Sieranevada Wins UCIN Trophy for 2016

    Sieranevada by Cristi Puiu Sieranevada by Cristi Puiu

    BUCHAREST: Sieranevada by Cristi Puiu received Grand Prix and UCIN Trophy at the 45th edition of the Romanian Filmmakers Union (UCIN) awards, which were announced on 24 April 2017. The film was also awarded for best director and scriptwriter, and also took all the acting awards.

    Scarred Hearts / Inimi cicatrizate by Radu Jude received the Special Jury Prize, while Bogdan Mirică received the 'Alexandru Tatos' Opera Prima Award for Dogs / Câini.

    Sieranevada by Cristi Puiu had 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.

    At the same event the awards of the Romanian Film Critics Association with UCIN were also announced, with Sieranevada receiving the award for best film.

    The gala celebrating the best films in 2016 took place at the National Theatre in Bucharest. The event was 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

    Special Jury Prize:

    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

    Best Director: Cristi Puiu for Sieranevada

    Best Scriptwriter: Cristi Puiu for Sieranevada

    Best Cinematography:

    Andrei Butică for 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

    Best Leading Actress: Dana Dogaru for Sieranevada

    Best Leading Actor ‘Geo Barton’ Award: Gheorghe Visu for Dogs

    Best Supporting Actress: Ana Ciontea for Sieranevada

    Best Supporting Actor: Sorin Medeleni for Sieranevada

    Best Editing: Roxana Szel for Dogs

    Best Costume Design: Dana Păpăruz for Scarred Hearts

    Best Make-up: Bianca Boeroiu for Scarred Hearts

    Best Art Direction: Cristian Niculescu for Scarred Hearts

    Best Soundtrack: Sam Cohen, Sebastian Zsemlye for Dogs

    Best Original Music: Cristian Lolea for Horizon / Orizont (Romania)
    Directed by Marian Crișan
    Produced by Mandragora Movies

    Best Short Fiction Film:

    The Projectionist / Proiecţionistul
    Directed by Norbert Fodor

    Best Short and Long Documentary:

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

    Best Animated Film:

    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

    'Alexandru Tatos' Opera Prima Award: Bogdan Mirică for Dogs

    Academic Prizes:

    Film critic and historian Eva Sîrbu
    Actor Ilarion Ciobanu (in memoriam)

    UCIN Special Prize: Make-up artist Mircea Vodă

    UCIN President Award:

    Filaret Acatrinei, Cristian Amza, Radu Găină, Georgeos Boisnard, Dan Micu, Nicoleta Epure for The Deported / Deportații (TV series, TVR)
    Alexandru Lustig for The Cherry Orchard / Livada de vișini (TV theatre, TVR)

    Critics Film Association Awards:

    Best Film: Cristi Puiu for Sieranevada

    Best Film Book: Viorel Domenico for Jean Georgescu altfel

    Film Criticism: Doinel Tronaru