deFilm is a Bucharest-based production company founded in 2009. While we started by producing independent shorts that were met with international success, the company has in time developed steadily to embrace a diverse portfolio and a growing network of partners as well as financing resources. We engage all types of cinematic productions, welcoming diverse approaches and styles that take on the creative stakes that match our values and interests. We enjoy growing together with filmmakers that we can build long-lasting relationships with. Accolades for our work so far include selections or prizes in major international film festivals, such as Cannes, Berlin, Locarno, IDFA, Sarajevo or Karlovy Vary.
In addition to our own productions, we are glad to come alongside selected partners and bring full production services for cinematic work, as well as commercials.
CEO & Creative Producer
Radu Stancu is a Romanian film producer, owner of independent production company deFilm. He studied film production, film editing and sound design at the National University of Theatre and Film Bucharest and is alumni of EAVE Producer’s Workshop, EAVE Ties That Bind, EAVE Marketing Workshop. He has been involved in an array of cinematic productions, short and feature-length, ranging from fiction or animation to documentary, that were presented and awarded in film festivals such as Venice, Cannes, Berlin, Locarno, IDFA, Karlovy Vary, Busan, or AFI. His project, Alis, directed by Clare Weiskopf and Nicolas Van Hemelryck, won the Crystal Bear and and a Teddy Award at the 2022 edition of the Berlinale, and To The North, directed by Mihai Mincan, had its premiere in Venice, in Orizzonti Competition, awarded by Independent Film Critics with Bisato d’Oro award for Best Film.
Ioana graduated with a BA in Cinematography, Photography and Media from Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, MA in Film Production from UNATC ‘I.L. Caragiale’ in Bucharest and is an Associate Professor in charge of the Film Production & Marketing courses at Babeș-Bolyai University. She started off by producing her colleagues’ shorts while still in film school, but got drifted into real world after accessing public funds for various projects. She’s producing at deFilm since 2014 and her educational and professional portofolio includes shorts, animations, documentaries and features selected in festivals like Karlovy-Vary, Locarno, San Sebastian, Warsaw. Ioana is alumna of several programs including CEE Animation Workshop, APostLab and EAVE Marketing Workshop.
Development & Head of Distribution
Ramona embraced a film production and distribution professional career that started out in 2010 as an employee of HBO Romania, working closely with Marketing, PR and Original Production departments for TV series and docs launches. Since 2015 she works in independent film production for a wide range of productions, growing fast to executive and development producer positions. Her filmography includes shorts, docs or fiction features of acclaimed Romanian directors, projects selected and awarded in major film festivals. She also developed strong skills in film distribution handling festivals and national theatrical release for most of the films in her filmography like The Whistlers, directed by CorneliuPorumboiu, selected in Official Competition at Cannes 2019 or To the North, debut feature of Mihai Mincan, selected at Venice 2022, Orizzonti Competition. Starting 2020 she’s a permanent collaborator at deFilm.
Creative Documentary Producer
Cristina is a creative documentary producer and director. After completing her BA in Cinematography from “Babes-Bolyai” University in Cluj-Napoca, she studied at DocNomads MA in Documentary Directing in Portugal, Hungary and Belgium. She is an alumna of Berlinale Talents and Aristoteles Workshop. In 2022, Cristina became part of deFilm’s production team where she is involved in “Matryoshka” (2024, 90 min, Costa Rica, Romania, Mexico), directed by Maricarmen Merino Mora. She is also a co-founder of NoCut Film Collective along with Isabella Rinaldi, Italy and Arya Rothe, India. Her first feature-length creative documentary, “A Rifle and a Bag” (2020, 89 min, India, Romania, Italy, Qatar), which she produced and directed, won the Special Mention of the Jury at the 2020 International Film Festival Rotterdam in the Bright Future Competition. Her film “António e Catarina” (2017, 40 min, Portugal) won the Pardino D’oro Award for Best International Short at 2017 Locarno Festival.
Head of Production
Vlad’s career started as cinematographer while completing his studies at Northern Film School, Leeds Beckett University, and FAMU, Prague. With a versatile skill set and a talent for bringing stories to life on screen, he transitioned to production which allowed him to thrive in various areas, including TV, commercials, and films. His latest feature projects received recognition at prominent film festivals like Berlin, Sarajevo or Warsaw. In his current position at deFilm he is responsible for overseeing various aspects of production, from pre-production planning to post-production coordination.
Cătălina obtained her bachelor’s degree in film directing at “Babes-Bolyai” University in Cluj-Napoca and continues her studies in film production at UNATC “I. L. Caragiale” in Bucharest. During her studies, she worked as a production manager for a feature film and as executive producer for a series of short films. Cătălina is currently working on the company’s slate of projects in the development stage.
Andreea had eight years of experience in logistical and administrative coordination, before chance brought her to film production. She has been working full-time at deFilm since 2018, where she has been offering the ground support for all the productions that the company engaged in, by assisting and coordinating administrative, operational and financial efforts of the production team, as well as of the company as a whole.