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Best Pelicam Feature

2.000 Eur
Offered by de Tulcea Town Hall

Black Sea Docs Award

Post production services worth 3.000 Eur (Cinelab)
Oferit de Cinelab România
The Babushkas Of Chernobyl

Best Pelicam Short

500 Eur
Offered by The National Center of Cinematography
Bird Strike

Fresh Perspectives Award

500 Eur
Offered by Fundația pentru Parteneriat
Poverty Inc.


Vlad Alexandrescu

Vlad Alexandrescu was  Minister of Culture between 2015 and 2016. Philologist by profession, he was Romanian ambassador in Luxembourg between 2006 and 2011. As Minister of Culture, Vlad Alexandrescu has backed Roșia Montana’s nomination for UNESCO list, and also launched the campaign Brâncuși is mine.

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Margaret Parsons

Margaret Parsons is head of the Film Department at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C where she has overseen the programming and managing of film events as well as film retrospectives. Subsequent to her role at the National Gallery of Art, Parsons held positions at the Smithsonian Institution, The National Trust for Historic Preservation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Children’s Museum, Boston. She’s an admirer of Romanian films.

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Levente Molnár

Actor, Levente Molnár is known for his work on Son of Saul, Oscar winner in 2016 for Best Foreign Film.


Black Sea Docs

Gaetano Capizzi

Gaetano Capizzi is the Founder and Director of Cinemambiente Environmental Film Festival in Torino, Italy. Gaetano is also the Founder and General Coordinator of the Green Film Network, an international consortium of environmentally themed film festivals with 30 members on five continents, Pelicam being part of this network since 2013.

Florentina Ciuvercă

Florentina is a journalist and communication specialist. With extensive experience in cultural journalism, Florentina founded the platform Film Reporter. She currently collaborates with the most important film festivals in Romania.

Mircea Toma

Mircea Toma is a psychologist and human rights activist. He is president and co-founder of Active Watch – Media Monitoring Agency, a nongovernmental organization, member of Reporters Sans Frontieres.

Fresh Perspectives

Ileana Bîrsan

Ileana Bîrsan is a film journalist and critic. She is currently the initiator of courses and workshops of cinema education for pupils.

Shorts Competition

Heinz Hermanns

Heinz is the founder and CEO of Interfilm short film festival, in Berlin. He is the director and co-founder of the super short film festival „Going Underground“, which is held in the trains of the Berlin subway, and, since 2011, also in the subway of Seoul, South Korea. He also is the co-founder and curator of Zebra Poetry Short Film Festival, a bi-annual festival which has been presenting short films inspired by poetry since 2002.

Séverine Lenglet

Séverine Lenglet is a French video-maker and activist based in Berlin. She coordinates transeuropean projects, focusing on social issues, migration, diversity and democracy at the EU and local level. She is also working as the Media and Communications Officer at Citizens For Europe, a non-profit that fosters a participatory and inclusive Europe.

Cristi Mărculescu

Cristi Mărculescu graduated from the “Ion Luca Caragiale” National University of Theater and Cinema in 2007, one of his qualifications being that of film critic. He collaborates with several festivals, such as Dracula Film – horror and fantasy festival or Buzz CEE – Buzău International Film Festival, dedicated to the Central and South-Eastern Europe region.


Holly Morris

Director and producer, Holly makes films that explore the lives of risk-taking, contemporary women around the globe; including, Behind Closed Chad-ors (Iran), Holy Cow (India), Mana Wahines (New Zealand) and Paradox Found (Cuba) – all broadcast on PBS, and internationally, as part of her Adventure Divas documentary series. Her award-winning journalism on the Babushkas of Chernobyl (2011), also published as A Country of Women, and The Women Living in Chernobyl’s Toxic Wasteland and The Best Travel Writing; Travelers Tales first reported on the women of the Zone and is also the subject of her popular TED Talk. Her story the subculture of illegal ‘Stalkers’ inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone was originally published in Slate. Morris is a longtime presenter for the internationally broadcast series Globe Trekker.

Lucy Siegle

Lucy Siegle has written a weekly ethical living column for The Observer since 2004  and two books, including Green Living in the Urban Jungle  and To Die For. She has contributed to various television and radio programs, including magazines Marie Claire, Grazia and Elle. She reports and speaks about environmental issues on TV and radio, including The 5 O’Clock Show, Five’s The Wright Stuff, Sky News and BBC Radio 4′s You and Yours. Lucy is a current reporter for The Guardian and BBC One’s The One Show.

Reet Aus

Reet Aus has worked as a fashion designer since 1997. Since 2002 she has created her collections using the principle of reusing discarded materials to create a product of higher value, or upcycling. This process allows the textile waste produced during garment manufacture to be sent back into production through smart design, thus noticeably reducing the environmental impact of the industry. Reet Aus wrote her doctoral thesis on the possibilities of introducing upcycling into mass production in the fashion industry. Reet Aus is a Senior Research Fellow at the Estonian Academy of Arts and active as a costume designer in theater and film productions throughout Estonia.

