Young Swedishdirector Stina Bergman's Reflections of the Sun won the DaKINO Trophy(including a purse of $5000) at the first edition of the BucharestInternational Film Festival (BiFest).
The Romaniancapital's first international film festival , launched under the presidency ofLucian Georgescu and Dan Chisu, also played host to the 14th edition of theDaKINO Short Film Festival.
Threelifetime-achievement awards were also presented at the festival's closing gala,to Romanian actor Ilarion Ciobanu, Czech director Jiri Menzel and Britishdirector Anthony Minghella who shot his Cold Mountain in Romania. Allthree receipients were present at the gala to accept their awards.
The festival whichalso hosted a number of evening feature gala screenings is aiming to launch afeature film competition for the second edition of BiFest in 2005.