April 4th-10th, Victoria Cinema, Cluj-Napoca


For Cluj Shorts 2016 the week of shorts is rapidly closing in on us. As promised, besides the exceptional selection of shorts, this week will be filled with cultural events, which by no means should be missed.

For the first time we shall break with tradition and start with a press conference before the actual start of the festival: the press conference shall take place at 15:00 on the 1st of April at The Office, 21 Decembrie 1989 Blvd., 77. This is where you can get a feeling of what ClujShorts is all about, so everybody is welcomed: it’s worth listening to the story. Both the ClujShorts team members as well as the jury members will attend the conference. Furthermore, due to the 100th Anniversary of DaDa-Movement, the President of the ClujShorts Jury Ioan Pop-Curșeu will also give a short talk on the relationship between DaDa and Film.

Monday, the 4th of April, 17:00. We start the week with the One frame. One story exhibit, which is already tradition at ClujShorts. The Ciorchin Space (Avram Iancu Str., 22) will host the exhibit, where three artists will show their works: Ioana Călin, Mara Chirteș and Ștefan Socaciu. Just in case you miss the official opening, the exhibit will be open to the public throughout the festival.

Another first for ClujShorts is our partnership with PATRIR, a peace-organisation from Cluj-Napoca. Together we shall organize a workshop discussing the complex issues of the refuges crisis. The event will take place at 19:00 in Flying Circus (Iuliu Maniu Str., 2). A very promising selection of shorts from past editions will be shown and discussed here.

On Tuesday, the 5th of April, 17:30 and 19:30 we shall revisit the Best of ClujShorts 2015 – The winning shorts will be screened at the Victoria Cinema within a unique cinematic experience. Be sure not to miss this warm up round!

Wednesday, the 6th of April, 16:00 we’ll all be book worms! Ioan Pavel Azap, a writer and film critic, will be launching his book Șapte capodopere ale filmului românesc (Seven Masterpieces of the Romanian Cinema). Every book and/or film enthusiast is invited at the Cinema Room of the Theatre and Television Department of the UBB Cluj (Mihail Kogalniceanu Str., 4) for the book launch.

Thursday, the 7th of April will be all about the directors: Our Artist-Talk, organized together with the German Cultural Centre, is intended at those interested in the cinematic arts. At 18:00, University Str., 7-9, everyone is invited to a discussion session with director Felix Ahrens, Germany, on how to make it as a director even though you lack funds: Becoming a Director. Low/No Budget Movies.

Saturday at 16:00 ClujShorts is OUT and LOUD on the Casino Platform in the Central Park: an exciting mixture of digital music and DaDa-themed films will be available both for the film lovers and all the pedestrians. Also Saturday, this time in the evening, at 22:00 will begin the official ClujShorts party in Club IG (Dorobantilor Str., Piata Marasti Parking) with DJ DJ Jonnessey and Aner. This is the perfect place and time to get to know the ClujShorts team and guests better. And also to have a really good time!

On Sunday, the 10th of April, even though the last day of the festival, we’re still going strong: The Award Ceremony, hosted by the amazing stand-up comedian Dragoș Pop, will start at 17:00 and it is open to the public. From 18:30 and 20:30 we will have two projections with winning films.

Besides this long list of events, ClujShorts has even more to offer: Q&As with various international directors, special screenings for children, raffles and other surprises for attendees are also planned. For further information concerning the schedule, the films or the directors, please follow us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ClujShorts/?fref=ts or see our official site: http://clujshorts.ro/.