The "Buzduganul de Aur" competition offers a platform for Romanian filmmakers to showcase their talent, celebrate their cultural heritage, and contribute to the vibrant tapestry of national short-film.

Câmpulung Film Fest, nestled in the picturesque town of Campulung Moldovenesc, Romania, is an international short-film festival.

At Câmpulung Film Fest, we invite cinephiles from around the world to indulge in a captivating journey through the lens of exceptional short and feature films. Our festival is a vibrant platform where filmmakers, industry professionals, and passionate movie enthusiasts converge to revel in the magic of visual storytelling.

In addition to our curated film screenings, we pride ourselves on transforming unconventional locations into mesmerizing cinematic backdrops. From a repurposed closed pool to residential neighborhoods brimming with charm, and even historic buildings steeped in cultural heritage, each screening venue offers a distinct ambiance that enhances the cinematic experience.

"Buzduganul de Aur" Award - Romanian Short-Film Competition

"Buzduganul de Aur" - Romanian Short-Film Competition Rules:

Language and Production: To be eligible for the "Buzduganul de Aur" competition, films must either be produced in Romania or be predominantly in the Romanian language. This criterion aims to promote the rich cinematic heritage and storytelling from the local Romanian film industry.

Timeframe: Submissions must have been produced within the two years leading up to the current edition of the festival. This rule ensures that the competition showcases recent works, encouraging filmmakers to present their most current and innovative creations. For this year's edition, the film must have been completed starting with 2021.

Short-Film Format: The competition is open exclusively to short films with a maximum duration of 30 minutes. This limitation allows for a diverse range of storytelling within a concise format, enabling filmmakers to captivate audiences with their creativity and cinematic prowess.

The "Buzduganul de Aur" competition offers a platform for Romanian filmmakers to showcase their talent, celebrate their cultural heritage, and contribute to the vibrant tapestry of national short-film excellence. Through these rules, the competition ensures a fair and compelling selection of exceptional films that embody the spirit of Romanian cinema.

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  • Márk Makkai

    I am so glad being part of this year's selection, the organization was absolutely amazing, great people, great films, great festival!

    September 2023
  • Vlad Ilicevici

    Super-awesome venues, super-friendly staff & an amazing audience. Thanks a lot for the award & everything. Can't wait for the next one :)

    August 2023
  • Traian Păsculescu

    Lovely town. Lovely people. Lovely films. Lovely talks. Lovely venues. Lovely landscape. Lovely homemade food and spirits, lovely local beer (I won't go into detail :) ). Lovely hospitality. Lovely festival. Lovely, lovely. Absolutely lovely! I really can't cut down on any of the "lovelies". You deserve every bit of them :)

    Much love for supporting cultural events!! Small place, great heart.

    August 2023