44 short films are part of the Filmul de Piatra #12 – Camp Edition selection. Out of a record number of 210 films submitted to the festival, the film critic Flavia Dima and the festival director Andrei Dăscălescu
selected the best short films of the last year from Romania and the Republic of Moldova.
This year`s competition is structured in 4 parts dedicated to the main discipline of the cinema – fiction, documentary, experimental and animation – and it contains 28 short films, with a considerable increase of the number of documentaries and experimental films, compared to the previous years. 11 of the festival films are debut films and two of them were made by filmmakers from the Republic of Moldova.
Outside the competition we get to see familiar names such as Maria Popistașu
and Alexandru Baciu
, whose short film The Seagull / Pescărușul
, will be screened in the opening of the festival, together with Marius Olteanu
`s feature film Monsters. / Monștri.
. Another film outside the competition that can be watched is Opinci
, directed by Anton and Damian Groves, which received the Best Short Film Award at TIFF 18. The same section will also include films made by international filmmakers, such as Lucile Hadžihalilović (De Natura
, Berlinale Generation 2018), the creative partner of the famous French-Argentine director Gaspar Noé and Pip Chodorov (Stranger
), university professor and close collaborator of the late Jonas Mekas, whose films were made in a project that was developed in the Romanian village of Slon
For the first time, the festival will include a group of films dedicated to the theme of nature in different ways, a curatorial choice. The festival location (the Tășuleasa Social campus), the closing film, Wild Carpathia (directed by Charley Ottley) and also a contemporary social concern which is stronger and stronger, they all lead to the theme of preserving the environment.
Last, but not least. the thrill-seeking viewers are invited to the third edition of the Midnight Shorts
, a group of short films (+18) screened after midnight. The parents who choose to come with their little ones to the festival will have the opportunity to enjoy the playful films in the section dedicated to the children – Pietricelele
Soon, the organizers will announce the selection of the special section dedicated to the videos. The winner of this section will be chosen by the audience. This section is curated together with Bogdan Șerban from Radio Guerilla..
The 12th edition of the Filmul de Piatra short film festival will take place from July 25 to 28 in the Tășuleasa Social campus located in Piatra Fântânele, Bistrița-Năsăud county. Alongside the film screenings, the festival includes in its program concerts, masterclasses and open-air activities organized by Tășuleasa.
COMPETITION Filmul de Piatra
SUPĂ DE PUI PENTRU PISICI
| Lucia Chicoș
PATUL LUI PROCUST
| Andrian Împărățel
| Flavia Negoescu, Cătălin Moise
| Andreea Vălean
FRICA DIN SPATELE MEU / WHEN SATURN RETURNS
| Mihai Bruma | Republica Moldova
PORTRET DE FAMILIE
| Teodor Mirea
| Anelise Salan
| Sara Pongrac, Dragoș Mîndrilă
O MOARTE ÎN FAMILIA MEA
| Andra Tarara
NEWS OF LOVE
| Sofia Iulia Nelega
| Diana Vlas | Republica Moldova
| Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan
UN CĂMIN CULTURAL
| Irina Botea Bucan, Jon Dean
2285 KILOMETRI PÂNĂ LA ATELIERUL PĂRINȚILOR MEI
| Eva Pervolovici
| Codrin Vasile
DESPRE OAMENI ȘI SUNETE
| Theodor Niculae, Toto Horvath, Andrei Martalog
| Eduard Pârvu
| Laura Lăzărescu-Thois
MAMA MEA E NUMAI UNA
| Teona Galgoțiu
| Dalesia Cozorici, Toto Horvath
HERE AND NOW LIKE NEVER BEFORE
| Ioana Ciobanu
| Kiki Vasilescu
| Gabriel Durlan
| Cristian Fierbințeanu, Gabriela Fierbințeanu
| Laura Pop
WHAT IS CONSCIOUSNESS?
| Diana Grădinaru
| Elena Ciolacu
| Răzvan Micorici