Official Selection ClujShorts 2021

The ClujShorts team has completed the selection process of the films registered for the 9th edition, ClujShorts 2021. It was a difficult process, because all submitted films were very good. Congratulations to all of you! You can see the final selection here.


ClujShorts 2020 Awards

Best editing Award:

Fine dying, Director Umut Evirgen, Editing Erkan Erdem, Turkey
This film stands out thanks to its brilliant cinematography and extremely intelligent editing. By
putting together scenes with different rhythms, Fine Dying by Umut Evirgen is a true masterpiece of parallel editing.

Best photography Award:

Red Wine, Director Santiago Menghini, DOP Olivier Gossot, Canada
Sumptuous imagery, the art of stage lighting and the amazing tones in chiaroscuro are the main
arguments which make this award go to Red Wine by Santiago Menghini.

Best sound editing Award:

Horrorscope, Director Pol Diggler, Sound Marcel Basté, Spain
Though really short, this film employs sound as a fundamentally significant universe, which
slowly builds up the atmosphere by emphasising the horror elements, especially the twist at the end: Horrorscope by Pol Diggler.

Best script Award:

The Narrator, Director Julia Trofimova, Screenwriter James Barron, coproduction
Russia & USA
This film starts from an original idea, and develops into an intelligent satire on the human
resources policy in companies, but also on the way in which social pressure affects people’s opinions about themselves: The Narrator by Julia Trofimova.

Best Director Award:

Moon Drops, Director Yoram Ever Hadani, coproduction Israel & Serbia & Montenegro
Romantic, delicate, ironic, Moon drops by Yoram Ever Hadani tells a story that touches every
viewer’s heart. The script, the images, the actors, all aspects of this tiny masterpiece are proofs of a
remarkable directorial vision.

Best Animation Award:

Bolero Station, by Rolf Brönnimann, Switzerland
Telling a story of profound human vibrations, using exquisite dark humor and bitter irony, Bolero
Station by Rolf Brönnimann teaches us that nothing in life is really lost forever.

Best student short:

Rien ne va plus, Director Sophie Linnenbaum, Germany
A delicate and touching film about the humanity we could be capable of in dire circumstances,
Rien ne va plus by Sophie Linnenbaum is built with a touch of genius. It’s dynamic, it has
psychological suspense, and great character outlines revealed through acting.

Persona Association Award:

White Mark, Director Anton Mamykin, Russia
Although funny at a first glance, White Mark by Anton Mamykin tells a story about the difficulty,
or even impossibility of staying clean and pure in a world where dirt is mostly on the inside.

Jury Award:

In The Hut Of Mr. Van Den Brink, Director Björn Renner, Germany
By drawing a fine line between reality and fiction, through its unexpected ending, In the Hut of
Mr. Van Den Brink by Björn Renner casts a razor sharp glance over the human nature.

ClujShorts Trophy 2020:

La Ricetta della mamma/Mamma's Recipe, Director Dario Piana, Italy
This award goes to a film that creates a perfect blend between comedy and drama with a well
written script, a series of perfectly directed twists and turns, and flawless acting: La Ricetta della
mamma by Dario Piana.


Important announcement

Hello,

The ClujShorts International Short Film Festival, which is in its 8th edition and which was scheduled to take place between the 3rd and 12th of April 2020, is partially cancelled.

All the organizers, the volunteers, the partners and the sponsors, all those involved in the good organizing and conduct of this festival, understand that the state of affairs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic puts us in a position to work together in order to combat this virus. Due to the current epidemiological situation worldwide, all public activities within this festival are canceled. By civic spirit, but also due to the legal restrictions that have been imposed by the national and international authorities, the ClujShorts International Short Film Festival will change the way it performs for this year's edition. Thus, we want to comply with all the legal requirements to combat this virus and to encourage the population to protect themselves as much as possible and to stay in isolation. We are all responsible and accountable, as a community, of our own well-being and that of our fellow citizens. All the events that would have been based on mass gatherings are canceled for the moment, with the possibility of being resumed at a later date which is still undetermined.

