FNE at TIFF 2019: Monos Wins 18th Transilvania IFF


    CLUJ-NAPOCA: Columbia’s Monos by Alejandro Landes received the Transilvania Trophy at the closing ceremony of the 18th Transilvania International Film Festival, that took place at the National Theatre in Cluj-Napoca on 8 June 2019.

    The best director award went to May el-Toukhy for Queen of Hearts (Denmark, Sweden), while Andrei Cohn’s sophomore feature Arrest was awarded best feature film in the Romanian Days competition.

    The Clergy by the Polish director Wojciech Smarzowski received the FIPRESCI Prize.

    The Hungarian project Democracy Work In Progress by Mihály Schwechtje received the Eurimages Co-production Development Award, the main award in the Transilvania Pitch Stop industry section.


    Transilvania Trophy:
    Monos (Columbia)
    Directed by Alejandro Landes

    Transilvania iff 2019 winner MonosBest Director:
    May el-Toukhy for Queen of Hearts (Denmark, Sweden)

    Best Acting:
    Ingvar E. Sigurdsson for A White, White Day (Island)
    Directed by Hlynur Palmason

    Jury Special Prize:
    Un homme fidèle (France)
    Directed by Louis Garrel

    FIPRESCI Prize (to a film from the Religion Class section):
    The Clergy / Kler (Poland)
    Directed by Wojciech Smarzowski
    Produced by Profil Film Jacek Rzehak
    Coproduced by Showmax, Moderator Inwestycje, Atlas Sztuki, Tovares, Studio Metrage, Kino Świat, Krakow Festival Office, Narodowy Instytut Audiowizualny
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute

    Audience Award:
    System Crasher (Germany)
    Directed by Nora Fingscheidt

    Lifetime Achievement Award:
    Costume designer Oana Păunescu

    Excellence Award:
    Actor Marcel Iureș

    Romanian Days Competition:

    Best Feature Film:
    Arrest / Arest (Romania)
    Directed by Andrei Cohn
    Produced by Mandragora
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre

    Best Debut Feature:
    Monsters. / Monștri. (Romania)
    Directed by Marius Olteanu
    Produced by Parada Film
    Coproduction by Wearebasca
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre

    Special Mention:
    Timebox (Romania)
    Directed by Nora Agapi
    Produced by Manifest Film

    Audience Award:
    Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time / Moromeții 2 (Romania)
    Directed by Stere Gulea
    Produced by Libra Film
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre

    Best Short Film:
    Opinci (Romania)
    Directed by Anton Groves and Damian Groves

    Short Film Special Mentions:

    The Phone / Telefonul (Romania)
    Directed by Anca Damian

    Celed (Romania)
    Directed by Anghel Damian

    Shadows Competition:
    The Wheel / La Noria (Spain)
    Directed by Carlos Baena

    Special Mention:
    Corvidae (UK)
    Directed by Tom de Ville

    “Alex. Leo Șerban” Grant Main Prize:
    Lina Vdovîi and Radu Ciorniciuc for the documentary Il Bel Canto

    “Alex. Leo Șerban” Grant Special Mention:
    Iosif Prodan for the web platform Dokumentar.ro

    “Alex. Leo Șerban” Grant Special Mention:
    Actor Alex Bogdan

    Jeunes Francophones Jury Award:
    Through the Fire / Sauver ou périr (France)
    Directed by Frédéric Tellier

    Transilvania Pitch Stop Awards:

    Eurimages Co-production Development Award (20,000 EUR):
    Democracy Work In Progress (Hungary)
    Directed by Mihály Schwechtje

    Special Mention:
    Athlete (Turkey)
    Directed by Semih Gulen and Mustafa Emin Buyukcoskun

    Postproduction services of 25,000 EUR by Chainsaw Europe:
    Between Two Dawns (Turkey)
    Directed by Selman Nacar

    Romanian Film Centre Award (5,000 EUR):
    Spas (Ukraine)
    Directed by Maksym Nakonechnyi

    CoCo Award (invitation to Connecting Cottbus East West Co-production Market):
    Carbon (Moldova)
    Directed by Ion Borș

    Villa kult Cultural Residency (five days residency in Berlin):
    Océane (Romania)
    Directed by Eva Pervolovici