Movie lovers with the stamina to attend nine hours of the most remarkable short films of the past year, which have been travelling around the world making stops at the most prestigious film festivals, are invited to The Long Night of Short Films, now on its fifth run.
The OpenUP section will present the BAFTA-winning animations, The Making of Longbird (d. Will Anderson, UK, 2011), a documentary about a direct confrontation between the creator and the character. The WarmUP films include Julian (d. Matthew Moore, Australia, 2011 – in picture), a comedy that won the Crystal Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.
Midnight heralds the screening of the acclaimed short films of the last year in the WinnersUP category: Curfew (d. Shawn Christensen, USA, 2012), the big Oscar winner, and Edmond was a Donkey (d. Franck Dion, France / Canada, 2012 ) named best animation at the Toronto Film Festival. The Romanian movie that was awarded in the Cinefoundation section at Cannes 2013, In the Aquarium (d. Tudor Cristian Jurgiu, Romania, 2013), will also be screened.
Doses of fantasy, suspense and vivid imagination will try to keep viewers alert in the KeepUP section. The Man that Got Away (d. Trevor Anderson, Canada, 2012) is a musical documentary that tells the true story of Trevor’s great-uncle Jimmy in six original songs, awarded with the DAAD at Berlin Film Festival. The WakeUP section, the last of the event, will truly test the resistance of the audience. From 03.50, Return (d. Shay Levi, Israel, 2012), L’amour bègue (d. Jan Czarlewski, Switzerland, 2012), Salar (d. Nicholas Greene, USA/Great Britain/Bolivia 2011) and The Things My Father Never Taught Me (d. Burleigh Smith, Australia, 2012) will close the movie marathon.
Tickets for the nine-hour short film marathon can be purchased from the Eventim network (www.eventim.ro), for RON 30. Turbohalle, June 8, from 20.30.