Romanian Filmmakers Union Announces Nominations for Its 2016 Awards

Sieranevada by Cristi Puiu Sieranevada by Cristi Puiu

BUCHAREST: Sieranevada, Ilegitimate and Two Lottery Tickets have been nominated for the Grand Prix and the UCIN Trophy at the 45th edition of the Filmmakers Union (UCIN) awards, which will be announced on 24 April 2017.

Sieranevada by Cristi Puiu has 12 nods, followed by Dogs by Bogdan Mirică with 10 nods. Surprisingly Cristian Mungiu’s Graduation / Bacalaureat (Mobra Films in coproduction with France’s Why Not Productions, Belgium’s Les Films du Fleuve and France 3 Cinéma) received no nomination.

Nominations were decided in 20 categories by a jury composed of five film critics. A second jury composed of cultural personalities will choose the winners.

Academic prizes will be awarded to film critic and historian Eva Sîrbu and to actor Ilarion Ciobanu (in memoriam), while a Special Prize will go to the make-up artist Mircea Vodă.

The gala will take place at the National Theatre in Bucharest. The event is organised by UCIN, produced by Revolver and supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Identity in partnership with the Romanian Film Centre.


Grand Prix and UCIN Trophy:

Sieranevada (Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, France)
Directed by Cristi Puiu
Produced by Mandragora
Coproduced by Studioul de Creaţie Cinematografică Romania, 2006 d.o.o., Spiritus Movens, Sisters and Brother Mitevski Production, Alcatraz Films
Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, Fondacija za Kinematografiju Sarajevo, the Macedonian Film Agency, Eurimages, Region Ile de France

Ilegitimate / Ilegitim (Romania, Poland, France)
Directed by Adrian Sitaru
Produced by Domestic Film
Coproduced by Film Produkcja and Damned Films

Two Lottery Tickets / Două lozuri (Romania, Spain)
Directed by Paul Negoescu
Produced by Actoriedefilm.ro
Coproduced by Papillon Film
Suported by Erka Synergy Communication, Cinelabs Romania, HBO Romania and UNATC

Special Jury Prize:

Dogs / Câini (France, Romania, Bulgaria)
Directed by Bogdan Mirică
Produced by EZ Films 14
Coproduced by 42Km Film, Argo Film
Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, Bulgarian National Film Center

Scarred Hearts / Inimi cicatrizate (Romania, Germany)
Directed by Radu Jude
Produced by Hi Film
Coproduced by Komplizen Film
Supported by the Romanian Film Centre and the Media Programme

Horizon / Orizont (Romania)
Directed by Marian Crișan
Produced by Mandragora Movies

Best Director:

Cristi Puiu for Sieranevada
Adrian Sitaru for Ilegitimate
Marian Crișan for Horizon

Best Scriptwriter:

Cristi Puiu for Sieranevada
Bogdan Mirică for Dogs
Paul Negoescu for Two Lottery Tickets

Best Cinematography:

Barbu Bălășoiu for Sieranevada
Marius Panduru for Scarred Hearts
Andrei Butică for Dogs

Best Leading Actress:

Medeea Marinescu for 03.BYPASS (Romania)
Directed by Nap Toader
Produced by Clandestino Production
Supported by the Romanian Film Centre

Rodica Lazăr for Horizon
Dana Dogaru for Sieranevada

Best Leading Actor:

Gheorghe Visu for Dogs
Mimi Brănescu for Sieranevada
Andras Hatházi for Horizon

Best Supporting Actress:

Ana Ciontea for Sieranevada
Cătălina Moga for Sieranevada

Viorica Geantă Chelbea for The Miracle of Tekir / Miracolul din Tekir (Switzerland, Romania)
Directed by Ruxandra Zenide
Produced by Elefant Films
Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, Eurimages

Best Supporting Actor:

Sorin Medeleni for Sieranevada
Vlad Ivanov for Dogs
Bogdan Zsolt for Horizon

Best Editing:

Letiția Ștefănescu, Ciprian Cimpoi, Iulia Mureșan for Sieranevada
Roxana Szel for Dogs
Mircea Olteanu,Theo Lichtenberger for Ilegitimate

Best Costume Design:

Dana Păpăruz for Scarred Hearts
Mălina Ionescu for Two Lottery Tickets

Maria Pitea for Eastern Business / Afacerea Est (Romania, Lithuania)
Directed by Igor Cobileanski
Produced by Alien Film
Coproduced by Just a Moment
Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, Lithuanian Film Centre

Best Make-up:

Bianca Boeroiu for Scarred Hearts
Gabriela Crețan for Dogs
Ana Radu, Gina Dan for Two Lottery Tickets

Best Art Direction:

Cristian Niculescu for Scarred Hearts
Augustina Stanciu for Dogs
Cristina Barbu for Sieranevada

Best Soundtrack:

Jean Paul Bernard, Filip Mureșan, Cristophe Vingtrinier for Sieranevada
Sam Cohen, Sebastiam Zsemlye for Dogs
Ioan Filip, Dan Ștefan Rucăreanu for Ilegitimate

Best Original Music:

Cristian Lolea for Horizon
Mircea Florian for 03.BYPASS
Flora Pop, Alin Zăbrăuțeanu for Two Lottery Tickets

Best Short Fiction Film:

4:15 The End of the World / 4:15 PM Sfârşitul lumii
Directed by Cătălin Rotaru, Gabi Virginia Șarga

The Projectionist / Proiecţionistul
Directed by Norbert Fodor

My Name Is Costin / Mă cheamă Costin
Directed by Radu Potcoavă

Best Short and Long Documentary:

Cabbage, Potatoes and Other Demons / Varză, cartofi şi alţi demoni
Directed by Șerban Georgescu

A Mere Breath / Doar o răsuflare
Directed by Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan

Dan Perjovschi – The Road / Dan Perjovschi — Drumul
Directed by Liviu Varlam

Best Animated Film:

Skateboarding Is Not a Crime
Directed by Cristian Radu

Mother, Father, I Want to Tell You Something / Mamă, tată, vreau să vă spun ceva
Directed by Paul Mureșan

Best TV Film:

A Film Less Cheerful, More Sad, Poetic and Talkative / Un film mai puțin vesel, mai mult trist, poetic și sfătos
Directed by Cornel Mihalache

Truths about the Past – The Jagolea Family /Adevăruri despre trecut—Familia Jagolea
Directed by Raluca Rogojină

Romania behind the Front / România din spatele frontului
Directed by Ruxandra Țuchel

'Alexandru Tatos' Opera Prima Award:

Bogdan Mirică for Dogs

Catrinel Dănăiață for Double / Dublu (Romania)
Directed by Catrinel Dănăiaţă
Produced by Abis Studio
Coproduced by HiFilm Productions
Supported by the Romanian Film Centre