

EN: A film which in just six minutes, proved wonderfully well designed, effective, original; a short unique masterpiece.

https://vimeo.com/163160036

 

  1. Best Student Short-Film/ Cel Mai Bun Film Studentesc

The Drunkard’s Walk/ El Andar Del Borracho/ Mersul bețivului

Director: Pol Armengol

Spain, Comedy

RO: Pentru maturitatea construcţiei şi siguranţa cu care duce la bun sfârşit un proiect deosebit de complicat din punct de vedere narativ şi filmic.

EN: For the maturity of construction and the certainty which carries out a very complicated narrative and cinematic project.

https://www.verkami.com/projects/12961-el-andar-del-borracho

 

  1. Best Acting/ Premiul Pentru Interpretare

Semele/ Semele

Actors: Vasiliki Kokkoliadi, Yannis Stankoglou

Cyprus, Drama

RO: Pentru relaţia delicată care se creează între cele două personaje şi pentru claritatea jocului actoricesc.

EN: For the delicate relationship created between the two characters and their clarity of acting.

https://vimeo.com/152162730

 

  1. The Audience Award/ Premiul publicului

 Balcony/Balconul

Director: Toby Fell-Holden

United Kingdom, Drama

http://www.balconyshortfilm.com/

 

  1. Press Award/ Premiul Presei – 2 awarded films

Einstein-Rosen/Einstein-Rosen

Director: Olga Osorio

Spain, Comedy

http://www.agadic.gal/shortsfromgalicia/einstein-rosen.html

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Backstory/ În spatele poveștii

Director: Joschka Laukeninks

Germany, Drama

 

 

Cluj Shorts 2017 Program

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ClujShorts 2017 – Official Competition

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April 3-9, 2017

Victoria Cinema, Cluj-Napoca

ClujShorts – International Short Film Festival is pleased to announce the 52 films that will compete for the ClujShorts Trophy in the 2017 edition. The full list can be found here.

The last few months were not  easy on the selection team, whose job was to select the final 158 films. The short-films will be screened during the 5th edition of ClujShorts, at Victoria Cinema in Cluj-Napoca.

52 of the selected films met all technical and artistic criteria for the official competition. This year’s jury (Ioan Pop-Curseu, Gabor Xantus and Francis Koos) has the harder task to determine the winners.

As in previous years, the audience will also have the power to choose a winner – The Audience Award. Each audience member will vote his/hers favourite out of the 158 selected.  Also, the local press will also have the task to award their choice.

But ClujShorts is more than a competition: it’s an environment full of energy, based on intense discussions and debates. Stay tuned for information regarding all the events the organizers are preparing for you.

The first week of April will be a truly intense one.

Around the world in 158 shorts: ClujShorts 2017 Official Selection

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ClujShorts 2017, April 3-9 – Victoria Cinema, Cluj-Napoca

The 5th ClujShorts – International Short Film Festival welcomes you to an exciting journey around the globe.

This Year’s Official Selection features some of the best international short-films, focusing on both current and classical themes.   From politics to love, war and refugee issues, to sexuality and friendship, the films challenge to an open heart and mind.

The journey began during the preselection period, the 800 films submitted canvased a very diverse cultural map.  The Official Selection aims to capture this diversity in its 158 short-films, ranging from drama, comedy, animation, to horror, experimental, fantasy and science-fiction.

We would like to thank the directors, producers, distributors and all the others who submitted their films. Congratulations to those who have been selected. Thank you once again, not only for choosing ClujShorts, but also for helping us put together a truly beautiful edition.

We love #ShortFilms!

Check the list by clicking the link below:

Official selection 2017