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Guests

42 guests from 16 films and events

INTERNATIONAL JURY


Abbas Fahdel

Abbas Fahdel

Director

Abbas Fahdel is an Iraqi-French film director, born in Babylon, Iraq. He studied cinema in France at the Sorbonne University. Some of his most important films are "Back to Babylon" (shot in Iraq in 2002), "We Iraqis" (2003) and the war-drama "Dawn of the world" (2008). In 2015, his monumental documentary, "Homeland (Iraq Year Zero)", was awarded at some of the most important film festivals in the world.

Ana Lungu

Ana Lungu

Director

Ana Lungu was born in 1978 in Bucharest, Romania. She studied Psychology and Film Directing. In 2010, together with Ana Szel, she directed "The Belly of the Whale", selected in Locarno's Filmmakers of the Present Competition. Her debut feature "Self-Portrait of a Dutiful Daughter" premiered at the Rotterdam IFF in 2015 and was selected in various international film festivals such as: Sao Paulo IFF,  Cineast Luxembourg, Entrevues Belfort, New Films New Directors, Transilvania IFF. "Self-Portrait of a Dutiful Daughter" won Best Fiction Film at Crossing Europe Film Festival, Linz and Best Director at the Bucharest IFF. Her second feature, "One and a Half Prince", premiered at the Sarajevo Film Festival - Competition Programme, 2018. Recently, Ana joined the European Film Academy.
Claire Simon

Claire Simon

Director

Born in London, Claire Simon discovered the practice of direct cinema with the Ateliers Varan and made several documentaries such as ”Coűte que coűte” (1995) and ”Récréations” (1998). She wrote and directed three feature fiction films which were presented in the Director’s Fortnight in Cannes: ”Sinon oui” (1997), ”Ça brűle” (2005), ”Les Bureaux de dieu” (2008).

Ivana Mladenovic

Ivana Mladenovic

Director

Ivana MLADENOVIC (1984, Serbia) studied Law in Belgrade and then moved to Romania where she studied film directing at the National School of Film and Theatre (UNATC) in Bucharest, receiving both her BA and MA. Her short student films were shown and awarded at various film festivals around the world. In 2012, Mladenovic' first feature-length documentary Turn Off the Lights premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and won the Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Documentary and Gopo Award for Best Romanian Documentary. In 2016 she made her debut as an actress in Radu Jude’s Scarred Hearts. Soldier. Story fromFerentari(2017) was her first fiction feature. In August 2019, her new film, „Ivana the Terrible”,won the Special Jury Prize of Cineasti del presenti section of Locarno International Film Festival.
Mariana Otero

Mariana Otero

Director

Mariana Otero was born in Rennes, France in 1963. Between 1995 and 2002 she lived in Portugal, where she made the controversial ”Cette télévision est la vôtre” (1997). Her movies have been presented at prestigious film festivals around the world. Otero is a teacher at Ateliers Varan and at La Femis, and a member of Acid (Association for Independent Cinema and its Diffusion).

Filmographie Sélective:

Histoire d’un secret (2003)
Entre nos mains (2010)
A ciel ouvert (2013)

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS JURY


Alexandra Roceanu
Sunt Alex, am 17 ani și sunt elevă în clasa a XI-a la Complexul Educațonal Laude-Reut. În timpul liber, am ambiții de artist vizual (în mod special pictura, fotografia, colajul). De vreun an, am început să explorez lumea cinemaului. Abordez filmul prin prisma formelor artistice cu care sunt mai familiară (cred ca iau ideea de "every frame a painting" poate prea in serios). Nu mă văd drept o adevărată cunoscătoare a filmului, ci o amatoare pasionată. 
Anastasia Piperea
Sunt Sia, am 18 ani și sunt în clasa a 12-a la Complexul Educațonal Laude-Reut. În general mă simt prea neinițiată ca să mă consider o artistă de orice fel, însă este cam singurul lucru pe care îl fac: muzică, fotografie sau scris. Recent mi-am îndreptat atenția și către lumea filmului, care mi-a fost mereu foarte drag, încă de când eram mică și mergeam la orice film prindeam la cinematograf cu tata. Timpul liber mi-l petrec filozofând de una singură despre sensul artelor sau de ce nu ar trebui să aibă vreun sens.
Damian Ouatu
Mă numesc Damian Gerard Ouatu  - Colegiul Național ”Petru Rareș” Piatra-Neamț - și sunt din Piatra Neamț, un oraș mic care m-a forțat să cunosc oameni care m-au forțat să descopăr lucruri de care o să fiu pasionat pentru restul vieții, printre care se numără muzica, poezia și filmul. Mă uit la filme, uneori încerc să le mai și scriu scenarii, iar uneori chiar le regizez, dormitorul meu devenind cinematograful prietenilor. 
Maria Munteanu
Eu sunt Maria, am 17 ani și trec clasa a 12-a în toamnă. Sunt elevă la Colegiul național ”Ion Luca Caragiale” și nu prea vreau să se termine liceul. La filme mă uit de ceva vreme, dar au început sa mă intereseze serios acum vreo 4 ani, de atunci am crescut cu ele și și ele m-au crescut pe mine. Am avut tatonări și cu fotografia și făcutul de film în sine, însă prefer să rămân în rolul de spectator și de "dătător cu părerea" (este cel mai comod și captivant, ori în fine, asta e părerea mea).
Maria Păun
Sunt Maria și învăț la Colegiul Național Gheorghe Lazăr. Nici mie nu mi-e clar momentul în care cinema-ul m-a făcut să chestionez realitatea asta de imagini și idei din jurul meu, dar ce știu e că de atunci nu m-am oprit din văzut filme. Personal, e important să reușești să ai un dialog cu filmul, văzând că acesta sondează lucruri care ne pot fi personale.
Raluca Mirea
Sunt Raluca, am 18 ani și am absolvit Colegiul Național ”Matei Basarab” București în timpul pandemiei.  Momentan, sunt prinsă într-o perioadă de experimentare cu tot ce găsesc mai la îndemână. Uneori scriu poezii sau pagini de jurnal, alteori caut cu privirea un cadru bun de fotografiat sau desenez stângaci. Punctul în care am început să percep filmul ca pe un mediu explorabil a fost ediția trecută a festivalului Super, și unul dintre filmele care m-au apropiat cel mai tare de cinema este Eraserhead.

