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Ilinca Calugareanu

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. With a background in anthropology, Ilinca has a skill and passion for melding fiction and documentary into beautiful films. Her credits include VHS VS COMMUNISM (2014, commissioned by the New York Times Op-docs) and ERICA: MAN MADE (2017, commissioned by the Guardian) and COPS AND ROBBERS (2018, Guardian Documentaries). She is now in production with her second feature hybrid documentary, A COPS AND ROBBERS STORY and in development with feature documentary DEAD MAN WALKING. She is also a Berlinale Talents Alumi (2017), a 2018 Chicken & Egg Accelerator Lab Grantee, and the 2018 Sundance Institute | National Geographic Fellow. Together with her sister, and long-time collaborator, producer Mara Adina, llinca is in pre-production with the project I AM, which is one of the 2018 Sundance Creative Producing Fellowship projects.

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