Alina Manolache is a versatile filmmaker, artist and professor, known for her work at the crossroads of documentary and experimental cinema. Acknowledged by Filmmaker Magazine as one of the premier female directors of IDFA 2020, her portfolio includes a wide spectrum of celebrated films (Lost Kids on the Beach, End of Summer, I AM HERE, to name just a few). 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. She has designed and given courses and workshops across the world, collaborating with high-profile art institutions in Switzerland, Denmark, Germany, and Romania. She is currently in the production phase with her sophomore feature documentary, ‘A Summer of Nothing’ and teaching MA Film Students at HSLU Luzern.