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Adina Istrate

Adina Istrate

United Kingdom

Scriptwriter, Film Director


Adina is an award-winning writer/director and co-founder of ToyBox Films.

A London Film School graduate with a background in writing for television, Adina has garnered international support and recognition from institutions and funders including the MEDIA Programme, the European Commission, Clermont-Ferrand Euro-Connection, Berlinale Short Film Station, Film London, Nisi Masa, Northern Film & Media and the Sarajevo Film Festival.

Her short films have been distributed theatrically and online in Europe, Asia and the US through Interfilm, Shorts International and Kinolife.

A BAFTA Guru Pro and BFI NET.WORK alumna, Adina is also a member of Cinesisters London, a collective of award-winning female directors dedicated to the creation of more films by and about women.