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THE PROFUSION SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME - 29 December 2013

 Festival director Ramona Mitrica with Profusion scholar Simona SusneaFestival director Ramona Mitrica with Profusion scholar Simona Susnea

As part of its ten year celebration, the Romanian Film Festival in London announced the inaugural annual Profusion scholarship scheme. 

The aim of the Profusion scholarship is to contribute to the development of young film makers with a Romanian background.

The 2013 scholarship was launched at a special event during the Festival, in the presence of the first recipient: the young Romanian cinematographer Simona Susnea.

The 2013 scholarship, with the value of GBP 1,500, consisted of:
- a stay of one week in London, during The Romanian Film Festival in London, and
- a GBP 500 contribution towards Simona Susnea’s tuition fees for the National Film and Television School in London (NFTS), where she is currently enrolled as an MA student.
The funds guaranteed by the scholarship covered the cost of travel Bucharest-London-Bucharest, local transport in London, hotel accommodation for one week, per diem, tickets for screenings.

The scheme also offers assistance in the fields of fund raising, supervision and mentoring. In 2014 the Profusion scholarship scheme intends to promote films based on the diasporic experience and to encourage the development of young filmmakers growing up in the diaspora.

Biography:
Simona Susnea is a photographer and a DOP. She graduated from the Faculty of Cinematography of the National University of Theatre and Cinematography in Bucharest, Romania. She has been recently accepted by the National Film and Television School in London to continue her studies and obtain a Cinematography MA. In 2011, through the Media Mundus program of the European Union, Simona received a scholarship in order to participate to the prestigious Budapest Cinematography Masterclass, led by Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC. In 2010, Kodak Romania offered her the cinematography award for Romanian film. Her portfolio has been appreciated by cinematographers such as John Bailey, ASC, and Andy Fallon, and her short films were presented at international festivals such as Cannes International Film Festival. More details on www.simonasusnea.com

My Festival experience and the Profusion scholarship:
“Taking part in the Romanian Film Festival in London meant a double celebration for me.

First, this was my first time in the festival and it happened to be for the 10th year anniversary of the RFF. I was happy to be able to join the audience, the personalities and the Romanian artists celebrating the success and achievements of our cinematography. I believe this is an important event not only because of that, but also because it brings together people from the Romanian community as well. It was a pleasure for me to meet the organising team and to get a glimpse at what it takes to make this happen and bring the films in front of the audience. After experiencing this, I would like the films which I’ll make in the future, after graduation, to be selected and brought in front of the British-Romanian audience.

My second reason for celebration was the fact that the organisers of the RFF, Profusion International creative Consultancy, inaugurated a scholarship scheme and I had the honour to be awarded the first scholarship. The Profusion scholarship brought me nearer my dream of studying at the NFTS and is helping me in the process of raising the necessary funding in order to cover my tuition fees. Gaining this scholarship strengthened my belief and determination in pursuing my plan and trusting it will be successful. Young people need guiding and mentorship in order to make it to the top, and I am very lucky to have the backing of Profusion. I thank them for this opportunity, for their initiative and for the efforts they make in order to promote Romanian cinematographers.” - Simona Susnea

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Convorbiri Romanesti = Dialogue - 21 December 2013

 Convorbiri Romanesti

Convorbiri Romanesti

Convorbiri Romanesti = Dialogue

Your space for all things Romanian. The latest Cultural News, up to date Events Diary, exciting Interviews and more. Much more. Join us for a meaningful DIALOGUE.
The magazine’s aims are to create a positive image of the community not only for the members of the Romanian diaspora, but also for the UK community at large.
Convorbiri creates connections and openings by inspiring and instigating exchanges of information and knowledge.

Convorbiri Romanesti este o revista culturala, in format electronic, editata in Marea Britanie de Profusion International.
Apare lunar si este dedicata promovarii culturii romane. Editata in limba romana, cu rezumate in limba engleza, Convorbiri contine stiri culturale, interviuri, portrete, povesti de succes, recenzii, corespondente, recomandari.
Acest proiect este realizat cu sprijinul Ministerului Afacerilor Externe – Departamentul Politici pentru Relatia cu Romanii de Pretutindeni.

Web site: www.convorbiriromanesti.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/convorbiriromanesti
E-mail: contact@convorbiriromanesti.com
Tel: +44 7456 542570 

Convorbiri Romanesti - sigla

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GHiDUL ROMÂNESC (ediția online) poate fi accesat aici - 17 December 2013
Ghid romanesc

http://www.romani-online.co.uk/ghid

Ediția tipărită va fi distribuită la toate punctele de interes ale românilor din Marea Britanie (biserici, consulate, magazine, restaurante, în toate coletele distribuite de Albinuta UK, prin intermediul partenerilor ROMANi ONLiNE, la evenimentele românești, în aeroporturi etc), începând cu luna ianuarie 2014.

Acest proiect este realizat cu sprijinul Ministerului Afacerilor Externe – Departamentul Politici pentru Relaţia cu Românii de Pretutindeni.

 

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Your Book for Christmas! - 16 December 2013

RIMARU – BUTCHER OF BUCHAREST

Your Book for Christmas!
after you’ve disembowelled the Christmas turkey,
after you’ve sorted out the crying children,
after you’ve had that definitive quarrel with your disagreeable father/mother/brother/sister/aunt/uncle (take your pick),
after you’ve been sick…
SETTLE DOWN AND HAVE A GOOD READ ABOUT SERIAL KILLING:
RIMARU – BUTCHER OF BUCHAREST – by Mike Phillips and Stejarel Olaru
Available in Paperback: http://amzn.to/1cKfL2w (£7.22) and on Kindle: http://amzn.to/1c34ZX3 (£3.08)

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1970-71 Bucharest’s dark streets were haunted by a ruthless killer with vampire propensities. Vet student Ion Rimaru, tried and shot, was communist Romania’s own Jack the Ripper.

“An inexorable accretion of detail, maintaining a firm grip on the reader's attention... a cool, uninflected narrative that allows the facts to speak for themselves to chilling effect... the customary banality of evil, but also the fashion in which that evil can flourish in a totalitarian state. It is a chilling and salutary read.”
Barry Forshaw - writer and journalist - British Crime Writing: An Encyclopedia

“... a fascinating read that frames a factual account of the crimes within their social environment, while examining their impact on the culture, and their lingering legacy in the present day.”
George Nott - Enfield INDEPENDENT
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