Simone Eleveld

Simone Eleveld is a filmmaker based in Amsterdam. After finishing her studies in Cultural Analysis and Literature, she started working as a filmmaker in 2013, having as clients the Dutch Ministry of Healthcare, the cultural platform Archis and Metabolic. She collaborated with Metabolic for her documentary debut, Urban Tides. The interaction between grassroots movements and authorities continue to fascinate her and the theme regularly pops up in her work

Cynthia Mooij

Cynthia was raised on St. Maarten in the Caribbean. She holds a Bachelor’s in International Business and Management from Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. She began working with the Metabolic Foundation in 2014, and is involved with Caribbean Foundation for Sustainability. Cynthia aims to combine business with her passion for sustainable development and believes in empowering people through education and civic entrepreneurship.She is one of the producers for Urban Tides.

Borja Zausen

Borja Zausen is a filmmaker and photographer born in Madrid and living in Palma de Mallorca. In 2007 he filmed his first feature film El Beso Salado. Between 2007 and 2008 he wrote and directed three short films (Amasalavida, Taujans and Taujans, la trobada).  He has made several documentary films since taking up filmmaking. He is concerned about environmental issues and sustainability, and tries to avoid CO2 emissions throughout his projects.

Max Gyselinck

Max Gyselinck is a Belgian freelance photographer based in Athens since 2002. Working on assignment and published in numerous international newspapers and magazines such as Le Monde, L’Obs, Le Soir, Causette, La Tribune, Le Figaro, The Guardian, Land among others. In 2002 he moved to Athens, Greece and started to work as a freelance photographer covering from the 2004 Athen’s olympic games till today Greece’s socio-political issues and economic crisis.

Stéphane Siohan

Stéphane Siohan is a journalist, documentary director and producer for EAST ROADS production company. Based in Kiev since 2013, he is a correspondent for Le Figaro, Le Temps, Le Soir, Canal+, iTele, RTL, Radio Canada. Stéphane is following Maïdan phenomenon, Crimea’s annexation by Russia and the war in Donbass, which still goes on. At the end of 2015 he was nominated for Bayeux-Calvados, an award dedicat to war correspondents, the most prestigious rewards in France for war reporters; he was nominated for the coverage done in Ukraine, run by Society and Le Figaro

Noël Tamini

In the early 1970s, Swiss-born Noël Tamini, nicknamed the poet of Salvan, founded the magazine Spiridon. For fifteen years, it would spread the new vision of long-distance running all over the world, going to the barricades to defend the major anti-reactionary causes: free practice for all, and for women in particular, emancipation from federated sports systems and the freedom to organize races outside of stadiums. At Pelicam 2016 he will be presenting the film FREE TO RUN.

Răzvan Sima

Compelled by an instinct of understanding human nature, Razvan felt that the best way he could express his findings was through film. His formation starts in the audiovisual craft started in the Multimedia department of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the West University of Timisoara followed by the Film Production program of Vancouver Film School out of which he graduates both in directing and cinematography. For six years, after graduating film school, he has filled either the director’s and cinematographer’s chair on various commercials, fiction and documentary films. At Pelicam 2016 he’ll be presenting his short film, The Sense Keepers.

Laura Ștefănuț

Laura Ștefănuț is a journalist, editor for DigiTV. She contributes to Casa Jurnalistului, Think Outside the Box and other national and international media outlets. As part of Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, she completed ‘Made in Europe’, an investigation of the abuses done by clothing factories in Romania and Bulgaria.

Ioana Ciolacu

Ioana Ciolacu is a Romanian designer. She studied fashion design at London College of Fashion. In 2010 she opened her own fashion house in București. Ioana embeds sustainable principles in her business. Leftover materials are sent to Călărași to be used in making traditional rugs.

Ștefan Ghenciulescu

Ștefan Ghenciulescu is an architect, publicist and researcher in the area of architecture and urbanism. He is an editor in chief for Zeppelin magazine, and a lecturer at UAUIM, having obtained his PhD in urbanism in 2004. A NEC fellow and guest professor at architecture schools in Belgium and Germany, he has done many architecture, design and urbanism projects.

Lavinia Andrei

Lavinia Andrei is president of Terra Mileniul III Foundation, an organization which militates against nuclear energy and for a clean energetic future, for over 20 years. Lavinia is an activist with 25 years of experience in environmental protection.

Szőcs-Boruss Miklós-Attila

Attila is a campaigner for access to land, food sovereignty and the rights of small farmers at Eco-Ruralis, an association from Cluj with over 3.000 members around the country. Attila researches the phenomenon of land grabbing of infields in Romania, being the coordinator of the last study on the topic.

Dan Drăghicescu

Since 1998, Dan has been involved in advertising and film, producing more than 400 TV spots in Romania and abroad for key clients/brands. He’s also a film producer for the independent short movie: “Transylvania Girl” with Maia Morgenstern produced with PINK STRIPE Group and selected by HBO like in the romanian independent program. Latest production directed by Mick Davis- The Silver Spoon with Mihai Sandu Gruia was selected in Cannes Short Film Corner 2015. Dan Drăghicescu is also the Associate Producer  of “King’s War”(2016). The film has been released on the country’s largest broadcaster to more than a million viewers. The 47- minute program is about the last surviving leader of WW ll, King Michael of Romania, the great ,great grandson of Queen Victoria, the Tsar Alexander and Kaiser Wilheim.