2016

5-12 June, Cultural Port Cetate, Romania

guests:

Oana Giurgiu

Graduate in Journalism and Law, Oana Giurgiu has extensive experience as a producer of television programs, music videos and events as well as organizing Transilvania International Film Festival.

Daniel Mitulescu

Daniel Mitulescu is a producer based in Romania. He has a Master degree in anthropology of consumption in Paris. He worked on several social studies including studies on film consumption.

Anamaria Antoci

Anamaria Antoci began working in film production after joining 4 Proof Film in 2012. In 2014, the EAVE graduate produced her first feature, Adrian Sitaru's ILLEGITIMATE, which premiered at the Forum in Berlin this year.

Gabi Suciu

Gabriela Suciu graduated the Directing Class at the National University of Theatre and Film (UNATC) "I. L. Caragiale" in Bucharest, in 2010. Since 2008, she has consistently produced 6 to 8 titles a year, films of all lengths and genres.

Radu Stancu

Radu Stancu is a film producer, owner of the independent production company deFilm, based in Bucharest. His initiation in filmmaking started as Sound and Editing Department and Film Production (MA) graduate.

Anca Ioniță

Anca holds an MFA and a PhD degree from UNATC in Theatre Studies, along with a BS from Bucharest National Polytechnics University.

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Anca Buja

Anca Buja is a scriptwriter and a producer born in august 1983, in Brașov, Romania. She graduated from the Faculty of Letters, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, in 2006. Few years she worked as a copy-editor, proofreader, translator and bookseller. In 2013 she graduated also from the Faculty of Film, UNATC, Bucharest. She wrote and produced several short films (15 July screened at Berlinale shorts, 2011, or The camp in Răzoare screened at Cinefondation, Cannes, 2012). Her debut feature, directed by Cristi Iftime, produced by Ada Solomon (HiFilm) and Radu Stancu (deFilm), is now in postproduction. She is currently developing a feature film and in the process of fundraising for a short film written by her and produced by her own production company.

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Andrei Rautu

During my 20s, I had contact with electronic music. Daze was my dj name. Soon after, I got a job in journalism, as a reporter at Forbes Magazine and Top `500` Billionaires. I left the job after one year, being almost sure that I would become one of them by making films for their companies. It didn't take long to understand that I want to switch the focus on the spiritual side. As I felt that I prefer to express myself in multiple kind of mediums I decided to learn about cinema. I had the opportunity to study filmmaking, during a 2 months hands-on intensive workshop, at the New York Film Academy, in Los Angeles. One of the exercises was shot inside Universal Studios. After the `Hollywood` experience, back in Romania, I did `Ela, Panda and Madame`, a short fiction which is still living its festival life and it is being appreciated worldwide. Completely `dazed and amazed` about the world of cinema, I decided to continue my studies and enrolled in the Film Directing Bachelor’s degree program at the National University of Theatre and Film “I.L Caragiale”, in Bucharest. In my second year I was in Lisbon for three months with an Erasmus Scholarship. Having “Universidade Lusofona” as a co-producer, I did the documentary `Back to the Roots`

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Anton Breum

I write and direct movies and I am based in Copenhagen, Denmark. I was raised on three different continents, in five different cultures. My Viking heritage is therefore very well disguised. I started my film-career as a teenager working three glorious years behind the counter of a video-rental store. While still an undergraduate, I received production funding for my script “Heartpaint” from the Danish Film Institute. In 2010 I graduated from the European Film College and subsequently went on to also graduate from Copenhagen University with a master’s degree in political science (aka. The Study of Power). I then founded the production company “One More Film” and have since written and directed music videos, commercial projects, theatre pieces, and award winning short films.

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Emily Marcuson

Emily hails from London but has also lived in Cape Town and Prague, where she studied screenwriting at FAMU International. Emily was selected for the prestigious Channel 4 Screenwriting Course in 2014 and last summer participated in the eQuinoxe Europe International Screenwriter Workshop, with her feature ONE UNDER. She is interested in telling stories that explore uncomfortable subjects or dilemmas, often via multiple character perspectives. She is currently developing a range of original projects across film and television, and has written three episodes of the BBC continuing drama Doctors.

