ANDREI ŞENDREA is alumni of the National University of Cinematograhy and Theater “I.L.Caragiale”, Andrei Șendrea is a film critic and scriptwriter based in Bucharest. He has been writing on cinema since 2012, and has covered a lot of ground in terms of publishing outlets (from highly specialized magazines to daily national newspapers, both online and print, in Romanian and in English) and writing formats (from academic research papers to reviews, interviews and festival coverage). He has been invited to sit on film festival juries and has participated in international film journalism workshops (Indiewire’s Locarno Critics Academy 2014, Nisimazine Cannes 2014, Nisimazine Venice 2013). Most recently he has joined the CinEd – European Cinema Education for Youth programme in Romania, talking about films and cinema to middle school children.
BOGDAN FILIP is a Director Of Photography and Photographer, with more than 15 years of experience as a DOP, lighting and shooting commercials, documentaries , television programs and music videos for a variety of international brands and artists.
ALECS NĂSTOIU is a Romanian director, producer, and screenwriter, graduate of The National University of Cinematography and Theater “I.L Caragiale”, known for his multi awarded film „Billion Star Hotel”.
TOM WILSON graduated Oxford University and has lived in Romania since 2002. He’s written for Dazed and Confused, The Guardian, The Independent, The Economist and Time Magazine, made radio documentaries and short films for the BBC, and his debut feature film, The Bucureşti Experiment, won a Gopo for Best Documentary. His latest feature project was invited to the Venice Biennale College Cinema.
ALEXANDRU CRĂCIUN – Film producer. His activity includes short and feature films like “4:15 The End of The World”, directed by Gabi Virginia Șarga & Cătălin Rotaru – nominated at Cannes for Best Short Film, in the section Palme D’Or (2016), also awarded with Special Jury Prize at Sarajevo Film Festival (2016); “Brother’s Keeper”, directed by Ferit Karahan – awarded with the Fipresci prize at Berlinale (2021), in the Panorama section.
RADU MUNTEANU – Born in 1984, in the city of Piatra Neamt. After highschool, Radu studied film directing in Bucharest (2003-2007) at the recommendation of his mentor, Sergiu Nicolaescu. He collaborated as director and producer with different projects and directors, including short and feature films. The last project in which he was involved as co-producer, feature film “Billion Star Hotel”, recorded over 50 selections and 15 awards in film festivals around the world. Since 2016 he is the founder and director of Bucharest Short Film Festival, The Black Sea Film Festival and co-founder & director of Transilvania Shorts.