National Short Film Competition

The films included in this year’s National Short Film Competition prove that the time has finally come for a consistent Romanian experimental cinema, and its beginning may also be the most exciting, as it is completely miscellaneous, lacking shared aesthetics. Identity politics, video-diary, dance, archival, found footage and so many other thoughts and manners of making this/another kind of cinema were waiting to overcome their eternal condition of local precedent. The discussion is about to begin, in less than three hours – and it's going to be a good one. (Călin Boto)