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Brasov Int’l Film Festival 2016 Announces Award Winners

Elio Dell'Unto President of the Jury
Elio Dell’Unto
President of the Jury

September 11, 2016

Brasov Int’l Film Festival, the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world, has announced tonight the complete list of awards handed at this year’s edition of the festival.

 

 

Jury Awards to Films in Competition:

  • Best Film: “The Sinking of Sozopol” (Bulgaria) by Kostadin Bonev

  • Best Director: Mahmoud Kamel for “Out of Order” (UAE, Egypt)

  • Best Actor: Richard De Klerk in “Beijing New York” (USA, China, Canada)

  • Best Feature Documentary: “The Legacy of Menla” (Hungary) by Adam Miklos, and “A Sauropod Abroad” (Canada) by Anna Cooley

  • Best Animation Film: “Voyage” (Romania) by Marian Poiana

  • Best Short Film: “Fill In the Blanks” (France) by Chloé Marçais, and “Twin Stars” (Turkey) by Mehmet Tığlı

Special Awards from the Organizers:

  • The “Honorary Award” has been handed to American businessman and political personality, Mr. Robert F. Sylk.

  • The “Lifetime Achievement Award” has been handed to 91 years old Croatian actor and musician, Mr. Bruno Petrali.

The Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund Award:

  • The “MMBF Rising Star Award” has been handed to 17 years old emerging Romanian actor Andrei Neamtu

All the 21 nonviolent feature films, documentaries and shorts that have competed for awards remain available for viewing on the Festival’s Vimeo On Demand Channel until 5:00 PM (EST) on Wednesday, September 14.

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/brasovfilmfestival

VIMEO-ON-DEMAND
The Festival was founded by film director Bruno Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu in 2012 to showcase nonviolent, main stream motion pictures and to show that those movies are not only capable of great international success, but they are also in high demand by the public.

The Festival has been recognized by the IMDB and all the awards handed each year are listed there. Visit the Festival’s IMDB profile.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market is owned and organized by Global Film Studio Inc.

The 2017 edition of the Festival will take place September 14 – 24.

CONTACT
www.brasovfilmfestival.com
info@brasovfilmfestival.com

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Brasov Int’l Film Festival Announces the 2016 Winner of the “MMBF Rising Star Award”

September 9, 2016 — The organizers of the Brasov International Film Festival & Market have announced this year’s winner of the MMBF Rising Star Award.

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Actor Andrei Neamtu, the Winner of the 2016 “MMBF Rising Star Award”

The recipient of the award is seventeen years old emerging Romanian actor Andrei Neamtu who is a graduate of Bruno Pischiutta’s International Film Workshops and who has been cast to play an important role in Global Film Studio’s upcoming feature film entitled THE BAD JOKE. Last year, Neamtu was the “Image of the Festival” and he was featured on the official poster. He is exclusively represented by Brasov Talent Agency.

For the second time this year Brasov Int’l Film Festival has partnered with the MMBF (Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund). MMBF is a London, UK based international charity that supports filmmakers, actors and individuals studying or working in performing arts worldwide through training grants, scholarships and funding for first time filmmakers. Winners of the award get an award plaque, prize money (USD 250), opportunities to work on film sets as well as tickets to film festivals and film related events.

In 2015, the winner of the MMBF Award at Brasov Int’l Film Festival was actress Denisa Barvon.

After four years of successful annual editions, Brasov Int’l Film Festival, the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world has moved on-line exclusively. This year, the Festival showcases 21 nonviolent selected feature films, documentaries and shorts on its Vimeo On Demand Channel, between September 1 – 11: “Film Director Bruno Pischiutta and Producer Daria Trifu make film and internet history with their on-line Film Festival”

The Festival is live on its Vimeo Channel here:

VIMEO-ON-DEMAND

http://www.vimeo.com/ondemand/BrasovFilmFestival

The lineup is featured in the 2016/2017 edition of Daria! magazine.

The Festival was founded by film director Bruno Pischiutta and producer Daria Trifu in 2012 to showcase nonviolent, main stream motion pictures and to show that those movies are not only capable of great international success but they are also in high demand by the public.

The Festival has been recognized by the IMDB and all the awards handed each year are listed. Visit the Festival’s IMDB profile.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market is owned and organized by Global Film Studio Inc.

CONTACT:
info@brasovfilmfestival.com

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Brasov Film Festival 2015 – Day 8

The feature film DADDY, a USA 2015 production by Iranian director Mahmoud Shoolizadeh, was the seventh film to screen In-Competition at the Brasov International Film Festival on Thursday, September 10. The film was presented as a World Premiere.

DADDY is starring Ian Doherty and Alyssa Marchalletta.

When he (Ian Doherty) finds out that his girlfriend (Alyssa Marchalletta) is pregnant, a troubled teen changes his ways and tries passionately to prepare for fatherhood, but he has an extremely hard time to cope with the unexpected and shocking challenge he is facing.

This is a very well realized American feature film and it is exceptional because it has been produced with a zero dollars budget.

Producer and Festival Director Daria Trifu together with film director and Festival’s Artistic Consultant Bruno Pischiutta and actress Denisa Barvon introduce DADDY before its screening In-Competition at the Brasov Film Festival.

 

Brasov Film Festival 2015 – DAY 5

The forth film In-Competition, an International Premiere from the USA, was screened on Monday evening, September 7. The film was OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN, directed by Liz Hinlein and produced by Diane Marshall-Green, Liz Hinlein, Adrienne Harris and Edward Button. The director of photography is Edward Button who is also present at the Festival. The movie is starring Diane Marshall-Green and Chad Michael Murray.

