Ana Drăghici | Program coordinator
Ana got her BA in cinematography (UNATC) and Applied Modern Languages (University of Bucharest) in 2008, respectively 2005. She has worked as DoP on many short films. She signed also the cinematography for several feature films directed by Paul Negoescu, Ruxandra Ghițescu, Bogdan Theodor. In 2010 she founded the cultural NGO Graphis 122, through which she supported a series of independent cultural projects and Film+ Program as well. 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. She is a member of the European Film Academy.
Paul Negoescu | Development Lab Coordinator and main tutor
Paul graduated Film Directing at UNATC in 2007 and directed several short films, which were selected at more than 300 festivals, including Cannes, Berlinale or Karlovy Vary, winning over 30 awards. Two of his short films were nominated at the European Film Academy Awards in 2009 and 2011. 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. He is a member of the European Academy of Film, founder of the Film Festival Timishort, and lector at National University of Theatre and Film, Bucharest.
Anamaria Antoci | Production Lab Coordinator and main tutor
With a background in choreography and cultural management, Anamaria Antoci began her work in the film industry by joining 4 Proof Film production company in 2012. Since then, she has produced a wide range of awarded shorts and feature films. Her filmography includes Adrian Sitaru‘s ILLEGITIMATE (Berlinale Forum 2016 – C.I.C.A.E. Award) and THE FIXER (Toronto IFF 2016), Hadrian Marcu’s debut A DECENT MAN (San Sebastian IFF 2018) and the co-production SAF by the Turkish director Ali Vatansever (Toronto IFF 2018). In 2017 Anamaria established her own company, Bucharest based Tangaj Production, and currently is handling a slate of projects in various phases of their evolution. Anamaria is an EAVE, Cannes Producers on the Move and ACE Producers alumna, an EFA member and the co-founder of Bucharest International Dance Film Festival.
Monica Istrate | Executive Producer
Monica graduated film directing at the National University of Film and Drama in 2008. The following year she co-funded the cultural NGO Graphis 122 together with Ana Drăghici. She directing a few short films and managed many of the projects developed by Graphis 122. Currently she is training in relational psychoanalysis and studying to become a psychotherapist.
Elena Martin | production officer
Elena Martin is a graduate of UNATC’s Film Faculty, Audiovisual Communication: Screenwriting, Media Advertising and Film Studies. Executive producer of a series of short films including: Odeon (Vera Suretel, Documentary, Digital 2016), Emergency Landing! (d: Gabor Lorand, black and white film, 2017), Stop (d:Denisse Conn Tubacu, digital color, 2017), How does a kite rise? (d: Gabor Lorand, digital color, 2018), Contact (d: Sînziana Nicola, made with the support of Film+, 2018).