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Brasov Film Festival 2015 – Day 11 – Awards Ceremony

On Sunday night, September 13, the Awards Ceremony took place before a full house of guests.

The Jury of the Festival has selected to award the following:

Best Cinematography Award

Best Lead Male Actor Award
Ian Doherty for DADDY – USA

Best Costumes Award
Jaswant Singh Mintu for COME BACK JEETU – India

Best Art Direction Award
Anne Zentgraf for FIDDLESTICKS – Germany

Best Music Score Award

Best Lead Female Actor Award
Clara Voda for NIGHTFALL IN INDIA – Spain

Best Screenplay Award
Frank Green for WILDLIKE – USA

Best Film Award
Abbas Rafei for OBLIVION SEASON – Iran

Best Director Award
Mercedes Gaspar for ESCAPES – Spain


Awards Ceremony

Interview with ‘Best Cinematographer Award Winner’ Edward Button

Interview with ‘Best Director Award Winner’ Mercedes Gaspar

The Organizers of the Festival have selected to award the following:

Special Award – Best Film Out Of Competition
Produced by Muguel Barreto

Special Award
Producer Elio Dell’Unto – Toronto, Canada

Special Award – The IMAGE of Brasov Film Festival 2015
Actor Andrei Neamtu

MMBF Rising Star Award (Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund) – London, UK
Actress Denisa Barvon

Interview with Producer Elio Dell’Unto

Interview with Actor Andrei Neamtu

Interview with Actress Denisa Barvon

Awards Ceremony 2015

Brasov Film Festival 2015 – Day 7

The sixth film In-Competition, from Spain, had its Romanian premiere at the Brasov International Film Festival on Wednesday evening, September 9. The film is ESCAPES (Spanish: HUIDAS) written, directed and produced by Mercedes Gaspar who was present for the screening. The movie is starring Huichi Chiu and Liberto Rabal.

Director Bruno Pischiutta and actress Denisa Barvon interview Spanish director Mercedes Gaspar on the stage of Brasov International Film Festival & Market before the screening of her movie.

Following the success of the film at the Festival, producer Daria Trifu has conducted an interview with Mercedes Gaspar.

In attendance, there was also Cicerone Busuioc, the PR Manager of the Iubim Brasovul Group, who discussed the movie with the director.


After the death of her father, the leading character, a young girl named China (Huichi Chiu) goes on trip that will help her to find the human being’s essence. During this travel, she will discover that running away from her past and present is not the way to solve her problems.

Brasov Film Festival 2015 – DAY 6

The fifth film In-Competition, from Iran, had its European premiere at the Brasov International Film Festival on Tuesday evening, September 8. The film was OBLIVION SEASON, directed and produced by Abbas Rafei and written by Ali Asghari. The movie is starring Sareh Bayat and Amin Zendeghani.

An ex-prostitute (Sareh Bayat) starts a new life by marrying her loved one (Amin Zendeghani) but leaving the shadow of her dark past is not as easy as it seemed before. Now she is the prisoner of her husband and in order to earn her freedom she should fight with the chauvinistic society of Iran.

Director’s view:

Abbas Rafei (2)“I tried to show a woman behind bars and fences all over today’s Tehran, who is trying to overcome all the intolerance and traditional and religious dogmatism in her society in order to live and stay alive. A society which doesn’t wish to let her forget the past.”


Once again, 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.