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TRANSILVANIA 2015 Awards

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The Transilvania Trophy goes to Argentina

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- Juan Schnitman’s The Fire wins the festival’s top award, but the other trophies stay in Europe

The Transilvania Trophy goes to Argentina
Actress Margita Gosheva receiving her Best Performance Award (© Chris Nemeș)

Juan Schnitman’s The Fire won the Transilvania Trophy at the 14th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (29 May – 7 June, Cluj-Napoca), while most of the other awards went to European productions. Twelve first and second features were competing for the festival’s trophies.

The Best Directing Award went to Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov for their first feature, The Lesson [+see also:
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(Bulgaria-Greece). The film also received the Best Performance Award for actress Margita Gosheva

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The Special Jury Prize went to the Icelandic production Rams [+see also:
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by Grímur Hákonarson. The movie also received the Audience Award.

The top award in the Romanian Days sidebar went to Corneliu Porumboiu’s The Treasure [+see also:
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, while Nicolae Constantin Tănase received the Best First Feature Award for his teenage drama The World Is Mine [+see also:
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. Andrei Creţulescu’s Ramona and Roxana Stroe’s Black Friday shared the Best Short Film Award, and a Special Mention went to Alexandru Ranta’s Pavel

The FIPRESCI Award, given to one of the 11 films with little to no dialogue in the Words Are Very Unnecessary sidebar, went to Aleksandr Kott’s Test (Russia). 

Finally, Nastassja Kinski received a Special Award for Contribution to World Cinema, while popular Romanian actor Marin Moraru received an Excellence Award.

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