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Over 130 films competing at Gopo Awards 2016

84 Romanian films screened in cinemas or film festivals in 2015 will enter the race for nominations at the 10th edition of the Gopo Awards: 17 fictional feature films, 12 documentary films and 55 short reels. More than 50 other European films that were screened in Romania in 2015 will enter the competition in the Best European Film category.

The fictional feature films’ category includes: “Aferim!” (Radu Jude) and “Why me?” (Tudor Giurgiu), the Romanian films that top the box office rankings, “Love story” (Cristina Iacob), “My world” (Nicolae Constantin Tanase’s debut), “The treasure” (Corneliu Porumboiu), “Bucharest non-stop” (Dan Chisu).

“The network” (Claudiu Mitcu), a film based on a journalistic investigation into the smuggling of anti-cancer drugs, “YouTube Bazaar” (Dan Chisu), a documentary about the spectacular story of the first Romanian vlogger, “Aliyah DaDa” (Oana Giurgiu’s debut), a film about the history of Jews in Romania, “The magic mountain” (animation director Anca Damian’s second film), these are just four of the titles included in the documentary category.

The list of films that compete in The Best Short Reel Category includes fictional films, documentaries and animation films screened for the first time at national or international film festivals last year. Of the 55 films, we mention: “Ramona” (Andrei Cretulescu), “Black Friday” (Roxana Stroe), “Dispozitiv 0068” (Radu Barbulescu), “Dopul scuza mijloacele” (Mihai Ionescu), “Scor Alb” (Marius Olteanu), “Verigheta” (Gabriel Achim), “Vacanta la tara (Andrei Tanase), “Blue Spring” (Andreea Bortun), “Inapoi la radacini” (Andrei Rautu), “Omulan!” (Matei Branea).

The nominations for all 20 categories will be announced at the end of February. We remind our readers that this year the jury consists of 11 film professionals: Stere Gulea (film director), Florin Piersic Jr. (actor), Daniel Mitulescu (film producer), Melania Oproiu (monteur), Sorin Botoseneanu (operator/university professor at UNATC), Miruna Berescu (director of the ‘Anonimul’ International Film Festival for Indy Films) – and film critics Cristina Corciovescu, Stefan Dobroiu, Doinel Tronaru, Laurentiu Bratan and Ionut Mares.

After the nominations are announced (a month before the Gala), over 450 active professionals from all domains of the Romanian film industry will be invited to vote the winners of this year’s awards. The jury will use a voting mechanism offered by the prestigious PwC Romania audit and consultancy company, a company with which the organizers of the Gopo Awards have formed a partnership ever since 2011.

The 10th edition of the Gopo Awards Gala is organized by the Association for the Promotion of Romanian Film, with the support of the National Cinematography Centre and Babel Communications.

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