ANONIMUL 2011 AWARDS

The Closing Gala of the 8th edition of the ANONIMUL International Independent Film Festival took place Saturday, August 13th. Thus, the winners decided by the audience were announced:

In the short film section:

The audience award for Best Animation Short film went to the film GROWING, directed by Roxana Benţu (Romania).

The audience award for Best Fiction Short film went to WINTER FROG, directed by Slony Sow, awarded in the presence of the director.

The Ovidiu Bose Pastina Award went to the film KILL YOUR BILL, directed by Irina Vasilyeva, awarded in the presence of the director, while the bloggers attending the 8th edition of ANONIMUL awarded a Special Prize to director Andrei Dobrescu.

For the feature film competition, the 2011 ANONIMUL Trophy went to THE HOUSE, directed by ZUZANA LIOVA.

The follow-up of the ANONIMUL International Film Festival will be running 23rd to 28th August in Bucharest, at the New Cinema of the Romanian Director within the Romanian Peasant Museum.

ANONIMUL FILM FESTIVAL IN FULL MOTION

 

Thursday, August 11th, Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, the Guest of Honor of this 8th edition of the ANONIMUL International Film Festival, delivered a Q&A session, following the screening of his most recent film, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, awarded the Grand Prix in Cannes 2011.

The screenings continued in the Cinema Complex with two more titles included in the Feature Film Competition – Shelter, directed by Dragomir Sholev (Bulgaria) and Majority, directed by Seren Yuce, in the presence of actress Esme Madra.

In the camping area, the evening commenced by presenting short film series written, directed and produced by Isabella Rossellini, Green Porno 2, sequel of the series screened within ANONIMUL in 2008. The program further included new Fiction and Animation Shorts, as well as Casey Affleck’s directorial debut I’m Still Here, within our Actors behind Camera section.

Today, Friday, August 12th, the Feature Film Competition continues with the screening of The House, directed by Zuzana Liova (Slovakia- Czech Republic) and Wasted Youth, directed by Argyris Papadimitropoulos and Jan Vogel (Greece), while the evening will include the presentation of the HBO Film The Special Relationship, directed by Richard Loncraine (UK- US), within the constant partnership between HBO Romania and the ANONIMUL Festival.

The 8th edition of the ANONIMUL International Independent Film Festival is organized by the Anonimul Foundation, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the National Center for Cinematography, The Romanian Cultural Institute, the Tulcea County Council, the Romanian Television, coproducer.

Main Partners: Stella Artois, Lavazza in Romania amidst Blue Coffee Service
Partners: Vodafone Romania, HBO Romania, the Soros Foundation Romania
With the support of: TNT Romania, Golden Tulip Victoria Bucharest Hotel, Opel Romania, Clubul Taranului
Media Partners: Radio Guerrilla, Adevarul, 24FUN, Catavencii, Romania literara, The One, Cinemagia, Happy Fish TV

START OF THE 8TH EDITION OF THE ANONIMUL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The Opening Gala of the 8th edition of the ANONIMUL International Independent Film Festival took place Monday, August 8th, in the presence of some 3,500 people.

Hosting the evening was actor Florin Piersic Jr., with interventions from Marcel Iures, President of the ANONIMUL International Film Festival, Irina-Margareta Nistor, selector of the Short Film Competition and Miruna Berescu, Director of the Festival.

There followed the screening of Golden Palm awarded film, Terrence Malick’s THE TREE OF LIFE, premiering in Romania. The evening also marked the beginning of the Short Fiction and Animation Competition, as well as that of the Feature Film Competition, screening The Journals of Musan, directed by Jung-bum Park (South Korea).

Screenings inside the Cinema Complex began Tuesday, August 9th, focusing on the In Memorian Stefan Iordache program, presenting titles Concurs, directed by Dan Pita and Cei care platesc cu viata, directed by Serban Marinescu.

Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan will further join us today in the Delta. He will attend the Romanian premiere screening of Once Upon a Time in Anatolia Wednesday, August 10th, starting 21.45 in the Camping area.
Within the very same program, The Festival will also screen films Three Monkeys and Uzak/ Distant. The director will further deliver a masterclass on Thursday, August 11th, starting with 18.30, and taking questions from the audience and the press.

