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The European Film Festival Awards 2020

     The 24th edition of the European Film, an excussively online edition, ended on Sunday, after 14 days of screenings on the and TIFF Unlimited.
     Besides the screening of the 18 Romanian short films made by Romanian directors during the isolation period caused by the Covid-19 pandemic (Cinem@casa), 24.FFE offered the viewers the opportunity of watching discussions with the 21 filmmakers:  Alexandru SolomonAlina ManolacheAndra Tarara & David Schwartz, Andrei InizianBogdan MureșanuBogdan Theodor OlteanuLaura PopMarius OlteanuMatei BraneaMatei MonoranuMona Nicoară & Edin Vélez, Paul Negoescu & Ana Drăghici, Radu JudeRuxandra Ghițescu, Sofia Neleaga, Teona GalgoțiuVlad Petri  and Vlad Popa and with the film critics Flavia Dima, Oana Ghera, Ionuț Mareș and Victor Morozov. The debates were live on the EFF Facebook page and they can still be accessed.
     A consistent selection of 25 European short films from 21 countries were added to the program; they made the “EU Shorts” section, curated by Andrei Tănăsescu,the artistic director of this edition.
     The Audience Award, an honorary award which gathered the most online votes and qualifications from the film lovers, went to:
The "EU Shorts" shorts, ex aequo: the experimental short film Don't Know What / Nu știu ce... (directed byThomas Renoldner, Austria, 2019) and Ojos que no ven Ochi care nu văd / Eyes that do not see (directed by Natalia Mateo, Spain).
     The "Cinem@casa" section:  Elefant departe / Elephant far away (d. Teona Galgoțiu). This film was followed by Jurnal cu mama / Diary with my Mother, directed by the young Vlad Popa, a 2 nd year student at the film directing section in Cluj Napoca and by Matei Branea's animated film  Exterior în izolare / Exterior in isolation.

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