Ilinca Calugareanu is a US and UK-based Romanian director. Her debut documentary feature, CHUCK NORRIS VS COMMUNISM, premiered in competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and played film festivals around the world. She has a background in anthropology and studied ethnographic documentary at the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology in Manchester (UK) before moving on to directing and writing. Ilinca has a skill and passion for melding fiction and documentary into beautiful films. Her credits include the short documentaries ENDGAMES (2008, UK), VHS VS COMMUNISM (2014, commissioned by the New York Times Op-docs) and ERICA: MAN MADE (2017, commissioned by the Guardian). She is in production with her second feature documentary, A COPS AND ROBBERS STORY and she is the recipient of the 2018 Sundance Institute | National Geographic Award. With her sister, and long-time collaborator, producer Mara Adina, llnica is currently in development the project I AM, which is supported by the Sundance Documentary Film Program.