ClujShorts Awards 2015

Call her Lotte - ClujShorts Trophy

For telling an emotional storyabout friendship during difficult times, for allying in a perfect corelationthe sound track with the visual composition.


Citizen Torralba Redux - Best Screenplay

For having such a convincingscript, for making us believe a 100% that a story that is completely made up, canbe real.


Five Ways to Die - Best Director

For the coherent director’sview that insures a successfull movie, from a technical and also narattive pointof view, but also from a comedy point of view and its affect on the moviegoer.


Sailor’s Song - Best Image

For the exceptional quality ofthe image, for the special shotting of the night scenes, for the elegance ofthe composition and for the technique of the dark sumbre tones that underlinethe desperation and melancoly of the story.


Children of the River - Young Europe

For telling a heartfelt andcompasionate story about youth, the transformation from the childhood to the teenageyears; for syncronizing with the spirith of Cluj-the youth capital of Europe in2015.


Puzzle - Best Montage

For the way it erases theborders between reality and fantasy, possibility and impossibility, life anddeath, by using movie editing, cuts, linking, rithm and transitions betweendifferent realities.


Terra 2084 - Best Soundtrack

For the complex way thesoundtrack is orchestrated, with a subtle gradations of itensity, withinterlinking of diverse harmonics; for the way it makes the voice and thecommunication two parts of major importance in the technical-ideologicalconstruction of the whole.


Berlin Troika - Best Student Movie

For the bold, dynamic,original cosntruction of a story with a high political impact, where comedy,tragedy and grotesque are interlinked.


Raphael - Best Animation

For the way it creates a scaryatmospere using digital animation that makes the moviegoer shiver.


Picky Mouse - Best Kids Animation

For the precision and clarityof the animation, for the music quality and for the educational value of thefable.


Why I Write - Best Documentary

For being a dynamic and freshdocumentary, that brings to life a passed away writer, not only because of hiswritten texts and interviews of other writers, but also as a ghost that huntsrelentesly the present.


Sanguine Craving - Best Male Actor

For the bloddy and comic wayin which a young man feels the need to confirm his individuality even when itleads him on the criminal path his father before him had taken.


Registered - Best Female Actress

For using humor to tell adramatic story of an intelectual and moral growth; for the convincing way inwhich the lead acctress conveys the hardship and struggles that thecontemporary young adults are facing.


Side Effects - Persona Association Award

For the moral dilemma that itrepresents, reminding us how difficult are the decisions we need to make, howdifficult it is to see in „Black and white” withouth considering the „grey” andhow often we have to sacrifice our principle in the name of other „superior priciples”...


Boulevard's End - The Jury Award


Fortrying to innovate the usual formula of a documentary by including asubjective note and by playing smart with the aesthetic principle of asynchrony between picture and sound.


Still got lives... - The Local Press Award 


There Ain't No Bad Directing When You Shoot Pretty Girls - The Audience Award

Call for Entries ClujShorts 2015

Calling all filmmakers from around the world! The 3rd ClujShorts International Short Film Festival will be held March 24-29, 2015 in Cluj Napoca, Romania.

We are happy to announce the ClujShorts 2015 Call for Entries. Between October 1 and November 30, filmmakers are invited to submit their film(s) for the 3rd edition of ClujShorts.

Here's a small preview of ClujShorts 2015. In 2015 Cluj-Napoca will be The European Youth Capital and ClujShorts

doesn't overlook this. Among last year's categories, this year ClujShorts wants to celebrate youth and empower culture by having a new

category "Young Europe".  We are searching for artistic visions capturing the youth and vivacity throughout European cities.

Please read our official rules & regulations here

Final deadline for the submissions November 30


Read the Official Regulations and submit your film!