The Festival held it’s Awards Gala Night on August 11 in front of a full house, cameras and personalities. The enormous success of the Festival has been documented by articles in the press, film and photos.
The Jury of the Brasov International Film Festival & Market (1-11 August 2013) composed by director Bruno Pischiutta – Jury President, actress Nubia Buitrago, screenplay writer Ana-Maria Cioflec, model Cristiana Cioflec, production manager Elio Dell’Unto, actress Aida Vondeth and actor Peter Wolf has deliberated and awarded the films in competition as follows:
• Best Film – “One Day” produced by Nina Jacobson
• Best Director – Giovanni Veronesi for “The Ages of Love”
• Best Cinematography – Kwok-Man Keung for “The Sorcerer and the White Snake”
• Best Lead Male Actor – Richard Gere for “Arbitrage”
• Best Lead Female Actor – Sarah Jessica Parker for “I Don’t Know How She Does It”
• Best Screenplay – Brian Klugman for “The Words”
• Best Music Score – Julian Nott “The Decoy Bride”
• Best Art Direction – “Snowflake, The White Gorilla”
• Best Costumes – Bina Daigeler for “Captain Thunder & The Holy Grail”
The organizers of the Festival have given Special Awards to the following people:
• Cameron Diaz – “Best Actress” in a film out of competition: “My Sister’s Keeper”
• Woody Harrelson – “Best Actor” in a film out of competition: “Seven Pounds”
• Dr. Dumitru Preda, Romanian Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Cuba – “Thank You” for his support of the Festival and of the two feature films that Global Film Studio is preparing in Cuba.
• Sophia Gilberto – “Best Foreign Emerging Actress in Romania”. She is an American actress from Boston, Massachusetts who has a contract with Brasov Talent Agency and who was one of the best students of the International Film Workshops 2013. Sophia Gilberto has a brilliant film career ahead of her.
• Denisa Barvon – “Festival Image”. She is the greatest emerging Romanian actress with a certain international career. Denisa Barvon won the contest ‘the Image of Brasov International Film Festival & Market 2013’ and she has an exclusive contract with the Brasov Talent Agency and two leading roles in the upcoming feature films of Brasov Film Center.
One of the Festival’s guests of honor was the famed actress Clara Voda who’s presence created a resounding impact among the audience. She has also participated to the graduation ceremony of the international students who have attended this year’s International Film Workshops organized by Daria Trifu and taught by film director Bruno Pischiutta. Clara Voda has addressed the student in English and she was also interviewed for the documentary produced by Brasov Film Center about this edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market.
The feature film “My Sister’s Keeper” was screened out of competition at the closing Gala Night following the Awards Ceremony. The film was selected in order to show to the audience a different side of the organ donation, the CAUSE to which the Festival was dedicated this year.
Brașov Internațional Film Festival & Market (www.brasovfilmfestival.com) thanks the following sponsors and partners:
Staropramen (www.staropramen.com), Nissa (www.nissa.ro), Klopman (www.klopman.com), Kronwell Hotel (www.kronwell.com), Femei in Afaceri (www.femei-in-afaceri.ro), Tourism Association – Brasov (www.brasovtourism.eu), Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services – Pasadena, California (www.oyhfs.org), Toronto Pictures (www.torontopictures.ning.com), Global Film Studio (www.globalfilmstudio.com), Brasov Film Center (www.rollywood.org), Zile si Nopti (www.zilesinopti.ro), Metropola Magazine (www.metropola.info.ro), Art Act Magazine (www.artactmagazine.ro), Calendar Evenimente (www.calendarevenimente.ro).