Even with the 31st edition of the Ciné Junior Festival being postponed, juries were able to decide about their favourite films. Like the documentary ACASA, MY HOME, collecting two awards.
Organised by the Cinéma Public association in the French department Val-de-Marne, the Ciné Junior Festival has actively supported the distribution of quality films in France since 1991. That is why its most prestigious award is endowed with €4,000 funding to the distributor plus €2,300 in technical support, given by Titra Film. This substantial support went to ACASA, MY HOME by Radu Ciorniciuc, winner of the Grand Prix. The jury was convinced by “the sincerity of the story, lively and unexpected, questioning the boundaries of good and bad and the place of humankind in its environment.“
Also the CICAE Jury of cinema exhibitors awarded this Romanian/German documentary, portraying the Enache family that has been living for decades in the Bucharest Delta, a green and rare urban ecosystem. Following the rhythm of the seasons, they live a simple and isolated life. Until the municipality forces them to move to the city and conform to the rules of society.
Also the other festival awards can be defined in terms of film distribution aid, like the ADAV Award for VEINS OF THE WORLD by Byambasuren Daava, “a film that explores with great finesse multiple contemporary themes through the eyes of a child”. The award of the Students’ Jury went to MY NAME IS BAGHDAD, a Brazilian film by Caru Alves de Souza “that embodied the current questions of our generation, and conveyed a message of struggle, power and hope.”
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