This feature film gives us a view of the young filmmakers’ scene in Los Angeles as well as the life and issues of homeless kids.

Reeling from the death of her famous father, filmmaker Samantha Trassler (Diane Marshall-Green) falls down the rabbit hole of PK (Chad Michael Murray), a charismatic homeless man who becomes the subject of her latest documentary. She is at loose ends until PK gives her renewed purpose. Their affair, however, threatens to tear apart the fabric of both of their lives.

The Festival is proud to have presented this beautiful film that has been written, directed and produced by women. This year, Brasov International Film Festival is dedicated to the women of the world and their problems and challenges.

Following the success of the film at the Festival, filmmakers and guests have gathered at the restaurant Die Stube – the second location of the event – where actress Denisa Barvon has interviewed Edward Button about his experience working on OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN.

Brasov Film Festival 2015 – Day 3

The second film In-Competition, from Spain, was screened yesterday evening with very much success. The film was NIGHTFALL IN INDIA, directed and produced by Chema Rodriguez and produced by Álvaro Alonso, Álvaro Suárez, Daniel Mitulescu and Juan Pablo Libossart. It is starring Juan Diego and Clara Voda.

In the audience there were also present actor Florin Opritescu from Barcelona, producer and cinematographer Edward Button from New York, who’s film OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN is screening tomorrow on September 7, producer Elio Dell’Unto from Toronto and actor Andrei Neamtu from Brasov. The evening was presented by director Bruno Pischiutta and actress Denisa Barvon.

NIGHTFALL IN INDIA brings us across different continents as the protagonists of the story travel from Spain and all the way till India.

Ricardo (Juan Diego) is in a wheelchair for 10 years and wants to die on the shore of the Ganges and to meet again Gadhali, the love of his life. Dana (Clara Vodă) will be along on this journey through Europe, Turkey, Iran and Pakistan. Both of them have high expectations from this trip.

Before the screening of the film, actor Andrei Neamtu has been announced as the winner of the contest “The IMAGE of the Festival 2015”.

Following the screening, Daria Trifu and actress Denisa Barvon have interviewed actor Florin Opritescu who expressed his very high regards for the quality of production of NIGHTFALL IN INDIA and, in particular, for the exceptional performance of Juan Diego and Clara Voda.

Brasov Film Festival 2015 – Day 2

The first film In-Competition was screened yesterday evening in front of a full house made out primarily of children and their parents. The film screened was FIDDLESTICKS, directed and produced by Veit Helmer, from Germany.

In the audience there were also present actor Florin Opritescu from Madrid, producer Miguel Baretto from Paris, producer and cinematographer Edward Button from New York, producer Elio Dell’Unto from Toronto, actress Andreea Dumitru and actor Andrei Neamtu from Brasov.

FIDDLESTICKS is an amazing film for children. It is a very sophisticated and elaborated production. The cast is composed by both adults and children.

Bollersdorf town is average. Its citizens take great pride in being average and go to great lengths to remain average. The children of Bollersdorf have had a bellyful of average and with the help of their pet coati they set about freeing their grandparents from the local old folks’ home. A hilarious caper ensues to create a new world record to put Bollersdorf on the map and make it a centre of technology.

The film is starring Benno Furmann, Fritzi Haberland, Alexander Scheer and Rolf Zacher. Brasov International Film Festival has screened the Romanian version of the movie (dubbed in Romanian language).

Following the screening, Daria Trifu and actress Denisa Barvon have interviewed some of the kids present.

Daria Trifu and Denisa Barvon are interviewing some of the kids who have attended the screening of the feature film for children, FIDDLESTICKS (directed by Veit Helmer). This movie is presented at the Festival, In-Competition.

Brasov Film Festival 2015 – Day 1

The 4th and 2015 edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market, the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world, opened its doors yesterday evening with the screening of the Goan film entitled “Dance to the Rhythm”.

The film is directed by Bardroy Baretto. The film’s producer, Joao Miguel Baretto, came from Paris to attend the Festival. Also present was Edward Button who arrived earlier in the day from New York; he is the producer and cinematographer of the feature film OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN which will be screened, In-Competition, on Monday evening.

The audience received the film with enthusiasm and they congratulated Miguel Baretto following the screening.

Miguel Baretto received the award given by the organizers of the Festival for the “Best Film Out Of Competition”.

Miguel Baretto, the producer of the feature film LET’S DANCE TO THE RHYTHM is interviewed by producer and director of the Festival, Daria Trifu, after he received the Special Award given by the organizers to the “Best Film Out Of Competition” (www.brasovfilmfestival.com)

LET’S DANCE TO THE RHYTHM:

This movie follows the story of a bitter sweet relationship between a young singer and her musician mentor set against the backdrop of the jazz clubs of Bombay and the musicians from Goa during the 60s.

Based on actual events this quasi-biographical film is a tribute to one of Goa’s greatest, yet barely acknowledged legacy – its musicians, who once upon a time set the jazz clubs of Bombay on fire and actually shaped the music of Bollywood cinema.

The film is written directed and produced by Bardroy Barretto and it is starring Vijay Maurya and Palomi Ghosh.

Director’s Statement

Goa is the smallest state in India. Very little about Goan culture and their way of life is known to the outside world. This film lets one take a peek into this unknown world, a state which contributed immensely to what we call today as Bollywood music. This film is a tribute to these unsung heroes of Goa- its musicians.