Early Bird Grand Award

Sex, pipe, omelette

Caragiale Academy of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography, Bucharest, Romania


Victor feels attracted to Filip’s wife. Filip feels attracted to Victor’s wife. Victor and Filip are next-door neighbours, not to mention good friends.

Director Ana-Maria Comanescu 

Director's biography

Ana-Maria Comanescu is a young film director from Romania, having graduated the UNATC in Bucharest in 2014.

Her work comprises of fiction shorts, such as „In the House” (2014), a gritty depiction of a party gone wrong shot on black and white 16 mm film, the winner of the Early Bird Grand Award, and „Second Look” (2015), a road movie about a couple who befriends a hitchhiker. Her latest short film, „Sex, Pipe and Omlette”, a bitter-sweet, satyrical anecdote on marriage and mid-life crisis, shot on color 35 mm film, is currently in post-production. In 2015, she took part in the „Looking China” programme, shooting and editing a short documentary on her own about the music of a beautiful Chinese metropolis, „Play it Again, Xiamen”. A firm believer in genre cinema with an added touch of artistic expression of emotion, she is looking forward to debuting with her first feature film, which she is very passionate about. 


Director Ana-Maria Comănescu
Screeplay Ana-Maria Comănescu, Andrei Hutuleac
Cinematography Tudor Platon


Original title Pipa, sexul si omleta
Runinig time 23'
Film type Fiction
Completion date 2017