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.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS:
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
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
Film critic and historian Eva SîrbuActor 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)andAlexandru 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