Luiza Pârvu is a filmmaker and educator based in Boulder, CO. She holds an MFA in Film Production from New York University - Tisch School of The Arts, New York, USA. She is an experienced media maker with professional working knowledge of all areas of production and post-production. Her directing and editing work covers a variety of genres, in both fiction and creative non-fiction: documentary, video installation, immersive media and commercial.
Her debut documentary feature film, Ubi Bene Ibi Patria, is currently in post-production. Shot in 2016 across Europe and the US, the film explores the theme of immigration and issues of ethnicity, gender and class in the form of an urgent and personal movie diary. She and her partner Toma Peiu are producing it through their company, Root Films, with support from NYU Tisch Post-Production Awards such as the Martin E. Segal Prize.
The award winning films she has directed or edited so far have been recognized in over 100 film festivals and events worldwide such as Karlovy Vary IFF, Transilvania IFF, Sundance IFF, Tribeca IFF or Abu Dhabi IFF. In 2012, she was a nominee in the Rising Star category at the GOPO Romanian Film Industry Awards for directing her short film Draft 7.