The creative vectors that shape new skills for the students, researchers and practitioners attending Cineimpact Academy Programs:

Art Cinema, Empathic Storytelling & Socio-Visual Anthropology 

interweaving cinema meta-narratives with immersive insights of humanity

Documentary, Direct Cinema & Cinema-Verite

unfolding the poetics and politics of social, observational and author documentary filmmaking 

Docu-Fiction, Ethno-Fiction & Experimental Filmmaking 

creating accumulation points of human realities at the confluence of fiction and non-fiction

Transmedia, Mixed & Cross-Media 

integrating a complex array of formats, technologies & new media: non-linear narratives, web series, art installations & interactive platforms, that unveil engaging realities and cross the boundaries of communication with various categories of audiences


Intensive Learning Experiences

expanding creative skills intertwined with soft skills

Innovative Techniques, Methods and Toolboxes

guiding deeper understanding of cinematic storytelling,

while finding creative fun in shaping a memorable film to take home at the end of a hands-on journey

Mentorship Program

offering support in taking optimal decisions out of personal and professional dilemmas, while revealing your own individual powers to impact the world


Alina Matache – Manager of Cineimpact Film Academy, film producer, consultant and story-editor, with 15+ years of experience in Corporate Program Management. Alina produced 18 films within Cineimpact International Film Academy, working with students from 20+ countries. Several of the films produced by Alina have been selected in important film events and festivals such as LisbonDocs Film Forum, East Silver, Astra Film Festival, etc

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Ger Duijzings –  Renowned anthropologist with a vast experience internationally recognized in diverse and challeging areas, experimental documentary filmmaker, with a wide teaching experience at various european universities, numerous participations in international academic programs, doctoral coordinator, director of the UCL Urban Laboratory-University College London, Prof. Dr. at the University of Regensburg, East European Anthropology

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Augustin Pop – Audio-Visual and Multimedia specialist with expertise in Sound Design, Animation, SFX and VFX, music composer and editor for theater and film; founder of Popixar Studio – film, animation and sound production company

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Ionuţ Piţurescu – Founder of Cineimpact Film Academy, film director and producer, creator of the medium-lenght docu-fiction “Quest”(Romania), premiered and awarded by Quinzaines des Realisateurs at 63rd Cannes Film Festival, writer of feature-lenght project “Borders” (Denmark, Romania, Burma), selected among best world projects by Cinefondation Atelier at 69th Cannes Film Festival, Dr. in Sociology and Visual Anthropology, coordinator of the Center for Innovation, Development and Film

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CINEIMPACT Transdisciplinary Platform

integrates experts crisscrossing 

Filmmaking – Social Sciences – Visual Arts

Sorin Gociu – cinematographer, photographer and producer. The documentary “Don’t get me wrong” filmed by Sorin Gociu and directed by Adina Pintilie (recently winning the Golden Bear at IFF Berlin), has been selected to participate in over 50 international festivals, including Locarno International Film Festival, winning the Golden Dove Award at Leipzig International Film Festival, etc.

Cristian Robert Velescu – Visual Arts expert, writer and publisher, reputed Prof. Dr. at the University of Fine Arts in Bucharest, doctoral coordinator, author of numerous Literature and History of Arts expert books, research works and Fine Arts compendiums, dedicated to modern and contemporary art

Thomas Ciulei – director, producer, cinematographer, winner of numerous international awards, studied at the New York School of Visual Arts, University of Television and Film Munich, New York University, described by Newsweek as “one of the boldest and most challenging figures on the international scene”

Hanno Hofer – director, producer and musician, studied at South-Eastern European History and Ethnology in Berlin and Academy for Theatre and Film in Bucharest, multi awarded at festivals such as Munich International Festival of Film Schools, Cottbus Film Festival, etc

Vintilă Mihăilescu (23 May 1951 – 22 March 2020) – anthropologist and psychologist, member of prestigious film festival juries, pro-dean of the Faculty of Sociology SNSPA, doctoral school coordinator, author of best-seller books dedicated to cultural, social, political anthropology