Cristian Mungiu's Occident, which screened in Director's Fortnight in Cannes, won the top prize at the inaugural Transylvania Film Festival in Romania. Danis Tanovic's No Man's Land was voted the viewer's choice award winner.
Occident is the story of young and old Romanians who all dream about going abroad and realising their dreams, but never seem to be able to get any further than the local graveyard.
The festival featured a total of forty-three films, including the competition section, a "SuperNova" section of twelve films screened at recent international festivals and four recent Romanian films. As befitted the setting, famous as the home of Dracula there was a "Shadows" section of horror and fantasy films and a special screening of Nosferatu.
Other prizes included best actor - awarded to the entire cast of Andrea Sedlackova's Victims And Murders - and best cinematography to Andras Nagy
for the Hungarian production, Seaside, Dusk.
The jury was prizes were chosen producer Lewis B Chesler, film directors Hrafn Gunnlaugsson and Constantin Vaeni, film critic Ron Holloway and actress Oana Pellea.