The DaKINO 26 Short Film Competition featured 26 titles selected by Ionuț Mareș, Cristi Mărculescu and George Mihalcea.
The Awards were announced within the Closing Ceremony that took place on March 5th, at ARCUB, and were granted by the DaKINO 26 Festival - starring actor Adrian Titieni, as Jury president; film critic Cristina Corciovescu; the programmer of the Elvira Popescu Cinema, Boglarka Nagy; actress Andreea Vasile and director Andrei Gruzsniczki.
The DaKINO 26 Trophy, Best Short Film
[OUT OF FRA]ME
Germany, 2016, 19 min
Directed by: Sophie Linnenbaum
Out of mere loneliness, Paul ends up falling out of his frame. Struggling to be seen again, he gets to meet The Outtakes - a support group for people with film defects.
Malaysia, 2016, 2 min
Directed by: Emir Ezwan
The night time adventure of a 10 rinngit bill.
THE ALAN DIMENSION
UK, 2016, 9 min
Directed by: Jac Clinch
Alan Brown uses the divine powers of precognition to foresee the fate of mankind... and breakfast. Meanwhile, Wendy has had enough of being married to "the next step in cognitive evolution".
The Special Jury Award
Germany, 2016, 8 min
Directed by: Joschka Laukeninks
A story about how everything we love, everything we learn, everything we build, will one day be gone.
Special Jury Award for Best Experimental Short
Hungary, 2016, 8 min
Directed by: Tamás Köszegi
The office photocopier sees much more than we can imagine, as anything can happen in the darkness of the copy room.
Special Jury Award for Best Animated Short
Russia, 2016, 8 min
Directed by: Dina Velikovskaya
Kukuschka is a bird, who follows the Sun. It seems to her as if she already could touch It, but the Sun is still far away. Suddenly she is not alone anymore, but for two it's even more difficult to keep going so fast.
Audience Award - as per our audience vote
PLECAREA / FAMILY TRIP
Romania, 2016, 20 min
Directed by: Cătălin Drăghici
"Family trip" is a touching story about priorities, as perceived from the perspective of a father whose professional duties tend to take over his family time.
The 26th edition of the DaKINO International Film Festival ran 1st to 5th March, at Cinema PRO, Cinema Muzeul Țăranului and ARCUB.