ASTRA FILM GRAND PRIZE
offered by: ASTRA FILM
MATHEW’S LAWS by Marc Schmidt
Where do we start: there are many reasons why we chose this film: extraordinary access; tremendous emotional sensitivity and respect towards the character who lives in pain. A film that shows the cruel limits of the bureaucratic welfare state. Beautifully composed cinematography and storytelling. An extraordinary example for any student of film about instinctive emotional intelligence of a good director, which allows him to gain the trust of his main character.
BEST DOCUMENTARY IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
offered by: HBO Romania
DANCING ALONE by Biene Pilavci
An extremely courageous film about a young woman’s traumatic childhood and how she confronts her past family demons. We respect the intimacy of the storytelling - and how it raises the more general issues confronting the Turkish diaspora – or of any immigrant community general. She bears witness to family injustice with dignity and grace.
BEST DOCUMENTARY IN THE CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE COMPETITION
offered by Consulatul General al Germaniei
ANATOMY OF THE DEPARTURE by Şerban Oliver Tataru
It is a personal story within thousands of stories. The filmmaker raises universal questions through a merciless interrogationof parents’ decisions that change the future of their children’s lives. It is also about how memory works. A story of one family’s history, told from three different perspectives, challenging the idea of collective memory.
BEST DOCUMENTARY IN THE ROMANIAN COMPETITION
offered by: TVR
IN MAYOR’S NAME by Anca Hirte
Exceptional access and fine cinema verite, examine the relationship between people and power in this understated but impressive film.
offered by: Fundaţia pentru Parteneriat
LITTLE LAND by Nikos Dayandas (Greece)
Little Land reveals the core of ecology. In a world where people are the prisoners of the race for development, accumulation and consumption, a world that exhausts the resources of the planet, Nikos Dayandas’s documentary brings the alternative of a temperate life close to nature. Paraphrasing Milan Kundera, this film gives a hint that “Life is elswhere” …
BEST DOCUMENTARY IN THE STUDENT COMPETITION
offered by: ICR
CLINICAL ROMANCE by Elke Margarete Lehrenkrauss (Germany)
He keeps things she throws them away – he’s the past, she’s the future. Can you rekindle a love that seems impossible? An intimate chamber piece full of tragicomic verbal duels. A remarkable voice and style in a student film. We as a jury feel we already recognize the signature of the author.
BEST IMAGE AWARD FOR A ROMANIAN DOCUMENTARY
offered by: Kodak Romania
VALLEY OF SIGHS by Mihai Andrei Leaha, Iulia Hossu, Andrei Crişan
Extraordinarily haunting images raise a film from mere testimony to a moving cinematic experience.
SPECIAL AWARD FOR A ROMANIAN DOCUMENTARY
offered by: Formula AS
The TANASE DOSSIER by Ionuț Teianu
A moving film with a twofold message equally touching. It is touching in revealing the drama of the protagonists, and that of the Romanian dissidence – a subject we are insufficiently aware of – and disturbing for those who have lived that period, and who should not forget it. History must not be forgotten.
DEBUT FILM AWARD FOR A ROMANIAN FILMMAKER
offered by: DIGI 24 & Show TV “Ca-n filme”
MY FAMILY, BRIEFLY by Elena Borcea
This Debut Award goes to a person who impressed us with her energy, and freshness, and determination. Her documentary is a fist (shy) step in a world she does not know too much about ... so far. She made the shooting and editing all by herself and obviously there’s a lot she must still learn, but she succeeded to make us ask ourselves: what were we doing when we were 16?
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN THE STUDENT COMPETITION
offered by: Kodak Romania
MAN MADE PLACE by Yu-Shen Su (Germania)
Beautiful images that put the viewer in a meditative trance, observing the transitions of cities, of regimes, of civilizations. A visual meditation on humanties, utopias and dystopias.