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TRANSILVANIA 2018 Awards

The Heiresses wins the top award at the Transilvania IFF

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- Other awards went to productions from Germany, Austria, Denmark and Spain

The Heiresses wins the top award at the Transilvania IFF
Director Marcelo Martinessi clutching his Transilvania Trophy

Three years after the Transilvania Trophy went to the Argentinian production The Fire, the top award of the 17th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (25 May-3 June, Cluj-Napoca) has gone to South America once again: the jury chose Paraguayan director Marcelo Martinessi's The Heiresses [+see also:
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 as the best film of this year’s edition. Interestingly, the competition jury chose to completely ignore the two Romanian features vying for the trophy, especially Adina Pintilie's Touch Me Not [+see also:
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interview: Adina Pintilie
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]
, this year's Golden Bear winner. With one exception, the rest of the awards went to European productions.

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As for the Romanian Days sidebar, the new Romanian films failed to convince the jury, and the awards went mainly to previously released features. Constantin Popescu's Pororoca [+see also:
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interview: Constantin Popescu
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]
 received the Best Romanian Feature Award, while a Special Mention was given to Touch Me Not

French actress-director Fanny Ardant, Hungarian directors Márta Mészáros and István Szabó, and Romanian actors Anna Széles and Dan Nuţu received Honorary Awards.

Here is the complete list of competitive awards at the 2018 Transilvania IFF:

Transilvania Trophy
The Heiresses [+see also:
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 - Marcelo Martinessi (Paraguay/Germany/Brazil/Uruguay/Norway/France) 

Best Director
Hlynur Pálmason - Winter Brothers [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Hlynur Pálmason
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]
(Denmark/Iceland) 

Special Jury Prize (ex aequo)
The Home - Asghar Yousefinejad (Iran)
Scythe Hitting Stone [+see also:
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]
 - Anja Kreis (Germany/Russia/Belarus) 

Best Performance
Natalia Tena, Oona Chaplin, David Verdaguer - Anchor and Hope [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Carlos Marques-Marcet
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]
 (Spain/UK) 

FIPRESCI Award (To Be or Not to Be Politically Correct? sidebar)
Life Guidance [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Ruth Mader
film profile
]
 - Ruth Mader (Austria)

Audience Award
The Guilty [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Gustav Möller
film profile
]
 - Gustav Möller (Denmark)

Romanian Days Award for Best Feature
Pororoca [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Constantin Popescu
film profile
]
 - Constantin Popescu (Romania/France) 

Romanian Days Award for Best First Feature
Soldiers. Story from Ferentari [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ivana Mladenovic
film profile
]
 - Ivana Mladenovic (Romania/Serbia/Belgium)

Romanian Days Special Mention
Touch Me Not [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Adina Pintilie
film profile
]
 - Adina Pintilie (Romania/Germany/Czech Republic/Bulgaria/France) 

Romanian Days Audience Award
One Step Behind the Seraphim [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Daniel Sandu
film profile
]
 - Daniel Sandu (Romania) 

Romanian Days Award for Best Short Film
The Christmas Gift - Bogdan Mureşanu (Romania)

Special Mention of the Jury
Michelangelo - Anghel Damian (Romania)
Sunday - Dorian Boguţă (Romania)

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