ANONIMUL 2012 AWARDS

The Closing Gala of the 9th edition of the ANONIMUL International Independent Film Festival took place Saturday, August 11th. The winners decided by the audience were thus announced:

In the short film section:

The audience award for Best Animation Short Film went to the film The Scream, directed by Sebastian Cosor. The award was accepted by Cosmin Sirbulescu, artistic director for the film.

The audience award for Best Fiction Short Film went to Chicken, Fries and a Coke, directed by Emanuel Parvu.

The Ovidiu Bose Pastina Award, offered by the ANONIMUL Foundation, went to the film Fulgenzio, directed by Aldo Iuliano.

Meanwhile, the bloggers attending the 9th edition of ANONIMUL awarded a Special Prize to Florina Dumitrache, for her Family Reunion.

For the feature film competition, the 2012 ANONIMUL Trophy went to Everybody in Our Family, directed by Radu Jude. The award was accepted by producer Ada Solomon.

The ninth edition of the ANONIMUL International Film Festival took place between 6th and 12th of August, in Sfantu Gheorghe, Danube. Delta.

THE DOOR, DIRECTED BY ISTVÁN SZABÓ, OPENING THE NINTH EDITION OF ANONIMUL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The film The Door, directed by István Szabó and starring acclaimed award-winning actress Helen Mirren, will open the 2012 edition of ANONIMUL Film Festival, Monday, August 6th, at Sfantu Gheorghe, Danube Delta.

Premiering in Romania, the film tells the story of Magda, a female writer struggling for success, and her housekeeper, Emerence, a well-known and respected figure in the neighborhood, but also mysterious. A dramatic event in the writer’s life prompts Emerence to unveil glimpses of her traumatic past – a past which sheds light on her very peculiar behaviour. The Door illustrates the bond as it develops between these two very different women and, ultimately, the tragic end of their relationship.

The film is an adaptation based on the novel with the same name written by Magda Szabo, for which the author received the Femina Etranger Prize in 2004.

István Szabó is one of the most critically acclaimed Hungarian film directors of the past few decades. In the 1960s and ’70s he directed auteur films in Hungarian, which explore his own generation’s experiences and recent Hungarian history. For the public beyond art house cinema, his signature film trilogy consists of Mephisto (1981, winner of an Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film), Colonel Redl (1984, winner of a Jury Prize at the Cannes Festival) and Hanussen (1988). He made a switch to English-language films with Meeting Venus (1991), Sunshine (1999), Taking Sides (2001), and Being Julia (2004).

The 9th edition of the ANONIMUL International Independent Film Festival is organized by the Anonimul Foundation, with the support of the National Center for Cinematography, The Romanian Cultural Institute- partner, the Tulcea County Council, the Romanian Television- coproducer.
Official Partner: Stella Artois
Main
Partners: Vodafone Romania, Ford Romania

Partner: HBO Romania
With the support of: TNT Romania, Golden Tulip Victoria Bucharest Hotel, Clubul Taranului

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

 

OF SNAILS AND MEN OPENING THE ROMANIAN FILM EVENING AT ANONIMUL, TUESDAY, AUGUST 7th

ANONIMUL International Independent Film Festival and Transilvania Film announce the special screening of Tudor Giurgiu’s second feature film, Of Snails and Men, in the opening of the Romanian Film Evening, Tuesday, August 7th.

The audience in Sfantu Gheorghe will enjoy seeing actors Andi Vasluianu, Dorel Visan, Monica Birladeanu and Valeria Seciu, alongside acclaimed French actor Jean François Stevenin and his son, Robinson Stevenin.

Jean François Stevenin previously starred in films directed by François Truffaut, Jacques Rivette, Bertrand Blier, Jacques Demy or Jean-Luc Godard, this being his first Romanian film.

The film tells the story of a group of a bankrupt factory employees, in early ‘90s Romania. Everything changes as one of the men finds an uncanny solution to save his coworkers from unemployment and bail out the factory.

The screenplay was written by Ionut Teianu, relocated in France since 1991, after graduating from the University of Theatre and Cinema Art in Bucharest.
Vivi Dragan Vasile is the DOP, and Vlaicu Golcea the film composer.

