Luiza Pârvu and Toma Peiu were presented with the Best Romanian Filmmaker Award for their short film "Sisyphus 2.0", at the 7th Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival - the country's premiere showcase for avant-garde cinematic work. The award is offered by UCIN - the Romanian Filmmakers' Union.
According to the jury statement posted to the festival's Facebook page, "Sisyphus 2.0 transfers an ancient Greek parable - or rather its adaptation in French existentialist literature - to an endless stream of surveillance camera recordings, documenting the everyday’s attempt to give a meaning to life. Plain images of the daily routine turn into the representations of a purely restless resilience of the human being."
We wished we could be in Bucharest for the festival. Below is our "Thank you!" video:
Other awarded films include:
"489 Years" (dir. Hayoun Kwon) - Main Award for Experimental Film
"Small Town" (dir. Diogo Costa Amarante) - Best Filmmaker Award
"Summer" (dir. Ronny Trocker) - Best Visual Concept Award
"A Brief History of Princess X" (dir. Gabriel Abrantes) - Special Mention