Cristi Puiu


  • 2013 – “Three Exercises of Interpretation” (feature)


     Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2013


  • 2010 – “Aurora” (feature)


    East of the West Award – Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic, 2011

    Jury Mention – goEast Film Festival, Wiesbaden, Germany, 2011

    Best Feature Film – National Romanian Film Festival, Constanta, Romania, 2011


    Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2013

    Cannes Film Festival, France, 2011

    BFI London Film Festival, UK, 2011

    Vienna International Film Festival – the Viennale, Austria, 2011

    Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil, 2011

    International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2011

    Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival, Argentina, 2011

    San Francisco International Film Festival, USA, 2011

    New York Film Festival, USA, 2011


  • 2008 – “Seven Sketches” (feature)


  • 2005 – “The Death of Mr. Lazarescu”  (feature)


    Un Certain Regard – Cannes Film Festival, France, 2005

    Jury Award and Bayard d’Or - Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, Belgium

    Jury Award for Best Foreign Film – Copenhagen International Film Festival, Denmark

    Best Director/ Best Romanian Film/ FIPRESCI Award/ Audience Award – Transylvania International Film Festival, Cluj-Napoca

    Audience Award - Alba Regia International Film Festival, Hungary

    Grand Prize - Palic European Film Festival, Serbia

    Propeller of Motovun for Best Film and  Amnesty International Human Rights Award – Motovun Film Festival, Croatia

    Discovery of the Year Award - Reykjavik International Film Festival, Iceland

    Norwegian Film Critics Award – Norwegian International Film Festival

    Best Film – Cinessonne European Film Festival, France

    “Silver Hugo” Special Jury Prize – Chicago International Film Festival

    Special Jury Prize – Sevilla European Film Festival, Spain

    Special Jury Prize – Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia

    Best Feature Film - Mexico City International Contemporary Film Festival FICCO,

    Jury’s Special Mention – goEast Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, Wiesbaden, Germany, 2006

    Best Film Award – IndieLisboa – Lisbon International Independent Film festival, Portugal, 2006


  • 2004 – “Coffee and Cigarettes” (short)


    Golden Bear for Best Short – Berlin International Film Festival, Germany, 2004

    Best Short Film – Zagreb Film Festival, Croatia, 2004

    Best Short Film – Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival, Argentina, 2004


  • 2001 – “Stuff and Dough” (feature)


    Findling Award and Special Jury Prize – Cottbus Film Festival, Germany, 2001 

    Best Actor Award and FIPRESCI Award - Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece, 2001


    Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2013