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August 14, 2022

Seven long films at Anonimul Festival

The sixth edition of the International Independent Film Festival “Anonimul,” due to take place in Sfantu Gheorghe, in the Danube Delta, during August 10 – 16, will feature seven long films and 42 fiction and animation short films.

The seven titles suggested by Ludmila Cvikova for the long film competition are “Wrong Rosary,” directed by Mahmut Fazil Coskun (Turkey) “Tulpan,” directed by Sergey Dvortsevoy, Kazakhstan, “The Other Irina,” directed by Andrey Gruzsniczki (Romania), “Treeless Mountain,” directed by So-Yong Kim, South Korea, “A Week Alone,” directed by Celine Murga, Argentina, “Stella,” directed by Sylvie Verheyde, France, “199 Tips to Be Happy,” directed by Andres Waissbluth, Chile.

The films compete for the Grand Prize of the festival, worth USD 3,000. The Prize is granted this year exclusively on the votes of the audience attending the festival.

The short film competition includes 42 titles, 24 fiction films and 18 animations. The films were selected by film critic Margareta Nistor and by Ludmila Cvikova.

Nine out of the 24 short fiction films attending the competition are Romanian: “Depending on You” by Anamaria Lazarovici, made in 2008, “The Giant” by Mihai Ionescu (2008), “I am not me,” by Monica Istrate, produced in 2008, “Oli’s Wedding” by Tudor Cristian Giurgiu (2009), “My Name Is…” directed by Dorin Moldoveanu (2008), “Tarantyno,” by Mircea Nestor (2009), “A Family” by Emanuel Parvu (2008), “Caviar” by Razvan Savescu (2009), “The Fabulous Destiny of Toma Cuzin” directed by Vlad Trandafir and Paul Negoescu, produced in 2008.

The 24 short films are competing for the Short Fiction Film Award, worth “USD 1,000 and for the Ovidiu Bose Pastina Award worth USD 1,000, granted by the Anonimul Foundation.

In the Animation section, four out of eighteen films are Romanian productions – “As in Traffic,” directed by Liviu Barbulescu and Madalina Sauca (2008), “Urban Tree,” directed by Vali Chincisan (2009), “The Song of Innocence,” directed by Ion Frecea (2008) and “Great Expectations,” directed by Alex Gubenco (2008).

The eighteen short films are to compete for the Best Animation Award, worth USD 1,000.

The Festival is organized by the “Anonimul” Foundation, supported by the National Filmmakers’ Centre and by the Romanian Television.

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