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ClujShorts ISFF, 2021

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
05 April 2021 - 14 April 2021
Cluj Napoca, Romania
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Submission/Registration Fee

2021 Dates to be confirmed, Call for Entries to Follow

2020 Festival Coverage

Coronavirus crisis response:

Festival Statement: ClujShorts International Short Film Festival will change the way it performs for this year’s edition. Thus, we want to comply with all the legal requirements to combat this virus and to encourage the population to protect themselves as much as possible and to stay in isolation. We are all responsible and accountable, as a community, of our own well-being and that of our fellow citizens. All the events that would have been based on mass gatherings are canceled for the moment, with the possibility of being resumed at a later date which is still undetermined.

From a legal point of view, as the state of emergency was already declared in most of the countries of the world, our activities with the public are strictly forbidden. Nevertheless, the judging of the short films and the awarding of the prizes will still take place.

The winners will be announced on the festival website and on the facebook page. The list of prizes that will be awarded at this edition of ClujShorts will be announced publicly on the 12th of April 2020, according to the initial schedule of the Award Gala.

We hope that together we can overcome this world condition as soon as possible and resume our normalcy as soon as possible. Kind thoughts from the ClujShorts team.


2020 Call for Entries  (Archive)

ClujShorts International Short Film Festival is a cultural event that takes place annually in Cluj Napoca, Romania. ClujShorts is an event fully owned and organized by Persona Association and aims at establishing itself as a major international festival, while continuing to act as a platform for showcasing excellent works from around the Globe, and simultaneously contributing to the development and growth of the regional industry and talent.


  • Official Competition – competitive section containing all genres with the highest scores, as decided by the Festival Selection Committee. Short films must not exceed a length of 20 minutes.
  • Special Screenings (Out of the Competition) – Eligible are works submitted to the 8th ClujShorts International Short Film Festival, in accordance with festival regulations that were not selected for competition.

Submissions Guidelines:

All selected and announced short-films will we screened during the festival. The highest scoring ones that also meet the criteria, are chosen for the Official Competition.. For entering the competition, films must be completed on or after January 1st, 2018. Films completed prior to this date are eligible for the Official Selection.

Films previously submitted to ClujShorts International Short Film Festival are NOT eligible.

Running time should be under 20 minutes for entering the competition. Longer short films are accepted as part of the official selection, but not longer than 35 minutes. Ending credits should be included in the running time.

Non-English language works must have English subtitles at the time submitted. Non-English entries submitted without subtitles or with subtitles in other language than English are not eligible.

2019 Festival Coverage:

NB: 2020 Dates are to be confirmed



Event Dates

  • From 05 April 2021 to 14 April 2021
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