Call for entries ClujShorts 2019

ClujShorts International Short Film Festival is excited to announce its Call for Entries in all categories starting 1st of October. Submit your Short by the 30th of November 2018.  For more information concerning rules and regulations please access

In the Spring of 2019, ClujShorts is coming back for its 7th Edition and it’s welcoming directors and film lovers from all around the world. With a full week of screenings and events, including Q&As, workshops and networking receptions, ClujShorts will bring a more youthful and vibrant vibe to the city’s well established cinematographic scene.

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Please read the Rules and regulations page before you complete the online entry form.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS for ClujShorts 2019

  • Films must have been completed after JANUARY 1, 2017 for entering the competition
  • All non-English films must have English subtitles.
  • All films must be submitted via online screener.
  • Works-in-progress will be considered, provided they will be completed prior to the festival.
  • Please do NOT send stills or press kits.  If your film is selected, we will ask you to email us a still image at that time.
  • You may enter more than one film, but you must complete a separate entry form and pay entry fee for each film.
  • Films previously submitted to ClujShorts International Short Film Festival are NOT eligible.
  • Running time should be under 20 minutes for entering the competition. Longer short films are accepted as part of the official selection, but not longer than 35 minutes
  • For more information about the rules & regulations, please access the assigned page.


  • November 30, 2018


Shorts under 35 minutes, for each entry. Open to all filmmakers around the world

  •   Standard fee: 10 Euro/entry


  • Film selection for the Festival will be made by our screening committee.
  • All filmmakers will be notified via email of acceptance.


The following awards will be announced:

ClujShorts Trophy

The Audience Award

Best Student Film

Best Animation

Best Documentary

Best Director

Best Picture

Best Editing

Best Soundtrack

Best Script

The Jury Award

The Press Award

Persona Association Award


* Note: if any category does not meet the standard deemed award worthy by the judging committee, it’s possible that there will be no award announced in that category. 


Submit your film online by providing a secure link with password. Pay entry fee online using your credit card, you do NOT need to mail us any physical materials.

ClujShorts 2018 Award Winners

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
Ireland, Drama
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
Romania, Drama
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

Monday – A German Lovestory
Editing: Vincent Tirpitz
Germany, Comedy
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
Spain, Comedy
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
Hungary, Drama
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

Real men don’t cry
Sound: José Luis Toral
Spain, Drama
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

Humans of Christiania
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

Trauma Industries
Director: Jethro Massey
France, Drama
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
Italy, Horror
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

Night call
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

Mariona Casanovas
Old lease
Spain, Drama
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

Sergey Kempo

The Monk
Russia, Drama
The actor in this film manages to represent, with highly concentrated expressions and posts, a whole inner drama.

The Audience Award

Director: Niels Bourgonje
Netherlands, Comedy

The Press Award

Hard Way: The Action Musical
Director: Daniel Vogelmann
Germany, Musical
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.

Cluj Shorts 2018 Programme

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ClujShorts 2018 Official Selection

After long days and nights of viewing the 1001 submitted short-films, our selection team chose 160 to be part of the Official Selection of ClujShorts 6th edition.
160 beautiful stories for a special edition.

