“The Island is enchanted with you” wins NexT trophy in Bucharest
The US-Switzerland-Australia coproduction “The Island is enchanted with you” by Alexander Carver and Daniel Schmidt won the NexT 2015 trophy, while “When the heroine is hiding, then comes to an unexpected encounter” by Tudor Jiurgiu was awarded the best Romanian short.
“The Island is enchanted with you” tells the story of a doctor, Francisco Javiér de Balmis who is travelling to Puerto Rico in 1803. He brings several orphan children who become live hosts for the vaccine against smallpox. The result is one of the first global mass vaccination campaigns. In 2014, the island is producing a wide range of pharmaceutical and bio technological procedures subsidized by the USA. The prize consisted of EUR 2,000 offered by Culture Ministry and of EUR 2,000 postproductions digital services offered by CineLab Romania.
The trophies of the ninth edition of NexT International Festival were disputed by 24 movies from 17 countries.