This year’s European Co-Production Award – Prix Eurimages will go to Ada Solomon from Romania.
The award, acknowledging the role of co-productions in the European film industry, will be presented during the European Film Awards ceremony in Berlin on Dec 7.
Since setting up HiFilm, Solomon has produced award-winning shorts by Cristian Nemescu (Marilena From P7) and Radu Jude (The Tube With A Hat).
She also produced debut features by Radu Jude (The Happiest Girl In The World), Melissa de Raaf, Razvan Radulescu (First Of All, Felicia), Paul Negoescu (A Month In Thailand), and documentaries by Alexandru Solomon (Kapitalism - Our Improved Formula), among others.
She has produced the Eurimages-supported film Best Intentions by Adrian Sitaru, winner of two awards at the Locarno IFF 2011 and of two Romanian Gopos Awards, and Everybody In Our Family by Radu Jude which was also supported by Eurimages and won six Gopos Awards and the ‘Heart of Sarajevo’ 2012.
She is currently developing the docu-science-fiction Tarzan’s Testicles by Alexandru Solomon, as well as Radu Jude’s third feature Aferim!.
Solomon has worked in the film business for the last 20 years and her films have received awards in festivals such as Locarno, Sundance and Berlin, where Child’s Pose by Călin Peter Netzer received the Golden Bear 2013.
Solomon is also head of distribution at Parada Film and executive director of the NexT IFF Bucharest. She teaches at the National Film School in Bucharest and, together with Tudor Giurgiu, manages three miniplex cinemas in Romania.