Thomas Ciulei, son of Romanian filmmaker Liviu Ciulei, has studied film in Munchen and New York, directing and producting films in the past 20 years, focusing on documentarie. Because of the fact that televisions and cinemas are not interested in this type of productions, he never gave up on this raw and honest genre. Multi-award winning filmmaker.
Jean Paul Jaud
Graduate of l’école Louis Lumière, with a passion for Kurosawa, Jean-Paul Jaud was born to direct. He got “trapped” by television by accident. He took part in the adventurous creation of CANAL +, channel for which he shot football matches and live sport events like he would have shot films. Jean-Paul Jaud used to shoot football like a documentary ! Since 1986, very upset by the catastrophy in Tchernobyl, USRR, he becomes aware of the ecological emergency. In 1990, he directs LES QUATRE SAISONS DU BERGER (THE FOUR SEASONS OF THE SHEPHERD), a tribute to nature in the Pyrenean mountains. This film was awarded worldwide and was the starting point of the collection FOUR SEASONS IN FRANCE. IN THAT should not be in 2008, a documentary that sold 300,000 tickets in France, the homage Jaud pays to nature takes to a much more militant turn. Pressed by the ecological emergency, convinced that cinema has a crucial role to play in the safeguard of our civilization and of our planet, he chose to clarify the solutions.
Born in 1964. Graduated at Warsaw University. Founder and director of
PLANETE DOC FILM FESTIVAL and film distribution company Against Gravity in Warsaw. Specializing in feature length documentary films and European and Asia author’s cinema. Expert of Polish Film Institute. Currently also involved in education program based on documentary films for high schools and Universities.
Keith Partridge is one of the world’s most experienced extreme location film-makers and cameramen with credits for The BAFTA winning Touching the Void, Emmy winning The Beckoning Silence and the BBC’s flagship series Human Planet. Capturing the essence of adventure in over 60 extreme films has taken Partridge to some of the worlds most hostile and spectacular environments. Keith has continually pushed the limits of extreme film-making for television and cinema. Productions in which he has played a key role have notched up dozens of international film awards, three BAFTAs and an INTERNATIONAL EMMY. In 2004 Keith was presented with the International Explorers Festival ‘Camera Extreme’ Award for his work on the documentary feature film of Joe Simpson’s Touching the Void. In 2012 he received an EMMY for Outstanding Cinematography for the BBC series Human Planet.
Born in Transylvania, Romania, she studied at the Institute of Film Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. In 1996 she started working as an assistant editor (on Tom Tykwer’s Run, Lola, Run) and also editing short films. Since 1999 she works as a film editor and editorial consultant on both documentary and feature films.
Stephane, a reporter for more than 10 years, knows Romania well, lived and worked in Bucharest for two years. From Kiev to Donetsk, passing through Cernobal and Lviv, he will screen at Pelicam a serie of documentaries in which Gol! Ukraine is included and also will do a demonstration of the interactive interface function. He will explain further on the landscape in which documentaries settle, in our times, in a continuous phase of change in France.
Founding member and vicepresident of the photo group F5,6 in Timisoara, Sorin Onisor has established photo workshops all around Romania, in Maramures, Danube Delta, Sibiu, Giurgiu, Buzau, Prahova, Brasov, Mures, Alba, Harghita, Iasi, Suceava, Timis, between 2009 and 2011. Author, in partnership with the Cultural Council of the Timis County and Timis Cathedral of “Biserica de la Poieni-icoana, istorie si semn”, 2005, and “Cararile credintei-biserici de lemn monument-istoric din judetul Timis”, 2006. He’s organized collective exhibits in Timisoara, Oradea, Cosevita, Buzias, Otelul Rosu, Hunedoara, Cluj, Sibiu, Bucharest, Buzau, Baia Mare, Tulcea, Suceava , Iasi and in 2006 he wins the Grand Prize withing the National Tourism Photography in Bucharest.