We have selected a total of 80 short films: 26 in the official competition, 33 for the animation competition and 21 shorts for the students’ competition.
In the official competition of this international festival 26 comedy shorts will compete for the award. Most of these come from France (9 shorts) , Romania (5 shorts), Canada and Switzerland (3 shorts). The Romanian films that entered the official competition are “Horsepower” by Daniel Sandu, “Derby” by Paul Negoescu, “Yellow Smiley Face” by Constantin Popescu, “Family Portrait” by Marian Crisan and “Return” by Emanuel Pârvu .
Many of the 33 short films in the animation competition were made in France and USA. As for the the students’ competition, most shorts in that section come from the United States of America and Romania.
Celebrities will also be present at the Comedy Short Film Festival @ Plaza Romania. Among the films in the official competition, one can watch the US short film “Fool ‘s Day”, in which the famous musician Dee Snider, former lead singer of Twisted Sister, plays a role. In the students’ short films competition the audience will be able to watch the Oscar winning actress Hailee Steinfeld in the American comedy “She’s a Fox”. The animated competition includes “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, a short film which has won the Oscar .
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