Radu Jude

Radu Jude graduated the filmmaking Department of Media University in 2003. He first worked as an assistant director. He directed the short films The Tube with a Hat (2006) (winner of more than 50 international prizes in Sundance, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Uppsala etc.), Alexandra (2007) (selected in Clermont-Ferrand, awarded in Oberhausen) and more than 150 advertising commercials.

His debut feature film, The Happiest Girl in the World (2009), (winner of NHK/Filmmaker Award in Sundance and Hubert Bals grant), was awarded with the CICAE prize in Berlinale Forum 2009. It was selected in more than 50 film festivals, e.g. Toronto, New Directors/New Films - NY, Thessaloniki, Sarajevo and London. The film was released in cinemas in France, UK, Austria and Spain. In 2011, he directed and produced the independent medium length Film for Friends. Everybody in Our Family (2012), his second feature film, which premiered in Berlinale Forum, received the Heart of Sarajevo Film Festival, Le Bayard d’Or for Best Film and Best Actor at Namur International Film Festival, CinEast International Film Festival Grand Prix and was selected in more than 30 film festivals around the world, released in cinemas in France, Holland and Hungary. His two recent short films Shadow of a Cloud (2013) and It Can Pass through the Wall (2014) were selected in Cannes - Quinzaine des Réalisateurs section. The latest was awarded with a Special Mention.

World premiered in the 65th Berlinale Competition, Radu Jude’s third feature, Aferim! (2015) was awarded with the Silver Bear for Best Director in Berlin, Best Film at IndieLisboa, FIPRESCI Prize at Jameson CineFest Miskolci, Audience Award at LET’s CEE Film Festival and Bayard D’Or for Best Photography at Namur International Film Festival.

He is currently preparing a film essay on the Romanian photographer Costică Acsinte.


"I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians“, Feature Film (Screenplay, Director)


"Scarred Hearts", Feature Film (Screenplay, Director)


"Aferim!", Feature Film (Screenplay, Director)


"It Can Pass through the Wall", Short Film (Screenplay, Director)


"Shadow of a Cloud", Short Film (Screenplay, Director)


"Everybody in our Family", Feature Film (Screenplay, Director)


"Film for Friends", Medium Length (Screenplay, Director, Producer)


"TheHappiest Girl in the World", Feature Film (Screenplay, Director)


"Alexandra", Short Film (Screenplay, Director)


"The Tube with a Hat", Short Film (Screenplay, Director)