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Simona Fodor
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Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

Grierson Awards 2021: RO documentary Collective wins prize for international documentary

Alexander Nanau's documentary Collective, about the journalistic investigation that followed the fire at Colectiv club in Bucharest in October 2015, has won the Molinare Best Single Documentary – International award at this year's Grierson Awards.

The prize was awarded to the producers and writers of the film: Alexander Nanau, Antoaneta Opris, Bianca Oana, Hanka Kastelicova and Bernard Michaux.

"The judges were completely gripped by this extraordinary film about systematic corruption at the heart of the Romanian healthcare system and admired the way the filmmakers reveal the unfolding political scandal from the inside in a way that was understated but always intensely dramatic. This was observational documentary at its best," according to a statement published on the awards' website.

In a Facebook post announcing the win, the producers of the film said they were dedicating the award "to a fierce champion for documentary film, our friend and supporter, the late Diane Weyermann."

The Grierson Awards, also known as the British Documentary Awards, commemorate the Scottish documentary filmmaker John Grierson (1898 – 1972), famous for Drifters and Night Mail and regarded as the father of British documentary. Established in 1972, the Griersons recognize and celebrate documentaries from Britain and abroad that have made a significant contribution to the genre and that demonstrate quality, integrity, creativity, originality and overall excellence.

This year's winners are listed here.

This March, Collective was nominated in two categories of the Academy Awards (Oscars): Documentary Feature and International Feature Film. It received the European Documentary prize at the 2020 European Film Awards. The Boston Society of Film Critics named Collective Best Documentary of 2020. It was also named best documentary at this year's London Critics' Circle Film Awards and best foreign-language film by the US National Society of Film Critics.

(Photo: Colectiv Film Facebook Page)

simona@romania-insider.com

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Simona Fodor
Senior Editor

Simona joined the Romania Insider team in 2015, first working on our travel guide in English and, later, writing features and interviews for Romania-insider.com. She holds a BA in Romanian and English and an MA in American Studies from the University of Bucharest and started her journalism career in 2003.  Simona divides her time between her hometown Ploiești and Bucharest. While in Ploiești, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks with the family dog. Going through an ever-expanding reading list and traveling, now replaced by travel literature and documentaries, are some of her favorite activities. You can get in touch with her for stories about arts, culture, and travel: simona@romania-insider.com 

 

Grierson Awards 2021: RO documentary Collective wins prize for international documentary

Alexander Nanau's documentary Collective, about the journalistic investigation that followed the fire at Colectiv club in Bucharest in October 2015, has won the Molinare Best Single Documentary – International award at this year's Grierson Awards.

The prize was awarded to the producers and writers of the film: Alexander Nanau, Antoaneta Opris, Bianca Oana, Hanka Kastelicova and Bernard Michaux.

"The judges were completely gripped by this extraordinary film about systematic corruption at the heart of the Romanian healthcare system and admired the way the filmmakers reveal the unfolding political scandal from the inside in a way that was understated but always intensely dramatic. This was observational documentary at its best," according to a statement published on the awards' website.

In a Facebook post announcing the win, the producers of the film said they were dedicating the award "to a fierce champion for documentary film, our friend and supporter, the late Diane Weyermann."

The Grierson Awards, also known as the British Documentary Awards, commemorate the Scottish documentary filmmaker John Grierson (1898 – 1972), famous for Drifters and Night Mail and regarded as the father of British documentary. Established in 1972, the Griersons recognize and celebrate documentaries from Britain and abroad that have made a significant contribution to the genre and that demonstrate quality, integrity, creativity, originality and overall excellence.

This year's winners are listed here.

This March, Collective was nominated in two categories of the Academy Awards (Oscars): Documentary Feature and International Feature Film. It received the European Documentary prize at the 2020 European Film Awards. The Boston Society of Film Critics named Collective Best Documentary of 2020. It was also named best documentary at this year's London Critics' Circle Film Awards and best foreign-language film by the US National Society of Film Critics.

(Photo: Colectiv Film Facebook Page)

simona@romania-insider.com

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