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September 28, 2021

Romania attends European Film Awards in Berlin

Romania attends the 2015 edition of the European Film Awards by two nominations: the film “Aferim”, directed by Radu Jude, and the documentary “Toto and His Sisters”, authored by Alexander Nanau.

The 28th edition of the European Film Awards ceremony will be held in the German capital, on December 12.

Also, Romanian director Cristian Mungiu is one of the Ambassadors of the Festival at this edition.

The long film “Aferim!”, a historical film that takes place in Wallachia, at the beginning of the nineteenth century, is one of the most ample Romanian cinema projects of the last few years and won, at the beginning of the year, the Silver Bear trophy for Best Director at the Berlin Film Festival, among numerous other awards.

The second Romanian nomination at EFA 2005, “Toto și surorile lui” tells the story of three children, Totonel (aged 10) and his sisters, Andreea (14) and Ana (17), awaiting their mother to come out of prison. Alexander Nanau’s film already had an impressive series of attendances in festivals and in a short while, it became one of the most awarded documentaries made in Romania during the last few years.

The European Film Awards, organized in a partnership by the European Film Academy and EFA Productions, are granted to the best achievements of European cinema, for 21 categories. Throughout the years, there were major Romanian filmmakers among the winners of various categories, such as Maia Morgenstern, Cristian Mungiu, Tudor Giurgiu or Ada Solomon.

Founded in 1988, The European Film Academy reunites at this point over 3,000 professionals of European Film, that have the common purpose to promote European cinema culture.

Throughout the year, the European Film Academy (EFA) initiates and attends a series of activities concerning film policies, as well as economical, artistic and education-related aspects. The programme includes conferences, seminars and workshops with the common purpose of building a connecting bridge between creativity and the film industry.

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