Call for entries ClujShorts 2020

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 2019.  For more information concerning rules and regulations please access www.clujshorts.ro/official-regulations.

In the Spring of 2020, ClujShorts is coming back for its 8th Edition and it’s welcoming directors and film lovers from all around the world. With a full week of screenings and eventsincluding Q&As, workshops and networking receptionsClujShorts will bring a more youthful and vibrant vibe to the city’s well established cinematographic scene.

For new and exciting news regarding the festival and surrounding events follow us on our website and www.facebook.com/ClujShorts


We proudly present to you the ClujShorts 2019 Winners

We proudly present to you the ClujShorts 2019 Winners. Congratulations to all the winners and filmmakers.
All the best from our team.

ClujShorts Trophy
Icarus,
Director: Nicolas Boucart
Belgium, Drama

ClujShorts Trophy is awarded to a film debating one of the oldest and most beautiful dreams of mankind: Flight. The way the subject is presented to us, takes us beyond the flight, and what it means to fly, in fact, makes us think of freedom. And it proves us that freedom can not be achieved without work, without suffering, without dedication, without perseverance, without sacrifice. An extremely contemporary film, a metaphor of the current situation of the people, and of the Romanians in particular, which tend to freedom, often sacrifices.

Best Director
My Best Friend
Director: Catalin Bugean
Romania/United States of America, Comedy
Another year in which the directing prize is awarded to a Romanian film!
This prize comes to complete the idea that we, Romanians, are creative and manage to communicate and be organized. The film, a savory comedy, excellently mastered as a directorial project (scenario, shooting, installation), with a very good coordination of the actors, deserves the full prize.

Best Editing
Vihta
Editing: Emilie Morier
Belgium, Comedy
The story is told in a series of frames that blend perfectly, creating the continuity and natural flow of action. This short-film is a comedy, and comedy is one of the most diffused genres to achieve, where you need to have exact measures. The irony of the exposed story is therefore due to an excellent fit.

Best Cinematography
Beyond Money
Cinematographer: Alex Catalán
Spain, Sci-Fi
A film of impeccable image quality combined with a flawless post production, which brings realistically a possible future where what is seen is impeccable, but what it feels is anxiety or vacuum.

Best Actors
Under Mom's Skirt
Actress: Françoise Miquelis & Sara Verhagen
France, Comedy
This year, we decided to award a female actress duo who complement each other, embodying extremely credible characters, a mother-daughter couple, creating together delicious moments full of surprises and humor.
RO: Anul acesta am renunțat să oferim premiul pentru cel mai bun actor, pentru a oferi premiul pentru interpretare unui cuplu de actrițe care se completează reciproc, întruchipând personaje extrem de credibile, un cuplu mamă-fiică, ce creează împreună momente savuroase, pline de surprize și umor.

Best Script
Offspring
Writers: Shirly Sasson-Ezer & Dana Keidar-Levin
Israel, Comedy
A film about family ties, judgement and prejudice, about beliefs, rituals and traditions, with a real documentary value. We see everything through the eyes of a character who is well grounded in today's modern society. All in all, a very convincing film, who makes us wonder "What if this really works?"

Best Sound Editing
No Problem
Director: Jeppe Kaas
Denmark, Comedy
For the way the sound was captured to merge the sound from several types of microphones, creating a perfect contextual unit for attention to sound details and accents.

Best Animation
Gelato - Seven Summers Of Ice Cream Love
Director: Daniela Opp
Germany
A fresh animation about friendship, love, people, children, adults, puppies, creativity, war and the history of ice cream. A beautiful love story that lasts for years.

Best Documentary
Kyoko
Directors: Marcos Cabotá Samper & Joan Bover Raurell
Spain
Presented as a police film, the documentary introduces us to the world of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, of the steps the two of them do in search of Kyoko. The film is highlighted by the included archive images and testimonies of people from around the world.

Persona Association Award
Athena
Director: Christian Stahl
Germany/Ukraine, Thriller
We decided to award this prize to a movie that highlights the diametrically opposed area of everything we have said so far - the technology that replaces the man, the robots or the apps that replace us. In the meaning of this film, they do not want to copy the characteristics / features of man, because often man can be hypocritical, false, petty, cruel.

The Jury Award
The Screenwriter
Director: François Paquay
Belgium, Comedy
An autoironic film that reveals elements behind the scenes of film production and makes us realize that scriptwriters, the better they are, the more crazy they are. We remain to extrapolate these requirements to all artists.

Best Student Short
Dante vs. Mohammed Ali
Director: Marc Wagenaar
Netherlands, Drama
It is a movie about sensitivity, feelings, pain, the poetry of love. The film manages to communicate everything in a skilful way.

Audience Award
My Best Friend
Director: Catalin Bugean
Romania/United States of America, Comedy

Press Award
The Screenwriter
Director: François Paquay
Belgium, Comedy


ClujShorts 2019 Official Selection

This year’s selection process has come to an end.  Here  is the Official Selection for ClujShorts 2019.

Save the date for the 7th edition: April 5-14, Cluj-Napoca


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 www.clujshorts.ro/official-regulations.

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.

For new and exciting news regarding the festival and surrounding events follow us on our website and www.facebook.com/ClujShorts

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

Excerpt from RULES AND REGULATIONS

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.

DEADLINES

  • November 30, 2018

FEES

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

  •   Standard fee: 10 Euro/entry

SELECTION

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

AWARDS

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. 

ONLINE SCREENER

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.