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Ana-Maria Comănescu

She is a young film director from Romania, whose work comprises of fiction shorts, such as the black and white 16mm film about a party gone wrong, „In the House” (2014), „Second Look” (2015), a road movie about a couple who befriends a hitchhiker, and „Sex, Pipe and Omelette” (2016), a bitter-sweet, satirical anecdote on marriage and mid-life crisis, shot on color 35 mm film, all of them shot during her BA and MA studies at the UNATC Bucharest. In 2017, she has attended the Film Stage Studio workshop within the Directors’ programme at Talents Sarajevo. She has now written her first feature film script, which took part in the 2018 Transylvania Pitch Stop workshop, and is looking forward to making her debut. Meanwhile, she works very actively in various industry projects and right now, she is preparing the shoot for another short film she has written. 

Doina Weber

She is a German theatre and film actress. She was born in Stuttgart, Germany. Studied acting at the University in Vienna, Max-Reinhardt-Seminar and joined Masterclass of Jurij Alshitz - AKT-ZENT (International Institute for theory and practice of theatre training) in Berlin and Moskow.

She worked for theater with directors like Peter Zadek, Hans Neuenfels, Hansgünther Heyme, Peter Palitzsch, Claude Stratz, Hans-Ulrich Becker, Ulrich Heising, Frederic Lion, Kazimierz Kutz, Wolf-Dietrich Sprenger, Uwe Friedrichsen, Christof Nel
u, Anna Maria Krassnigg, Jerome Junod, Michael Gampe in Germany, Austria, Italy, Luxemburg.

In addition to stage work, Doina Weber was seen in various cinema and TV roles. She worked with directors like Michael Kehlmann, Margareta Heinrich, Jürgen Kaizik, Thomas Nikel, Walter Bannert, Michael Lähn, Erich Neureuther, Ruth Olshan, Andrina Mracnikar, Magdalena Lauritsch, Oliver Dommenget, Karsten Wichniarz, Arne Feldhusen, Houchang Allahyari.

She played the head nurse Regina in Houchang Allahyari`s film The Last Dance. This movie has been shown on many international festivals and was nominated and cluttered with awards in the years 2014-15. In Allahyaris coming movie The Guest (still in postproduction) she is to be seen as one of the leading characters, as well as lead Dolores in Anna Maria Krassnigg´s debut feature La Pasada.

Doina Weber is visiting professor and lecturer at state drama schools like Max-Reinhardt-Seminar Vienna, Rostock University of Music and Drama, University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. She always enjoyed to work with young director students on their short movies.

Doina Weber is living in Berlin and Vienna.