Nr. Crt Original Title English title Director Country
1 #Tagged #Tagged Martijn Winkler Netherlands
2 -1 -1 Natassa Xydi Greece
3 100Th Birthday Wish 100Th Birthday Wish Lien Chien Hung Taiwan
4 2Lei60 2Lei60 Camelia Popa Romania
5 3rd Date 3rd Date Veronica Solomon Germany,Romania
6 A Kockaember Cubeman Linda Dombrovszky Hungary
7 Aaba Grandfather Amar Kaushik India
8 Achoo Achoo Boutrot Lucas, Carret Elise, Creantor Maoris, Hubert Pierre, Lacroix Camille, Perroux Charlotte France
9 Äiti Mother Jenni Kivistö Finland
10 Alive Alive Leopold Fuchs Austria
11 An American Dream An American Dream Jonathan D'Ambrosio United States
12 Annunciation Anunciation Halit Ruhat Yildiz Germany
13 Aquarius Aquarius Timo Zhalnin Russia
14 Au Revoir Balthazar Goodbye Balthazar Rafael Sommerhalder Switzerland
15 Big Booom Big Booom Marat Narimanov Russia
16 Birthday Birthday Alberto Viavattene Italy
17 Black Friday Black Friday Stéphane Moukarzel Canada
18 Bombón Helado Choc Ice Sadrak Zmork Spain
19 Bravist Bravoman Evelina Barsegian Armenia,Russia
20 Brug Bridge Niels Bourgonje Netherlands
21 Café Nunca Es Café Coffee Is Never Coffee Eduardo Ovejero Spain
22 Cartas Ciegas Blind Letters Angel Jaquem Spain
23 Cautionary Tales Cautionary Tales Christopher Barrett, Luke Taylor United Kingdom
24 Coma Y Beba Eat And Drink Jaime Figueroa Spain
25 Couchsurfing Couchsurfing Juan Trueba Spain
26 Dag Vreemde Man Hello, Stranger Anthony Schatteman Belgium
27 Der Letzte Tropfen The Last Drop Sascha Zimmermann Germany
28 Devochka, Drakon Y Papa Dragon Sledge Evgeniya Jirkova Russia
29 Dichoso Aquel... Lucky Is The One... María Guerra Spain
30 Die Besonderen Fähigkeiten Des Herrn Mahler The Peculiar Abilities Of Mr Mahler Paul Philipp Germany
31 Die Couch The Couch Joe Paul Kienast Germany
32 Die Überstellung The Transfer Michael Grudsky Israel, Austria,Germany
33 Disenchanted Cinema Disenchanted Cinema Eva Pivac, Matjaz Pinter Nepal,Slovenia
34 Dive Dive Hossein Darabi Iran
35 Downunder Downunder Fernando González Gómez Spain
36 Drengestreger Boys Will Be Boys Jonas Dahmen Denmark
37 Dva Tramvaya Two Trams Svetlana Andrianova Russia
38 Dzieciak The Kid Paweł Podolski Poland
39 Eaglehawk Eaglehawk Shannon Murphy Australia
40 En Svensk Klassiker A Swedish Classic Måns Berthas Sweden
41 Entre Deuils Between Mournings Frédéric De Brabant France
42 Extraños En La Carretera Strangers On The Road Carlos Solano Spain
43 Famille À Vendre Family For Sale Sebastien Petretti Belgium
44 Fidel Fidel Eduardo Casanova Spain
45 Firouzeh Turquoise Roozbeh Misaghi Iran,United Kingdom
46 For Life For Life Leon Livshitz Israel
47 Framed Framed Marco Jemolo Italy
48 Fugit Fugit Marta Bayarri Spain
49 Good Boy Good Boy Rachel Beltran, Nicole United States
50 Gridlock Gridlock Ian Hunt Duffy Ireland
51 Hard Way - The Action Musical Hard Way - The Action Musical
Daniel Vogelmann Germany
52 Hatschoo Jity W Zooparke I Want To Live In The Zoo Evgenia Golubeva Russia
53 Heleni Sünnipäev Helen'S Birthday Tanno Mee Estonia
54 Hobotenok Trunky Ekaterina Filippova Russia
55 How Tommy Lemenchick Became A Grade 7 Legend How Tommy Lemenchick Became A Grade 7 Legend Bastien Alexandre Canada
