Romanian cinema experiences an enthusiastic finish for a very good year 2010.
Two of the most important Romanian films of the year, Bogdan George Apetri's Outbound / Periferic and Marian Crisan's Morgen, have triumphed in the 51st Thessaloniki International Film Festival (December 3-12, 2010).
Prison drama Outbound has won the Golden Alexander Award for the Best Film in the International Competition; leading actress Ana Ularu was rewarded with the Best Actress Award and The Greek Film Critics Association (PEKK) Award, while Marian Crisan got the Best Directing Award, his leading actors Andras Hathazi and Yilmaz Yalcin sharing the Best Actor trophy for their performances in Morgen. Crisan's feature also won the FIPRESCI Award for a film in the International Competition.
The two features, which had their world premieres at the previous edition of the Locarno International Film Festival, will be included in the line-up of the Transilvania IFF Romanian Days, the competitive showcase dedicated to the best of domestic cinema.
The 33rd Poitiers International Film Schools Festival, one of the most important student film festivals in Europe, has seen Iulia Rugina claim Best Director Award for her medium-length film Stuck on Christmas / Captivi de Craciun, selected in the 2010 Romanian Days line-up of Transilvania IFF. The Poitiers festival has run from December 3rd to 12th, 2010.
Leading actor in the most succesful Romanian short film of the year, Adrian Sitaru's The Cage / Colivia, Adrian Titieni, has won the Best Actor trophy at the 4th GrandOFF – World Off Film Awards, which took place November 22-29th 2010 in Warsaw, Poland. The GrandOFF Awards are destinated to offer recognition to the best independent shorts of the year, being one of the most important European galas celebrating short films. The Cage has won the Romanian Days Award for Best Short Film at the 2010 Transilvania IFF.