Tuesday, the Romanian Film Evening will present Visul lui Adalbert/ Adalbert’s Dream, directed by Gabriel Achim, screened in the presence of actress Anca Androne, followed by the screening of Periferic/ Outbound, included within the Feature Film Competition, directed by Bogdan George Apetri, in the presence of actress Ana Ularu. The evening will continue with the presentation of Principii de Viata/ Principles of Life, directed by Constantin Popescu and with the premiere screening of Claudiu Mitcu’s documentary, Noi Doi/ Two of Us. Within the Romanian Film Evening, director Dan Chisu will also present an excerpt of his next film, Si caii sunt verzi pe pereti.

The 8th edition of the ANONIMUL International Independent Film Festival is organized by the Anonimul Foundation, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the National Center for Cinematography, The Romanian Cultural Institute, the Tulcea County Council, the Romanian Television, coproducer.
Main Partners: Stella Artois, Lavazza in Romania amidst Blue Coffee Service
Partners: Vodafone Romania, HBO Romania, the Soros Foundation Romania
With the support of: TNT Romania, Golden Tulip Victoria Bucharest Hotel, Opel Romania, Clubul Taranului
Media Partners: Radio Guerrilla, Adevarul, 24FUN, Catavencii, Romania literara, The One, Cinemagia, Happy Fish TV

WINNER OF THE GRAND PRIX IN CANNES, DIRECTOR NURI BILGE CEYLAN – THE GUEST OF HONOR OF THE ANONIMUL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2011


The ANONIMUL International Independent Film Festival will be running 8th to 14th August, at Sfantu Gheorghe, in the Danube Delta, with its 8th edition.

Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan is the Guest of Honor of this edition of the ANONIMUL International Film Festival.

Nuri Bilge Ceylan will attend the premiere screening in Romania of his most recent film, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, winner of the Grand Prix in Cannes 2011.

The Turkish director is a constant presence within the Official Competition in Cannes, his four most recent films – Uzak (2002), Climates (2006), Three Monkeys (2008) and Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011) being nominated for the Golden Palm.
He was awarded the Grand Prix for Uzak and Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, Best Director for Three Monkeys and the FIPRESCI Award for Climates.
Actor and co-scriptwriter of Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, Ercan Kesal and Mehmet Eryilmaz, film supervisor, will be accompanying Nuri Bilge Ceylan at the Festival. The three will further deliver a materclass Thursday, August 11th , after the screeening of the film, also taking questions from the audience and the press within the very same time frame.

The ANONIMUL International Film Festival will further screen titles Uzak and Three Monkeys, within the same programme.

The 8th edition of the ANONIMUL International Independent Film Festival is organized by the Anonimul Foundation, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the National Center for Cinematography, The Romanian Cultural Institute, the Tulcea County Council, the Romanian Television, coproducer.


Partners: Stella Artois, Lavazza amidst Blue Coffee Service, Vodafone Romania, HBO Romania, the Soros Foundation Romania


With the support of: TNT Romania, Golden Tulip Victoria Bucharest Hotel, Opel Romania, Clubul Taranului
Media Partners: Radio Guerrilla, Adevarul, 24FUN, Catavencii, Romania literara, The One, Cinemagia, Happy Fish TV

ANONIMUL INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL UNVEILS ITS 2011 LINEUP

ANONIMUL International Independent Film Festival, with its 8th edition running 8th to 14th August 2011, in Sfantu Gheorghe, the Danube Delta, unveils the titles included within its three sections:

The 7 titles put forward by selector Ludmila Cvikova, starting 2011 Head of International Programming within the Doha Film Institute, for the Feature Film Competition of the 8th edition are:

GROMOZEKA, directed by Vladimir Kott, Russia, 2011

Tiger Awards Competition, Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2011

THE HOUSE/ CASA, directed by Zuzana Liova, Slovakia- Czech Republic, 2011

Forum, Berlinale 2011

THE JOURNALS OF MUSAN/ JURNALUL LUI MUSAN, directed by Jung-bum Park, South Korea, 2010

Tiger Award, Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2011

MAJORITY/ MAJORITATE, directed by Seren Yüce, Turkey, 2010

Luigi de Laurentiis Award, Venice 2010

OUTBOUND/ PERIFERIC, directed by Bogdan George Apetri, Romania, 2010

Boccalino d’Oro Award for Best Actress- Ana Ularu, Locarno International Film Festival, 2010

SHELTER/ ADAPOSTUL, directed by Dragomir Sholev, Bulgaria, 2010

Grand Prix for Best Film, Sofia International Film Festival, 2011

WASTED YOUTH/ TINERETE IROSITA, directed by Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Jan Vogel, Greece, 2011

Tiger Awards Competition, Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2011

The 7 titles are vying for the ANONIMUL Trophy, amounting to USD 3000, exclusively awarded by the audience attending the Festival.