56 Hubo Un Lugar There Was A Place Irene Garces Spain
57 Humans Of Christiania Humans Of Christiania Elena Rubashevska Denmark,Ukraine
58 Icarus Icarus Tom Teller United States
59 Ice Ice Anna Hints France,Turkey
60 Ice Pepper Ice Pepper Maïlly Boulin, Guillaume Escots, Alicia Journet, Soizic Lefeuvre, Clément Malargé, Eddy Martinez France
61 Irgendwer Someone Marco Gadge Germany
62 Irony Irony Radheya Jegatheva Australia
63 It'S Just A Gun It'S Just A Gun Brian Robau United States
64 Jenny Loves Satan Jenny Loves Satan Jenna Bryant United States
65 Kampung Tapir Kampung Tapir Aw See Wee Malaysia
66 Kapitalistis Kapitalistis Pablo Muñoz Gomez Belgium,France
67 Kokosha Coco'S Day Tatiana Moshkova Russia
68 Kukuschka Kukuschka Dina Velikovskaya Russia
69 La Boite The Box Eliott Belrose, Carole Favier, Loïcia Lagillier,Aloïs Mathé, Juliette France
70 La Course Navette The Beep Test Maxime Aubert Canada
71 La Jaula The Cage Nacho Solana Spain
72 La Lección The Lesson Hugo Gómez Spain
73 La Madrina Mother Of The Bride Pedro Sancho Spain
74 La Última Misión Del Comando Cobra The Last Mission Of The Cobra Command Luis Sánchez-Polack Spain
75 La Vie Sauvage Wild Life Laure Bourdon Zarader France
76 Lacrimosa Lacrimosa Tanja Mairitsch Austria
77 Les Jours Sans Fin The Endless Days Philippe Grenier Canada
78 Los Hombres De Verdad No Lloran Real Men Don’T Cry Lucas Castán Spain
79 Lost Face Lost Face Sean Meehan Australia,Canada
80 Lucica Lucica Dani Sărăcuț Romania
81 M.A.M.O.N. (Monitor Against Mexicans Over Nationwide) M.A.M.O.N. (Monitor Against Mexicans Over Nationwide) Alejandro Damiani Mexico,Uruguay
82 Made In France Made In France Lamia Akhabbar, Robin Cioffi, Brice Duble,Stanislas Gruenais,Maxime Guerry, Alexia France
83 Mademoiselle Jennie Mademoiselle Jenny Irina Kopieva Russia
84 Mam Cie I'Ve Got You Sebastian Drozak Poland
85 Mando Control Adrián Morales Díez Spain
86 Marshrutka The City Shuttle Tatiyana Ilyina Russia
87 Mécanique Mecanique Julia Baurens, Sofia Bernardo, Naïti Escot,Nicolas Jacomet, Ariane Lissajoux, Antoine Verney-Carron France
88 Médico De Monstro Doctor Of Monster Gustavo Teixeira Brazil
89 Me'Ever Lakav Across The Line Nadav Shlomo Giladi Israel
90 Monday - A German Love Story Monday - A German Love Story Sophie Linnenbaum Germany
91 Na Cherveno Red Light Toma Waszarow Bulgaria,Croatia
92 Night Call Night Call Amanda Renee Knox United States
93 No Service No Service Hannes Maar, Felix Germany
94 Ochen' Vejlivaya Istoriya Very Polite Story Mariya Bistrova Russia
95 Oljo The Gift Bolsunbek Taalaibek Uulu Kyrgyzstan
96 Or Bleu Or Bleu Nicolas Chiarot, Amandine Comes, Eva Fekete,Haunui Maeta, Baptiste Miquel, Thomas Rousvoal France
97 Otkuda Berutsya Snejinky? Where Snowflakes Come From?
Marina Karpova Russia
98 Overrun Overrun Pierre Ropars, Antonin Derory, Diane Thirault, Jérémie Cottard, Matthieu Druaud, Adrien Zumbihl France
99 Palabras De Caramelo Words Of Caramel Juan Antonio Moreno Spain
100 Parched Parched Christy Westad, Elijah United States
101 Pet Man Pet Man Marzieh Abrarpaydar Iran
102 Pet Peeved Pet Peeved Blake Garnsey United States
103 Pez Fish Javier Quintas Spain
104 Pix Pix Sophie Linnenbaum Germany
105 Pravila Rules Yassen Genadiev Bulgaria
