Anonimul International Independent Film Festival


Years running: 19 (since 2004)

Anonimul International Independent Film Festival

International Independent Film Festival in Romania.


Anonimul International Independent Film Festival takes the essence and the spirit of Sundance Film Festival trying to promote the idea of independence in the film production. Anonimul tends to be an important event for the Romanian cinema which will have the opportunity to openly and directly compete with productions from all over the world.

The Festival has competitive sections:

  • Feature competition,
  • Fiction short competition,
  • Animation short competition.

Non-competitive programs:

  • International Panorama – feature films awarded in Film Festivals that year, homages, retrospectives.
  • The Actors behind Camera section.
  • The Romanian OFF section featuring screenings of Romanian recent feature and short films.
  • Special screenings on ecology & global issues& special programs.
  • Question and answer sessions with representatives of films screened within the Festival, public debates with film crews, film critics& guests.


The audience will award the following BY VOTE:

  • Best Feature USD 3,000 + ANONIMUL Trophy,
  • Best International Short USD 1,000,
  • Best Romanian Short USD 1,000.

The Anonimul Foundation will offer the Ovidiu Bose Paştină Award, of USD 1,000.


There is not an open submission process for the Feature Film Competition. 

Short films – fiction / animation / experimental - will enter the final competition based on a selection put forward by the ANONIMUL team:

  • the film is produced after January 1st 2020;
  • the film does not exceed 30 minutes in length;

The Festival invites 1 representative of each film included in the competition (director/ producer/ writer/ actor) to ANONIMUL, in Sfântu Gheorghe for 3 days, with costs related to accommodation in Romania covered by the Festival. 

For submitting the film for the ANONIMUL Short Film Competition, the following materials need to be sent via e-mail, at

  • The filled-in entry form
  • An online viewing link for the film
  • The dialogue list
  • A still from the film

Subtitle language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Director — Miruna Berescu
  • General Secretary — Daria Pall



Sfantu Gheorghe

Official Website



Festivalul Internațional de Film Independent ANONIMUL
Str. Remus nr. 10, apt. 7, cod poștal 030685, sector 3, București, România.


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    May 14, 2021
  • Notifications
    June 22, 2021
  • Event Dates
    9 — 15 August 2021
Categories & Fees

Fiction, animation and experimental The film does not exceed 20 minutes in length.

  • Deadline — free
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