The jury of the international competition of the 34th edition of the Warsaw Film Festival (October 12-21, 2018), made of Piers Handling, Canada; Tolga Karaçelik, Turkey; Joanna Kos-Krauze, Poland; Nik Powell, Great Britain; Marek Rozenbaum, Israel, gave Anca Damian
the Best Director Award for the film Moon Hotel Kabul
. Anca Damian, who was in Warsaw for three days, attended the
screenings in festival together with two of the actors: Florin Piersic Jr. and Alexandru Nagy.
The screenplay of the Romanian-French production was written by Anca Damian and Lia Bugnar
; it stars Florin Piersic jr
The Warsaw Grand Prix went to the Albanese film The Delegation
, directed by Bujar Alimani.
This year, among the films in competition, the festival included two Romanian feature films, Moon Hotel Kabul
, directed by Anca Damian (in the “International Competition” section) and Thou Shalt Not Kill/Să nu ucizi
, directed by Cătălin Rotaru and Gabi Virginia Şargă, in the “1-2 Competition” section.
Another Romanian presence was Andrei Huţuleac, who was part of the short film jury, after having won the short film competition of the 2017 edition, with the film Offstage
A traditional partner of this important film event, the Romanian Cultural Institute in Warsaw supported the presence of the Romanian filmmakers and actors at the festival.