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Astra Film Festival

Astra Film Festival 2014 - Awards

ASTRA FILM GRAND PRIZE


MAIDAN by Sergei Loznitsa

JURY'S MOTIVATION

One of the fundamental roles of documentary is to witness history as it unfolds. Film-making like this demands courage and an unflinching eye. The framing creates microscopic attention to detail in the midst of historic events, the scale of which we are not allowed to forget.

ASTRA FILM AWARD FOR THE BEST DOCUMENTARY IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION


MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE by Marc Bauder

JURY'S MOTIVATION

Intelligent approach of a director allowing the viewer to get a glimpse of the financial world through a journey discretely but firmly guided by one of its former inhabitants.

SPECIAL JURY MENTION IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION


THE SECOND GAME by Corneliu Porumboiu

JURY'S MOTIVATION

To an author that reminds us that filmmaking is above all daring to explore new paths.

THE AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY IN THE CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE COMPETITION


BLOOD by Alina Rudnitskaya

JURY'S MOTIVATION

This journey into a institutional system goes into detail and depth of character to capture a world that combines agony with a thirst for life. It shows solidarity and humanity in a world in perpetual transition and deep poverty through cinematic means that are both rigorously minimalist and visually lush.

THE AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY IN THE ROMANIAN COMPETITION


WAITING FOR AUGUST by Teodora Ana Mihai

JURY'S MOTIVATION

For its delicate observation of a family caught in the nets of the globalized world.

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN THE ROMANIAN COMPETITION


RESOLUTIONS 2014 de Mihai Cristian Trancă

JURY'S MOTIVATION

For its accurate cinematography and the coherence of the visual proposition: RESOLUTIONS 2014 - director: Mihai Cristian Trancă, cinematography: Paula Oneț.

THE AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY IN THE STUDENT COMPETITION


SUNDAY LUNCH by Dorrotya Zurbó

JURY'S MOTIVATION

The director has achieved intimacy without sentimentality. There is a strong but restrained dramaturgy in the story. An emerging director whose career we look forward to following.

THE AWARD FOR THE BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN THE STUDENT COMPETITION


MOHAMED TOMESCU by Olesya Bortnyak

JURY'S MOTIVATION

The camera sets up a relationship to the character that is integral to the story without being intrusive. The prize for best cinematography in a student film, awarded in Romania, goes to Norbert Fodor for the image of MOHAMED TOMESCU by Olesya Bortnyak.