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The Awards of 12th Transilvania IFF 2013
10 June 2013
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On Saturday, June 8th, Cluj National Theatre hosted the Awards Ceremony of the Transilvania International Film Festival.

Attended by well over 800 guests, the Closing Gala of the 12th edition was presented   by Tudor Giurgiu, the director of the festival. The stars of the night, protagonists of unforgettable TIFF moments were actress Luminița Gheorghiu, the recipient of the Excellence Award, and famed Czech director Jiří Menzel, the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Transilvania trophy, of 15.000 Euro, went to a first time director, Anand Gandhi, who impressed the jury with his feature film Ship of Theseus (India). "We salute a new major talent in world cinema”, said the jury. The trophy has handed to the sound designer of the film, Erdélyi Gábor, by director Jiří Menzel and actress Luminița Gheorghiu. "I’ve learned a lot from Anand Gandhi, he is very talented. Please watch this film, it will change your lives”, said Erdélyi Gábor.

Ship of Theseus also received the Best Cinematography award, of 3.500 Euro (digital post-production services offered by Cinelabs). Director of Photography Pankaj Kumar received the award for "the fluidity of the images and his excellent manner of surprising contemporary India’s vibrating and colorful life”. The film is a meditation about identity, doing what is right, beauty and death told through the three apparently unconnected stories of an experimental photographer, a monk and a stock broker.

The audience gave a huge hand to Luminița Gheorghiu, the recipient of the TIFF Excellence Award, offered by Mercedes-Benz. "I’m so humbled by you, by this award. Excellence? It means that, starting tomorrow, I won’t be allowed to make mistakes, which is impossible. I wish to share this award with all those I’ve worked with throughout the years.” The very touching moment was presented by actress Cristina Flutur, of Beyond the Hills and the artistic director of TIFF, Mihai Chirilov.

The Romanian Days winner is the documentary Here... I Mean There (by Laura Căpățână Juller), which received the Best Feature Award, of 5.000 Euro in post-production services offered by Abis Studio. "I am very happy for this film, which encompasses four years of hard work. It was made without money”, said producer Ada Solomon. The Romanian Breakthrough Award went to Paul Negoescu, for A Month in Thailand. The 1.000 Euro prize offered by URSUS, was presented by actress Mihaela Sîrbu to the film’s protagonist, Andrei Mateiu.

The Best Short Award went to Shadow of a Cloud, by Radu Jude, a film presented earlier in May within the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs section of Cannes. The award consists of 1.500 Euro and a day of shooting at the MediaPro Studios.The jury also handed two special mentions, to the short films Claudiu and the Fish (by Andrei Tănase) and The Pill of Happiness (by Cecilia Felmeri).

Teens Teona Galgoțiu, Marc Solomon and Eva Todică, directors of Pentru Carlo, within the Let΄s Go Digital! workshop, won the award offered by UPC. The Local Competition Award of 1.500 Euro, offered by Terapia Ranbaxy, went to Eleven töredék (by Bántó Csaba, Iszlai József) and Édes otthon (by Ábel Visky). The Special Mention of the Local Competition offered by Fabrica de Pensule, went to Clubul de bridge (by Ana-Maria Vîjdea, Cristina Haneș).

Carmen Harabagiu, the CEO of HBO Romania, announced the winners of the HBO/TIFF National Script Contest: the Best Feature Screenplay award (3.000 dollars) went to Toma Bogdan, for "Reparaţia”, the Best Documentary Screenplay award (2.000 dollars), went to Marius Iacob, for "Despre starea de bine”, and the Best Short Screenplay award (1.500 dollars) went to Radu Bărbulescu, for "Dispozitivul 0068”.
The complete list of the winners

Transilvania Trophy, in value of 15,000 euro - Ship of Theseus (by Anand Gandhi, India)
Best Directing Award offered by BCR, in value of 5,000 euro - Rikiya Imaizumi for I Catch a Terrible Cat / Koppidoi neko (Japan)

Special Jury Award offered by Vodafone, in value of 1,500 euro - Ana Guevara Pose and Leticia Jorge Romero for Tanta agua/ So Much Water (Uruguay)

Best Cinematography Award offered by Cinelabs, in value of 3,500 euro (digital post-production services) – Pankaj Kumar for Ship of Theseus 

Best Performance Award offered by Vitrina Advertising, in value of 1,000 euro - Gustav Dyekjær Giese for his performance in Northwest/ Nordvest (by Michael Noer, Denmark)
FIPRESCI Award, offered by FIPRESCI - El limpiador (by Adrian Saba, Peru)

Audience Award, offered by Mastercard - Wadjda (by Haifaa Al-Manshour, Saudi Arabia, Germany)

The Excellency Award, offered by Mercedes-Benz – actress Luminița Gheorghiu

Lifetime Achievement Award- director Stephen Frears

Lifetime Achievement Award – director Jiří Menzel

Lifetime Achievement Award – composer Adrian Enescu

Romanian Days Award for Feature Film offered by Abis Studio, in value of 5,000 euro (post-production services) - Here... I Mean There (by Laura Căpățână Juller)

Romanian Days Award for Short Film - 1,500 de euro and one day of shooting offered by MediaPro Studios - Shadow of a Cloud (by Radu Jude)

Romanian Days Award for Best Debut offered by URSUS – 1,000 de euro – A Month in Thailand (by Paul Negoescu)

Special Jury Mention of Romanian Days competition for Short Film - Claudiu and the Fish (by Andrei Tănase) and The Pill of Happiness (by Cecilia Felmeri)

Award for Best Film in the Shadows Shorts competition – 500 euro – Death of a Shadow (r. Tom van Avermaet, Belgium)

The Let’s Go Digital! Award for Best Film produced in the LGD! Workshop, offered by UPC - For Carlo (by Teona Galgoțiu, Marc Solomon, Eva Todică)

Local Competition Award offered by Terapia Ranbaxy, in value of 1,500 euro - Fragment viu/ Eleven töredék (by Bántó Csaba, Iszlai József) și Casă dragă/ Édes otthon (by. Ábel Visky)

Special Mention of the Local Competition, offered by Fabrica de Pensule - The Bridge Club (r. Ana-Maria Vîjdea, Cristina Haneș)

HBO Award for the Best Feature Screenplay in the National Screenwriting Competition organized by HBO Romania in partnership with Transilvania IFF, in value of 3,000 USD - Toma Bogdan, for the script "Reparaţia

HBO Award for the Best Short Film Screenplay in the National Screenwriting Competition organized by HBO Romania in partnership with Transilvania IFF, in value of 1,500 USD - Radu Bărbulescu, for the script "Dispozitivul 0068

HBO Award for the Best Documentary Screenplay, in the National Screenwriting Competition organized by HBO Romania in partnership with Transilvania IFF, in value of 2,000 USD - Marius Iacob, for the script „Despre starea de bine

  Beyond the Hills
  A Month in Thailand
  Here... I Mean There
  Tudor Giurgiu
  Ada Solomon
  Radu Jude
  Luminita Gheorghiu
  Carmen Harabagiu
  Cristina Flutur
  Mihaela Sirbu
  Paul Negoescu
  Andrei Mateiu
  Marius Iacob
  Adrian Enescu
  Laura Capatana Juller
  Transilvania International Film Festival
  Kodak Cinelabs Romania
  MediaPro Pictures
  Abis Studio
  Heart of Sarajevo for Best Feature Film - 2018
  Transilvania IFF 2012, Romanian Days
  Luminița Gheorghiu is the face of Transilvania IFF 2013
  Transilvania IFF 2013: Greek Focus
  Transilvania IFF 2013 Official Site
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