DIRECTOR(S) BIOGRAPHYTeodora Ana Mihai was born in Bucharest, under Ceausescu’s regime. In 1989 she joined her parents who had fled to Belgium the year before. She discovered her love for cinema as a high school student in San Francisco, California and went on to study film at Sarah Lawrence College, in upstate New York. Upon returning to Belgium, she started working in the industry as a script supervisor and assistant director. However, after several years on diverse film sets, Teodora decided to dedicate herself to her own film projects. After directing her debut documentary Waiting for August, awarded with over 10 international prizes (amongst which Best Feature Documentary at Karlovy Vary IFF and Hot Docs) and later on nominated for the European Film Awards, Teodora recently directed her first fiction feature, La Civil. For La Civil’s screenplay, located in Mexico, she collaborated with award-winning Mexican novelist Habacuc Antonio De Rosario as part of Torino Film Lab’s ScriptLab program.