START POINT PRIZE – Prize for emerging artists

Manuela Marcovici

INTERVAL Sound is just a transitory form in cinematographic creation and intentional silence created deliberately by the director in a film can be the most powerful moment of the story-the absence of action as a way of action/acting. INTERVAL contains those moments in which the character, in most cases in a close-up, remains somehow suspended, pending in the absence of dialogue, becoming extremely expressive, letting the viewer to imagine each character’s story. INTERVAL proposes a reinterpretation of film fragments in which the image is completely dominating, in a non-verbal dialogue.

Education: 2012-2014 MA in Photography and Dynamic Image at the Faculty of Visual Arts, National Art University, Bucharest, Romania; 2008-2012 BA in Cinematography, Photography and Media; Theatre and Television Faculty; Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania; GPA: 9.75 (rank 1 out of 22); 2011-2012 BA: Department of Cinema and Television, Anadolu University, Eskișehir, Turkey, Erasmus Scholarship; Exhibitions: Jun. 2014-Nov.2014 Co-Author video installation for `Site Under Construction’- Romanian Pavilion, Giardini della Biennale, 14. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura, La Biennale di Venetia 2014; ( Jul. 2013-Sept. 2013 `Jardin Magnetique’ art installation at Working Art Space and Production, Bucharest; Awards and Honors Jul. 2013 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Official Selection-documentary- `As you like it’(Dir. Paula Onet), 1st AD, Assistent DOP, sound; Mar. 2013 Timishort Film Festival, Official Selection with “Connection Lost”; Nov. 2012 Special Award, Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, International Competition, Bucharest, Romania, with “Connection Lost” Jul. 2012 ARTE Balkan Spirit Video Competition, Jury Selection, “Balkan Creativity”, online; Jun. 2012 Transilvania International Film Festival, Special Award from the Paintbrush Factory, Local Competition, 2012, Cluj-Napoca, Romania for “Connection Lost”; May 2012 Zagreb Jewish Film Festival International Talent Workshop, Best Short Film, Croatia, for ”Something borrowed, something blue”; May 2012 TresCourts, National Competition with “Self-portrait”; Apr. 2012 Bucharest Jewish Film Festival, Panorama Section, Romania with “A-7714”