Last night The UCIN Gala Awards for the film productions of 2019 took place at the Studio Hall of the “I.L. Caragiale” National Theatre in Bucharest. Introduced by Cătălina Grama.
Laurențiu Damian, the president of UCIN, opened the event.
Out of the nominated films, the jury presided by Stere Gulea and made of Marilena Ilieșiu, Irina Nistor, Florin Mihăilescu and Dorel Vișan, chose the awards for each category.
Laurențiu Damian, the president of UCIN, announced the Excellency Awards to Radu Igaszag, Melania Oproiu and Tora Vasilescu, the UCIN Accademic Award to Florin Piersic, Dinu Tănase, Constantin Vaeni and the UCIN President Award to the actress Dana Rogoz.
Dana Duma, the president of the Film Critics Association of UCIN presented the awards for the publications of 2019 and the Diploma for the Best Film to the production The Whistlers / La Gomera.
The Romanian Filmmakers Union Trophy – The Whistlers / La Gomera
, directed by Corneliu Porumboiu
Special Award of the Jury – Marona`s Fantastic Tale / Călătoria fantastică a Maronei
, directed by Anca Damian
“Lucian Pintilie” Best Director - Tudor Giurgiu
Best Screenplay - Bogdan Toma, Liviu Săndulescu
Best Cinematography - Tudor Mircea
for The Whistlers
Best Costumes - Ana Ioneci
, Claudia Bunea for Queen Marie of Romania / Maria, Regina României
Best Set Design - Nora Dumitrescu, Laura Russu for Queen Marie of Romania
Best Actress in a Leading Role - Roxana Lupu
for the part Queen Marie in Queen Marie of Romania
Best Actor in a Leading Role - Radu Botar
for the part of Bishop Episcopul Iuliu Hossu in The Cardinal/ Cardinalul
Best Actress in a Secondary Role - Julieta Szonyi
for the part of Mother in The Whistlers
Best Actor in a Secondary Role - Anghel Damian
for the part of Prince Carol in Queen Marie of Romania
Best Editing - Roxana Szel
for The Whistlers
Best Sound Design - Cristinel Șirli
for Queen Marie of Romania
„Adrian Enescu” Best Original Score - Pablo Pico for Marona`s Fantastic Tale
Best Fiction Short Film - Havana, Cuba
, directed by Andrei Huțuleac
Best Feature-Length Documentary - Timebox
, directed by Nora Agapi
Best Short Documentary - Creativ
, directed by Ioana Grigore
Best Animated Film - Opinci,
directed by Anton
& Damian Groves
Best Television Film – Quen Mother Elena, the queen of the 4 exiles / Regina Mamă Elena, Regina celor 4 exiluri
, directed by Camelia Csiki
“Alexandru Tatos” Opera Prima Award - MO,
directed by Radu Dragomir
Best Make-up - Nastasia Mateiu, Clara Tudose for Queen Marie of Romania
Film Hopes Award – The Last Priest / Ultimul preot
, directed by Alma Buhagiar
The Academic Award - Dinu Tănase, Florin Piersic, Constantin Vaeni
The Excellency Award of UCIN - Tora Vasilescu, Radu Igazsag, Melania Oproiu
Excellency Diploma - Roland Pupăză
The UCIN President Award - Dana Rogoz for the part from MO
Special Mention - Între chin și amin
, directed by Toma Enache.
The Awards of the Film Critics and Filmologists Association from UCIN:
”Ïoan Cantacuzino Award” for film reviews - Mihai Fulger,
for the quality of the articles published in the ”Film” Magazine and on the ”Adevărul” blog.
”George Littera Award” for film book (ex aequo) - Magda Mihăilescu
for “Sora mea din Australia. Trecute întâlniri cu Irina Petrescu” and "Romanian Cinema Inside Out: Insights on film culture, industry and politics 1912 - 2019", a volume coordinated by Irina Trocan
The Best Film of the Year Diploma went to The Whistlers
, directed by Corneliu Porumboiu.