Ceau, Cinema! 2023 – Jury

Ioana Iacob was born on February 24, 1980 in Timişoara. After graduating from the German high school Nikolaus Lenau, he attended the faculty of acting in German at the West University of Timisoara, which he completed in 2002. Since 2001 she has been an employee of the German State Theatre in Timisoara (TGST). He works here, among others, with Radu Nica, Alexandru Dabija, Cornelia Crombholz, Bocsárdi László, Yuri Kordonsky, Florin Fieroiu, Vlaicu Golcea, Niky Wolcz, Volker Schmidt and Gábor Tompa. In 2016 and 2020 she briefly served as interim director of TGST. From 2001 until now he has collaborated with the Auăleu Theatre and the Timișoara National Theatre. Also, Ioana Iacob can be seen in several films in the country and abroad, selected at important international festivals, working with Radu Jude, Christoph Hochhausler, Radu Gabrea, Natalia Sinelnikova or Andreas Kleinert.

Vlad Petri is a director interested in political and social topics, often combining personal images with official archives. His films are situated at the intersection of documentary and fiction and have been presented and awarded at various international festivals. His filmography includes: “Between Revolutions” (2023 – Berlinale Forum, documentary feature film), “The same Dream” (2021 – Sarajevo FF, short film), “The Stag Passed in Front of Me” (2020 – Jihlava FF, short film) and “Bucharest, Where Are You?” (2014 – Rotterdam FF, documentary feature film).

Born in 1984 in Bucharest, Paul Negoescu studied film directing at UNATC. He has directed several award-winning and selected short films in major international film festivals such as Cannes (2012), Berlin (2008, 2009 and 2010), Karlovy Vary and Rotterdam. Two of the short films (“Renovation” and “Derby”) were nominated for the European Film Academy Awards in 2009 and 2011. His debut film, “A Month in Thailand”, premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2012 and won, among others, the FIPRESCI Award at the Sofia International Film Festival and the Debut Award at the Transylvania Film Festival. The second feature film, “Two Lottery Tickets” (2016), is an independent micro-budget film that has become one of the most successful Romanian films at the box office and has been very well received by both critics and international film festivals, being distributed in several countries. His third feature film, “The Story of a Loafer” (2018), has been distributed by Netflix in more than 30 countries. “Men of Deeds” (2022), his fourth feature film, won the most important Gopo Awards in 2023, including the award for best film and the award for directing. Also, in 2009 he founded the Timishort Film Festival, where he served as artistic director for the first three editions, and in 2016 he founded FILM+, a platform to support young filmmakers. He is a university lecturer at the Department of Directing of UNATC.