BUCHAREST: Soy Nero by Rafi Pitts was awarded Best Film at the 12th Bucharest International Film Festival, which took place from 18 to 24 April 2016.
The jury was composed of Marie Pierre Duhamel Muller (president), Elena Cristodoulidou, Enrico Vannuci, Gabriel Dettre and Cristian Tudor Popescu. Rafi Pitts was a special guest of the festival this year.
The Bucharest International Film Festival is the longest feature film festival in the capital city of Romania. Aside the competition and the traditional section BEST for Kids, the festival had two new sections this year, Giornate degli Autori (with five films screened at the Venice Film Festival in 2015) and Le Film Francophone.
The festival was organised by Fundația CHARTA with the support of the National Film Center, the Romanian Filmmakers Union (UCIN) and the Romanian Cultural Institute, under the Patronage of Prince Radu of Romania.
LIST OF WINNERS:
Best Film:Soy Nero (Germany, France, Mexico)Directed by Rafi Pitts
Best Director: Mia Hansen-Love for Things to Come / L'avenir (France, Germany)
Best Script: Danis Tanović for Death in Sarajevo (France, Bosnia and Herzegovina)Directed by Danis TanovićProduced by Margo Films and CCA/pro.baCoproduced with France 3 Cinema
Special Mention: The Boss's Daughter (France)Directed by Olivier Loustau
Critics’ Prize: A Dragon Arrives (Iran)Directed by Mani Haghighi