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The international TEDDY Jury 2016: Alexandra Carastoian

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Alexandra Carastoian has studied Cinematography at the University of Theater Arts and Cinematography in Bucharest, Romania (UNATC) and she is a filmmaker, a photographer and a human rights activist. In 2015, Alexandra won the "Young Talent GOPO Cinematography Award" for the film “It Takes Two to Fence”. She started as a volunteer by organizing support groups for women in order to build up a community and facilitating LGBT groups, as well as organizing cultural events. She works in film festivals and has been part of the team who is organizing the two main annual festivals: "LGBT History Month" and "Bucharest Pride". She is a founding member of the first NGO in Romania which supports trans* individuals and the director of the first Feminist and Queer International Film Festival in Bucharest, Romania, which took place for the first time in November 2015.