Men of Deeds Wins at 17th Gopo Awards

    Men of Deeds Wins at 17th Gopo Awards credit: Gopo Awards 2023

    BUCHAREST: The Romanian/Bulgarian coproduction Men of Deeds / Oameni de treabă by Paul Negoescu received the Best Long Film Award at the 17th edition of the Gopo Awards held at the “I.L. CARAGIALE” National Theatre in Bucharest on 25 April 2023. The film also won in the director, actor, supporting actor, script and editing categories.

    Metronom by Alexandru Belc, which had the most nominations (11), was awarded in the cinematography, costumes, make-up and hair styling, and production design categories.

    Approximately 650 Romanian film professionals voted on the awards.

    Cristian Mungiu, who produced and directed R.M.N., didn’t submit his film to the nominations.

    Gopo Awards were organised by Romanian Film Promotion. They were funded by the Romanian Ministry of Culture, supported by the Romanian Film CentreDacin Sara and Babel Communications, in partnership with the Municipality of Bucharest through ARCUB, the Sector 5 City Hall through the „Ștefan Iordache” Cultural Youth Centre and the “I.L. CARAGIALE” National Theatre in Bucharest.


    Best Long Film:
    Men of Deeds by Paul Negoescu shooting, credit: Ionuț RusuMen of Deeds / Oameni de treabă (Romania, Bulgaria)
    Directed by Paul Negoescu
    Produced by Tangaj ProductionPapillon Film
    Coproduced by Screening EmotionsAvanpost Production
    Supported by the Romanian Film CentreBulgarian National Film CenterCreative Europe Programme – MEDIA Slate FundingEurimagesRomanian National Television

    Best Director:
    Paul Negoescu for Men of Deeds / Oameni de treabă

    Best Actor in a Leading Role:
    Iulian Postelnicu in Men of Deeds / Oameni de treabă

    Best Leading Actress:
    Andreea Grămoșteanu in #dogpoopgirl (Romania)
    Directed by Andrei Huțuleac
    Produced by DaKino Productions, Diud Films
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre

    Best Supporting Actor:
    Vasile Muraru in Men of Deeds / Oameni de treabă

    Best Supporting Actress:
    Ofelia Popii in Man-Dog / Om câine (Romania, Bulgaria, Sweden, Germany)
    Directed by Stefan Constantinescu
    Produced by microFILMKLAS Film, Doppelganger and Pandora Film, in association with nomada.solo (Romania) and Visual Walkabout (Romania)
    Coproduced by HiFilm Productions, Film i Väst, Shoot&Post, Auditory
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre (CNC), MEDIA-Creative Europe, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee

    Best Screenplay:
    Radu Romaniuc, Oana Tudor for Men of Deeds / Oameni de treabă

    Best Cinematography:
    Tudor Vladimir Panduru for Metronom (Romania, France)
    Metronom by Alexandru Belc, credit: Strada Film InternationalDirected by Alexandru Belc
    Produced by Strada Film International
    Coproduced by Midralgar, Chainsaw Europe
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre (CNC), La Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine

    Best Editing:
    Eugen Kelemen for Men of Deeds / Oameni de treabă

    Best Sound:
    Sebastian Zsemlye for Occasional Spies / Spioni de ocazie (Romania)
    Directed by Oana Bujgoi Giurgiu
    Produced by Libra Film Productions
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre (CNC)

    Best Original Music:
    Alexander Bălănescu, Ada Milea for The Island / Insula (Romania, France, Belgium)
    Directed by Anca Damian
    Produced by Aparte Film
    Coproduced by Komadoli Studio, Special Touch Studio, Amopix, Take Five, Minds Meet
    Supported by Eurimages, the Romanian Film Centre (CNC), Creative Europe – MEDIA, the Romanian Government, Pictanovo - La Région Hauts-de-France, in partnership with the French CNC, Strasbourg Eurométropole, the Flanders Audiovisual Fund, the Belgian Tax Shelter, with the participation of Workship Studio, Studio Video Art, Interiority Zone, Noriel Impex and in collaboration with the Romanian Television Society (TVR) and Reseau de televisions du Grand Est

    Best Production Design:
    Bogdan Ionescu for Metronom

    Best Costume Design:
    Ioana Covalciuc for Metronom

    Best Make-up and Hair Styling:
    Irina Ianciuș, Marie-Pierre Hattabi for Metronom

    Best Debut Film:
    Immaculate / Imaculat (Romania)
    Directed by Monica Stan, George Chiper-Lillemark
    Produced by Axel Film
    Supported by the Romanian Film Centre (CNC), Creative Europe – MEDIA

    Best Documentary:
    Occasional Spies / Spioni de ocazie (Romania)
    Directed by Oana Bujgoi Giurgiu

    Best Short Film:
    I Want to Smash the Greenhouse / Vreau să sparg sera (Romania)
    Directed by Teona Galgoțiu

    Best Short Animated Film:
    It’s a Clown’s Life / Viață de clovn (Romania)
    Directed by Ioachim Stroe

    Best Newcomer:
    Ioana Chițu in Blue Moon / Crai Nou (Romania)
    Teambuilding by Matei Dima, Cosmin Nedelcu and Alex Coteț. credit: Cinemagia.roDirected by Alina Grigore
    Produced by InLight CenterAtelier de Film, Forest Film, Unfortunate Thespians, Smart Sound StudiosAvanpost

    Audience Award (for the film with the best box office in 2022):
    Teambuilding (Romania) 1,000,245 admissions and 4,775,007 EUR / 23, 575,202 RON gross
    Directed by Matei Dima, Cosmin Nedelcu and Alex Coteț
    Produced by Vidra Productions

    Gopo Lifetime Achievement Award:
    Actor Mircea Andreescu

    Gopo Lifetime Activity Award:
    Actress Ioana Crăciunescu

    Gopo Special Awards:
    Film editors Melania Oproiu, Nita Chivulescu and Mircea Ciocâltei

    Romanian Society of Cinematographers (RSC) Award:
    Tudor Vladimir Panduru for Metronom

    Best European Film:
    Vortex (France, Belgium, Monaco)
    Directed by Gaspar Noé
    Distributed by Independența Film