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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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Animation films are now accepted at Brasov International Film Festival & Market

Image courtesy of Animation Fascination
Image courtesy of Animation Fascination

Brasov, Romania — March 29, 2016 — For the first time this year, Brasov International Film Festival & Market accepts animation films. All movies must be nonviolent.

In its 5th edition, the Festival is being held September 1 – 11 in the beautiful resort city of Brasov, Transylvania. BRIFF is the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world.

The submission deadline is:

July 29, 2016

Filmmakers may submit their movies via:

FilmFreeway
Withoutabox
ClickForFestivals

Awards & Prizes:

– Best Feature Film
– Best Documentary
– Best Short Film
– Best Short Documentary
– Best Film Out Of Competition

The following are awarded to feature films only:

– Best Director
– Best Cinematography
– Best Lead Male Actor
– Best Lead Female Actor
– Best Screenplay
– Best Music Score
– Best Art Direction
– Best Costumes

The winners receive an Award Certificate and an original handmade Trophy (valued at $600) that is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.

For the second year in a row, in partnership with the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund, the Festival is also handing out the ‘MMBF Rising Star Award’ to an emerging filmmaker. The Award consists of a $250 cash prize and other perks offered by the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund of London, UK.

Brasov International Film 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.

Over the years, some of the filmmakers awarded here include: Nicole Kidman, Woody Allen, Richard Gere, Keira Knightley, Robert Redford, Sarah Jessica Parker, Woody Harrelson and Cameron Diaz among many others.

Some of the films that have been awarded at Brasov International Film Festival gained access to theatrical releases and have competed for Academy Award®’s nomination consideration.

CONTACT:
http://www.brasovfilmfestival.com
info@brasovfilmfestival.com
USA Tel: +1 646-300-9232

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Shorts and documentaries are now screened at Brasov International Film Festival

Submit your feature film, short or documentary!

Brasov Film Festival 1 banner 2016
Brasov, Romania — March 5, 2016 — Starting this year, in addition to feature films, Brasov International Film Festival & Market welcomes feature documentaries, short documentaries and live action short films. All movies must be nonviolent.

In its 5th edition, the Festival is being held September 1 – 11 in the beautiful resort city of Brasov, Romania. BRIFF is the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world.

 

The submission deadline is:

July 29, 2016

Filmmakers may submit their movies via:

FilmFreeway
Withoutabox
ClickForFestivals

 

Awards & Prizes:

– Best Feature Film
– Best Documentary
– Best Short Film
– Best Short Documentary
– Best Film Out Of Competition

The following are awarded to feature films only:

– Best Director
– Best Cinematography
– Best Lead Male Actor
– Best Lead Female Actor
– Best Screenplay
– Best Music Score
– Best Art Direction
– Best Costumes

The winners receive an Award Certificate and an original handmade Trophy (valued at $600) that is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.

BRIFF Trophy copy

For the second year in a row, in partnership with the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund, the Festival is also handing out the ‘MMBF Rising Star Award’ to an emerging filmmaker. The Award consists of a $250 cash prize and other perks offered by the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund of London, UK.

Filmmakers may submit their movies via:

FilmFreeway
Withoutabox
ClickForFestivals

Brasov International Film 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.

Over the years, some of the filmmakers awarded here include: Nicole Kidman, Woody Allen, Richard Gere, Keira Knightley, Robert Redford, Sarah Jessica Parker, Woody Harrelson and Cameron Diaz among many others.

Films that have been awarded at Brasov International Film Festival gained access to theatrical releases and have competed for Academy Award®’s nomination consideration.

CONTACT:
http://www.brasovfilmfestival.com
info@brasovfilmfestival.com
USA Tel: +1 646-300-9232

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NEW: Brasov International Film Festival accepts submissions via Withoutabox

Submit your film to Brasov Film Festival!

Banner Submission

Brasov, Romania — January 15, 2016 — In its 5th edition this year, Brasov International Film Festival & Market has also opened for submissions via Withoutabox. The Festival, to be held September 1 – 11 in the beautiful resort city of Brasov, Romania accepts film submitted via FilmFreeway, FestHome and ClickForFestivals, in addition to Withoutabox.

Brasov International Film Festival is the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world. The Festival welcomes live action feature films, feature documentaries, short documentaries and live action short films. All movies must be nonviolent.

The submission deadline is: July 29, 2016

Awards & Prizes
– Best Feature Film
– Best Documentary
– Best Short Film
– Best Short Documentary
– Best Film Out Of Competition

The following are awarded to feature films only:
– Best Director
– Best Cinematography
– Best Lead Male Actor
– Best Lead Female Actor
– Best Screenplay
– Best Music Score
– Best Art Direction
– Best Costumes

The winners receive an Award Certificate and an original handmade Trophy (valued at $600) that is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.

