Guests115 guests from 62 films and events
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
Side Events Guests
Andreea Pocotilă has 15 years experience in media and she’s in charge of the thematic campaigns at Vice Romania. As a reporter, she’s been interested in subjects linked to corruption, children’s rights, drug consumption, mental health, politics and environment. She won the 1st prize at Portrait category in 2016, with a series named Romanian Judges Behind Bars (Judecători români după gratii). She’s been nominated at Superscrieri #8, Reportage category, with the project Romania is hiding her drug overdose deaths because she’s ashamed of them.
On the 1st of January 2014, Ms Angela Cristea took office as Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Romania. With over 20 years of experience in institutional communication management, Ms Cristea worked in Romania, Turkey and Egypt, and as of 2010, she worked at the European Commission in Brussels. Ms Cristea studied economics, political sciences and European affairs. In 1993, she took a Master's Degree in Philosophy, with a major in international relations, at the University of Amsterdam.
In 1993, Ms Cristea was selected to build the Press and Information Department of the new Diplomatic Representation of the European Commission in Romania. In 2006, she moved to Ankara, in Turkey, where she put into practice her experience in the EU pre-accession process when managing the main communication project of the EU Delegation in this country. Later on, she worked as Deputy Head of the EU Delegation in Egypt.In 2010, Ms Cristea became one of the spokespersons of the European Commission, responsible for the EU Enlargement and the Neighbourhood Policy. As of 2011, Ms Cristea worked for the General Directorate for Agriculture and Rural Development, where she was Head of the Communication Department and prepared the information campaign on the EU-wise Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.
Dominic Brezianu is a poet and member of the Writers' Union of Romania, born in Bucharest in the family of historian and art critic Barbu Brezianu. He debuted in the mazine “Cronica” (1968) in Iași, later publishing the poetry books “Cu mai putine verbe" (1996), "Escale" (2000), " Nocturne" (2012). His latest volume “Cinematographic poems” (2014) is a manifest of authenticity and insurgence through its homoerotic theme.
Florin Buhuceanu is a human rights activist. He has been a member of ACCEPT since 1997 and, as director of the organization, he has coordinated the first Pride in Bucharest in 2005. He is working at the crossroads between LGBT, freedom of religion and sexual and reproductive rights, and is the author of the volume “Homoistorii”. He has also edited "Traditional values, religion and LGBT rights in Eastern Europe" (2014) and "Fundamentalism, gender and sexual orientation" (2018).
Hartmut Rank studied law and languages from 1997 to 2003 in Leipzig, St. Petersburg/Russia and Potsdam (Germany). He passed the First State Examination in Law in 2003 in Brandenburg, followed by a period of short term and long term assignments in OSCE election monitoring missions in various European and Central Asian countries. Obligatory professional legal training included stages at the Local Court and the Prosecutor Office in Halle and in Ulm, the German University of Administrative Sciences in Speyer as well as law firms in Stuttgart and in Moscow. Second State Examination in Law in Germany in 2006. Admitted to the German Bar Association and practice as an Attorney-at-Law in Stuttgart since 2007, Business Mediator since 2014. Associated Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Postgraduate degrees in law and economy, including an MBA degree from the Liverpool John Moores University. Fluent in German (native), English, Ukrainian and Russian.2006-07, work at a law firm in Stuttgart. From 2007 to 2009, Associate at international law firm in Kyiv/Ukraine. 2009 through 2014, advisor for GIZ in Ukraine in reform projects on mediation, law as well as economic cooperation. 2014 through 2017 secondment by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs as expert on Rule of Law to the OSCE Mission to Moldova. Since 2017, Head of the Rule of Law Programme South East Europe of Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation.
Ioana Bunescu is researcher at Malmö Institute of Migration, Diversity and Welfare in Sweden and New Europe College Fellow in Bucharest. Her research on migration and inter-ethnic relations includes her work as principal investigator in a EU project on access to legal information for asylum seekers in Sweden and in a project about EU commuters of Roma origin that live in poverty in Sweden, for which she was granted the Martin Alexanderson Scholarship in Human Rights Studies at Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Her previous research includes a study of voluntary return migration from Sweden to Iraq and an extensive study of the collective identity formation of the Roma in Europe finalized in a book titled "Roma in Europe. The Politics of Collective Identity Formation" (Routledge, 2016).
Paula Căbescu, a journalism graduate, is the junior within the project Să fie lumină, collaborative platform where several investigations on religious movements in Romania are published. She started her career in 2015 at Adevărul and also wrote for Euractiv. Since 2016, she collaborates with Multimedia Investigations Center. This year, she’s been nominated at Superscrieri, Reportage category, with Our Man From Monaco (Omul nostru din Monaco), recorded with Ovidiu Vanghele.
Péter Eckstein-Kovács is an ethnically Hungarian politician in Romania, formed as a lawyer, former member of the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania. He has initiated and supported the resolution for the antidiscrimination laws, and between 2009 and 2011 he was presidential counselor on minorities. He has also supported the resolution for civil rights for same sex couples, that would permit the inheriting of shared goods and the obtaining of bank credits.
Prof. univ. dr. Simina Tănăsescu was a presidential counselor, between 2014 and 2018, period during which she led the Department for Institutional and Constitutonal Reform. She is currently teaching constitutional law at the Faculty of Law, the University of Bucharest. She has received the Legion of Order medal as chevalier, from the French Republic.
Smaranda Enache, founding co-president of the Pro Europe League and member of the Group for Social Dialogue, made herself known as an activist for human rights from the beginning of the 90s. In 2006 she supported the resolution of removing Christian icons from Romanian schools. Between 1998 and 2001 she was the Romanian Ambassador in Finland, and in 2008 she became the vice-president of PNL. She resigned from the party in 2010, in protest to the obstruction of education in the languages of the national minorities by the parliamentary group of PNL. In 2011 she received the Praemium Civi Europaeo, given by the European Parliament. She has published articles and coordinated volumes on the subject of minority rights, interculturality, nationalism and religious education in public schools.