Out of the 806 short films submitted to the competition of the Alter-Native International Short Film Festival (October 7-11, 2020), 39 were selected by the pre-selection jury.
Because of the restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, this year the pre-selection jury chose the films for the competition section of the festival (in an on-line session).
The jury was made of Otília Ármeán (university lecturer at the Sapientia University), György Durst (producer), Jenő Hartyándi (independent filmmaker, the director and artistic coordinator of the Mediawave Film and Music Festival), Radu Igazság
(visual artist and film director, university professor at UNATC Bucharest, Előd Németh (journalist, film critic), Tibor Schneider (film director, cinematographer at the Romanian Television). The selected projects represent 20 countries – 10 of
them are from Hungary and the rest of them are from Romania, Spain, France (3 projects each). Among the most appreciated creations, 19 of them are animated films, 17 of them are fiction films, two of them are documentaries and an experimental film.
The jury will decide online as well. The members of the jury are: Milos Itic, Serbian film director and film critic, founder of filmovipreporuke.com; Tudor Cristian Jurgiu
, film director, screenwriter; Ágnes Kocsis, film director, screenwriter, recipient of the Balázs Béla award; Titus Muntean
, film director, screenwriter; Barnabás Tóth, film
director, screenwriter, actor, producer, founder of the improvisation theatre company Momentan; Ábel Visky, director.
This year the Alter-Native festival moves from the Culture Palace to the Summer Theatre and the access is made only based upon the daily passes which can be purchased on biletmaster.ro.