March 29-31, 2007
At a time when most feature films seem to go on for hours, while barely tapping the resources of the medium, the big hope behind this small selection of short films was to fill every minute with cinematic grace, wit and magic, to inspire young filmmakers and remind film lovers why they fell in love in the first place.
April 7-13, 2008
A two-hour-long program of short films can be a real spectacle, a show that tells the viewer: ”Look how many things can be done – superlatively – with film: this, and that, and that…”, a show that would send the viewer home walking on air, feeling that he has truly travelled far and seen a lot.
April 1-5, 2009
Either expressing joy or agony, exuberance or qualms, the aspiration to use all the means available to a filmmaker or the opposite aspiration towards the ascetic, all of the selected shorts are exceptional films. And, put together, they breathe some of Cristi Nemescu’s and Andrei Toncu’s films’ air.
April 18-13, 2010
The idea is to pack in every program as much as possible of everything that cinema can do or be. We have looked for films in which the medium is more than a mere vehicle for „a good story” or an „important message”. We are looking for evidence of passionate, intelligent feeling, on the filmmaker’s part, for the vehicle itself.
April 10-14, 2013
NexT makes it its mission to consolidate the feeling of solidarity between the public and cineastes, by bringing the latter in contact with those who watch their films, right from the onset of this journey. NexT is a happening – with friends, among friends, fueled by the desire to build new and strong friendships.
April 3-7, 2014
The aim was to offer a bird’s eye view of the complex possibilities in which cinema may function. As a result, the festival agenda includes various genres of films – from animation, to film noir, to romantic comedies or even films with a pornographic edge – produced in different parts of the world and equally tributary to heterogeneous aesthetic traditions.
April 15-19, 2015
Shorts that are surprising, whimsical, sexy, heartwarming, tense; shorts that nurture our empathy and shake our convictions. Shorts in which the camera becomes a window, a mirror, a cypher – it reveals all that cinema can do when it is freed from restrictions and clichés.
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