For the second year in a row, in partnership with the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund, the Festival is also handing out the ‘MMBF Rising Star Award’ to an emerging filmmaker. The Award consists of a $250 cash prize and other perks offered by the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund of London, UK.

Filmmakers may submit their movies via:

Withoutabox
FilmFreeway
FestHome
ClickForFestivals

Brasov International Film 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. Over the years, some of the filmmakers awarded there include: Nicole Kidman, Woody Allen, Richard Gere, Keira Knightley, Robert Redford, Sarah Jessica Parker, Woody Harrelson and Cameron Diaz among many others.

CONTACT:
http://www.brasovfilmfestival.com
info@brasovfilmfestival.com
USA Tel: +1 646-300-9232

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Film Awarded at Brasov International Film Festival is on the Short List for an Oscar®

Brasov Film Festival is open for submissions.

Brasov, Romania — January 8, 2016 — The organizers of the Brasov International Film Festival & Market congratulate the producers of the feature film “Let’s Dance to the Rhythm” (‘Nachom-ia Kumpasar’) for having made it to the list of productions eligible in the ‘Best Foreign Film’ and ‘Best Background Score’ categories at the 88th Academy Awards (Oscars®).

The film was an official selection at the Brasov Film Festival in 2015, the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world, where it received the ‘Best Film Out Of Competition Award’ handed to Miguel Barretto.

Another film that met with great international success following its screening and ‘Best Film Award’ at the Brasov Film Festival is “Oblivion Season”, the Iranian movie directed and produced by Abbas Rafei and starring Sareh Bayat. “Oblivion Season” portrays a moment in the life of an ex-prostitute who, after changing her life, becomes prisoner of her husband and, in order to earn her freedom, she should fight with the chauvinistic society of Iran. The film was an official selection at the Brasov Film Festival where it had its European premiere.

Other films that were awarded at the Brasov Film Festival and that went on to receive distribution, get released and/or win other international festivals are “Other People’s Children” directed by Liz Hinlein and starring Chad Michael Murray and Diane Marshall-Green, “Come Back Jeeto” directed by Jaswant Mintu and “Wildlike” directed by Frank Hall Green and starring Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty and Ella Purnell.

Brasov International Film Festival, the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world, is now open for submissions. The 5th annual edition of the Festival will be held September 1 – 11, 2016.

Filmmakers may submit their movies via:

FilmFreeway
FestHome
ClickForFestivals

The Festival welcomes submissions of live action feature films, feature documentaries, short documentaries and live action short films. All films submitted must be nonviolent.

Brasov International Film 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. Over the years, some of the movies and filmmakers awarded here include: Nicole Kidman, Woody Allen, Richard Gere, Keira Knightley, Robert Redford, Sarah Jessica Parker, Woody Harrelson and Cameron Diaz among many others.

CONTACT:
http://www.brasovfilmfestival.com
info@brasovfilmfestival.com
USA Tel: +1-646-300-9232

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Brasov International Film Festival & Market is Open for Submissions and Announces 2016 Dates

The Brasov International Film Festival & Market has opened submissions for the 5th annual edition of the Festival, to be held September 1 – 11, 2016.

Open For Submissions Photo 2016

Brasov International Film Festival is the most important and renowned nonviolent film festival in the world. The Festival takes place in the beautiful resort city of Brasov located in the heart of Romania.

The Festival welcomes submissions of live action feature films, feature documentaries, short documentaries and live action short films. All films submitted must be nonviolent. A total of ten feature films will be selected, screened and awarded at the Festival.

All submitted short films and documentaries (that adhere to the Festival’s guidelines) will receive the Official Selection Certificate however, only one feature documentary, one short film and one short documentary will be screened during the Festival and those three will be the selected ones to receive Awards.

The submission deadline is: July 29, 2016

Awards & Prizes

– Best Feature Film
– Best Documentary
– Best Short Film
– Best Short Documentary
– Best Film Out Of Competition

The following are awarded to feature films only:

– Best Director
– Best Cinematography
– Best Lead Male Actor
– Best Lead Female Actor
– Best Screenplay
– Best Music Score
– Best Art Direction
– Best Costumes

The winners receive an Award Certificate and an original handmade Trophy (valued at $600) that is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.

For the second year in a row, in partnership with the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund, the Festival is also handing out the ‘MMBF Rising Star Award’ to an emerging filmmaker. The Award consists of a $250 cash prize and other perks offered by the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund of London, UK.

Filmmakers may submit their movies via

FilmFreeway

FestHome

ClickForFestivals

CONTACT:
http://www.brasovfilmfestival.com
info@brasovfilmfestival.com
USA Tel: +1-646-300-9232

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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
Edward Button for OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN – USA

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
Tony Green for THE LIFE AND DEATH OF AN UNHAPPILY MARRIED MAN – USA

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

Introduction

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
LET’S DANCE TO THE RHYTHM – Goa, India / 
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