Weighting of the Public Vote by introducing the Jury Vote – Interpretation contest

Following the reactions of the public and the notifications received, based on Art. 9 of “Terms and Conditions”, we decided to modify the judging method, trying to weigh the decision of the public by the vote of a specialized jury.

We want to keep the importance of the public decision, therefore, the share of the 2 types of voting will be equal: the public vote 50% and the jury vote 50%

The members of the jury of the interpretation contest will be: MIHNEA CHELARIU, ZEFIR BREZEANU and CODRIN LAZAR.

The public vote will continue until February 3, 2021!

The period of the contest

  • 50% public vote + 50% jury vote
    04.01.2021 – 03.02.2021
  • Announcing the winning material


The winning song will be the basis for the creation of the soundtrack that will be used in making the animated film of the ABIFF Festival.

Its action will take place in Romania and will describe the relationship between a boy / girl member of the majority (Romanian) and a girl / boy belonging to an ethnic minority (cohabitant / emigrant / refugee depending on the public vote – all characters will be generated by the Contests drawing within the ABIFF Project). The 2 main characters will go through different adventures trying to train the same dog, each in their mother tongue.

Within the ABIFF Project, a total of 4 drawing contests, 2 music contests and the online game will be organized, which will lead to the completion of the script, drawing an animated short film.

On February 4, 2021, following the average made between the public vote (50%) and the jury vote (50%), the winning interpretation will be announced. The € 1000 prize will be awarded to the winner at the Closing Gala of the ABIFF Festival – July 11, 2021

The decision on the winner will be final. No appeals are accepted.