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Film Professor Ioana Uricaru Nominated for Film Independent Spirit Award

November 28, 2018

Ioana Uricaru, assistant professor of film and media culture.

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Assistant Professor of Film and Media Culture Ioana Uricaru was recently nominated for a 2019 Film Independent Spirit Award grant. The award, which will be presented in Los Angeles on January 5, “recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition.” The prize includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant.

Uricaru released her first feature film, Lemonade, as an official selection of the Berlinale in February 2018. Lemonade was developed through the Cinéfondation Residency of the Cannes Film Festival and at the Sundance Directors’ lab program, and had its world premiere at the 2018 Berlinale. The film was selected for more than 30 festivals, including Tribeca and AFI Fest; won six Best Film awards; and is distributed commercially in 13 territories.

Uricaru’s previous films have been included in the official selections at festivals such as Cannes (2009), Sundance (2011), and AFI (2007). She codirected the omnibus Tales from the Golden Age (Mobra Films, 2009), which was distributed commercially in more than 30 countries, including the U.S.