Sven Egenter

He is Editor in Chief and Executive Director for Clean Energy Wire. He worked for 12 years with Reuters, managing Reuters’ editorial operation in Switzerland in 2010. Before his career as a journalist, he worked for the EXPO2000 World Exhibition in Hannover. He taught journalism at Kingston University and holds a MS in Journalism from Boston University and a degree in economics from the University of Münster.


Oksana Sarkisova

She is Research Fellow at Blinken OSA Archive at Central European University, Director of Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, and co-founder of Visual Studies Platform at CEU. She participated as tutor in the workshops Cinema Without Borders and Summer School on Cinema and Human Rights; she also served as Jury member at International Film Festivals in Zagreb, Warsaw, Tbilisi, and Venice.


Andrei Ujică

He is a writer and director, known for The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceaușescu (2010), Videogramme einer Revolution (1992) and Out of the Present (1999). In 2001, Ujică became a professor for film at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. He founded the ZKM Film Institute in 2002 and is its director.


Fresh Perspectives

Maria Barbu

She coordinated this year’s Film section for the Spiru Haret High School magazine Aspirații literare. She wants to meet devoted filmmakers and learn something from their vast experience.


Mădălina Hizanu

Passionate about cinema, social emancipation and an experienced Pelicam volunteer, Mădălina wants to contribute to promoting the message and vision that Pelicam festival conveys to the public.


Teodora Lovin

Winning the first prize at the Proscenium national contest, the Cinema Journalism category, was the moment she realized this was her way: cinema. She wants to experience being part of the Fresh Perspectives jury because she sees it as an important step at the beginning of her career.


Iuliana Radu

She is an animated spirit, passionate about visual arts and alternative culture. She believes that environmental cinema is modestly valued in our country and wants to contribute to its promotion.


Mihaela Tărcatu

Fascinată de mic copil de lumea filmului, dorește să se implice în toate proiectele care vizează protejarea mediului pentru un prezent și un viitor mai curat și mai sănătos.


Vlad Petri

Vlad is a Romanian director and photographer. He graduated the National University of Film and Theatre in Bucharest, with a degree in Film Cinematography,and a master in Visual and Media Anthropology at Freie Universitaet, Berlin. He worked as freelancer in various documentary projects in countries like Afghanistan, Syria, Jordan, Tadjikistan, Uzbekistan, Armenia and Albania. In 2012 he documented the anti-government protests in University Square and in 2013 those against mining in Roşia Montană; in 2014 he made his first feature documentary Where Are You Bucharest? about the 2012 protests, the film premiering at Rotterdam Film Festival and winning a Gopo Award for Debut.


Black Sea Docs

Andrei Dăscălescu

Born in Piatra Neamț, Andrei Dăscălescu graduated from the National University of Cinema and Theatre in Bucharest, with a degree in Multimedia: Sound Editing. He worked as an editor and sound  designer on numerous films, including Youth without a Youth, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. He produced and directed Fly, a two-minute short film, selected in 12 international festivals and winner of two awards. He created and organized the Filmul de Piatră Film Festival. His most recent documentary Petrila Planet has won the Black Sea Docs Award last year.


Nicolas Guignard

Nicolas is the founder and the director of Green Film Festival, a festival that has taken place in 60 locations in Switzerland and France.


Erika Stanciu

Erika has graduated from from the Faculty of Forestry and Forest Exploitation in Brașov. She worked at Retezat National Park Administration, the first national park administration in Romania. Since 2003, she continued her activity in the realm of preserving nature with WWF, the programme Danube-Carpathians, NGO Natura 2000 and ProPark, the Foundation for Protected Areas, initiating the first professional programmes in the field of protected areas. Between December 2015 and January 2017 she was a secretary of state for forests at the Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests.


Shorts Competition

Vincent Marti

Vincent is head of marketing for the prestigious company Sophie Dulac Distribution. He is also a film programmer for Champs-Élysées Film Festival. He studied film distribution at the famous Le Fèmis and has worked in this area of expertise.


Boglárka Nagy

Boglárka Nagy studied cinema, educational and cultural project management, as well as art-house cinema management. She’s been writing film criticism, studies and interviews for Filmtett and Istoria filmului, but also for other cinema-related publications for over a decade. She is the programmer of Elvire Popesco Cinema in Bucharest and works on the film projects of the Institut Français in Romania. As a collaborator of film festivals she worked on selections (mainly documentaries for One World Romania and Doc’est), but also on film education projects and moderating debates. Since 2016 she is a member of the Europa Cinemas validation committee.


Paul Radu

Paul is the executive director for Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting  Project (OCCRP) and a member of International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). He was a holder of Alfred Friendly Press Fellowship (2001), Milena Jesenska Press Fellowship (2002), Knight International Journalism Fellowship (2007-2008) and Stanford Knight Journalism Fellowship (2009-2010). Paul coordinated investigative departments for publications such as Evenimentul Zilei and Jurnalul Național, and has reported on major corruption cases, like Roșia Montană, Rafo case, Voiculescu-Crescent and others.