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Anca Miruna Lazarescu

Anca Miruna Lazarescu


Scriptwriter, Film Director


FrameWork Participant 2011
Script&Pitch Participant 2010


Born in Romania, immigrated with her family to Germany in 1990. Studied at the University of Film and Television in Munich.

Her graduation film Silent River had its premiere at the Berlinale International Shorts 2011 and was invited to over 100 festivals around the world. It received 35 awards so far such as Best Live Action Short Film at the Warsaw Film Festival, Grand Prix at the Brussels IFF, Best Film at the Thai Short and Video Festival Bangkok and also Best Film at the Filmocorto Lima in Peru. Silent River is nominated for Best European Short 2011 by the European Film Academy.

Her documentary film The Secret of Deva, sold in over 10 territories, was awarded Best German Newcomer Film 2007. One Day Today Will Be Once was nominated for Best German Short in Oberhausen 2010 and was screened at various international film festivals including Rotterdam, Nyon and Warsaw.

Anca worked on the comedy TV series Scrubs in L.A. and attended summer classes at UCLA. She is a member of the European Film Academy.