Tudor Cristian Jurgiu

Tudor Cristian Jurgiu


I am really attracted to this kind of characters who have dignity but who also don’t show their weaknesses but have them.    


Born in Medias, Romania, in 1984. He studied Film Directing in Bucharest at UNATC. He then received an MA and is now about to finish his PhD diploma.
OLI’S WEDDING, his first short film won various awards such as: Best Fiction Short at Leeds IFF, Best Short Film at Anonimul IFF, Best Romanian Film at Next IFF. His MA short, IN THE FISHBOWL, was awarded third prize at the Cannes Cinéfondation Competition in 2013. It went on to win Best Short in Zagreb FF and was in competition at Uppsala FF and Tel Aviv Student FF, among others.
THE JAPANESE DOG is his feature debut, which premiered at San Sebastián Film Festival, New Directors 2016. It also won the Best Film Award at Vilnius FF and the First Feature Award at Warsaw FF. It was in competition in New Directors New Films in New York, in Israel’s Haifa IFF, and many others.
He has just finished the script for his second feature.

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