Ada Solomon to receive prize at European Film Awards
LONDON — The European Co-Production Award, the Prix Eurimages, which acknowledges the role of co-productions in the European film industry, has gone to Ada Solomon, the producer of Calin Peter Netzer’s “Child’s Pose,” which won the top prize at the Berlin Film Festival, and is the Romanian Oscar entry.
Through her shingle HiFilm, Solomon has produced features by Radu Jude (“The Happiest Girl in the World”), Melissa de Raaf and Razvan Radulescu (“First of All, Felicia”), Paul Negoescu (“A Month in Thailand”), Adrian Sitaru’s “Best Intentions,” winner of two awards at Locarno in 2011, and Jude’s “Everybody in Our Family,” which won the Heart of Sarajevo prize last year.
She is developing Alexandru Solomon’s docu-science-fiction “Tarzan’s Testicles” and Jude’s third feature “Aferim!”
Solomon is also head of distribution at Parada Film and executive director of the NexT Intl. Film Festival in Bucharest. She teaches at the National Film School in Bucharest and, together with Tudor Giurgiu, manages three mini-plex cinemas in Romania.
The European Co-Production Award will be presented during the European Film Awards ceremony in Berlin on Dec. 7.
Eurimages, which was set up by the Council of Europe in 1988, is a fund for the co-production, distribution and exhibition of European films. It has supported 1,542 European co-productions with coin totaling Euros 468 million ($346 million).