John Donica  is a cinematographer / director  from Moldova.  Currently based in Tokyo.

 

In 2012 graduated Academy of Music Theater and Fine Arts, specialty - film director and editor. He works on documentary and fiction films, music videos, creative videos and other video productions.

His works have been selected to many international film festivals like: IDFA, Vision du Reel, Montenegro, Busan ISFF, Cronograf, DocuArtFest, East Silver, Beldocs and others.

Clients: Goodmedia / GPSmyCity / Wideoyster magazine / OWH sutdio / FlimmerFilm / Artlist.io

Experience:

  • 2018 - 2019 Director of photography at feature documentary film "Steps on the border" directed by Alecu Deleu.

  • 2017 - 2019 Director of photography at feature fiction film "...OGMA"  directed by Mihai Tarna

  • 2017 - Director of photography at short fiction film "REZELIENTA" directed by Mihai Tarna

  • 2016-2017 - Director of photography at feature documentary film "Moldovan Miracle" directed by Stian Indrevoll. (Norway)

  • 2014-2018 - Director of photography at feature film "RESENTMENT" directed by Natalia Shaufert.

  • 2015 - Director of photography at short film "THE SOFA" directed by Iulia Puica

  • 2014-2015 - Film director and DP at feature documentary film "Moments of silence"

  • In 2013-2014 worked as a set photographer at feature film "ANISOARA" directed by Ana-Felicia-Scutelnicu.

  • 2013 - Director of photography at short fiction film "INSIGHT" directed by Mihai Bruma.

  • 2012 - Director of photography at short fiction film "ANA" directed by Natalia Shaufert.

  • 2012 - Director of photography at short fiction film "IOANA" directed by Iulia Puica.

  • 2012 - Film director and DP at short documentary film "At the edge of the forest"


 

Awards:

-  Nominated for the 2019 European Press Prize shortlist with ‘The Drums of Democracy

-  "Moments of silence" - Best directing at DocuArtFest,  Romania 2017.

-  Winner at International Documentary Film Festival Moldova 2013      "Cronograf" with film "At the  edge of the forest"

-  Best Director at the MIFEC Film festival in Porto.

-  1st place at the photography contest "Beyond words" organized by the "Punkt" magazine 2009.          -  2nd place at the photography contest "The historic center of Chisinau in the vision of young                   amateur     photography" 2011                                                                                                                     

-  Winner in the category "Fine Art Nude" at 1x Photo Awards 2011                                                               

- 1st place at LED photo contest, organized by LED (Liechtenstein Development Service) in Moldova         2012

 

 

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