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Copel Moscu

  • Documentary director and Screenwriter
  • Born: 13.09.1953 in Piatra Neamţ (Neamț)

Graduate of the Institute of Theatre and Film "I.L.Caragiale" (class of 1979). Right after graduation he started working for the "Alexandru Sahia" Studio, where in the 80s he founded together with Laurenţiu DamianOvidiu Bose Paştina and Tereza Barta a group of young filmmakers who attempted to renew the Romanian documentary landscape. Of the four filmmakers his work was the most prolific and coherent one, his films distinguishing themselves due to the novelty of the subject matters approached, to the poignancy of the commentary and to the quality of his humor, sometimes of an insinuating nature, other times sarcastic. After 1990 this creative vein, which seemed to be robust, suddenly withers and Copel dedicates himself entirely to his teaching activity at the university and to other activities connected to the film industry. He is the founder and director of two international film festivals, Cinepolitica (2012) and Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival - BIEFF (2010). Film directing professor at the National University of Theatre and Film "I.L.Caragiale" and at the National University of Arts.

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Festivals / Awards

  • 1982
ACIN Evening Classes Best short documentary
  • 1982
Costineşti Eveningf Classes Best documentary
  • 1984
ACIN On the Banks of the Ozana Grand Prize for short film
  • 1987
ACIN The Race of Post-office Employees Best screenplay for short film
  • 1988
ACIN The Train Comes to the Station Grand Prize for short film
  • 1990
UCIN A Day Will Come Best director of a short film
  • 1990
Costineşti A Day Will Come Best documentary
  • 1991
Valladolid A Day Will Come "Golden Spike"
  • 1992
Postdam A Day Will Come Grand Prize for short film
  • 1992
UCIN Am ales libertatea Award for Investigation Documentary