Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu's film East Of
The feature received $12,612 (Euros 10,000) and the Transilvania Trophy for Best Film, anadditional $2522 (Euros 2,000) for best film in the RomanianDays selection, and an audience award from festival-goers. In
French-Georgianco-production 13-Tzameti won the FIPRESCIAward for director Gela Babluaniand Best Cinematography for Tariel Meliava.
Hungarian director Gyorgy Palfiwon the Best Director Award and $6300 (Euros5,000) for his film Taxidermia.David Dencik won Best Actor for his role as atranssexual in the Danish film A Soap, directed by PernilleFischer Christensen.
The awards were announced at a gala ceremony June 10at the National Theatre in
Porumboiu produced East Of
TIFF 2006 Awards
Best Film - East of
Best Director Award - GyorgyPalfi (Taxidermia)
Best Actor - David Dencik (A Soap)
Best Cinematography - TarielMeliava (13-Tzameti)
Special Mentions - Viva Zapatero! (dir. Sabina Guzzanti)and The
FIPRESCI Award - 13-Tzameti (dir.
Public Award -
Re:publik Award for the best Short Film in the Shadows section - Femerlin's Song, (dir. ManuelPena)
Award for Excellency - Stefan Iordache
Lifetime Achievement Award - Vanessa Redgrave
Best Script - Short Film - AugustinCupsa for Trenul catre Bucuresti pleaca de la linia 3
Best Script - Feature Film - Dan Mihu for Sa iubesti si sa tragiapa.
The Romanian Days Award for feature film director -
The Romanian Days Award for short film - Marilena de la P7 (dir.Cristian Nemescu)
Let's Go Digital! Best Film - Question & Question (dirs. Adela Giurgiu, Vlad Cideriu,Radu Tiganas)