Filmul de Piatra is a festival created by the young for the young. 100% based on Volunteer Power, the festival’s main goal is to offer a platform for young short film directors from Romania and Moldova.

That said, the festival is known for its’ youthfulness and friendliness, unconventional locations, and very long nights of hard partying.

In 2024, the 16th edition of the festival will take place between 4th and 7th of July, in Piatra Neamt, a city in North-East Romania.

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The competitive section is open for short films made in the past year by directors from Romania and Moldova. The following awards are given at the festival:
- best short fiction film;
- best short documentary film;
- best short animated film;
Several jury mentions are also offered for different types of achievements in all categories of films.
At least one Audience Award will be granted based on reactions of the audience after each film.

Submitted films must be under 30 minutes in length and be a majority production of one of the countries of Romania or Moldova. Made in 2023 and 2024. Films that already traveled to important international festivals are usually screened off-competition, while the competition is reserved for fresh films at the start of their career. Exceptions are possible!

Overall Rating
  • A wonderful and very laid-back experience, by far the friendliest festival I've ever been to! The team goes to great lengths to ensure everyone's comfort. It was an honour to have my film in such a great company, too. Looking forward to the next one!

    August 2023
  • Vlad Ilicevici

    Super-awesome festival with super-awesome staff/ volunteers/ venues/ parties & all that jazz. Can't wait for the next one!

    July 2023
  • Had a blast at the festival, and the organizers did their best so we could have an amazing experience! Thanks for everything!

    July 2022
  • Alexandru Pintica

    I had a great experience, thank you!

    February 2022
  • Alex Suciu

    Un festival care oferă oportunitatea celor care sunt la început de drum și care iubesc filmul. Recomand!

    September 2021