Paula Oneț


In the #8 edition of eXplore dance festival, Paula Oneț will be present as a mentor for one of the modules in the Meet the Next Generation programme.

Paula Oneț is a Romanian filmmaker, MA student at “National University of Arts Bucharest”, department of “Photography and Dynamic Image”, who has graduated the “Cinematography, Photography and Media” department of the “Theatre and Television” Faculty in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She gained a multicultural academic background by having two residencies in Paris (2012) and Sweden (2013) and a double scholarship experience: in South Korea (2010-2011) and Turkey (2011-2012). As a filmmaker, she got involved in many segments of film development, focusing on documentary film and new media. As so, she participated to the documentary-training program Aristoteles (2011) where she worked as a monteur for the multi-awarded film „The Japanese Quince Tree” (Gutuiul Japonez). Her graduation film ”As You Like it” („dupa FEL si CHIP”) was developed in StoryDOC workshops (2012), was multi-awarded in Romania and had the international premiere at Karlovy Vary Film Fest (2013). Between other activities, like NISIMASA Experimental Film Workshop, EDN Production Forums and different Film Markets where she exhibited her films (like DOK Market in Leipzig and Cannes Short Film Corner), Paula was awarded in 2013 with a Special Mention for Academic Excellence by the League of Romanian Students Abroad. Besides this, she worked as a video-reporter for the Romanian National Television (TVR3), as an editor for different films and currently she is a visual artist for 4Culture Association in Bucharest and develops individual documentary projects.

”As You Like It” (”după FEL și CHIP”) /2012/ as director, cinematographer, editor
”Connection Lost” / Documentary Film / 2012 / as co-director and editor
“Be-Fore” / Motion Graphics / Short Experimental Film / 2012 /as director, editor
”The Japanese Quince Tree” (“Gutuiul Japonez”) / Documentary Film / 2011 / as Editor
”Waves” (“Unde”) / Short Fiction Film / 2011 / as co-director, co-cinematographer, editor, co-producer
”How old are you, Korea(n)” / Documentary Film / 2010 / as director, cinematographer, editor, producer
”GLASs” / Experimental Short Film / 2010 / as director, cinematographer, editor, producer
Diplomas and Honors
”după FEL și CHIP” / Documentar / 2013 / Regizor, Director de Imagine, Editor
-Jameson Cinefest – Miskolc International Film Festival Miskolt, Hungary Official Selection / Documentary Films in Competition 09/2013
-Kinemastik International Short Film Festival Malta Special Mention of the Jury 07/2013
- Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic Official Selection – Documentary Film Competition 07/2013
- TIFF – Transylvania International Film Festival Cluj-Napoca, Romania Official Selection – Romanian Film Days – Shorts 05/2013
- Short Film Corner at Cannes Film Festival France, 05/2013
-Timishort Film Festival Timisoara, Romania Best Romanian Film and Audience Award 04 / 2013
- UCIN – The Romanian Filmmakers Union Ceremony (Uniunea Cineaștilor din România) Best Short Film for Television Award 03/2013 Bucharest, Romania

Other Honors and Activities
-Multimedia Coordinator Bucharest, present
,,4Culture” Association, WASP Working Art Spece & Production
-INTERACTION 2013 International Film Camp Pozega, Serbia Organized by Independent Film Centre “’Filmart” 14-31. 08/2013
-Resident artist in Sweden Ricklundgården and Vilhelmina
Program offered by 4Culture Association 08/2012 – 09/2013
-Special Mention Diploma for Academic Excellence Bucharest, Romania Erasmus Student of the year 2011-2012 01/2013 LSRS Ceremony (the League of Romanian Students Abroad)
-Resident artist in Paris Paris, France Program offered by ICR – Romanian Cultural Institute in Paris 08/2012 – 09/2012
-TRANSYLVANIA TALENT LAB Cluj-Napoca, Romania Organized by Transylvania International Film Festival 06/2013
-DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER’S DEVELOPER TOOLKIT Bucharest, Romania With Andy Glynne, organized by One World Romania Film Festival 03/2013
- NISIMASA Experimental Film Workshop Bucharest, Romania, 11/2012 Organized by European Network of Young Cinema and Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival (BIEFF)
-DOCUMENTARY CAMPUS and DOCU MENTOR Bucharest, Romania, 11/2012 Industry Sessions, Trainings and Workshops
-VFF (Visegrad Film Forum) Bratislava, Slovakia 10/2012 Participant at the Networking and Educational Platform for film students
-StoryDOC – The Educational Institute For Documentaries Athens, Greece 05/2012 Participant as Film Director/Editor/Cinematographer/Producer Leipzig, Germany, 11/2012


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