The five short movies nominated for the 2016 Oscars will be screened at the NexT Festival in Bucharest (7-11 April), a statement sent by the organizers to Agerpres informs.
The ‘Oscars Night’ screening is scheduled for April 8, starting 8.30pm at CinemaPro in Bucharest.
‘Stutterer’ (photo), the 2016 winner of the Oscar for Best Short Film, directed by Benjamin Cleary, tells the story of a young man who suffers from a severe speech impediment. After entering an online relationship that allows him to channel his inner voice, once the girl he is in love with wants to meet him in real life, he must face his greatest fear and become exposed, flaws and all.
As part of ‘Oscars Night’ four other stories will be screened. The drama ‘Shok’ illustrates the challenges two teenagers are facing during the war in Kosovo. The second, comedy ‘Ave Maria’, explores the clash between five nuns and an Israeli family, ahead of the Sabbath. Next, drama ‘Day One’ follows an Afghan-American woman on the brink of divorce, who decides to become a translator for US troops in Afghanistan. Lastly, ‘Everything Will Be Okay’ is a drama about a divorced father and his teenage daughter.
Another program returning on the schedule of NexT Film Festival is ‘Short Matters!’, featuring the collection of shorts nominated in 2015 for the European Film Awards.
Passes for the tenth edition of NexT Festival and tickets for the ‘Oscars Night’ program can be purchased starting Tuesday via eventbook.ro. The first 10 passes can be purchased at the special price of 50 lei.