Short film “The swing of the coffin maker” won the trophy at NexT 2014


The short film “The swing of the coffin maker”, by Elmar Imanov, a coproduction Azerbaijan/Germany, won the trophy at NexT 2014, while “The Aroma Collection” (Colectia de Arome) by Igor Cobileanski was designated as the best Romanian short film in the gala of the festival, held Monday evening at Cinema Studio in Bucharest. The trophies of the international competition this year were disputed by 26 films from 22 countries.
“The Swing of the Coffin Maker”, by Elmar Imanov, is the story of a father who lives with his adult son Musa in a small house situated in a remote location. Musa, a mentally and motion impaired person, helps his father at work. “A very beautiful film, full of warmth, humanity and intimacy,” the jury described it. The NexT trophy consists in the sum of EUR 2,000 de euro offered by ArCuB, along with digital postproduction laboratory services worth EUR 2,000, offered by CineLab Romania. This short film also won the public’s award for the best foreign movie, worth EUR 500.
The “Cristian Nemescu” award for the best director, consisting in EUR 1,000 provided by ArCuB, went to “Tin & Tina” by Rubin Stein (Spain). The third grand prix of the festival, the trophy “Andrei Toncu” for the best soundtrack, consisting in EUR 1,000 offered by ArCuB, went to Eduardo Williams, for “The sound of stars amazed me/ El ruido de las estrellas me aturde” (Argentina).
A special mention was extended to “ Undress Me” by Victor Lindgren, from Sweden, “for the realistic and sensitive approach of a difficult subject “.
“The Aroma Collection” by Igor Cobileanski was designated the best Romanian short film. The award is worth EUR 1,000 and was offered by HBO Romania. Director Adrian Sitaru received a special mention for a film in the national contest, with “The trip” (Excursie), “for freshness, humour and the best scenario.” The public’s award for the best Romanian film, consisting in EUR 500 offered by de ArCuB, plus postproduction services worth EUR 3,500, offered by Abis Studio, went to “Tomorrow, Bach…”, directed by Mihnea Andrei Ciorica.
The winner of ‘The Pitch’ contest and of a cheque worth EUR 5,000 offered by ShortsTV and Romtelecom is the project “4 and? Senses” by Raluca Racean-Gorgos and Ion Arama. One of the projects selected for The Pitch received the Best Live Pitch award for the best presentation at NexT Short Film Market: “Say My Name”, by Eui Jeong Hong.

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