The Romanian film "The Tube with a Hat" on Monday entered the Oscar nomination race in the category of best short film after it received the award of U.S. Sundance Film Festival, Rompres reports.
"The Tube with a Hat" won the Sundance Jury Prize for international short films on Sunday in Park City in Utah.
Ada Solomon, producer of the film, said the film would automatically enter the race for Oscar nomination after winning the award.
The 2007 Sundance Film Festival, organized by actor, director and producer Robert Redford, gathered over 70 film productions. "The Tube with a Hat" was the only Romanian movie that has qualified for the event.
"The Tube with a Hat" lasts 22 minutes and was shot last year on the basis of a script written by Florin Lazarescu, after the story "Sunday Story".
The film directed by Radu Jude received other important awards as well, which includes the Great Award of Short and Documentary Films Bilbao, DaKINO Trophy for the Best Short Film, the award for the best short film at Cottbus East -- European Film festival, and the Great Award for short film at Montpelier Festival.