ClujShorts 2018 Official Competition

All selected short-films this year (Official Selection) will be screened during the festival, April 23 – 29, 2018. All of them compete for The Audience Award, Persona Association Award (Organizer’s Award), The Press Award.

From the total of 160 films selected, 47 short-films were chosen for the Official Competition. The latter, besides the awards listed above, also compete for: ClujShorts Trophy, Best Student Film, Best Animation, Best Documentary, Best Directing, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Script, Best Romanian Short-Film.

As well as the last three editions, Rotary Cluj – Napoca Visio is offering the ClujShorts Trophy worth 500 Euros.

Filmmakers and short-film lovers are invited to take part in the 6th edition of ClujShorts International Short Film Festival. Filmmakers have the opportunity to present their film in front of the audience through Q&A sessions.

During the festival, in addition to screenings, will take place workshops and cultural events. The 6th edition will end on April 29, with the Awards Gala.

Below you can find the Official Competition list.

Nr.Crt Original Title English Title Director Country
1 -Winston -Winston Aram Sarkisian United States
2 100th Birthday Wish 100th Birthday Wish Lien Chien Hung Taiwan
3 2Lei60 2Lei60 Camelia Popa Romania
4 Aaba Grandfather Amar Kaushik India
5 Annunciation Anunciation Halit Ruhat Yildiz Germany
6 Au Revoir Balthazar Goodbye Balthazar Rafael Sommerhalder Switzerland
7 Birthday Birthday Alberto Viavattene Italy
8 Brug Bridge Niels Bourgonje Netherlands
9 Coma y Beba Eat and Drink Jaime Figueroa Spain
10 Cubeman Cubeman Linda Dombrovszky Hungary
11 Die Couch The Couch Joe Paul Kienast Germany
12 Die Überstellung The Transfer Michael Grudsky Israel, Austria, Germany
13 Eaglehawk Eaglehawk Shannon Murphy Australia
14 Entre Deuils Between Mournings Frédéric De Brabant France
15 Famille À Vendre Family for Sale Sebastien Petretti Belgium
16 Firouzeh Turquoise Roozbeh Misaghi Iran,United Kingdom
17 Framed Framed Marco Jemolo Italy
18 Fugit Fugit Marta Bayarri Spain
19 Gridlock Gridlock Ian Hunt Duffy Ireland
20 Hubo Un Lugar There Was A Place Irene Garces Spain
21 Humans Of Christiania Humans Of Christiania Elena Rubashevska Denmark,Ukraine
22 Irony Irony Radheya Jegatheva Australia
23 Kampung Tapir Kampung Tapir Aw See Wee Malaysia
24 Kukuschka Kukuschka Dina Velikovskaya Russia
25 Les Jours Sans Fin The Endless Days Philippe Grenier Canada
26 Los Hombres De Verdad No Lloran Real Men Don’t Cry Lucas Castán Spain
27 Lost Face Lost Face Sean Meehan Australia,Canada
28 Mam Cie I've Got You Sebastian Drozak Poland
29 Marshrutka The City Shuttle Tatiyana Ilyina Russia
30 Médico De Monstro Doctor Of Monster Gustavo Teixeira Brazil
31 Monday - A German Love Story Monday - A German Love Story Sophie Linnenbaum Germany
32 Na Cherveno Red Light Toma Waszarow Bulgaria,Croatia
33 Night Call Night Call Amanda Renee Knox United States
34 Parched Parched Christy Westad, Elijah Guess United States
35 Pez Fish Javier Quintas Spain
36 Ragnarok Ragnarok Urte Oettinger & Johan Oettinger Denmark,Lithuania
37 Refugiados Refugees David Rodríguez Muñiz Spain
38 Renta Antigua Old Lease Vicente Barella Spain
39 Silent Campine Silent Campine Steffen Geypens Belgium
40 The Living Go Ahead The Living Go Ahead Pavel Palekhin Russia
41 The Mauritania Railway: Backbone Of The Sahara The Mauritania Railway: Backbone Of The Sahara Macgregor Spain,United States
42 To Catch A Fly To Catch A Fly Sanne Kortooms Netherlands
43 Tomasito Tommy Ignacio F. Rodó, Sergio Arróspide Spain
44 Trauma Industries Trauma Industries Jethro Massey France
45 Written/Unwritten Written/Unwritten Adrian Silisteanu Romania
46 Гейм Game Alex Dikhovichniy Russia
47 Монах The Monk Danil Grinkin Russia

ClujShorts ISFF 2017 Award Winners

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

&

Backstory/ În spatele poveștii

Director: Joschka Laukeninks

Germany, Drama

 

 


ClujShorts 2015 Official Competition

55 shorts were selected for this year's Official Competition and will compete for the ClujShorts Trophy and another 15 awards.

Please keep in mind that all the 159 films selected will be screened. All the selected films compete for the Audience AwardThe Press AwardPersona Association Award

Here is the Official Competition  list.

Congratulations & good luck. 

More information about the awards you can find HERE (section D) Awards)


ClujShorts 2015 Official Selection

We are happy to announce the ClujShorts 2015 Official Selection. 159 short-films were selected from the 643 submitted after more than 400 hours of viewing and debating.

We want to congratulate all the filmmakers who submitted their short-films this year and made the selection process extremely difficult.

We look forward to receiving your projects for the future editions of ClujShorts.

You can access ClujShorts 2015 Official Selection HERE 

All the best,

The ClujShorts Team