FESTIVALS: I Am Another You Wins 2018 Astra FF

    I Am Another You by Nanfu Wang I Am Another You by Nanfu Wang

    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 Documentary
    I Am Another You (US)
    Directed by Nanfu Wang

    Special Mention
    Sand and Blood (Austria)
    Directed by Matthias Krepp and Angelika Spangel

    Best Documentary in the Central & Eastern Europe Competition
    When The War Comes (Croatia, Czech Republic)
    Directed by Jan Gebert

    Best Director in the Central & Eastern Europe Competition
    Nebojsa Slijepcevic for Srbenka (Croatia)

    Best Documentary in the Romanian Competition
    Directed by Alexandru Mavrodineanu

    Best Director in the Romanian Competition
    Claudiu Mitcu for Anniversary

    AFF Award for Best Documentary in the Shorts Competition
    They Just Come and Go (Croatia)
    Directed by Boris Poljak

    Best Documentary in the DocSchool Competition
    Ink of Yam (Germany)
    Directed by Tom Fröhlich

    Best Director in the DocSchool Competition
    Letitia Popa for Marie (Romania)