SIBIU: The US film I Am Another You by Nanfu Wang won the best documentary award at the Astra Film Fest, which concluded on 21 October 2018.
The competition included 55 films from 30 countries. The festival distributed prizes worth over 25,000 EUR. The festival’s special Award of Excellence went to Michael Stewart, director of the London Open City Documentary Film Festival,
The winning film in the Central & East European Competition was When the War Comes (Croatia, Czech Republic) by Jan Gebert. The best director prize in this category went to Nebojsa Slijepcevic for the Croatian documentary Srbenka.
The festival also had a Romanian competition, with the best documentary award going to Caisa by Alexandru Mavrodineanu.
The list of winners follows:
Best DocumentaryI Am Another You (US)Directed by Nanfu Wang
Special MentionSand and Blood (Austria)Directed by Matthias Krepp and Angelika Spangel
Best Documentary in the Central & Eastern Europe CompetitionWhen The War Comes (Croatia, Czech Republic)Directed by Jan Gebert
Best Director in the Central & Eastern Europe CompetitionNebojsa Slijepcevic for Srbenka (Croatia)
Best Documentary in the Romanian CompetitionCaisaDirected by Alexandru Mavrodineanu
Best Director in the Romanian CompetitionClaudiu Mitcu for Anniversary
AFF Award for Best Documentary in the Shorts CompetitionThey Just Come and Go (Croatia)Directed by Boris Poljak
Best Documentary in the DocSchool CompetitionInk of Yam (Germany)Directed by Tom Fröhlich
Best Director in the DocSchool CompetitionLetitia Popa for Marie (Romania)