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Lineup announced for March’s Gopo Awards

Fifty-eight feature, short and documentary productions will enter a competition for the most important local film awards, Gopo, according to a communiqué issued by the National Cinema Centre.


A jury of industry professionals has selected the eligible productions, most of them with a portfolio of international awards, while on February 21 the front-runners will be announced. The awarding ceremony will take place on March 28. Among the selected films one can find critics’ darlings such as “Tuesday, After Christmas”, “Medal of Honour” and “The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu” which makes the jury mission even more difficult. Other entries include Florin Serban’s acclaimed debut feature “If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle” awarded with a Silver Bear in Berlin last year, “First of All, Felicia” by Razvan Radulescu and Melissa de Raaf, which received three TIFF awards last year or “The Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man” by Constantin Popescu Jr. Among the eligible documentaries are titles such as “The Shukar Collective Project” directed by Matei-Alexandru Mocanu, “Stone Memories” by Iosif Demian or “Search” by Ionut Piturescu, winner in Cannes’ Quinzaine des Realisateurs.


The jury will feature eleven of the most recognizable faces from the industry, including critics Tudor Caranfil, Mihai Chirilov, director Florin Iepan and actress Medeea Marinescu. After announcing the nominees ballot, over 400 industry professionals and critics will be invited to cast their votes either online or by post until March 27. The Gopo Awards Gala is organized by the Association for Romanian Films Promotion together with the National Cinema Centre.

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