Ileana Perneș Dănălache

Romania – Film critic

Theater and film critic. She graduated from The National University of Drama and Cinematography “I.L. Caragiale”, section – Filmology-Theatrology. She has 37 years activity in the field of cinematographic art.  Between 1992 and 2000 is National Coordinator of the European intergovernmental Audiovisual Program “Eureka Audiovisual”. Member of the Filmmakers Union of Romania. Vice President and founding member of the Romanian Film Association”Document.Art.”

Memberof several juries of film (“Contemporania”, International Film Festival “Document.Art”,  “Dreamfest” Slatina, “Ecofest” etc).Receives The National Award for interviews and essays of the National Council of Journalists (1987). Plaque of honor for lifetime achievement offered by newspaper “Zaman” Romania. Author of  “18 interviews” dedicated to Romanian filmmakers (2015). Member of Romanian Association of Public Relations (ARRP); member of the Honorable Jury since  2014.


Alexander Grozev

Bulgaria – Film critic, Festival founder and director

He is a very well-known film critic from Bulgaria. PhD in the Theory of Cinema, Professor of Film History at the South-West University, lecturer for film critic at the National Academy of Film. Jury member at many international film festivals. Member of the Bulgarian Filmmakers’ Association and member in the publishing board of Kino magazine, as well. Founder and Director of LOVE IS FOLLY – Film Festival in Varna, counting for 27 editions. Alexander Grozev was Manager of the National Film Center of Bulgaria, representing member of Bulgaria in the European Association for Media Programs. He published 16 books dedicated to film theory and history and wrote many reviews in publications from U.K., Germany, Russia.

Mihai Orăşanu

Producer, Sound Engineer, Professor Doctor

In his long career in the field of Romanian cinematography, he produced more than 20 full and short length features and, as sound engineer ,he managed and supervised the soundtrack production of more than 70 full length features.
He is also Professor Doctor at the Film Faculty of the National University of Theater and Film (UNATC) in Bucharest.
Member in the juries of many national and international film festivals (documentaries, features and student works).
Manager of the national project called /The Caravan of the Romanian Films/.
He has also been a member of =The Producer/s Network = at several editions of the Cannes Film Festival.

Dumitru Olarescu

Filmmaker, Ph.D. in Art Studies

Since 1969 he has been working in the field of cinematography as editor.He got recognition as a screenwriter; Artistic Director of the Cinema Studio “Life” – National Cinematography Center of the Republic of Moldova; Screenwriter of 60 short and long documentary films; Coordinating Scientific Researcher, Head of Theater, Cinema and TV Arts – Institute of Cultural Patrimony, Academy of Sciences of Moldova; Professor at the Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts of the Republic of Moldova.

Author of more than 70 scientific studies (about aesthetics, semiotics, hermeneutics, poetics and cinematic language), published in the country and abroad.

Laureate of the State Prize of the Republic of Moldova, 1990; Master Emeritus in the Arts, 1993;

Knight of the Order of Honor, 2011; “Dimitrie Cantemir” Medal of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova for Valuable Scientific Achievements, 2017;

Grand Prix for the feature “Witnesses Are Charged”, International Cinema Festival EXO-90, Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, 1990;

Grand Prix for the feature film “Aria”, International Cronograph Festival, Kishinev, 2005.

 Mihaela Dracea

Romania – Deputy Director, Mihail Cantacuzino College, Sinaia

She is a young and enthusiast college director from Sinaia, professor in Biology, graduate of Bucharest University, Faculty of Bilogy. She has a vast teaching and educational activity, is an expert in educational management and training for adults and children.

She has participated in the International Education Festival in Ploiesti and several international projects of the Erasmus + program and published several studies and articles in the field of education, biology and vocational training.