Tudor Giurgiu, the director of the Romanian short film “Superman, Spiderman or Batman,” received the best short movie award at the KALIBER35 Munich International Short Film Festival which took place between June 21-27. The prize consists of Kodak film reels for the director’s next project and Xpert-Design software. The competition included 35 films from 25 countries between June 21 and 27. Films were divided into five sections, inspired by flavors. This Romanian movie was in the ‘Sweet’ category.
“Superman, Spiderman or Batman” is the story of a five-year old boy named Aron who, together with his father, hopes to save his mother, who suffers from a heart disease. They set together on a journey and at the end of which he wishes, like the superheroes in the comic books, to save his mother suffering from that heart condition. The film’s scenes were shot in Cluj – Napoca and feature Romanian actors Bogdan Zsolt, Cornel Răileanu, Elena Ivanca, Ovidiu Crisan, Maria Seles, Adriana Bailescu.
This short film was also awarded at the Aspen Shortfest in April (US) in the best fictional short movie category. This award received at Aspen Shortfest made Giurgiu’s film eligible for Oscar nominations in the Live Action Short Film section. Also, this American festival offered Tudor Giurgiu the BAFTA L.A Short Film Prize, where the jury was impressed by the amount of sensibility shown in the movie.
“Superman, Spiderman or Batman” is a production of Libra Film Productions, co-financed by the National Cinema Center, Zenith Media and created together with Digital Cube.