FILMS


Adrian Cioflâncă
Adrian Cioflâncă is a historian. Director of the „Wilhelm Filderman” Center for the Study of Jewish History in Romania and a member of the Collegium of the National Council for the Study of the Securitate Archives. Since 2005, he is a member of the Romanian Delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. Consultant for several movies and theatrical plays.
Cristina Haneș
NoCut Film Collective was co-founded in 2016 by Cristina Haneș (Romania), Isabella Rinaldi (Italy) and Arya Rothe (India) after collaborating in the framework of DocNomads Master Course in Documentary Directing. The collective directs and produces author-driven documentaries, envisioning filmmaking as collaborative and transcultural. ”A Rifle and a Bag” is the collective’s first feature length creative documentary.
David Pop

David Pop is one of the 21 students from the Dora Maar middle school in Saint-Denis, France, who worked alongside with Eric Baudelaire during 4 years on the collaborative creation of Un film dramatique.

Jean-Marc Chapoulie

Jean-Marc Chapoulie is a French filmmaker and ”vidéaste”. From 1992 to 1999, he collaborated at the documentary series Cinéastes de notre temps. Beginning at the end of 1990s, Chapoulie puts forward his notion of ”Alchimicinéma”, hybrid screenings, sometimes conferences and performances, screenings and video installations. From 2006, he teaches at `École des beaux-arts` in Annecy.

Monica Lăzurean Gorgan

Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan is a Romanian producer and director. Monica produced or co-produced a number of feature length fictions and documentaries with established Romanian directors, with films selected or awarded at Berlinale, Sundance, Locarno and many others festivals (A Mere Breath, Chuck Norris vs Communism, The Cage, Domestic, Timebox etc). In 2011 MY VOTE, her medium length documentary as director was selected for Rotterdam IFF, Documenta Madrid IFF and many others and awarded in Sarajevo IFF. A MERE BREATH feature length documentary (2016) premiered at Vision du Reel, International Competition and was awarded at Sarajevo IFF 2016 with The Heart of Sarajevo/Best Documentary Film, at LET’S CEE Cinema Austria with Best Documentary in Competition, Romanian National Awards/GOPO Award for Best Romanian Documentary of 2016, at ASTRA IDFF with Best Romanian Documentary award, 2017, at  DocuArt with Best Director, selected for Chicago IFF and many other festivals, screened on Mubi, Amazon etc.

Radu Ciorniciuc
In 2012, long-form writer and undercover investigative reporter Radu Ciorniciuc co-founded the first independent media organization in Romania – „Casa Jurnalistului”. His researches focus on human rights, animal welfare and environmental issues across the globe. His work was published on The Guardian, Al-Jazeera, Channel 4 News, etc. and received national and international awards.

Radu Jude
Radu Jude graduated from Universitatea Media in 2003. His short film The Tube with a Hat (2007) was awarded in various international film festivals. His first feature films were The Happiest Girl in the World (2009), for fiction, and The Dead Nation (2017), for documentary. In 2016 he also debuted as a theatre director in an adaptation of  Bergman.
Sebastian Brameshuber

Sebastian Brameshuber (1981) studied at the Vienna University of Applied Arts and the French Audiovisual Research Center Le Fresnoy. Since 2004 his work has been regularly present at the Berlinale, Viennale, Cinéma du Réel, FID Marseille, Karlovy Vary FF, Sarajevo FF, EMAF Osnabrueck, Impakt Utrecht and Media Art Friesland.

Ute Adamczewski

Ute Adamczewski is a video artist and filmmaker from Germany. Her work revolves around the urban fabric as a mirror of society.