106 Preliminares Foreplay Teresa Bellón, César F. Calvillo Spain
107 Ragnarok Ragnarok Urte Oettinger, Johan Oettinger Denmark,Lithuania
108 Refractara Refractara Ioana Trifu Romania
109 Refugiados Refugees David Rodríguez Muñiz Spain
110 Remue-Meninges Remue-Meninges Christophe Clin Belgium
111 Renta Antigua Old Lease Vicente Barella Spain
112 Retouch Retouch Kaveh Mazaheri Iran
113 Rol Rol Hammudi Al-Rahmoun Font Spain
114 Sang Papier Night Crosser Kevin T. Landry Canada
115 Scheideweg Crossroads Arkadij Khaet Germany
116 Scris/Nescris Written/Unwritten Adrian Silisteanu Romania
117 Segundito Jiffy Roberto Valle Spain
118 Silent Campine Silent Campine Steffen Geypens Belgium
119 Sketch Sketch Peter Lee Scott United Kingdom
120 Skleroz Amnesia Gala Shiyan Russia
121 State Of Emergency Motherfucker! State Of Emergency Motherfucker!
Sebastien Petretti Belgium
122 Still Water Runs Deep Still Water Runs Deep Abbesi Akhamie Nigeria,United States
123 Suspendido Suspended Fran Vidal Mexico
124 Sweet Candy Sweet Candy Yilmaz Vurucu Austria
125 Tabib Tabib Carlo D'Ursi Spain
126 Tent Tent Balázs Szövényi-Lux Hungary,Romania
127 The Archivist The Archivist Inès Bourie, Robin Froissart, Fiona Lynch, Nicolas Morel, Pascaline Perez, Thomas Rouquette France
128 The Chocolate Soldier The Chocolate Soldier Jackson Smith United States
129 The Inner Side The Inner Side Dániel Reich Hungary
130 The Living Go Ahead The Living Go Ahead Pavel Palekhin Russia
131 The Lord Of The Road The Lord Of The Road Denis Filyokov Russia
132 The Mauritania Railway:Backbone Of The Sahara The Mauritania Railway:Backbone Of The Sahara Macgregor Spain,United States
133 To Catch A Fly To Catch A Fly Sanne Kortooms Netherlands
134 Tomasito Tommy Ignacio F. Rodó, Sergio Arróspide Spain
135 Trauma Industries Trauma Industries Jethro Massey France
136 Un Billete A Nunca Jamás A Ticket To Nevermore Jorge Naranjo Spain
137 Un Domingo Cualquiera Just Another Sunday Sergi Miralles Spain
138 Vampiro Vampire Álex Montoya Spain
139 Vivat Musketeers! Vivat Musketeers! Anton Diyakov Russia
140 Vorotnichok The Collar Viktoria Runtsova Russia
141 Wannabe Wannabe Jannis Lenz Austria, Germany
142 Watch Over Me, My Talisman... Watch Over Me, My Talisman... Anna Matison Russia
143 -Winston -Winston Aram Sarkisian United States
144 Winter In Lviv Winter In Lviv Till Mayer, Pirmin Styrnol Germany, Ukraine
145 Z Fest Z Fest David Cordero Spain
146 Záridő Recall Dániel Reich Hungary
147 Zum Wohle Aller The Greater Good Franziska Zaiser Austria
148 Бог Есть, Или Откуда Берутся Дети
God Does Exist, Or Where Do Babies Come From
Guzel Sultanova Russia
149 Гейм Game Alex Dikhovichniy Russia
150 Дубак Dubak Anna Kritskaya Russia
151 Кнопка Button Maxim Kulikov Russia
152 Молоко Milk Darya Vlasova Lithuania,Russia
153 Монах The Monk Danil Grinkin Russia
154 Нога The Leg Anton Sukharev Russia
155 По Своим Местам If I Were You Elena Kochetkova Russia
156 Слабым Здесь Не Место No Place For Wimps Lolita Naranovich Russia
157 Старый Козел Old Goat Georgiy Boldugerov Russia
158 あき Aki Taylor Reynolds United States
159 تیاس تیلا Light Sight Seyed M. Tabatabaei Iran
160 铁手 Iron Hands Johnson Cheng China, United States