Ilinca Calugareanu is a US and UK-based Romanian director.
Her debut documentary feature, “Chuck Norris vs Communism”, premiered in competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and played film festivals around the world. With a background in anthropology, Ilinca has a skill and passion for melding fiction and documentary into beautiful films. Her credits include VHS vs. Communism (2014, New York Times Op-Docs), Erica: Man Made (2017, Guardian Documentaries) and Cops and Robbers (2018, Guardian Documentaries). She is now in production with her second feature hybrid documentary, “A Cops and Robbers Story” and in development with feature documentary “Dead Man Walking”. She is also a Berlinale Talents Alumi (2017), a 2018 Chicken&Egg Accelerator Lab Grantee and the 2018 Sundance Institute | National Geographic Fellow.
Together with her sister, and long-time collaborator, producer Mara Adina, llinca is in pre-production with the project, I AM, which is one of the 2018 Sundance Creative Producing Fellowship projects.