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The 2017 UCIN Awards Gala

     The Romanian Filmmakers Union (UCIN) gave the awards for the achievements of the Romanian film industry for 2016 during the gala held by the Studio Hall of the “I.L.Caragiale” National Theatre in Bucharest. Out of the films submitted to the competition by the production companies, the jury made of the film critics Dana Duma, Cristina Corciovescu, Marilena Ilieșiu, Magda Mihăilescu and Mihai Fulger decided the nominations for the 20 categories.
     The winners were chosen by the jury presided by Maia Morgenstern and made of Ileana Popovici, Sorin Ilfoveanu, Tudor Giurgiu, Florin Mihăilescu, Varujan Vosganian și Ștefan Velniciuc.
Laurențiu Damian, the president of the Romanian Filmmakers Union gave the Academic Award to the film critic Eva Sîrbu and to the actor Ilarion Ciobanu, who was represented by his son, Ioachim Ciobanu.  He also gave the Excellency Awards and the Awards for the entire career to the filmmakers Aurel Miheleș, Mircea Vodă, Gheorghe Bălășoiu, Alexandru Gașpar, Ioan Albu.
     The Grand Prize and the UCIN Trophy for the Best Feature Film of 2016 went to Sieranevada, made by Cristi Puiu (who also won at the Best Director and Best Screenplay category) and produced by Mandragora (Anca Puiu was the producer). The UCIN Awards Gala was presented by Cătălina Grama (Jojo) and the awards were announced by Laura Cosoi, Irina Deleanu or Daniela Nane. 

The UCIN Awards for 2016:
Following the tradition of the previous years, during the UCIN Awards Gala Special Prizes, Excellency Awards and Academic Awards were given:
  • The Academic Award of the Romanian Filmmakers Union “In Memoriam” – the actor Ilarion Ciobanu
  • The Academic Award of the Romanian Filmmakers Union for outstanding achievements in the field of the Romanian film critic and history  - the film critic Eva Sîrbu
  • The Special Prize of the Romanian Filmmakers Union for outstanding contribution to the Makeup art: Mircea Vodă 
  • The Special Prize of the Filmmakers Union for the album-book “Bucharest, We`re Rolling” : Gheorghe Bălăşoiu and Marius Nedelcu
  • The Excellency Award : Aurel Miheleş, (for celebrating 70 years in the film industry)
  • The Excellency Award :  Alexandru Gaşpar (for celebrating 60 years in the field of the documentary  film)
  •  The Award of the President of the Romanian Filmmakers Union – the TV series The Deported Ones, made by Filaret Acatrinei, Cristian Amza, Radu Găină, Georges Boisnard, Dan Micu, Nicoleta Epure
  • Award of the President of the Romanian Filmmakers Union: Alexandru Lustig for the film adaptation of the play “Cherry Orchard” written by Anton Chekhov
  • The Excellency Diploma for his outstanding contribution to the Romanian film – Ioan Albu
During the UCIN Awards Gala the annual awards of the Association of the film critics within UCIN were also awarded:
  • “The Ioan Cantacuzino Award”: Doinel Tronaru for film writings (online and in printed version)
  • “The George Littera Award”: Viorel Domenico for the book “A different Jean Georgescu…”
  • The diploma for the Best Feature Film of the year: Cristi Puiu for Sieranevada.

Cinematography: Valeriu Ciubotaru, Nicolae Cara
Translation: Iulia Necoara

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