SIDE EVENTS


Andrei Dinescu
The son of the poet Mircea Dinescu, Andrei, is thirty-five years old. He is part of the band IMPEX and sings "neomanele". Andrei is a complex musician, he has a formal musical education, he studied the violin since childhood, with the great Ion Voicu. A great supporter of Roma culture, Andrei went to college to learn the Romani language.
Anghel “Caliu” Gheorghe
Almost 30 years after the founding of Taraf de Haidouks, Anghel “Caliu” Gheorghe, the leader of the band from Clejani, started a new project in which he co-opted some of his former colleagues: Taraf de Caliu. The fiddlers from Clejani are probably among the most inspired and ardent fiddlers in Romania, the exuberant musical style of their native southern region certainly stimulating them in this regard. They have performed on almost every continent in the world, in metropolises such as Tokyo, Singapore, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Istanbul and London.
Ciprian Necula
Ciprian Necula is a Roma activist, founding member of Aresel Platform, doctor of sociology and associate professor at SNSPA.
Dragoș Mușat (Tetelu)
Dragoș Mușat, the creator of Tetelu, graduated from Law School, but joined the Catavencu Academy at the age of 19. He went to "Maxim", made comedy news at Radio Guerrilla, wrote and directed the sketches at Happyfish.ro. He starred in "Romanian Comedy Service" and "Dementia Hospital", on PRO TV. Tetelu is a brand that transcends the years of the Romanian transition. "Tetelu's Diary" appeared and was established within the Catavencu Academy.
FLUID
A queer act based in Bucharest - is the collaboration between Paula Dunker (performer, actress, choreographer, playwright), Alex Bălă (musician) and other warped creatures. Using sound, music and a microphone as weapons against civic neutrality, #FLUID is the mother of the techno-faggothique neo-genre. The duo's live appearances include very diverse  scenes and events as : MACAZ -  Bar Teatru Coop., POINT - Theatre, Sala Dalles for Eco Delta Dunării Project, Replika - Center for Educational Theatre, Street Delivery 2016, Bucharest Pride 2016, Queer Night, Voila Psychiatric Hospital (for the project ”Normality, Such a Brutal Word !” - MNAC), CAPITOL Summer Theatre, Nicodim Gallery, Amural Festival 3 &4/ 2017 + 2018 (Brașov), the exhibition WE WILL NOT CHANGE OUR SHOW - Brno, Czech Republic, One Gallery - Sofia, Control Club - Bucharest, Opening of the OWR 2019 Film Festival, anim’est 2019, Goethe Institute Bucharest and two weddings.
Gelu Duminică
Gelu Duminica (b. 1977) is a doctor in sociology and associate professor of the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest. He has a long experience in the field of social inclusion of vulnerable groups and European social policies, with a focus on the development of Roma communities in Romania. For the last 17 years he has been active in the Romanian NGO environment, being the executive director of the Community Development Agency “Împreună”, one of the most active Roma organizations in Romania.
Ivana Formanová
Project Manager and Coordinator of KineDok, Institute of Documentary Film (IDF) 
Kali (Mihaela Drăgan)
Kali (Mihaela Drăgan) is an actress and playwright who lives in Bucharest and works in other several countries. Since 2014 she is the cofounder of the Roma feminist theater company Giuvlipen - ”the avantgarde of the Roma Revolution”. She is the youngest finalist for The 2017 Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award from New York which acknowledges the exceptional work of 20 theatre women around the world. In 2018, she was a resident artist in Hong Kong at Para Site Contemporary Art Centre where she was developing Roma Futurism - that lies at the intersection of Roma culture with technology and witchcraft.
Mălina Voicu
Cercetător științific la Institutul de Cercetare a Calității Vieții al Academiei Române
Mircea Toma
Mircea Toma is a Romanian psychologist, researcher, journalist, teacher, ecologist and writer. He holds a doctorate in psychology from Babeş Bolyai University in Cluj. He taught at the Higher School of Journalism, the Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences and SNSPA. He was part of the Catavencu Academy team. He is president of ActiveWatch - a human rights organization, member of the Reporteres Sans Frontieres network and president of the Association for the Conservation of Biocultural Protected Areas "Save Vama Veche“. He was a UN rapporteur on the condition of freedom of expression in Cuba and is co-editor of 3 volumes, co-author of 3 high school textbooks, author of 20 academic articles and author of over 4,000 press articles.
Nicoleta Ghiță
Nicoleta Ghiță is an actress, she is young and very talented. She transmits messages through music and theater and tries to motivate those who believe that "life has offered them little.” Since 2015 she has been part of the group Playhood, a group of young artists from the Ferentari neighborhood of Bucharest who combine education with performing arts. In 2018 she has joined Giuvlipen theatre and can be seen in ”Sexodrom” and ”Romacene: The Age of the Witch” shows.
Ramya
Ramya is a sassy, nasty, gorgy, sexy, intenssa and fishy drag-queen from Romania.She is an artist who performs on the independent music scene as an mc and music producer. Also she is an actress on roma theatre scene in which she represents topics such as: racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, class differences, gender, etc.
Vasile Dâncu
Vasile DÎNCU este de profesie sociolog, cu o bogată carieră didactică și de cercetare în domeniul ştiinţelor sociale şi în publicistică, fiind implicat activ în viaţa publică din România.

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