Livia Rădulescu | co-organizer FILM+ / executive director
Livia has been working in film production for over a year, as executive producer for the short films: “Forevers” (directed by Raya Al Souliman), “Black Clothes” (d:Octav Chelaru); for the feature film “Never Let It Go “(d: Paul Negoescu – postproduction), and as film manager for the documentary “The Last Road” (d: Claudiu Mitcu, Mihai Mincan – in production). For the past several years she has worked intensly on producing cultural projects (such as the HomeFest Festival), and prior to that she coordinated several international projects that supported technology innovative industries, creative industries and social development. She graduated Economics at Reading University in 2007, and has a Masters Degree in the same field at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2008).
Ana Drăghici | co-organizer FILM+ / consultant Director of Photography
Ana got her BA in cinematography (UNATC) and Applied Modern Languages (Bucharest University) in 2008, respectively 2005. She has worked as DoP on several short films by directors Iulia Rugină, Eva Pervolovici, Sebastian Mihăilescu, Tudor Botezatu, Raya Al Souliman. She also did the camera for Cristi Puiu’s feature film Aurora, and was the DoP of Paul Negoescu’s Two Lottery Tickets, and Never Let It Go. In 2010 she founded the cultural NGO Graphis 122, through which she supported a series of independent cultural projects. In 2012 was selected to take part in the Young Leaders network at Aspen Institute. In 2016 she joined the advisory team for the development of cultural policies and the National’s Film Archive strategic plan.
Paul Negoescu | co-organizer FILM+ / script development consultant
Paul graduated Film Directing at UNATC in 2007 and directed several short films, which were selected at more than 300 festivals, winning over 30 awards. His first feature film, A month in Thailand, had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in 2012, and received the FIPRESCI Award at the International Film Festival in Sofia. Two Lottery Tickets – his second feature, an independent micro-budget film, sold a record number of tickets for a Romanian film, being also very well received by critics and festivals. Currently, Paul is in post-production on his third feature film. He is a member of the European Academy of Film Sciences, founder of the Film Festival Timishort, and a university assistant at UNATC, for the film directing department.
Tudor Cristian Jurgiu | script development consultant
In 2009, Tudor Cristian Jurgiu made the short film “Wedding of Oli”, produced by Libra Film, which brought him many awards: Best Short Film at the Leeds Festival, Best Romanian Film at the NexT Festival, Gopo Prize for Best Short film of the year. With his next film, “In the Aquarium,” he won the Third Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Cinéfondation, in 2013. His feature film debut, “The Japanese Dog”, was presented at the San Sebastian Film Festival, and was awarded at the Warsaw, and Vilnius festivals. “The Japanese Dog” was Romania’s proposal for the 2015 edition of the Oscars, for the category Best Foreign Film. He is currently a PhD student at UNATC, where he teaches film directing.
Alexandru Radu | editing consultant
Alexandru Radu is a film editor born in 1984. In the past 10 years since graduating from UNATC, the Editing and Sound Department, he has edited various short and long feature films, documentaries and fiction films, national and international productions, including: Song of my Mother (directed by Erol Mintas), 2014, Best Film at Sarajevo Film Festival; “Two Lottery Tickets” (directed by Paul Negoescu), 2015; “Off the Beaten Track” (directed by Dieter Auner) 2010.
Lucian Iordan | colorist / DCP
Lucian Iordan is also a UNATC graduate, the Cinematography department, following which he worked as a DoP on several short films and commercials. In 2004 he started working for Kodak Cinelabs as a colorist, gaining more than ten years of experience. During this time he did the color grading for many short films, feature films and commercials. He is also a founding member of the Pixel Living Association, whose mission is to support and restore the Romanian cinematographic heritage.