The renowned director and festival director,Tudor Giurgiu, is the December guest of „SpectActor Meetups” 2022. Sunday December 18, at 12,00, Tudor Giurgiu will hold the conference in the foyer of the Craiova National„About films and festivals – reinventing or adapting to the digital ageă?", followed by a dialogue with the audience present.
"The SpectActor Meetings" is a far-reaching cultural event of the Marin Sorescu National Theatre, where they more than 60 personalities of Romanian and international culture have participated so far.
Presented by Nicolae Coande.
Born in 1972 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Member of the European Film Academy, Tudor Giurgiu is the founder and president of the Romanian Film Promotion Association and its main event, the Transylvania International Film Festival (TIFF), the most prestigious film event in Romania, considered by Indiewire as one of the "50 most important film festivals in the world". Tudor Giurgiu was one of the 24 world leaders who participated in the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowships program in 2014. Initiator of the GOPO Awards, annual awards for the best achievements in local film and member of the jury at several international film festivals (Ludwigsburg, Crossing Europe Linz, Reykjavik, Prague, Angers, Amazonas), member of the international jury of the Emmy Awards 2012 He worked as first assistant for directors such as Lucian Pintilie and Radu Mihăileanu. Tudor Giurgiu was also General Director of the Romanian National Television (TVR) in the period 2005-2007.
His directorial debut with the film Love Sick was selected in the Panorama section of the Berlinale 2006 and was awarded in several international festivals). His short film, Superman, Spiderman or Batman (2011), won several awards at festivals around the world (Aspen, Valladolid, etc.), but was also declared the best European short film at the 2012 edition of the European Film Academy Awards. The second feature, OfSnails and Men, was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Warsaw IFF , Best film of the "Punto di Encuentro" section of the Valladolid IFF. "Why me?", an unsettling legal thriller based on a real case of corruption in Romania today, premiered in 2015 at the Berlinale Panorama and was awarded at Sofia, Miskolc and Tarkovsky IFF.
His most recent film is Parking, a Romanian-Spanish-Czech co-production. Tudor Giurgiu is now in post-production with Freedom, a feature film inspired by real events that took place in Sibiu in December 1989, as well as Nasty, a documentary about the career of the iconic tennis player Ilie Năstase. Tudor Giurgiu has produced or co-produced over 40 feature films, such as Servants by Ivan Ostrochovsky (Berlinale 2020), Katalin Varga by Peter Strickland (Silver Bear in Berlinale 2009 and European Discovery of the Year at the EFA Awards), Mission of the Human Resources Manager by Eran Riklis (Locarno Audience Award 2010), Cendres et Sang by Fanny Ardant (Cannes 2009), Cannibal by Manuel Cuenca (Toronto and San Sebastian, 2013), History of Love by Radu Mihăileanu (2016).
Starting from 2010, the "Marin Sorescu" National Theater organized "SpectActor Meetings", a major event in the cultural life of Craiova - and only. So far, the following have lectured at the Craiova theatre: Ion Caramitru, Radu Beligan, Varujan Vosganian, Andrei Marga, Solomon Marcus, Lucian Boia, Răzvan Theodorescu, Matei Vișniec, Gabriela Adameșteanu, ASR Radu of Romania, Dan Grigore, Cristian Țopescu, George Banu, Eugen Negrici, Florin Zamfirescu, Adrian Cioroianu, Adrian Streinu Cercel, Jean Askenasy, Dan C. Mihăilescu, Cristian Bădiliță, Dorel Vișan, Alexa Visarion, Emil Constantinescu, Dumitru Radu Popescu, Laurențiu Damian, Nae Caranfil, Daniel Barbu, Cristian Tudor Popescu, Ion Cristoiu, Sergiu Celac, Mădălin Voicu, Adrian Năstase, Stelian Tănase, Eugen Simion, Ioan Holender, Nicolae Panea, Emil Hurezeanu, Ioan Aurel Pop, Mircea Dumitru, Sorin Antohi, Mircea Martin, Grigore Leșe, Magda Cârneci, Vintilă Mihăilescu, Dorel Chiritescu, Al. Cistelecan, Liviu Antonesei, Constantin Chiriac, Mircea Platon, Beatrice Comănescu, Cătălin Ghiță, Ioan Stanomir, Ion Militaru, Dumitru Prunariu, Petre Guran, Marius Oprea, Bogdan Murgescu, Sorin Crisan, Cristi Puiu, Carmen Stanciu, Ioan Cristescu.