Waiting for August has been awarded the prize for Best International Documentary at the Bergen International Film Fest in Norway, while the jury of the Reykjavik Film Festival presented the film with its Environmental Award and the jury of the Astra Film Festival has awarded the film as Best Romanian Documentary.
These prizes follow just a week after Waiting for August picked up yet another award at the Budapest Film Festival, where it screened in the ‘Let Them Be Children’ section.
The Bergen International Film Festival in Norway (24 September–1 October) selected the film for its international documentary competition, where it competed against 12 other docs.
The jury at the Reykjavik International Film Festival (25 Sept-5 Oct) was equally enthusiastic about the film, unanimously giving it the Environmental Award. In its report, the jury noted that Waiting for August stood out because it managed, through its narrow point of view, to expand and tell a much bigger story which challenged audiences and left them with questions. The jury also praised Mihai’s brave approach, which it described as both subtle and humane but at the same time very focused, as well as the way in which the director established a close connection with the subject, revealing an enormous respect for her characters.