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Giacomo Abbruzzesse

Born in 1983 in Taranto, Southern Italy. A graduate of Le Fresnoy, his short films have been screened at many international festivals including Oberhausen, Viennale, Clermont-Ferrand, Tampere, Indielisboa, Nouveau Cinéma Montreal, Leeds, Winterthur. They were presented at the Cinémathèque française in Paris, in museums like the Macro in Rome or the Mucem in Marseille and broadcasted in several TV-channels (Canal Plus, France 3, Sky Art, SVT, Pacific Voice). He received many awards including the Best Short film at theTorino Film Festival and at the Kustendorf Film&Music Festival, as well as a mention for Best Shortfilm Director at Nastri d'Argento, the Italian critics' prize. In 2012 he was artist in residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris and invited for the Berlinale Talents. With his feature film project Disco Boy he has been selected in 2013 for the writing residency of Cannes Film Festival (Cinéfondation) and in 2015 he got the Arte Award for best European film project at Festival Les Arc.

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Jacqueline Lentzou

Jacqueline was born in Athens, Greece in June 1989. She graduated with distinction from London Film School in 2013 with “Thirteen Blue” which won several awards in international film festivals. In 2014 she won the screenwriting competition in the context of PIFF and went into production for “LUZ”. The same year she participated in Sarajevo Talents as a writer/director, as well as in the RIFF Talent Lab, where she won the Golden Egg award. In 2015 she participated in Berlinale Talents as a writer/director and at the Berlinale Short Film Station with “FOX”. In the same year, she got funding from the Greek Film Center for “FOX” and funding from Athens Film Lab for “HIWA”. Along trying to make her latest shorts shine in the festival circuit, she also is in the writing stage of her debut feature film, entitled “SELINI 66”.

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Pilar Palomero

Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Literature by the University of Zaragoza and post graduate studies at the Madrid Film School-ECAM. During several years she worked as TV and film screenwriter and as university professor. In 2013 Pilar begun a DLA in filmmaking at Film Factory (Sarajevo) under the leadership of hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr. Her short films have been screened in festivals such as Huesca Film Festival, Warsaw International Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF), Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, among others. Her last short film project The Night of All Things (2015, Inicia Films) was selected for the European Short Pitch 2014 - Nisi Masa and supported by ICAA (Spanish Film Fund). Currently she is developing her debut film as director and screenwriter, Former Education, produced by Inicia Films.

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Tudor Botezatu

Tudor Botezatu graduated from the Film Directing Program at The National University of Theatre and Film Ion Luca Caragiale, Bucharest in 2015 and Journalism and Communication Sciences at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Jassy in 2005. He wrote and directed several short films, commercials and music videos, participating in various national film festivals. His work includes the parody series Budăi Beer, the shorts Blană / Let It Rip, De Sfeștanie / The Consecration, Profesioniștii / The Big Boys, Puzzled and the documentary În căutarea lu’ Malone Muistu’ / Searchin’ for Prick Malone. He won the STEPdoc 2010 grant award for young documentary filmmakers from the Ion Rațiu Foundation in London. He also participated in the Media Lab Program 2011, Transylvania Talent Lab 2012 and Aristoteles Workshop 2012.

Projects:

Zur

Sometimes artistic quest and police questioning can lead to the same result.

author: Anca Buja

Out of Mirage

Young Dj “Vraiște” exits the confused world of electronic music and enters a more confused “normal” life.

author: Andrei Rautu

After the Attack

Eva, a disenchanted, profit-oriented record label executive, is present during a terrorist attack, where she shockingly ambushes and knocks out one of the two gunmen. She must then deal with a hurricane of strenuous attention – including death threats, an ambitious Secretary of Justice, and an unwanted fan club of right-wing extremists.

author: Anton Breum

Stevenson Street

When an unmarried, middle-aged woman buys a house on a quiet London street, she and her new neighbours are unaware of the tragic domino effect her arrival will cause.

Lust, Crime, Holiness

The prostitute will kill the President.

Selini 66

A story about a secret that transformed, and about a truth destructive, yet illuminating.

Former Education

A tale about an anachronistic education. A tragicomic mosaic of the spanish education system during democratic Spain of the nineties.

The Mind Patrol

In the near future, Gabriel, a 38-year-old taxi driver, is trying to survive a chaotic day in which 50,000 bad people from all around Romania are dying without an explanation or natural cause. This terrible conjunction forces him to face his personal issues in order to become a better man.