The film will be screened within Anonimul International Independent Film Festival 2012, in the presence of both director Tudor Giurgiu and part of the cast members.

Of Snails and Men is a Romanian-French coproduction, having been produced by Libra Film (Romania) and Agat Films (France). The film premieres in cinemas on September 14th.

The 9th edition of the ANONIMUL International Independent Film Festival is organized by the Anonimul Foundation, with the support of the National Center for Cinematography, The Romanian Cultural Institute- partner, the Tulcea County Council, the Romanian Television- coproducer.

Official Partner: Stella Artois
Main
Partners: Vodafone Romania, Ford Romania
Partner: HBO Romania

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

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

ANONIMUL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES THE TITLES FOR THE FEATURE FILM COMPETITION

ANONIMUL International Independent Film Festival, running 6th to 12th August 2012, in Sfantu Gheorghe, the Danube Delta, announces the titles included within its Feature Film Competition:
The 7 titles put forward by selector Ludmila Cvikova, Head of International Programming within the Film Institute in Doha are:

LA PLAYA D.C., directed by Juan Andrés Arango, Columbia- Brazil- France, 2012
Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2012

OKHOTNIK/ THE HUNTER, directed by Bakur Bakuradze, Russia, 2011
Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2011
Bright Future, Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2012

 

TOATĂ LUMEA DIN FAMILIA NOASTRĂ/ EVERYBODY IN OUR FAMILY, directed by Radu Jude, Romania- The Netherlands -2012
Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Film, Sarajevo International Film Festival, 2012
Romanian Days Award for Feature Film, Transilvania International Film Festival, 2012

ALPEIS/ ALPS, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, Greece, 2011
Osella for Best Screenplay, Venice 2011
Best Film, Sydney Film Festival, 2012

 

J’AIME REGARDER LES FILLES/ 18 YEARS OLD AND RISING, directed by Frédéric Louf, France, 2011
Nomination for Most Promising Actor – Pierre Niney, César Awards 2012
Next Wave, Toronto International Film Festival, 2011

 

VALLEY OF SAINTS, directed by Musa Syeed, India- USA, 2012
Audience Award and Alfred P. Sloan Prize, Sundance International Film Festival, 2012

 

LA PIROGUE/ THE PIROGUE, directed by Moussa Touré, France- Senegal- Germany, 2012
Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2012

The 7 titles will be competing for the ANONIMUL Trophy of 3.000 USD, based exclusively on the festival audience’s votes.

The 9th 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- partner, the Tulcea County Council, the Romanian Television- coproducer.
Official Partner: Stella Artois

Main Partners: Vodafone Romania, Ford Romania

Partner: HBO Romania

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

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

 

ANONIMUL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL UNVEILS ITS LINE-UP FOR THE SHORT FILM COMPETITION

ANONIMUL International Independent Film Festival, with its 9th edition running 6th to 12th August 2012, in Sfantu Gheorghe, the Danube Delta, unveils the titles included within its Short Fiction and Animation Competition:

Over 300 short films, from 37 countries entered the Short Film Competition. The entries started February 2012 and finished June 2012.

The selection put forward by film critic Irina-Margareta Nistor comprises 30 fictions short films and respectively 20 animation short films.

The Romanian entries within the fiction short competition:
GOBBEL, directed by Raluca David

TENIS, directed by Vladimir Dembinski

REUNIUNE DE FAMILIE, directed by Florina Dumitrache
MERRY ZOMBIE CHRISTMAS, directed by Victor Dumitrovici

CUTIA, directed by Mircea Ghibortz Ghinescu

UN ALT CRACIUN, directed by Tudor Giurgiu

COMING SOON, directed by Jamil Hendi

ORIZONT, directed by Paul Negoescu

PUI, CARTOFI PRAJITI SI-O COLA, directed by Emanuel Parvu

CHEFU’, directed by Adrian Sitaru

We also here note the UK-Romanian coproduction OUTLAND, directed by Adina Istrate.

The Romanian entry within the animation short competition:

TIPATUL, directed by Sebastian Cosor

Please see the complete list here .

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 9th 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- partner, the Tulcea County Council, the Romanian Television- coproducer.

Official Partner: Stella Artois

Main Partners: Vodafone Romania, Ford Romania

Partner: HBO Romania

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