29.6. - 3.7.2016

Balkan Now: Romania

Station Žilina Záriečie: S1
Duration 65:37

This contemporary Romanian animation programme brings around 70 minutes of short films to Fest Anča animation festival’s big screen. As mainly one-person films you’ll find the same name appears as scriptwriter, sound designer, animator and director – independent filmmakers working by themselves. It is a small but relevant mirror of the contemporary Romanian animation scene. 

The Scream / Ţipăt

directed by Sebastian Cosor

year: 2010
country: RO
duration: 03:22
“I was walking along a path with two friends – the sun was setting – suddenly the sky turned blood red – I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence – there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city – my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety – and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature.” Edvard Munch, 1893


directed by Roxana Benţu

year: 2010
country: RO
duration: 03:14
Living the modern life. Growing big by following the rules and not knowing it.

Tango with Anita / Tango con Anita

directed by Fekete Szabolcs

year: 2013
country: RO
duration: 03:05
An animated music video for Gotan Project‘s Mi Confesión.


directed by Alexei Patrascu

year: 2012
country: RO
duration: 05:32
A story about the evolution of human creation that reaches the point when people create a real new world.

Becoming / Devenire

directed by Andrei Sopon

year: 2012
country: RO
duration: 05:20
Following a night of heavy drinking, a horse finds himself in the midst of a mystery which will lead to both the realisation of his greatest dream and his ultimate demise.

White Noise / Zgomot Alb

directed by Marius Pandele

year: 2009
country: RO
duration: 02:30
With a calm interrupted only by the harmony of a piano, he covers himself with paint. His meticulous friend, the brush, integrates him with the background and the notes pulse in spurts and fits.

How to Deal with Nonsense

directed by Veronica Solomon

year: 2010
country: RO
duration: 04:37
Does the world always seem coherent and comprehensible? I don´think so either. But why struggle to understand everything when we can joyfully slide through so many layers of nonsense.

My Friend is a Cloud / Prietenul meu e un nor

directed by Anton Octavian

year: 2009
country: RO
duration: 04:30
On a floating island, a small boy is lost in a vision of the future.

Baby Nap / Pui de somn

directed by Paul Mureșan

year: 2014
country: RO
duration: 03:00
A trip into the mind’s hidden playground.


directed by Matei Branea

year: 2015
country: RO
duration: 14:50
Omulan, a little humanoid character travelling through space in search of God, reaches a mysterious planet marked by the divine triangle. He descends and explores, discovering triangle-shaped critters everywhere but not THE ONE he’s looking for.


directed by Marian Poiană

year: 2015
country: RO
duration: 08:00
The voyage home of a war veteran.

Travelling With My Thoughts Full of Hope

directed by Adrian Băluţă

year: 2011
country: RO
duration: 02:16
The journey of a boy through a fantastic world in search of his way home.

Crazy Peeing Dog / Căţelul negru pişăcios

directed by Dan Panaitescu

year: 2007
country: RO
duration: 01:31
A dog gets even with mankind! He takes revenge for all the harm people did to him.


directed by Claudia Ilea

year: 2015
country: RO
duration: 03:50
A self-portrait done by combining key events from everyday life with fictional moments. Together they create a new, organic world, where the boundaries between monotonous and exciting, real and fictional, monochrome and multicolor are almost non-existent.