ASTRA FILM GRAND PRIZE
MAIDAN by Sergei Loznitsa
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.