Chers Amis

In the staff room of a school, a few adults are discussing "important" issues. At the same time, outside, in the cold, a child is waiting for his mom and a pending "verdict”.

  • Valeriu Andriuta
    Director
  • Valeriu Andriuta
    Writer
  • Valeriu Andriuta
    Producer
  • Ion Grosu
    Key Cast
    "The principal"
  • Vitale Bantas
    Key Cast
    "PE Teacher:"
  • Ecaterina Ladin
    Key Cast
    "School Manager"
  • Mariana Liurca
    Key Cast
    "Geography Teacher"
  • Victoria Agache
    Key Cast
    "Art Teacher"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Chers Amis
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Romania
  • Country of Filming:
    Romania
  • Language:
    Romanian, Russian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.90:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Transilvania International Film Festival
    Cluj
    World Premiere
    OFficial Selection
  • Bucharest International Film Festival
    Bucharest International Film Festival | BIFF
    Romania
    July 2, 2017
    Bucharest Premiere (National Screening)
    Best Short Winner
  • Anonimul Independent Film Festival Official Selection
    Stantul Gheorghe
    Romania
    August 12, 2017
    National Screening
  • Black Sea Film Festival
    Vama Veche
    Romania
    August 19, 2017
    National Screening
    Best Screenplay Winner
  • Balkan Film & Food Festival

    Albania
    July 19, 2017
  • Helsinki International Film Festival Love & Anarchy
    Helsinki
    Sweden
  • he International Short Film Festival of Cyprus
    Larnaca
    Cyprus
  • Kyrgayzstan International Short Film Festival

    Kazakhstan
  • Bucharest Short Film Festival 2017
    bucharest
  • International Short Film Week Regensburg
    Regensburg
    Germany
    Special Program
  • Dakino International Film Festival
    Bucharest
    Romania
    Official Selection
  • Buzz Film Festival
    Buzau
    Romania
  • Chitila Short Film Fest
    Chitila
    Romania
  • CineVil Ramnicu Valcea Film Festival
    Ramnicu Valcea
    Romania
  • Portobello Independent Short Film Fest London
    London
  • Festivalul Indie al Producatorilor de Film Independenti
    Constanta
    Romania
  • ransivanya International Film Festival
    Sibiu
    Romania
    Best Debut
  • National Romanian Film Academy Awards
    Bucharest
    Romania
    Best Short Nomination
Director Biography - Valeriu Andriuta

Valeriu Andriuță is a Romanian director, actor and scriptwriter. He graduated from Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgian State University and the University of Theatre and Film, Bucharest, Romania. This is where he met and subsequently worked with Cristian Mungiu. As an actor, Valeriu is best known for his part as the Priest in Mungiu’s feature Beyond the Hills.
He had numerous roles and appearances in film and TV Productions and collaborated with directors such as Sergei Loznitsa, Florin Șerban, Ercan Kesal, Pavel Lungin, Marian Crișan, Daniel Sandu and Bogdan George Apetri. 
In 2017, Valeriu embarked on his directorial project, a trilogy of shorts inspired by Moldova, his birthplace. His directorial debut was "Chers Amis" in 2017, a short selected for a large number of festivals and won numerous awards including ADAMI Media Prize. The second part of his trilogy, "Salix Caprea" won Best Screenplay and Best Director award at La Cabina Valencia International Medium Length Film Festival and Best Short at Moldavian Filmmakers Union Awards. "I am Dorin", his latest project, premiered at the 42th Moscow International Film Festival and bringing his trilogy project to a close, and along with "Chers Amis", was nominated for Best Short Film at GOPO 2022 Awards Romania.

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