From a legal point of view, as the state of emergency was already declared in most of the countries of the world, our activities with the public are strictly forbidden. Nevertheless, the judging of the short films and the awarding of the prizes will still take place.

The winners will be announced on the festival website and on the facebook page. The list of prizes that will be awarded at this edition of ClujShorts will be announced publicly on the 12th of April 2020, according to the initial schedule of the Award Gala.

We hope that together we can overcome this world condition as soon as possible and resume our normalcy as soon as possible. Kind thoughts from the ClujShorts team.

 

Rareș H. Stoica

Director of ClujShorts ISFF


ClujShorts 2020 - Official Competition

Here are the short films in ClujShorts 2020 Competition!

If you have issues seeing the table you can download it on the following url: Official Competition ClujShorts 2020.

Original Title English Title Country Director
1 2001 DESTELLOS EN LA OSCURIDAD 2001 SPARKS IN THE DARK Spain Pedro González Bermúdez
2  

AFGANISTANII

 

THE AFGHANISTANS

 

Romania

 

Adrian Silisteanu

3 ALICE ALICE Russia Vasilisa Kuzmina
4 AND SO HE OPEN HIS EYES AND SO HE OPEN HIS EYES Russia Sergey Vasiliev
5 ARIPI WINGS Moldova Dmitri Voloshin
6 BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY Germany Josef Brandl
7  

BOLERO STATION

 

BOLERO STATION

 

Switzerland

 

Rolf Brönnimann

8  

CENT U

ONE HUNDRED AND ONE  

Spain

 

Sebastián Alfie

9 CHERNOBYL. 1986 CHERNOBYL. 1986  

United States

 

Toni Comas

10  

DER BESUCH

 

THE VISIT

 

Germany

 

Christian Werner

11 DIE GROSSEN FRAGEN DES LEBENS THE BIG QUESTIONS IN LIFE  

Germany

 

Ingrid Hübscher

12 DIE UHR SCHLAEGT EINS THE CLOCK STRIKES ONE  

Germany

Fabian Gruber
13  

FLORIGAMI

 

FLORIGAMI

Croatia. Serbia And Montenegro Iva Ćirić
14  

FORTISSIMO

 

FORTISSIMO

 

Switzerland

Janine Piguet
15  

FRANKA

 

FRANKA

 

Belarus

Mitry Semenov-Aleynikov
16  

HANDARBEIT

 

COVER UP

 

Germany

 

Marie-Amélie Steul

17  

HAWAII

 

HAWAII

 

Spain

 

Jordi Capdevila

18 HORRORSCOPE HORRORSCOPE Spain Pol Diggler
19 IJRAIN MARADONA MARADONA'S LEGS Germany. Palestine Firas Khoury
20 IL GRANDE PRESIDENTE THE GREAT PRESIDENT  

Italy

 

Giovanni Basso

21 IM HÄUSCHEN VON HERRN VAN DEN BRINK IN THE HUT OF MR. VAN DEN BRINK  

Germany

 

Björn Renner

22 IYI YEMEK OLDURUR FINE DYING  

Turkey

Umut Evirgen
23 LA RICETTA DELLA MAMMA MAMMA'S RECIPE  

Italy

Dario Piana
24 MOON DROPS MOON DROPS Israel. Serbia And Montenegro Yoram Ever Hadani
25  

RED WINE

 

RED WINE

 

Canada

 

Santiago Menghini

26  

RE-EVALUATION

 

RE-EVALUATION

 

Russia

Anna Kuzminykh
27  

RIEN NE VA PLUS

 

RIEN NE VA PLUS

 

Germany

Sophie Linnenbaum
28 SHHHH SHHHH Israel Jonathan Mordechay
29  

THE NARRATOR

 

THE NARRATOR

Russia. United States  

Julia Trofimova

30  

THEM

 

THEM

 

Germany. Ireland

 

Robin Lochmann

31 БЕЛЫМ ПО ЧЕРНОМУ  

WHITE MARK

 

Russia

Anton Mamykin