Hey there! I'm ioana uricaru

Location: , VT
Experience: 10 years
Title/Headline: writer/director
Known for: -Tales from the Golden Age (2009, Cannes Film Festival Official Selection); Lemonade (2018, official selection Berlinale, Tribeca, AFI; Independent Spirit Award nomination)
Minimum time: 10 minutes

About Me

Ioana Uricaru is a filmmaker born and raised in Romania, who is currently living and working between her home country and the US. Her films have screened in numerous film festivals, including the official selections in Cannes, Sundance, AFI and Tribeca. She is an alumna of the Cannes Cinefondation Residency, the Sundance Writing and Directing labs and the Torino Film Lab. In 2019 she was an Independent Spirit Award nominee in the Someone to Watch category. Her feature film Lemonade (2018) premiered at the Berlinale and won numerous international awards, including Best Director in Sarajevo and Best Film at several other festivals.

  • filmmaking
  • Screenwriting
  • directing
  • teaching
  • female

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