The following films have been presented in the Lumiere Fest, realized by the participants at the Film Directing for Beginners classes held by Mihnea Columbeanu under the brand “Lumiere Cineclub”. The classes are recommended by Cinemagia.
George Molesag (student at UNATC starting this fall) has directed a short film, “Bitter and Sweet/Dulce şi Amar“. The title is given by the bar where he captured the atmosphere.
Flavia Cioceanu’s “Memento Mori” walks us through the Bellu cemetery
Andrei Oprescu and Horea Despa, with “Nobody / Nimeni” made a fake reportage of the condition of the Bucharest Zoo.
… And Batori sisters’ demo on why not to use drugs shows a good portrayal of the perspectiv of drug consumption.
“Say No to Drugs! / Spuneţi nu drogurilor!”
Marius Popescu’s essay on the Botanical Garden from Cotroceni might be a good opportunity for you to relax…
This short feature was made during and for the directing classes held by Mihnea Columbeanu, between November 2008-September 2009. It was presented in the Lumiere Fest.
Also, from the participants of 2008-2009, 8 out of 11 left until the end have shot their fiction short-films. At 4 of them I participated, out of which 2 have been edited (the other 2 have been abandoned), out of which only the one I was assistant director to was well finished.
As I haven’t directed anything yet (either fiction or non-fiction), I consider that the experience of participating to a sum of projects before is a great tool and opportunity to develop some skills and to notice how others work, even if they are beginners. I have only worked as a director for 2 faculty projects (commercials) and as an actor for other 2 faculty projects.
I have been to some of the classes that the Romanian film director and critic Mihnea Columbeanu has held in 2008, but I haven’t taken them very seriously, but with the opportunity of the new film direction beginners class, I want to really start getting myself involved, seeing some of the other participants to the classes developing their projects very fine, as you may check for yourselves in the videos embedded.
You can check a tryout of reportage here.