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When you check the performing arts scene in Romania, Carmen Lidia Vidu's work immediately stands out thanks to its original mix of video images creating sensations, unusual acting techniques and very powerful music choices. Her multimedia shows are always a treat both for the eye, for the year and for the body, as the attempt is always to touch upon the whole being of the spectator. Most importantly, this young artist has never failed to follow her road, no matter how difficult this was. The reward is that her voice can now be heard in some of the most relevant cultural events in the country.” (Cristina Modreanu, Scena.ro performing arts magazine )
GOPO PRIZE
for
FILM
DOCUMENTARY
GOPO
The film called “A Brief History of Astra Film” is an extraordinary cultural project that marks a twenty years history of the first Romanian international documentary film festival, Astra Film Festival. The film reveals how on the first edition of the festival, to be sponsored meant to practically beg, thus to be humiliated, as back then this was a foreign concept in cultural management.
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Carmen Lidia Vidu, a theatre director who puts Technology at the service of Art
Awards
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2019, Finalist, “A Brief History of Astra Film”, Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival, Moscow 2019, Semi-Finalist, “Romanian Diary. Muslim Diary, Utah Film Festival and Awards 2018, Best Women Short, “Romanian Diary. Muslim Diary”, Independent Shorts Awards, Los Angeles 2018, Finalist, “Romanian Diary. Muslim Diary”, Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival, Moscow 2018, Best Documentary based on Women (Non-Fiction), “Romanian Diary. Muslim Diary”, JIFF 16 International Film Festivals 2018, Award Winner, “A Brief History of Astra Film”, MedFF, Sicily 2018, Award Winner, “Romanian Diary. Muslim Diary”, Changing Face International Film Festival, Sydney 2018, Finalist, “Constanta. A Dancing City”, International Music Video Underground, Los Angeles 2017: Best Short Doc at The Mediterranean Film Festival for "A Brief Story of Astra Film" 2015, Jury Special Prize, “ARAD. My Virtual Diary”, Indian Cine Film Festival 2015 2015, Mention, “ARAD. My Virtual Diary”, 4th Delhi Shorts International Film Festival-15 2015: The Excellence Award for Dramatic Art offered by the Arad City Hall 2015: Gopo Prizes, "A Brief History of Astra Film", Bucharest 2007: [ o station…], awarded at the Theater Festival fromHeidelberg, Germany 2006: “Capul de regizor”, the best theater show [o station…], Buzau, Romania 2006: [ o station…], the best theater show, Terminal 00, Slovenia
The Youngest
THEATRE
DIRECTOR
of
NATIONAL
THEATRE
in
ROMANIA
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A tremendous combination of cruelty that infuriates you and an innocence that is hard to bear" (Cristina Foarfa, Metropotam) "Something between a rock concert, poetry show, and multimedia happening" (Razvan Nita, Port.ro) "A small jewel without cracks" (Nicolae Prelipceanu, Theater Now)
The Multimedia Director
of
GEORGE ENESCU FESTIVAL
GEORGE ENESCU
The George Enescu 2017 International Festival is praised in the international press for the opening concert since September 2, during which Conductor Vladimir Jurowski and London Philharmonic Orchestra presented Oedipe by George Enescu in a concert version, having for the first time live multimedia projections, under the artistic guidance or Director Carmen Lidia Vidu. Prestigious televisions, daily newspapers, and agencies like Euronews, The Telegraph, Reuters, along with the French press, enthusiastically wrote about the concert.
Romanian Diary
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DOCUMENTARY PROJECT
ROMANIAN DIARY
The danger of vanity lurks around us and drives us towards isolation. We no longer listen to anything but the opinions which confirm ours. Culture is in danger of becoming irrelevant to the community. How do we relate to history? Where are the stories of the so-called "ordinary people", who often turn out to be rather extraordinary? Where are the personal, subjective memories that make up the fine texture of a life, whether it is better or less well lived? "Romanian Diary" is a project that brings together multidisciplinary, experimental film, visual arts, and theater. All materials are documented from an anthropological perspective, visual journalistic communities viewed from the angle of actors who live and work there.