complete curriculum vitae here

EDUCATION

2017   Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden   

       post-MA, Critical Images: Dignity and Representation 

            Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse, NY, USA 

        MFA in Film and Interdisciplinary Studies

2015   Babeș- Bolyai University, Theatre and Television Faculty, Cluj Napoca, Romania 

        MA in Documentary Filmmaking

2014    Tudor Jarda School of Arts, Cluj Napoca, Romania 

        Choreography, Contemporary Dance Department

2012    Babeș-Bolyai University, Theatre and Television Faculty, Cluj Napoca, Romania

        BA in Image for Film and TV, Cinematography, Photography and Media Department


GRANTS/AWARDS

2018    Fine Acts Fellowship, Art+Tech Hackathon, Sofia, Bulgaria

2017    Urboteca Fellowship Programme, Bucharest, Romania

             Creative Opportunity Grant, Syracuse University, NY

2016    Teaching Assistant Award, Syracuse University, NY

              Creative Opportunity Grant, Syracuse, NY

2015    Teaching Assistant Award, Syracuse University, NY

              League of Romanian Students Abroad, Nomination Special Award in the Arts

              Creative Opportunity Grant, Syracuse, NY

2014    Creative Opportunity Grant, Syracuse, NY

              Fulbright Junior Award Romania/USA 


PROGRAMS/TRAININGS

2018

  • Pride X Power Lab, Sofia Pride Film Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria

2017

  • Pustnik, Scriptwriters Residency, Dolj, Romania
  • FEST Training Ground/Pitching Forum at FEST Film Festival, Espinho, Portugal
  • InfiniTIFF Virtual Reality Workshop, Transylvania International Film Festival, Romania

2016

  • Tatfoo Tan: Rituals for Transients, CanaryLab,Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • Designing Place-Conscious Courses Workshop by John E. Weaver (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
  • International Filmmaking Academy,Bologna, Italy
  • Summer Portfolio, Moscow, Russia
  • Artists Village, WARP Contemporary Art Space and Frans Masereel Center, Antwerp, Belgium

2015

  • Closing the Gap Professional Practices for Women in the Arts, Clayton Island, NY
  • Fulbright Enrichment Seminar, Philadelphia, PA
  • Future Professoriate Program, Certificate in University Teaching, Syracuse, NY
  • Fulbright/Orange for Peace Retreat, Adirondacks, NY

2013

  • VerzioDoc Lab, Human Rights Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary
  • Inspiration Forum, Jihlava Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic
  • Aristoteles Workshop, Suceava, Romania
  • FEST Training Ground/Pitching Forum at FEST Film Festival, Portugal
  • Transylvania Talent Lab, Transylvania Film Festival, Cluj Napoca, Romania

2012 

  • Pinhole Photography Workshop by Levend Kilic Anadolu University/Babeș- Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca, Romania

2010 

  • Spune pe scurt Talent Campus, Romania

2009 

  • Kodak, 35mm workshop with Iosif Demian, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca, Romania
  • Masterclass Barmak Akram, Temps d’Image Festival, Cluj Napoca, Romania

EXHIBITIONS

solo shows




group shows

2017   RETROSPECTIVE  Art Film Festival, Cannes, France 

2016   VIOLENCE I WOMEN series, Michael Sickler Gallery, Syracuse, NY

2015   MY GYPSY RELATIVES, Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, NY



2018  REPRESENTATIONS, INTERRUPTED, Mejan Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2017  HIBERNACULUM, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

          LET’S BE DRAGONS - MFA SHOW, Community Folk Art Center, Syracuse, NY 

                                              - ArtHelix Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2016   SPARK PERFORMANCE VOL. 7 – Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, NY

           GIRL ON GIRL:SPACE zine – Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, NY

2015   WHEN THE WORLD SLEEPS –  Spark ContemporaryArt Space, Syracuse, NY

           EATING IS A CULTURAL ACT: Notes of Rhizomes, Deserts and Ugly Fruit

            – Canary Lab Project, Smith Hall,Syracuse, NY

            GIRL ON GIRL: Generation XX - SparkContemporary Art Space, Syracuse, NY

Collaboration with SAYA WOOLFALK (artist in residence Urban Video Project, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY)


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

producer

creative producer

editor/camera operator



teaching related experience 


2018 - Studioset, Bucharest, Romania

2017-2018 Adenium Film, Bucharest, Romania

2012   Transylvania International Film Festival, Cluj Napoca, Romania

2011    European Alternatives, Cluj Napoca, Romania

2010   Trans-Europa Film Festival, Cluj Napoca, Romania


SCREENINGS/AWARDS

for collaborative projects

brick in the wall by Grzegorz Brzozowski 

Best Documentary Award at Aristotels Workshop; 2013

International Documentary Film Amsterdam (internationalpremiere); 2013

Best Documentary Prize, Ffest; 2013


superman, spiderman or batman by Tudor Giurgiu

Aspen Shortfest: Bafta/LA Short Film Prize; Jury Award; 2012

European Film Award Prize; 2012

Grand Prize Manhattan Short Film Festival; 2012

Prix UIP Valladoid International Film Festival; 2011

Nominated Short Grand Prix; Warsaw International Film Festival; 2011


SKILLS & TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Software Apple Final Cut Studio, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Logic X Pro, Cubase, 

                  Adobe Lightroom, Microsoft Office, Pages, Libre Office, XCL

Camera   Arriflex BL 35mm, Sankyo Super LXL 250 super 8mm

                  Canon c300, Canon c500, Black Magic 

                  Sony a7s, Sony NFX, Sony FX1, Sony F3, Panasonic 2

                  Canon 5D mark II, Canon 60D, Canon 7D, Nikon D810, Nikon D800

                  Canon EOS 1000F, 35mm still camera

Languages spoken romanian (native), english(professional), 

spanish (advanced), french (intermediate), italian (beginner), arabic (basic)


PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

 2015 - 2017 co-founder/executive member Visual and Performing Arts              

Graduate Student Organization (VPAg), Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

2014 – 2016 co-founder B4Film 

NGO for non-formal visual education, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


VOLUNTEER

2014    Helping Hounds, Dog Rescue, Syracuse, NY

2010    Habitat for Humanity, Cluj Napoca, Romania

2011    Temps d’Image Festival, Cluj Napoca,Romania

2009    Transylvania Film Festival, Cluj Napoca,Romania


EXTRA-CURRICULAR

2016-2017    co-captain Syracuse University Boxing Club, competitive fighter

2015-2016    officer Syracuse University Boxing Club, competitive fighter 

                         3rd place USIBA, 2015 (Michigan), 2016 (L.A.)

2014-2015    performer Orange Pulse Dance Troupe, Syracuse University, NY


MEMBER

2017 - Group of the European Youth for Change, Romania

2014 - present Fulbright Association, USA

2014 - 2017 New York Women in Film and Television, NY, USA

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