Head of Communications & Film Curator
Film Curator, PR & Social Media Coordinator
Curiouser & Curiouser
Making daring choices at personal risk to pushing artistic, political or financial boundaries and venturing into unknown narrative worlds.
Storytelling, Film Curation, Creative programming (Curating), Cultural Management, Film Distribution, City branding & Marketing, Film Festivals, Citizen Journalism, Cultural Policy, Foreign policy.
Film Curator, PR & Social Media Coordinator
I will cover the following film festivals: this october: Les films de Cannes a Bucarest and Les films de Cannes a Cluj, Comedy Cluj International Film Festival
The fifth edition of Transilvania Talent Lab is dedicated to cinema managers and to all those who want to pursue this career in Romania and Moldova, to understand the foundations and the European professional circuit in the film industry or to develop a project in the city where they live. 12 selected participants from the 2 countries.
An organisation can choose when and where to advertise, but it has public relations whether it likes it or not. As part of the PR department, I work to proactively promote the profile and reputation of our clients to their intended audiences.
Promoted an artistic production to the intended audiences through news items, press releases and social media. Liaised with key influencers (social media), produced multimedia content.
Achievement: produced a promotional video (launched on facebook) that had 40.000 views (the audience of 1 facebook post and 2 facebook ads) in 6 days (5.000 in the first 10h) and reached 70.000 people within the area of Cluj-Napoca (source of data: facebook insights). Responsabilities: Concept, cinematography & editing.
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Project-based collaboration (not paid) with a Romanian fashion designer based in London (currently researching for her PhD in Arts and Fashion).The task consisted in the reinterpretation and design of the official website. Presented simulations.
I covered the festival's workshops and wrote several news stories, which were published on the official website. My work was under the supervision of the PR & More agency (specializing in public relations), official festival partner. Recommendation letter available.
I wrote several news stories on TIFF's special events, which were published on the official website.My work was under the supervision of the PR & More agency (specializing in public relations), official festival partner. Recommendation letter available.
I love Cluj is the biggest Romanian online city community. I was responsible for the media coverage of prestigious local events, such as an international comedy film festival (Comedy Cluj) and an international chamber music festival (SoNoRo).
I contributed to the smooth development of the festival's parties held at TIFF House, by achieving the following: venue preparation, directing guests, acting as a runner and solving any problems that intervened.
As part of the Communication department, I was responsible for a part of TIFF's official Blog content creation. Wrote articles on TIFF's special events (screenings, concerts, exhibitions, DVD launching, workshops, seminars) and live-blogging from the ending Gala - the Awards Ceremony.
Recognition: most efficient intern. "Volunteer of the Year" nomination.
I wrote several articles centred around the concept of “Communities”, which was the 9th edition's major theme.
Undertook modules which examined the economic characteristics of cultural production, the specificities of marketing a cultural organisation or festival, the value of intellectual property and contracts, the importance of change, risk and innovation and the entrepreneurial firm.
Connected with a real life organisation (Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust) and delivered a hypothetical marketing plan (team-work).
Completed a Dissertation titled "What is curatorial about film festival programming?" Mark awarded: A (grading scale: A-F, where A is a maximum).
Undertook modules in: written press, TV, radio, national and European media legislation, public relations, advertising, public administration, new media, photo editing, the market economy and filmology.
Creator and editor-in-chief of Nordic Point, an online magazine covering Nordic culture, a three-month project, part of the "Online Communication" module. Coordinated a team of 4.
Completed a Bachelor thesis on Film Reviews and Media Representations of New Wave Aesthetics titled "Media Representations of New Danish Cinema". Graded 10/10.