ADELA MUNTEAN (1988) is the new media coordinator and curator for new forms of documentary and interactive storytelling at Astra Film Festival (AFF), one of Eastern Europe’s leading documentary festivals.
She is also a transmedia director and researcher developing creative concepts that fall within the documentary genre. Her current projects deal with immersive media: VR, 360 photography and video, dome projections and the implementation of tactile interfaces in order to create experiential works.
She is interested in methods associated with moving image documentary practices which merge with new media hybrid arts and explore the intersection of art, anthropology, serious video games and the possibilities made available by the internet: database narratives, webcams, Google Street View, archives, etc.
The main criterion of her works is to engage with the real in creative ways.
In 2014 her works were presented in Holland within the framework of Live Performers Meeting festival (LPM); in France during the Sophia Digital Art Festival and in Italy, Milano during “La Repubblica delle Idee 2014″ event.
In 2015 she won the Digital Visions project first prize organized by GéoCulture Limousin (France).
In the same year as part of Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival (BIEFF) she led the conceptual/art direction part of an Architecture Film Workshop.
Her on-going project is devoted to the changing role of the moving image and classical cinema in the digital age.
She has been awarded a Master’s Degree graded excellent and the professional qualification of Media Designer at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest, Hungary (2015). She completed her BA studies in cinematography, photography and media at the Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Faculty of Sciences and Arts, Cluj Napoca, Romania (2011).