In a remote Rroma village the tradition sais - everyone has to be married (promised) before 7 years old. Andreea is now almost 8 and she is keen to refuse to get married to her arranged half. She spends time with Iosif instead and aims to study geography. On a hand, she is considered a hero by the kids in the village, on the other hand she fights the stigma of the adult-world. One day, the kids in the village find a genuine way to reverse the tradition.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Ioana Mischie is a Romanian cinematic storyteller. Graduated in Audio-Visual Communication and the Screenwriting MA Program at The â€œI.L. Caragialeâ€ National University of Theatre and Film â€“ Bucharest, where she is currently enrolled in her third year of the PhD research.
Alumna of prestigious international programs such as Berlinale Talents 2017, Generation Campus (2011, Moscow, Russia), Berlinale â€“ Script Station (2012, Berlin, Germany), GoEast Young Professionals Program (2012, Wiesbaden, Germany), Midpoint Central European Script Center (2012, Prague, Czech Republic), Locarno Academy Meetings (2012, Locarno, Switzerland), Les Arcs Film School Co-production Village (2013, Les, Arcs, France), Low Budget Film Forum (2013, Cluj, TIFF), Cross Video Days (2014, Paris, France), Dok Tank (2015, Prague, Czech Republic), International Screenwriters Pavilion (2014, Cannes), Sundance Workshop in Italy (2015).Ioana signed, as a director, short film experiments inspired by personal stories (to name just a few, â€œBetween already and not yetâ€, â€œA la recherche dâ€™espace perduâ€, â€œDie, pleaseâ€) and collaborated as a screenwriter and co-writer to more than 10 student short film projects. So far, the directed shorts were selected and showcased by more than 50 film festivals worldwide such as GoEast IFF (Germany), Tampere IFF (Finland), Ficmec IFF (Liban), Timishort IFF (Romania). Her most recent non-fictional works were commissioned by Channel 4 in the form of two documentary series and had a record of views on the 4oD platform (â€œTattoo Twistsâ€, a linear segments of the transmedia project â€œMirrors of the selfâ€), becoming during the fall two of the most popular 4oD series in the UK.
In the last years, her artistic works included as well expanded experiments such as â€œTexts are written by those who read themâ€ - a transmedia installation that involves collective writemobs and â€œIdoneeâ€, an electronic book of interactive poetries.
Her stories tend to have humorous accents, striving to explore the bitter-sweet-ness of social themes, cultural identity and self-discovery in an eclectic capitalist world. Always passionate by rediscovering though art what Blaise Pascal used to call ataraxia (inner peace), her storytelling world aims to orchestrate this philosophic approach.
Ioana collaborates constantly with cinema-oriented articles to youth cultural platforms such as Nisimazine, Inhale, Breaking Ground, Tojdac, Film Menu, sub25, Tataia. Initiated and coordinated numerous educational programs that constantly encourage young Romanian filmmakers to fulfilll and promote their stories: National Screenwriting Alumni Pitch, Cine-ritm, miniMIDPOINT.
Since september 2012 Ioana is the co-founder and Head of STORYSCAPES, a non-profit association focussing transmedia storytelling and interactive narratives, created by a small group of film and visual arts students.
Her portfolio is a vivid apprentissage of filmmaking, creative writing and envisioning the world as a neo-creative playground.