Adina Pintilie – Filmmaker, Visual Artist & Curator

Adina Pintilie is a filmmaker, visual artist and curator; from 2022, she is also a professor for cinema at the HFBK University of Arts Hamburg. On the fluid border between reality, fiction and visual art, Pintilie’s works emerge from decade-spanning, innovative artistic research processes, centered around intimacy, contemporary body politics and participative practices of in-depth community impact. Spanning cinema, installation, performance and virtual reality, and nurtured by trans-disciplinary inquiries, her works stand out through cutting-edge aesthetics, a bold, uncompromising exploration of the human psyche and an ongoing questioning of film language conventions.

Her feature film Touch Me Not won the Golden Bear at the 2018 Berlinale and was nominated for the European Film Academy Awards, receiving critical acclaim in publications such as The New York Times, Hollywood Reporter, Die Welt, Die Zeit, Sight & Sound, Télérama, Les Inrockuptibles, Indiewire and many others. It has been theatrically released internationally in over 40 countries, and screened at festivals and cultural institutions such as MoMA Museum of Modern Art New York, Toronto Film Festival, British Film Institute, ICA Institute of Contemporary Art London, BOZAR Bruxelles, Viennale etc.

Pintilie’s visual art project You Are Another Me – A Cathedral of the Body has been selected to represent Romania at the 2022 Venice Art Biennial. Her film Don’t Get Me Wrong premiered in Locarno 2007 competition and won the Golden Dove for Best Documentary at Dok Leipzig 2007. She is a member of the European Film Academy. Pintilie held masterclasses and lectures at institutions such as KHM Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Berlinale Talents, Stockholm University of Arts, Norwegian Film School, York University Toronto, National University of Drama and Film Bucharest, SOURCES2 etc. She also served as a jury member among others at Berlinale, Locarno, IDFA Amsterdam, Karlovy Vary, Goteborg aso.