With both my parents working as educators, I would have never guessed that I will become one myself. But once I got the opportunity to be among students, I fell in love. Each experience with aspiring filmmakers or artists gave me enthusiasm, gave me a fresh perspective on my craft, and a constant awareness of what I do, how I do it, why I do it, and how I can be useful to others.
I have contributed as a guest lecturer, trainer, speaker and mentor in different universities, film festivals and educational programs. As a teacher, I value experimentation and questioning, as well as the creative exchange between students. My classes are a balance between practice and reflection, with a focus on the training of curiosity – an underestimated resource that I believe can serve us, filmmakers, in perpetuity, in any given situation.
I am open to new collaborations – CV available at request.
manolache.alina [at] gmail [dot] com