Transilvania International Film Festival – The winners of the 19th edition

10 August, 2020

The 19th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF) has ended. The awards ceremony took place on Saturday, August 8, in Unirii Square in Cluj, where the public could watch the film Pinocchio (dir. Matteo Garrone) and listen to the live concert of Sisters Osoianu.

Even if this year’s edition suffered many changes and was adapted to the current conditions, TIFF still managed to offer an unforgettable cinematic experience, with diverse programs and well-known films. Moreover, those who couldn’t get to the festival will be happy to hear that the films in the Supernova, No Limit and What’s up, Doc? sections are still available until the end of the week, August 16, on the TIFF Unlimited platform, and can be watched by purchasing a ticket worth 20 lei.

The film that went home with the big trophy is Babyteeth, directed by Shannon Murphy.

The complete list of the TIFF 2020 winners:

Transilvania Trophy – for the best film in the Official Competition: Babyteeth (dir. Shannon Murphy)

Best Directing Award: Tim Mielants for Patrick

Best Directing Award: Xinyuan Zheng Lu for The Cloud In Her Room

Special Jury Award: Sister (dir. Svetla Tsotsorkova)

Best Performance Award: Evgeniya Gromova for her role in Fidelity

FIPRESCI Prize: Everything Will Not Be Fine (dir. Adrian Pirvu, Helena Maksyom)

The Audience Award: Babyteeth (dir. Shannon Murphy)

The Audience Award for the most popular film in the Romanian Days section: So, What’s Freedom? (dir. Andrei Zinca)

Excellence Award: actress Maria Ploae

Romanian Days Award for Best Feature Film: Acasă, My Home (dir. Radu Ciorniciuc)

Romanian Days Award for Best Debut: Legacy (dir. Dorian Boguta)

Special Mention of the Jury in the Romanian Days section: Ivana the Terrible (dir. Ivana Mladenović)

Romanian Days Award for Best Short Film: Kaïmós (dir. Sarra Tsorakidis)

Special Mention of the Romanian Days Short Film Jury: Death and the Knight (dir. Radu Gaciu)

Special Mention of the Romanian Days Short Film Jury: Letter of Forgiveness (dir. Alina Serban)

Eurimages Co-production Development Award: Kretsul (dir. Alexandra Likhacheva)

Post-production services offered by Chainsaw Europe: Panopticon (dir. George Sikharulidze)

Transilvania Pitch Stop Award: Blue Banks (dir. Andreea Cristina Bortun)

Transilvania Pitch Stop CoCo Award: Sep & Ana (dir. Paul Cioran)

Local Competition Award: Which I Didn’t Notice (dir. Farkas Boglárka Angéla)

Special Mention in the Local Competition: Between Worlds (dir. Maria Cinar-Jiga)

The Young Francophone Jury Prize: Adoration (dir. Fabrice du Welz)

Alex. Leo Șerban Scholarship: Alexandra Tanasescu for Cultura la duba

Alex. Leo Șerban Scholarship Special Mention: Cristi Popa for his role in Monsters., by Marius Olteanu

Alex. Leo Șerban Scholarship Special Mention: the film critic Victor Morozov for Cross-border. Romanian Cinema in a Transnational Context

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