The jury for the documentary was composed of Lejla Dedić (producer, Bosnia and Herzegovina), Goran Dević (director, Croatia) and Tue Steen Müller (consultant and film critic, Denmark),
“Our Father” (Romania) received the special jury prize, worth 2,500 euros, and “Home” (Romania, Germany, Finland), the Human Rights Prize (worth 3,000 euros, awarded by the Kingdom of the Netherlands) – being the best film in the competition that addresses this topic, according to news.ro.
Seven Romanian productions, including four documentaries, were selected in the competitions of the Sarajevo 2020 Film Festival.
At this year’s edition of the festival, the best feature film was named “Exile” (Germany, Belgium, Kosovo), by Visar Morina, which received 16,000 euros. The title of best director went to Ru Hasanov for “The Island Within” (Azerbaijan, France), while the awards for best actress and best actor went to Maria Škaričić for “Mare” (Switzerland, Croatia). , respectively to Vangelis Mourikis for “Digger” (Greece, France).
The best documentary feature was chosen “Merry Christmas” (Sweden, Serbia, Germany, France, Belgium, Qatar), by Mladen Kovačević.
Radu Ciorniciuc’s debut feature film, awarded at Sundance, at DOK.fest Munich and Krakow FF, designated the best feature film in the Romanian Film Days section at TIFF 2020, will run in open-air cinemas in Romania starting with September 18.
“Human, the film is about the search, we all have, for a place – in and around us – that we can call our own, at home. Explore questions such as: What is happiness? What does a family mean? Where is he at home? The documentary film, when made with passion, honesty and love, is an environment that helps us to understand both the world inside us and the one around us better “, Radu Ciorniciuc transmitted in a communiqué.
The film will have three special screenings, organized in partnership with the Văcăreşti Natural Park Association, right inside the park, on September 15, 16 and 17. The total capacity is 60 seats, and tickets will be on sale soon.
The screenings will be preceded by tours through the Văcăreşti Natural Park, guided by the children of the Enache family, the protagonist of the film.
The film team and part of the Enache family will be present at the opening of One World Romania, on August 21, at 7.30 pm, at Verde Stop Arena.
The film will also run on August 25, at the same festival, from 20:30, at Mercato Kultur, and will be followed by a debate with director Radu Ciorniciuc and Ionela Cristea (program director of the Roma Education Fund Romania Foundation ).
“Home” can be watched at Câmpulung Film Fest, on August 28, from 20:30, being still scheduled at international festivals.
Produced by Manifest Film, in co-production with HBO Europe, “Acasă” had its national premiere at TIFF 2020 (Cluj-Napoca), during the Romanian Film Days, and then ran at the Anonymous International Independent Film Festival.
“Home”, the story of the family who lived for 20 years in the Văcăreşti Delta and who fights for acceptance and their own definition of freedom, bears the mark of the close collaboration between director Radu Ciorniciuc, screenwriter Lina Vdovîi and cinematographer Mircea Topoleanu, along with producer Monica Lăzurean -Gorgan, through the Manifest Film production house, in co-production with HBO Europe, Corso Film (Germany), Kino Company (Finland).
The film will be released on HBO GO on October 15.