300 short films, from 37 countries entered the Short Film Competition. The entries started February 2011 and finished June 2011. The selection put forward by film critic Irina-Margareta Nistor comprises 32 fictions short films and respectively 21 animation short films.

The Romanian entries within the fiction short competition:

THE SCREAM, directed by Mirel Bran

GRAND HOTEL ITALIA, directed by Rodi Cotenescu

LOST SPRINGS 2, directed by Andrei Dobrescu

STRUNG LOVE, directed by Victor Dragomir

SUPERMAN, SPIDERMAN SAU BATMAN, directed by Tudor Giurgiu

JAFUL, directed by Dan Radu Mihai

MOMENTE, directed by Dorin Pene

STOPOVER, directed by Ioana Uricaru

The Romanian entry within the animation short competition:

GROWING, directed by Roxana Bentu

The selected short films are competing for the Award for Best Fiction Short and respectively Best Animation Short, each adding up to USD 1000. For the fiction short film competition, the Anonimul Foundation will decide upon the film receiving the Ovidiu Bose Pastina Award, of USD 1000.

The 8th edition of the ANONIMUL International Independent Film Festival is organized by the Anonimul Foundation, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the National Center for Cinematography, The Romanian Cultural Institute, the Tulcea County Council, the Romanian Television, coproducer.

Partners: Stella Artois, Lavazza amidst Blue Coffee Service, Vodafone Romania, HBO Romania, the Soros Foundation Romania

With the support of: TNT Romania, Golden Tulip Victoria Bucharest Hotel, Opel Romania

Media Partners: Radio Guerrilla, Adevarul, 24FUN, Catavencii, Romania literara, The One, Cinemagia, Happy Fish TV

THE TREE OF LIFE, WINNER OF CANNES 2011, OPENING THE ANONIMUL INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

The 8th
edition of the ANONIMUL International Independent Film Festival will
run 8th
to 14th
August 2011 in Sfantu Gheorghe, the Danube Delta.

2011 Palme d’Or awarded The Tree of Life will be premiering in Romania, in the opening of the 8th edition of ANONIMUL, Monday, August 8th.

The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick’s most recent film, staring Brad Pitt, is distributed in Romania by MediaPro Distribution.

The film is the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950’s, following the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father.

For The Thin Red Line, Terrence Malick was awarded the Golden Bear in Berlinale in 1999 and received two Academy Award nominations- for Best Director and respectively for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium. Terrence Malick’s additional titles include Badlands (1973), Days of Heaven (1978) or The New World (2005).

ANONIMUL International Independent Film Festival maintains its structure: the Feature Film Competition will include 7 titles, selected by Ludmila Cvikova, starting this year Head of International Programming at the Doha Film Institute.

The seven titles will vye for the ANONIMUL Trophy, amounting to USD 3000, exclusively awarded by the audience attending the Festival.

300
short films, from 37 countries entered the short film competition. The shorts thus included in the selection put forward by film critic Irina-Margareta Nistor will be competing for the Award for Best Fiction Short and respectively Best Animation Short, each adding up to USD 1000, exclusively awarded by the audience in Sfantu Gheorghe.

For the fiction short film competition, the Anonimul Foundation will decide upon the film receiving the Ovidiu Bose Pastina Award, of USD 1000.

The 8th edition of the ANONIMUL International Independent Film Festival is organized by the Anonimul Foundation, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the National Center for Cinematography, The Romanian Cultural Institute, the Tulcea County Council, the Romanian Television, associate producer.

Partners: Stella Artois, Lavazza amidst Blue Coffee Service, HBO Romania, the Soros Foundation Romania

With the support of: TNT Romania, Golden Tulip Victoria Bucharest Hotel

Media Partners: Radio Guerrilla, Adevarul, 24FUN, Catavencii, Romania literara, The One, Cinemagia, Happy Fish TV