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Biography

Alina Manolache is a filmmaker, artist and professor, known for her work at the crossroads of documentary and experimental cinema. After studying fine arts, she transitioned to non-fiction filmmaking, and has since directed a wide spectrum of celebrated films: Lost Kids on the Beach (IDFA 2020), End of Summer (Visions du Reel 2016), I AM HERE (Jihlava 2020), 3 Dialogues About the Future (Kasseler Dokfest 2022) to name just a few. Filmmaker Magazine has acknowledged her as one of the premier female directors of IDFA 2020 and her work has been featured in The Guardian, Calvert Journal, Vice, AEON, among others. She has contributed as a commissioned director of web documentaries for global platforms like VICE and The Guardian, was an artist-in-residence in Paris, and served as a jury member in esteemed festivals, like CPH:DOX, or Mons Film Festival. She has designed and given courses and workshops across the world, and collaborated with high-profile art schools in Switzerland, Denmark, Germany, and Romania. She is currently working on her sophomore feature documentary, ‘A Summer of Nothing’ and teaching MA Film students at HSLU Luzern, Switzerland.

Contact: manolache[dot]alina[at]gmail[dot]com

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