CLUJ-NAPOCA: The Heiresses by Marcelo Martinessi was awarded the Transilvania Trophy at the 17th edition of Transilvania IFF. The festival took place from 25 May to 3 June 2018.
Over 800 guests attended the gala hosted by TIFF President Tudor Giurgiu on 2 June 2018, including Fanny Ardant, who was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award alongside the Romanian actress Anna Széles and Jean-Marc Barr, who also presented The Big Blue as the closing film on 3 June 2018.
Romanian actor and initiator of Aristoteles Workshop Dan Nuțu received the Excellence Award.
The gala was dedicated to the memory of the most important Romanian filmmaker Lucian Pintilie, who died on 16 May 2018.
The Romanian Days competition awards were also announced on 2 June. Constantin Popescu’s Pororoca was awarded best feature film.
The Transilvania International Film Festival is organised by Romanian Film Promotion and the Association for the Transilvania Film Festival. The festival is supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Identity, the Romanian Film Centre, Cluj City Hall and Local Council, the Romanian Cultural Institute, Cluj County Council, Creative Europe-MEDIA programme of the European Union.
FULL LIST OF AWARDS:
Transilvania Trophy:The Heiresses (Paraguay)Directed by Marcelo Martinessi
Best Director:Hlynur Pálmason for Winter Brothers (Denmark, Iceland)
Best Performance:Natalia Tena, Oona Chaplin, David Verdaguer for Anchor and Hope (Spain, UK)Directed by Carlos Marques-Marcet
Special Jury Award ex-aequo:
The Home (Iran)Directed by Asghar Yousefinejad
Scythe Hitting Stone (Germany, Russia, Belarus)Directed by Anja Kreis
FIPRESCI Prize (in To Be or Not to Be Politically Correct? Section):Life Guidance (Austria)Directed by Ruth Mader
Audience Award:The Guilty (Denmark)Directed by Gustav Moller
Lifetime Achievement Award:Fanny ArdantAnna Széles
Excellence Award:Dan Nuțu
ROMANIAN DAYS AWARDS:
Best Feature Film Award:
Pororoca (Romania, France) Directed by Constantin Popescu Produced by Scharf Film & Advertising Coproduced by Irreverence Films Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, Eurimages, the French CNC’s Aide aux Cinémas du Monde, l’Institut Français
Best Debut Feature:
Soldiers. Story from Ferentari / Soldații. Poveste din Ferentari (Romania, Serbia) Directed by Ivana Mladenovic Produced by HiFilm Productions, coproduced by Bas Celik
Touch Me Not / Nu mă atinge-mă (Romania, Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France) Directed by Adina Pintilie Produced by Manekino Film Coproduced by RohFilm Productions, PINK, Agitprop Ltd, Les Films de l'Étranger Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, EURIMAGES, Torino Film Lab, MDM (Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung) Germany, the Bulgarian National Film Center, the Czech Film Fund and Strasbourg Urban Community
Best Short Award:The Christmas GiftDirected by Bogdan Mureșanu
Short Film Special Mentions:
SundayDirected by Dorian Boguță
MichelangeloDirected by Anghel Damian
One Step Behind the Seraphim / Un pas în urma serafimilor Directed by Daniel Sandu Produced by HiFilm Productions Supported by the Romanian Film Center
SHADOWS SHORT FILM COMPETITION:
Shadow Shorts Competition Award:Something in the DarknessDirected by Fran Casanova
ALEX. LEO ȘERBAN FELLOWSHIP:
Eliza Zdru for her documentary Learning Teaching
Special Mention:Tamás Chirodea-Ambrus for the development of a website for podcasts, shorts, new, reviews and live streams
Special Mention:Mircea Postelnicu for his role in Ana, Mon Amour (Romania, Germania, France)Directed by Călin Peter NetzerProduced by Parada FilmCoproduced by augenschein Filmproduktion, Sophie Dulac ProductionsSupported by the Romanian Film Centre, Eurimages, the MEDIA Programme, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW GmbH and France’s Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image animée
TRANSILVANIA PITCH STOP:Eurimages Co-production Development Award:Frost by Pavle Vučković
Postproduction services:The Last Bus by Nándor Lőrincz and Bálint Nagy
TRANSILVANIA PITCH STOP WORKSHOP:
CoCo Award:October by Cristian Pascariu
Villa kult Cultural Residency:Mihai Mincan for To the North
YOUNG FRANCOPHONE JURY PRIZE:The PrayerDirected by Cédric Kahn