KUMA received since the first screening at the end of 2011 around 70 invitations for festivals and won these awards:
• Lobende Erwähnung Szenenbild Spielfilm (Special Mention Production Design) - Katrin Huber (Graz, Diagonale) • Best Feature Film - Prize of the Official Jury + Best Feature Film - Prize of the Web-Jury (Salerno, Linea d’Ombra Festival Culture Giovani) • Special Audience Prize (Lecce, Festival del Cinema Europeo) • Special Mention (Trencianske Teplice/Trencín, Art Film Fest) • Grand Prize/ Sony D-Cinema Award (Saitama, Skip City International D-Cinema Festival) • Golden Goddess for Best Director - ex aequo (Prishtina, PriFilmFest) • Golden Starfish Award Narrative Feature (Hamptons International Film Festival) • Grand Prix - Golden Angel ((Torun, TOFIFEST) • Honorable Mention For Best Actress - Begüm Akkaya (Philadelphia Film Festival) • Jury Diploma/Special Mention for Begüm Akkaya (Kiev, International Film Festival “Molodist”) • Österreichischer Filmpreis: Bestes Szenenbild - Katrin Huber / Austrian Film Award - Best Production Design • Bronze Taiga Award for Best Actors Ensemble + Special Diploma of the Russian Guild of Film Critics (Khanty-Mansiysk, Spirit of Fire Debut Film Festival) • Thomas Pluch Drehbuchpreis für das beste verfilmte Drehbuch / Thomas Pluch Script Prize for the best filmed script - Petra Ladinigg & Umut Dag (Graz, Diagonale) • Kurier-Romy: Bester Produzent Kinofilm (Best Producer Feature Film) - Veit Heiduschka & Michael Katz
New Awards for KUMA
KUMA wins more awards at international Festivals:
Art Film Fest, Trencianske Teplice/Trencin 2012 : Special Mention
Skip City International D-Cinema Festival, Saitama, Japan 2012 : Grand Prize / Sony D-Cinema Award
Prishtina International Film Festival, 2012: Golden Goddess Award
Hamptons International Film Festival: Golden Starfish Award : Best narrative Feature Film
Torun, TOFIFEST, 2012: Grand Prix - Golden Angel
Philadelphia Film Festival, 2012: Honorable Mention for Best Actress - Begüm Akkaya
International Film Festival “Molodist”, Kiev 2012: Jury Diploma/Special Mention for Begüm Akkaya
Let´s talk about scripts! Kuma
Scriptwriter Petra Ladinigg, Director Umut Dag and Producer Michael Katz will attend “Let´s talk about Scipts! Kuma” - an event of the Drehbuchforum Vienna.
Monday, 14.5.2012, 7 p.m. Place: Depot, 7., Breite Gasse 3; free entrance, Presentation: Robert Buchschwenter www.drehbuchforum.at
Special Audience Price at European Film Festival in Lecce, Italy
Umut Dag was awarded with the Special Audience Price at the Filmfestival in Lecce.
"Kuma" received award at Salerno Film Festival
The Austrian Film “Kuma” by Umut Dag has been awarded as the best contribution of the Festival “Linea d´ombra” in the South Italian City Salerno. The film was in competiton with 14 different countries.