The pre-selection jury of the festival has selected 42 short films from the 841 entered in the competition, for the grand prize of the event.
According to the decision of the pre-selection jury, 42 short films were admitted in the competition program of approximately nine hours, among which there are 19 fiction films, 15 animations, 4 documentaries and 4 experimental films. Among the most appreciated films, Romania and France have seven each, Hungary six, Russia five, and Estonia four creations. In total, 17 countries are represented. The members of the pre-selection jury were: Otília Ármeán (university lecturer at Sapientia University), György Durst (producer), Jenő Hartyándi (independent filmmaker), Szabolcs Előd Németh (journalist, film critic, at the same time the artistic director of the Alter-Native festival), Tibor Schneider (director, cameraman at Romanian Television).
A novelty this year is the regional competition, which is a separate section, open only to Transylvanian filmmakers. Nine short films are competing for the Ervin Schnedarek Prize, including six short films, one animation and two documentaries. They will be screened in the Small Hall, and two of them have been selected in the main competition program.
The list of selected films it is available under the Competition Program menu.