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DATE NIGHT
DATE NIGHT

Romania, 2017, 17′

Andrei works at a crummy car-wash. Due to a series of unfortunate events, he gets fired. This is terrible news for Andrei, giving the fact that he is getting married soon. At home, the couple gets in quarrel, and Andrei tells a story to avoid the fight. Who knew this was going to be a bad idea?

Best Romanian Short film – Timishort International Film Festival, Romania, 2018
Best Short Film – IPIFF Independent Producers Indie Film Festival, Romania, 2018
Transylvania International Film Festival, Romania, 2017
Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal, 2017
Brest European Short Film Festival, France, 2017
Jaipur International Film Festival, India, 2019.

Stela Pelin
Director
Stela Pelin
Director

Stela Pelin was born in 1989, in Kishinev, Moldavia. She is a newcomer in the Romanian film industry.
She graduated the MA in Directing Fiction, at the National University of Theater and Film “I. L.
Caragiale”, in September 2015. Her documentary Kurgan Oblast and short film The Wall have been
screened at festivals around the world. She is currently working for a noted production and post-
production company, that produces documentaries and shorts.

Dan-Ștefan Rucăreanu
Sound Designer
Dan-Ștefan Rucăreanu
Sound Designer

Dan was born in Bucharest, in 1986. He graduated multimedia studies, at the National University of
Theater and Film, in Bucharest, in 2008. Presently, he teaches sound, as a lecturer at the same university.

Ioan Filip
Sound Designer
Ioan Filip
Sound Designer

Ioan was born in 1988, in Piatra Neamț. In 2011, he graduated the National University of Theater and
Film, with a degree in editing and sound, where he is now a teaching assistant. For the short film Thirty (d:
Victor Dragomir), he won “Andrei Toncu” Prize, for Best Soundtrack, at NexT International Film
Festival, in 2013. Currently, Dan and Ioan work together, as sound designers, at sound post-production
studio “Smart Sound Studio”, which they founded.

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