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Stockholm wins top award at TIFF

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- With one exception, the festival’s awards go to European productions and co-productions

Stockholm wins top award at TIFF
Rodrigo Sorogoyen

Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s micro-budget second feature, Stockholm [+see also:
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, partially produced through a crowdfunding campaign, was the winner of the Transilvania International Film Festival’s top award, the Transilvania Trophy. The film also received awards for the two main actors, Javier Pereira and Aura Garrido.

All but one of the awards went to European productions and co-productions, with Tomasz Wasilewski's Floating Skyscrapers [+see also:
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(Poland) winning the Best Directing Award and Maya Vitkova’s Viktoria [+see also:
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(Bulgaria-Romania) winning the Special Jury Award.

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The jury (British producer Nik Powell, Hungarian director Janos Szasz, Romanian actress Cristina Flutur, American film festival director Michael Kutza, and Israeli DoP Giora Bejach) gave two Special Mentions to Amir Toodehroosta’s Paat (Iran) and Noaz Deshe’s White Shadow [+see also:
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(Italy-Germany-Tanzania). 

The Audience Award went to Uberto Pasolini’s Still Life [+see also:
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(UK-Italy). The FIPRESCI Award, given to one of the 12 films in the Eye for an Eye sidebar, went to Calvary [+see also:
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, by John Michael McDonagh (Ireland).

The Romanian Days Award for Best Feature Film was won by Corneliu Porumboiu’s The Second Game [+see also:
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, while Tudor Cristian Jurgiu’s The Japanese Dog [+see also:
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received the Best First Feature Award.

Polish director Krzysztof Zanussi and American actress Debra Winger received Lifetime Achievement Awards, and Romanian actor Florin Zamfirescu (Child’s Pose [+see also:
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) received an Excellence Award.

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