Georgia Mihalcea is a Romanian filmmaker and creative producer with a BA in Economics, an MA in Financial Accounting, and an MFA in Film Production with a plan for PhD.
She landed in the movie industry from the entrepreneurship and open innovation challenge-driven worlds where her cross-industry solutions to various challenges happened to rise above the crowd multiple times. In other industries she is called a Generalist, Advisor or Consultant.
After the 2008 economic crisis, she closed the chapter of her 10-year old first company, became one of the co-founders of an R&D and innovation cluster in Bucharest and stepped into the productions of international film, tv, and grand-scale events, while in parallel she went living in Canary Islands.
In 2020, during her Film Production MFA at The National University of Theatre and Film "I.L. Caragiale" from Bucharest she applied for the prestigious Fulbright Student Award Scholarship reaching the finalists round and wrote, directed and produced two short films, one featurette and one behind the scenes feature lenght documentary.
In 2021, one of her stories since her life in Diaspora was published in a themed book "Traveling Stories" (Povești Călătoare), a book that travels around the world by the generosity of its coordinator.
2021: The Locationist (comedy-drama), IPIFF 2021 official selection
2020: Articolul 22 (edu-short legal drama), IPIFF 2021 official selection
2020: Sunmoon (animation, experimental, hybrid), Official selection at Goa Short Film Festival, India 2020; Reykjavik Visions Film Festival
2021: One Day (medium-lenght, drama)
2021: In Good Company (animation), selected at CEE Forum
Feature films: Touch Me Not, Charlie Countryman
TV Shows: Marry My Son (ProTV RO), Destination Truth (SyFy USA), Expedition Unknown (Travel Chanel USA), Luisa and Rosana (TLC NL)
Award-winning solutions to problems
2017: "One Thing For Hope", Canada
Industry: mental health, depression
2017: "Patterns For Success", USA
Industry: small business owners, training guide
2016: "Innovative Approaches To Proliferation Prevention Of Dual-Use Technologies: An Industry-Government Information Sharing Platform", USA
Industry: peace and security, technology
2014: "Humanizing Customer Digital Experience", USA
Industry: banking, technology, marketing
2011: "Models For Sourcing Food Databeses", USA
Industry: healthcare, technology
Didn't see it coming
2022: Space Games Federation listed "Zero Gordian - The Knottiest Game in Space" on the winning list of the 5 space sports the most fortunate of us will play one day soon. This unique project belongs to my friend Michael Ricciardi, a magician, multi-facet scientist, and artist from Seattle. This space games challenge began in 2016 when I began playing with a computer-generated animation software to practice my craft in humanizing technology. Michael saw my first piece of work and contracted me to give his technical proposal a media angle. There are few things that brought me more joy than this astronomic piece of news. It just shows what can happen if we just do what we can.
2021: My story "Camino del Sol" that I wrote during the time I was living in the Canaries Islands makes me a published author in the collective book "Traveling Stories", a collection of stories meant to explore the Romanian Diaspora multi-identity.