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FNE at 2018 TIFF: The Heiresses Wins 17th Transilvania IFF Featured

2018-06-04
The Heiresses by Marcelo Martinessi The Heiresses by Marcelo Martinessi photo: Berlin Film Festival

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:

COMPETITION:

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

and

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 Ardant
Anna 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

Special Mention:

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 Gift
Directed by Bogdan Mureșanu

Short Film Special Mentions:

Sunday
Directed by Dorian Boguță

and

Michelangelo
Directed by Anghel Damian

Audience Award:

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 Darkness
Directed 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 Netzer
Produced by Parada Film
Coproduced by augenschein Filmproduktion, Sophie Dulac Productions
Supported 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 Prayer
Directed by Cédric Kahn

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