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

 

In 2012 graduated Academy of Music Theater and Fine Arts, speciality - film director and editor.  Master degree.  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 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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