Online Magazine Edited by The national union of filmmakers
Even though 2021 brought to Romanian cinematography a lot of frozen projects,
postponed premieres, closed cinema venues, this was a friendly year when it comes to
awards. Romanian films were seen in film festivals abroad and received important awards.
The national events took place as usual and celebrated Romanian cinema: Gopo Awards,
Transilvania International Film Festival, UCIN Awards Gala (The Romanian Filmmakers
Union). The International Student Film Festival CineMAiubit was, as always, an invitation to
see young promising Romanian filmmakers.
Berlin Film Festival honoured Radu Jude's Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc/ Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn with the Golden Bear. This movie was Romania's proposal for 2022 Oscars.
Film director Teodora Ana Mihai obtained at Cannes for her movie La Civil the Courage Award, especially founded by the jury for her, in the final list of the Un Certain Regard section.
The National University of Theatre and Film "I.L. Caragiale" in Bucharest won a prize at Cannes, in Cinėfondation section (third prize, ex-aequo), with the short Love Stories on the Move by Carina Dașoveanu.
In the animation field, Romania was proudly represented by Anca Damian, awarded at Annecy for the co-production L'Extraordinaire Voyage de Marona/Călătoria extraordinară a Maronei with André-Martin Award for a French Feature.
Alina Grigore had a successful debut as a director at San Sebastian with Crai Nou / Blue Moon, which received the Golden Shell. We cordially remind the support of the director Adrian Sitaru in the professional trajectory of Alina Grigore.
Radu Ciorniciuc, honoured for cinematography at Sundance 2020, with Home/Acasă, was celebrated nationally at Gopo and UCIN Awards for best documentary.
The director Bogdan George Apetri had an important comeback, after 10 years, with two movies: Unidentified/Neidentificat and Miracle/Miracol, which premiered at Venice Film Festival.