Monday, June 09, 2008

7th Transilvania International Film Festival Award Winners

This edition of this Romanian fest was held in Cluj-Napoca from May 30th to June 8th and will be held in Sibiu from June 11 to 15. But the awards were given yesterday and here they are.

Transilvania Trophy: Intimidades de Shakespeare y Victor Hugo (Intimacies of Shakespeare and Victor Hugo), Yulene Olaizola, Mexico, 2008
Jury Special Award: Te acuerdas de Lake Tahoe? (Impact Developer & Contractor: Lake Tahoe aka Lake Tahoe), Fernando Eimbcke, Mexico, 2008

Best Directing Award: Omar Shargawi for Ma Salama Jamil (Go With Peace Jamil), Denmark, 2008
Best Performance Award: Péter Haumann, Péter Rudolf and Milan Schruff for Kandorok (The Adventurers), Béla Paczolay, Hungary, 2008
Best Cinematography Award: Mart Taniel for Sügisball (Autum Ball), Veiko Öunupuu, Estonia, 2007
FIPRESCI Award: La Rabia, Albertina Carri, Argentina, 2008
Excellence Award: J’ai toujours revé d’etre un gangster (I Always Wanted to Be A Gangster), Samuel Benchetrit, France, 2007

Lifetime Achievement Award: Tamara Buciuceanu-Botez
Lifetime Achievement Award of European Cinema: Catherine Deneuve

Romanian Days Award for the Best Romanian Feature: The Flower Bridge, Thomas Ciulei, Romania, 2008
Debut Award: George Dorobanţu for directing, shooting and editing Elevator, Romania, 2007

For more awards and short awards go here. To those that are crazy for Romanian cinema –like me- I suggest you check the section Romanian Days as there are many interesting movies, go here. Also interesting is the section Hungarian Day that’s here.

There is a very interesting section called Real Time with three movies that were shot in real time and this have to record here as they are must be seen for me.
Russkiy kovcheg (Russian Ark) Aleksandr Sokurov, Russia and Germany, 2002
PVC-1, Spiros Stathoulopoulos, Colombia, 2007
Sábado, una Película en Tiempo Real, Matias Bize, Chile, 2003

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