The first of the series of workshops in partnership with the Animation Festival Network will take place at the Animest International Animation Film Festival in Bucharest from 10 to 17 October, 2022. Six promising Romanian film journalists and critics will work with tutor Vladan Petković on reviews, interviews, industry stories and essays focused on the animation scene.
GoCritic! Participants at Animest 2022
Mădălina Buțulan is a digital expert and a co-founder of The Movienator project. As part of the team behind Movienator, a project designed to develop the critical spirit in viewers and inspire them to be able to write reviews, not verdicts, Mădălina creates movie content regularly and debates specific controversial topics in films. With more than ten years of experience in copywriting, she recently dived into reviewing motion pictures and improving her critical sensibilities.
Dalesia Cozorici is a student at the department of Screenwriting/Filmology at the I.L. Caragiale National University of Theatre Arts and Cinematography, Bucharest. She has made various short films that circulated through workshops and national film festivals, but she also co-wrote an anthropological graphic novel that enjoyed visibility in several countries. Now she is a collaborator/editor for cinema magazines Film Menu and Films in Frame, while working on theatrical plays that she began to develop in artistic residencies.
Oana Darie is a Romanian screenwriter and film critic currently living in Madrid. After finishing film studies at UNATC I.L. Caragiale in Bucharest, she pursued an MA in research in the Media at Carlos III in Madrid, further focusing on unreliable narration in cinema. In Romania she has written occasionally for Republika, Time Out Bucharest and, more regularly, for Formula As, and has been a long-time collaborator of the Transylvania International Film Festival. She is currently engaged in projects that involve children's literature and animation within the Romanian migrant communities in Madrid.
Emilian Lungu is a very online guy. A recent graduate of a visual art studies master program, he is active as a poet and poetry workshop facilitator for the Romanian queer film festival ART200 and as a programmer/curator for the Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival (BIEFF).
Vlad Marina is a freelance video editor and music producer. He first got to write about film as a long-time volunteer at the Czech Centre of Bucharest, where he was also involved in the organisation of the fifth edition of Cinemascop, a European film festival aiming for the larger public, which is held annually at the seaside resort Eforie Sud. He recently completed a master's thesis on Romanian contemporary cinema and its relation to the local cultural history at the University of Bucharest’s Centre of Excellence in Image Studies. Over the years, he did some writing and producing for a couple of independent short films.
Andrei Voineag is currently finishing his MA in Film Studies at the University of Theatre and Film in Bucharest. He is intrigued by experimental cinema, animations and utility films, approaching them from a phenomenological and sociological perspective. His current focus is on rediscovering and re-evaluating Romanian animated films from the socialist period. Currently, Andrei is also a volunteer at the National Film Archive, cataloguing and restoring any documents related to Romanian animation. When he’s not watching movies or writing about them he enjoys editing short audio-visual experiments out of found footage and composing his own soundtracks.