Dr. Lucian Georgescu has a Master in Literature (Elements of pre-cinema language in the Brancoveanu’ Medieval Chronicle/Bucharest University, Faculty of Literature/1992), a PhD in cinema (The Road Symbol In Jarmusch’ cinema/UNATC/2006) and is the Senior Professor of the Screenwriting Chair at UNATC, Bucharest.
Member of UCIN (Romanian Filmmakers Association), FIPRESCI, EACWP, SRN, NAWE, guest lecturer at Ohio State University, Cincinnati University, Scuola Holden in Torino, his research focus is on the road movie genre and the critical analysis of the ”DYI method” – the three acts structure paradigm. Paper peer reviewed presentations at the SRN Conferences in Copenhagen, Brussels, Potsdam-Babelsberg, academic texts published by Intellect Books, Taylor&Francis and Edinburgh University Press. Extra-academic activity in advertising (first Romanian creative to be appointed as the CEO of an advertising multinational in Romania – BBDO/1999; nominated at the IAA Hall of Fame in Brussels) and cultural marketing (2001, A Peace Odyssey – together with Emir Kusturica; Sibiu 2007 European Cultural Capital). Founder of the unique FVOD cinepub.ro, producer, screenwriter (Mimi,Night within a day, Keep an eye on happiness, The Phantom Father), director (Mimi, The Phantom Father).
Books: Jim on the Road, Chats about Screenplay (together with Dumitru Carabăț, UNATC Press), Creative Writing (coordinator, TBA). Editor and/or translations: Frédéric Beigbeder – 99 Francs (Pandora M), Barry Gifford – The Phantom Father: A Memoir (Balkanski Books), David Bohm – On Creativity and On Dialogue, Steven Maras – Screenplay: Theory, History and Practice (TBA).
Tudor Voican studied screenwriting and film theory at undergrad, graduate and PhD level at UNATC and holds an MFA Screenwriting from York University, Canada.The recipient of three Gopo awards, Tudor is the screenwriter of movies such Bless you, prison, California Dreamin’, Marilena from P7, Medal of honor, Outbound, Carmen.
He is the initiator and the jury president of Wallachia Int’l Film Fest. He has authored several books: The screenplay: from myth to artificial intelligence, Communication sciences in the art of screenwriting and Medal of honor, an honored screenplay.
His research interests include narrative structures and antistructures, American cinema and the Romanian “waves”. Tudor is a gamer, a philatelist, a bridge player and an orchid lover.
Courses: Screenwriting, Dissertation writing, Practice.
Ana Agopian graduated from The National University of Film and Theater “I.L.Caragiale” and the European College of Liberal Arts (ECLA), Berlin. She has a PHD in literature (University of Bucharest). She has worked as a scriptwriter, together with Oana Răsuceanu and Iulia Rugină, for several short and medium length films (such as Hi Cristina! Bye Cristina, Stuck on Christmas. Dying From A Wound Of Love, Skugos) and three feature films – Love Building (2013), Another Love Building (2014) and Breaking News (2017).
Her most recent feature film, Breaking News, premiered at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Official Competition, winner of Special Jury Mention for actress Voica Oltean). The short E.T. was here is her debut film as a director.
As a scriptwriter she also collaborated with Media Pro Pictures and HBO Romania.
In 2019 she founded Control N Cultural Association and she is actively involved in the projects developed by the organization. Currently, she is a trainer for scriptwriting workshops (dedicated to professionals or non-professionals).
Since 2009 Ana teaches screenwriting at the The National University of Film and Theater “I.L.Caragiale”. Her research interests include: screenplay as literature form, script doctoring – methodologies in applying scriptwriting techniques.
Courses: Screenwriting, Collaborative Screenwriting, Writers-directors.
Andrei Gorzo studied film history and film theory at Bucharest’s National University of Theatre and Film (UNATC) and at New York University. He is currently an associate professor of Film Studies at the UNATC; he was recently a Fulbright visiting scholar at Stanford University (August 2017 to January 2018). He was the artistic director of the NexT International Film Festival for its first seven editions (2007-2013).
For the program Éducation à l’image (implemented by the NexT Cultural Society in a number of Romanian high schools), he has authored critical guides to Romanian film classics like Lucian Pintilie’s An Unforgettable Summer and Harun Farocki’s and Andrei Ujică’s Videograms of a Revolution. His most recent book is Viața, moartea și iar viața criticii de film (Iași: Polirom, 2019). His research interests include the New Romanian Cinema, the aesthetics of the long take, the thought of André Bazin, Cold War cinema, the life and writings of Graham Greene.
Courses: Film Theory , Film Criticism & Analysis, The Film Canon: Debates and Revisions.
Andrei Rus is a graduate of the National University of Theater and Cinematography „Ion Luca Caragiale” in Bucharest, where he now teaches Film Studies and Film History classes. He is the Artistic Director of One World Romania International Documentary and Human Rights Film Festival and twice a month he coordinates a Cineclub dedicated to documentaries. Between 2009 and 2015, he coordinated a film magazine (Film Menu) written by young students in the university and organized a Cineclub and other types of projections in the university’s film theater.
He used to be a member of the Administration Board of the Romanian National Center of Cinematography and, between 2015 and 2017 he was the Counsellor for Cinema of the Romanian Minister of Culture. Andrei is mainly interested in studying topics related to documentary and experimental filmmaking, but also in the restoration, the archival and the preservation of films.
Courses: Film History, Film Analysis and Criticism, Methods in Non-fictional Filmmaking, History of Documentary Film.
Lecturer at the National University of Theatre and Cinema in Bucharest and coordinator of the online film magazine Acoperișul de Sticlă (“the Glass Roof”). Irina wrote her doctoral thesis speculating on the roots of contemporary video essays in the tradition of essay cinema and co-edited an anthology of documentary theory, The reality of fiction, the fiction of the real (2018), and more recently, Romanian Cinema Inside Out — Insights on Film Culture, Industry and Politics 1912-2019 (Romanian Cultural Institute Press, 2019).
She programmed short films for the NexT International Film Festival (2011-2016) and her writing was published in journals and film magazines such as Close Up, Cineaste, Sight & Sound, Photogénie, IndieWire, Dilema Veche. Her research interests include videographic criticism, digital media, the essay film, film festivals, racial representation, historical representation in non-classical cinema.
Courses: Film Journalism Workshop, Film Form, Film Analysis and Criticism, Film Journalism in the Festival Circuit.
With a PhD on the representation of gender in Romanian cinema, Iulia Voicu is an assistant professor at the National University of Theatre and Film in Bucharest.
She signed articles in “Film” magazine, Film Menu, Sub25. She wrote an educational booklet on The Way I Spent the End of The World (directed by Cătălin Mitulescu) for “CinEd” (European Cinema Education for Youth), being also a lecturer in the program. She was a lecturer for “Filme pentru liceeni” (“Movies for high school students”), another cinema-educational initiative, and a trainer in workshops like “Let’s Go digital” (TIFF) and “Timishort Talent Lab”. She is interested in studying film genres.
Courses: Film Analysis and Criticism, On Manipulation in Film and TV, Film and Theater: Interferences/Intermediality and Hybridity.