ClujShorts 2016: 4-10 April, Victoria Cinema, Cluj-Napoca

 Firstly, we wish to thank everyone who has submitted their short films to be selected for ClujShorts. We are receiving more an more shorts of great quality every year and that makes it rather difficult for us to decide which to include in our official selection. It has been an honor to watch each and every short that has been sumbitted: we have learnt and discovered a great deal. Following heated discussions accompanied by what we would like to call true revelations, we are delighted to share our official selection here with you.

677 shorts have been submitted. After more than 175 hours of film-watching and several days of debate, we have reached a unanimous decision: we have selected 181 shorts. 181 films, or 36,92 hours filled with suspense, innovation and diversity will be screened at our 4th edition of ClujShorts, at Victoria Cinema.

Still, what does this selection actually mean?

Comedies of a fantastic humour, filled with subtilties and absurd.

Dramas with most complex characters and stories.

Animations that cover the range of visual delight from magical to grotesque.

Documentaries that engage the viewer to think critically and take stand.

Experimentals that bring you a truly synesthesic experience.

In short? Directors whom you probably have not heard of before, but whose names you will be sure to hear again.

However, our work is not done just yet. Out of 181 selected films, only a third will enter the official competition. We are currently viewing them again and debating. Therefore, you will hear from us again in two weeks with new information.

We would like to congratulate those who have been selected! Furthermore, we would like to thank you, not only for chosing ClujShorts, but also for helping us put together a truly remarkable edition. We look forward to seeing you all at ClujShorts!