DANIELA APOSTOAEI BRINGING MUCH NEEDED AWARENESS ABOUT ROMANIANS WITH HER DOCUMENTARIES
Updated: Jan 24, 2020
CALGARY BASED DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER
Daniela Apostoaei is an award-winning film director and holds her Bachelor's Degree in Law. After 3 years of practicing in the field of civil litigation and commercial disputes, her passion for helping people turned into a filmmaking career that could inspire social change. Her work is shining light into dark corners, finding hope by addressing social justice themes, healing, and transformation.
Since 2011 Daniela Apostoaei has begun producing and directing her own documentaries that were broadcasted on TV Channels in Germany, Romania, Canada, and China. Her documentaries: “Enfance au Tranchant du Bistouri" ( France, 2012), "Ticket For Two Lives" (Canada, 2014), "The Boyash" (Canada, 2015), “Another Little Romania" (Canada, 2016), “The Maple Dream”(2017) were awarded and nominated in film festivals in Honolulu, Hong Kong, Mexico, Canada, Belgium, and Romania.
She has been collaborating with the film director Mark W. Travis from Los Angeles, USA since 2016, which is well known as the “Director of Directors”. She learned from him that: ”Engaging stories can inspire positive change in ourselves and how we view the world and we, as storytellers can only be ourselves”.
Her collaborations also include local Alberta artists such as Ryan Stockert, a producer at Thunder and Light Studios, Ella Clarens, journalist and influencer, Jill Maria, actress, Romulus Boieru, music producer, Codrut Miron, editor and senior graphic designer at Project 2211 and others.
In 2017 Daniela Apostoaei launched at the International Book Fair, “Gaudeamus” in Bucharest, Romania her bilingual poetry book “Blue Embrace”, translated by Codrut Miron.
As a writer, Daniela worked collaboratively with the American children book writer Annie Glenn in the narrative version of the book “The Daffodils’ Diary", 2017-2018. She also worked as an assistant translator for the book "A Blue Subtle Fall", 2018 written by prof. George Coanda.
VIBES OF ROMANIAN MUSIC ON TVRi
Daniela Apostoaei is a member of Alberta Media Productions Industries Association (AMPIA, Canada), Women in Film and Television (WIFTA, Canada), International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), The Canadian Freelance Union (UNIFOR, Canada) as well as the Union of Professional Journalists of Romania (UZPR).
Screen captures throughout the online streaming of our documentary "Tiny Bukovina from Canada"-"Mica Bucovina din Canada". Its premiere was on TVR International Channel.