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October 21, 2021

Shorts line up for fourth edition of NexT Festival

The short and medium feature festival NexT will open for a fourth edition on April 13, in two of Bucharest’s cinema venues, Scala and Union. Organizers say this year the film competition will include a list of 30 titles, all of them selected by critic Andrei Gorzo. The festival hands several awards, the most important being the NexT trophy and the Cristian Nemescu award for directing. For the first time since its debut in 2006, this year the official partner of the festival is EFA, the European Film Academy, bringing a series of new events to it. Thus, 13 shorts will be screened in the Short Matters project, one of these films is “Restauration”, a German- Romanian joint production. Also, within the Short Matters, the public will be able to see the EFA award recipient for 2009, the Polish film “Poste Restante.” Besides all this new sections, the festival will bring in its traditional programs, including a section dedicated to director Cristian Nemescu and sound designer Andrei Toncu, both of them killed in a car crash.

During the Critics’ Week, the public will see various international entries in Cannes’ Semaine de la critique. For the Countries in Focus section, this year Poland and UK are featured. Every year the festival had famous film personalities invited for seminars with the film school graduates and undergraduates. This year’s guests or honor will be announced later.

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