National Short Film Competition 2

WHEN FLAMINGOS FALL FROM THE SKY

Dragoș Hanciu | Duration 16 min.

Blurring the line between memory and imagination, the film tells the story of a girl and her father, who have embarked on a wintery voyage. As the girl loses her sight, she reminisces about a strange encounter with a baby flamingo, while her father questions her experience.

RURAL RUMOR

Chrystèle Nicot, Antoine Alesandrini | Duration 29 min.

Two neo-peasants, digital avatars in the flesh, are put to work by a mini usb windmill in order to keep the village running. They imagine themselves alone and are surprised when their paths finally cross. Serendipity?

LOST FOOTAGE

Adrian Țofei | Duration 12 min.

How would a found footage film look like if the footage were never found? This conceptual art experiment questions the very nature of cinema while serving as an ironic tribute to the found footage horror and its specific pop culture.

FAULTY TECHNOLOGIES

Sabina Suru | Duration 5 min.

The choreography of simple, undulating gestures of a few pairs of hands goes through the blurry images of faulty technologies.

CUTTING HAND

Alexandra Tatar | Duration 32 min.

This video, both diaristic as well as essayistic, has to do with two tired women, mother and daughter, eating together after work. The manipulated images of monotonously picturesque landscapes interrupt the flow of the quotidian drama in the seasonal workers’ daily lives.

3 DIALOGUES ABOUT THE FUTURE

Alina Manolache | Duration 14 min.

Three pairs of robots engage in dialogue. How does artificial intelligence see the world? How does it see itself? There is a hidden tenderness in their algorithmic musings – what seems to preoccupy the robots most is the definition of being human.

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