Independent is the key word for Bucharest Short Film Festival [BSFF], as it is founded by independent film professionals and focuses on independent artists in cinema, from all over the world. Bucharest Short Film Festival aims at recognizing, showcasing and spreading-out the most professional, most innovative, and most interesting fresh short international films, while always prioritizing independent short films. Bucharest Short Film Festival will showcase some of the finest short international film in Narrative, Animation, Student, Experimental, Documentary, Music Video and Human Rights. We take to heart the amount of work put into each film. Therefore, the festival rules ensure that each movie is reviewed at least two times and well-debated by our team. Some of the awarded films will also be screened at other international film festivals. Independent artists and their short films will meet an effervescent, and a quite experienced with cinema and film festivals audience, ensuring quality networking, and engaging opportunities, while the selected films will be determined by a panel of industry experts. Bucharest Short Film Festival is building a strong community of interest around international independent film professionals and film lovers, in the heart of one of the most interesting emergent capitals of arts and culture, a city that never sleeps – Bucharest. The festival will run film screenings, preceded or followed by artists Q&A, or networking side events, and, surely, parties, that all take place in various conventional and unconventional stages around Bucharest, as in cinemas, open spaces, and even summer theaters. Bucharest, you’ve heard about it, eventually – a city for young people. Well known for different things – like “Old Paris” nickname, in its bourgeois times, before the communism decades, or the world’s biggest parliamentary building [and one of the largest buildings of any kind], from its communism times, new architecture, or the explosive contemporary art scene, and the also quite impressive underground arts and music and nightlife communities, in its current times.
President of the Jury
Christos Stergioglou is an actor with over 40 years of experience in theater and cinema, known for his roles in films like DOGTOOTH, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, Oscar nominated film – Academy Awards 2011 & awarded with the prize ‘Un Certain Regard’ at the Cannes Film Festival 2009..
Octavian Chiriac is an experienced digital artist with a successful 12+ year career producing top quality 2D and 3D character animation. Currently, Octavian is a founding member of FatFox Animation.
Sorin is a highly experienced film editor, contributing to films such as “The Shukar Collective Project”, directed by Matei Mocanu, or the Silver Bear awarded “When I want to whistle, I whistle”
Daniel Șerbănică is a very passionate and talented Director Of Photography. Daniel finished his studies at the National University of Drama and Film of Bucharest, in 2002, with a major in Cinematography.
Music producer, sound designer, foley artist, Ștefan Crișan started his musical activity in 1995, before going to study Photo-Video, at Cluj-Napoca Art University. His musical background includes collaborations with different Romanian bands and musicians, and radio, advertising and film productions.
Director Of Photography and Photographer, with more than 20 years of experience as a DOP, lighting and shooting commercials, feature films, documentaries, television programs and music videos, for a variety of international brands and artists.
Founder & Director of BSFF
Born in 1984, in the city of Piatra Neamt. After highschool, Radu studied film directing in Bucharest (2003-2007) at the recommendation of his mentor, Sergiu Nicolaescu. He collaborated as director and producer with different projects and directors, including short and feature films.