BUCHAREST: Dan Chișu’s Bucharest NonStop was the surprising winner of the Best Film award at the UCIN Awards Gala organised by the Romanian Filmmakers Union on 16 May 2016, edging out Radu Jude’s Aferim!.
Aferim! was awarded the Jury Special Prize and also received awards for cinematography and art direction. Jude’s film had won 12 awards in 12 categories at the Gopo Gala held on 28 March 2016. The Gopo awards are voted by all active film professionals and the UCIN awards are decided by a jury.
This year the jury was composed of: Stere Gulea (president), Mircea Diaconu, Petru Lucaci, Dan Dediu, Manuela Cernat, Mircea Bunescu, Radu Corciova, Paul Ilea, Victoria Cociaș, Andrei Gruznițchi and Doru Pop. During the UCIN Gala, the Romanian Film Critics Association which is part of UCIN among other professional branches, also awarded its prizes. Their Best Film in 2015 Award went to Aferim!.
FULL LIST OF AWARDS:
Best Film and UCIN Trophy - Bucharest NonStop / Bucuresti NonStop (Romania) Directed by Dan Chișu Produced by DaKINO Production Coproduced by Watch Me Productions
Jury Special Prize - Aferim! (Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic) Directed by Radu Jude Produced by Hi Film, Klas Film, Endorfilm, Mulberry Development Supported by Eurimages, Romanian National Film Center, Bulgarian National Film Center and the Czech Film Fund
Best Director – Corneliu Porumboiu for The Treasure / Comoara (Romania, France) Directed by Corneliu Porumboiu Produced by 42 Km Film Coproduced by Les Films Du Worso and Rouge International Supported by Romanian National Film Center
Best Leading Actor – Toma Cuzin for The Treasure / Comoara
Best Leading Actress – Rodica Lazar for Carmen (Romania) Directed by Doru Nițescu
Produced by Filmex Film România Supported by the CNC
Best Supporting Actress - Ioana Flora for Back Home / Acasă la tata (Romania)
Best Supporting Actor - Alexandru Potocean for There Is Nothing in This World /Nu există-n lumea asta (short film)Directed by Andreea Valean
Opera Prima “Alexandru Tatos” – Carmen by Doru Nițescu
Best Script - Tudor Giurgiu, Loredana Novak for Why Me? / De ce eu? (Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary) Directed by Tudor Giurgiu Produced by Libra Film Coproduced by Hai-Hui Entertainment, Chouchkov Brothers , Cor Leonis Films
Best Cinematography - Marius Panduru for Aferim!
Best Editing - Dana Bunescu for Carmen
Best Art Direction - Augustina Stanciu for Aferim!
Best Costumes - Ana Ioneci for The Cork Justifies the Means / Dopul scuză mijloacele (short film)Directed by Mihai Ionescu
Best Make-up - Bianca Boeroiu, Astrid Weber for Box (Romania, Germany, France) Directed by Florin Șerban Produced by Fantascope Coproduced by Augenschein Filmproduktion, MPM Film Supported by the CNC
Best Soundtrack - Cristian Tarnovețchi for Bucharest NonStop
Best Original Music - Cristian Lolea for Carmen
Best Short Film - Mihai Ionescu for The Cork Justifies the Means
Best Long Documentary - Anca Damian for The Magic Mountain
Best Short Documentary - Claudiu Mitcu for Rețeaua
Best Animated Film - Matei Branea for Omulan!
Best TV Documentary - Matei’s Paris / Parisul lui MateiDirected by Andreea Știliuc
Best Stunt - Mihaela Oros, Răzvan Gheorghiu for Scorpion King IVDirected by Mike Elliott
UCIN Academy Prizes - Paula Segall and Victor Rebengiuc
Excelency Awards - Ana Maria Constantinescu and Călin Căliman
Prizes Awarded by the UCIN President - TV campaign The Right to Memory / Dreptul la memorie and the TV play Word No. 6 / Salonul 6 by Vitalie Lupașcu
UCIN Special Prizes:
- director Aron Xantus for În treacăt spre asfințit
- film critic Marilena Ilieșiu for the volume Mircea Daneliuc: cele șaptesprezece vieți ale pisicii rupte
- Titus Vâjeu for the volume Mircea Daneliuc — monsieur l'auteur sau lupul singuratic al filmului românesc
- Cristian Sbângu for the cinematography of The Colours of Gheorghe Ciobanu / Culorile lui Gheorghe Ciobanu
UCIN Mention - Crina Tofan for her role in Live (Romania)Directed by Vlad PăunescuProduced by Castel FilmSupported by the CNC
The Film Critics Association Awards:
Best Film in 2105 - Aferim! by Radu Jude
Best Film Book - Imagini încadrate în istorie: Secolul lui Miklos Jancso by Andrei Gorzo
Ion Cantacuzino Award for Film Criticism in 2015 – Cristian Tudor Popescu