Art Doc is an independent company, based in Bucharest, Romania, and specialized on the production of creative documentaries, experimental shorts and international co-productions.
It was established in 2004 by Ileana Stanculescu who has produced feature length documentaries like: “Podul pesteTisa” (The Bridge), “Satul sosetelor” (Village of Socks), “Akhmeteli 4”, “Quarters of Balchik” and “Noosfera”.
The films have been awarded the FIRST APPEARANCE AWARD for “Podul pesteTisa” at IDFA in 2004, the PRIX REGARDS NEUFS for “Akhmeteli 4” at the Visions du réel film festival in 2007, the BRITISH COUNCIL AWARD FOR THE BEST ROMANIAN DOC and a NOMINATION FOR THE JORIS IVENS AWARD at IDFA for “Village of Socks”. Most docs were selected by over thirty major film festivals like IDFA (Amsterdam), Visions du réel (Nyon, Switzerland), HotDocs (Toronto, Canada), Silverdocs (Washington D.C.), Go East (Frankfurt, Germany) Moscow International Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, Jihlava Documentary Festival, Documenta Madrid, DocLisboa, Jakarta Film Festival, It’s All True (Brazil), Crossing Europe (Linz, Austria), Golden Apricot Yerevan, Flahertiana (Russia), etc.
All Art-Doc projects were funded internationally and were screened in cinemas, distributed online and on DVD or broadcast on different TV channels like VPRO, Holland DOC, YLE, Fox International, TVR Cultural, etc.
The company has currently a sixth documentary in production: “Across the Mountain”, supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the Open Society Documentaries Initiative and the public broadcaster TVR (Romania).
Ileana Stanculescu – producer
Born on 13 October 1976 in Bucharest, Romania. From 1999 till 2004, studies at the film academy “Konrad Wolf” in Potsdam-Babelsberg (Germany).
Her first feature documentary: “Podul pesteTisa” (“The Bridge”, 75 min.) was co-financed by the Jan Vrijman Fund, won the “First Appearance Award” at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam in 2004 and the “Main Award of the festival” at the Cinefest 2005 (Miskolc, Hungary).
Later on she has produced two documentaries: “Akhmeteli 4” (by A. Khetagouri) and “Satul sosetelor” (“Village of Socks”, 78 min., by Ileana Stanculescu, codirector: Klaudia Begic). “Satul sosetelor” was financed by the Promotional Prize for Joint Film Productions awarded by the Robert-Bosch-Stiftung (Filmförderpreis für Koproduktionen).
In November 2006 it was nominated for the VPRO Joris Ivens Award in Amsterdam (IDFA) and in October 2006 it won the “British Council Award for the Best Romanian Documentary” at the Astra Film Fest (Sibiu,Romania). “Akhmeteli 4” was awarded at one of the major European documentary festivals: “Visions du réel” (Nyon,Switzerland) and at the Rhodes Int. filmfestival Ecofilms (Greece, Rodos).