AWARDS & NOMINEES
FINALIST – BEST DIRECTOR OF A SHORT FILM for The Glove short film, Independent Filmmakers Festival Berlin (Nov. 2016)
WINNER BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A SHORT FILM for The Glove short film, Independent Filmmakers Festival Berlin (Nov. 2016)
AWARD OF MERIT for The Glove short film, Depth of Field International Film Festival, USA (Feb. 2016)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY NOMINEE for Experiment short film at Short of the Month Film Festival, India (December 2014)
WON 1st PRIZE at an online photography contest in 2007 which had Dinu Lazar, a famous Romanian photographer, as a main jury member
12th of Dec.1983, Onesti, ROMANIA
Academy of Economic Studies, Faculty of International Economic Transactions, Bucharest
Occupation and abilities:
Film Director, Screenwriter & Writer
Film editing, Photography
Vlad Dorofte discovered film at the age of 5 in an environment powerfully censored by the Romanian communist system during a period when access to information and entertainment was very scarce.
During primary school when communism had fallen, he would have already grown fond of photography and painting. Since he had little talent at drawing and even less at painting he started playing with his father’s small photo camera and soon he started to invest time and his little savings as a schoolboy in his photo hobby.
It is during his high-school period that he began to discover the work of great film directors and began to understand what filmmaking is about and the stages it involves.
This fresh decision of becoming a filmmaker drove his actions for over a decade of hard work and savings to help him pursue this yearning.
Though he worked on several small independent projects along this time, it is year 2014 that marked his firm investment in this field.
He is now writing, directing, producing as well as writing film critique and reviews for film festivals (TMFF Film Fest, BELIFF Film Fest). He is also a film festival jury member (TMFF) and a film festival co-founder (BELIFF).
The Glove is shot; the rest of the road is paved with several festival selections, positive reviews and nominations and an Award of Merit; banking and insurance can finally be left behind 🙂
He discovers an old idea saying ‘an old homeless with one hand finds a glove in the street that perfectly fits him’; the script for The Glove is born
Buys first film equipment and tests it by shooting a short film exercise that gets nominated for best cinematography at ShortOfTheMonth film festival.
Becoming a manager in the insurance industry
Achieving a Photography Diploma and winning the first prize at a Photo contest
Directing workshop and starting to sell insurance with his best friend
Studying Economics and decided the least personal appealing industries to work in are banking and insurance
Decided he wanted to give up his aim of becoming a manager in exchange for filmmaking
Catching every film at the local cinema
The first visit at the local cinema – where he would hardly enjoy the film because his parents kept covering his eyes during the violent or hot scenes.
Some video cassettes with a couple of available films at the time and few Disney cartoons watched in secret with the sound volume turned down not to be discovered by the communist censorship police
December – rain, followed by snow; 11.05 a.m.