The 19th edition of the International Film and Television Festival SIMFEST 2022 ended on Saturday, September 3, with the Laureates Gala on the big stage of the Ariel Theatre.
The SIMFEST Grand Prize, worth 2000 euros, was awarded to the production Mother of Apostles, author Dmytro Ovechkin, from Ukraine. The prize for Documentary, worth 1000 euros, was awarded to the production Heartbeat, author Monica Franco, Portugal. Both awards were offered by the Union of Film and Audiovisual Producers from Romania.
“The SIMFEST festival is an important cultural festival, it is important for the spectators who come to see these films, it is important for the creators of audiovisual productions, who can confront and see from the other side what their colleagues are doing, but it is also important for young people who can assert themselves in this world of film at SIMFEST”, said Lucian Ionică, president of the jury.
The awards ceremony was interspersed with three artistic moments. One of the musical moments was provided by the TIBERIUS Quartet, who performed Devertimento in F Major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Rodrigo Fonti and Doina Enache delighted the audience with two choreographic moments on the rhythms of Argentine tango. Bass-baritone Marius Goșa, vocal soloist at the National Opera in Timișoara, presented the audience with a musical collage made from fragments of famous operas.
Full list of awards:
In the NEWS category this year, a mention was given to the news group from RTS television in Turnu Severin.
The prize for VIDEOCLIP was awarded to the production Uprooted, Ukraine, authors: Andrei Gavriss, Konstantin Koval.
The prize for ANIMATION was awarded to the production Shakespeare for all ages, authors Hannes Rall, Germany.
The prize for Student Creation, Fiction Field was awarded to the production Vlada goes to London, author: Arti Savchenko, Israel. Also, in the same category, a mention was given to the production – First, author Adam Hartwinski, Poland.
The prize for Student Creation – Nonfiction Field goes to Slovakia, being awarded to the production Longlive Death, author Robo Mihaly.
The prize for Tourist Film will be awarded to the production Supermatch, author Pavel Cherepin, Ukraine.
The award for TV Report will be awarded to the production Story of Lily Ebert, author Peter Berecz, Hungary.
The award for Documentary Film was awarded to the production Heartbeat, author Monica Franco, Portugal.
The award for Portrait Film was awarded to the production The adventures of Saul Bellow, author Asaf Galay, United States of America.
The Special Prize for the Promotion of Human Rights will be awarded to the production The Dark Way, author: Anahid Davari, Iran.
The Special Award for Finding the Truth will be awarded to the production In search of the engineer Dragomirescu, author Dragoş Zămoşteanu, Romania.
The Award for Short Film, Fiction Field, was awarded to the production A dead sea, author Nahd Bashier, Palestine.
The award for Feature Film was awarded to the production Boulevard, author Artur Wierzbicki, Poland.
The Special Jury Prize was awarded to the production – Zero: the cyber spirits, author Yugao Zheng.
The UNIREA prize was awarded to the production Ciao Patricia, author Sergiu Ciorescu, from the Republic of Moldova.
The Festival’s Grand Prize and Trophy was awarded to the production Mother of Apostles, author Dmytro Ovechkin, from Ukraine.