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The Festival of Talents of the Moldovan Diaspora will have its first edition in London

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The Festival of Talents of the Moldovan Diaspora is the first event that unifies the entire Moldovan diaspora from the United Kingdom.

Being organised by UncageX – an international community of Moldovan entrepreneurs representing a movement towards self-development, transformation and exploration – with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Moldova in the United Kingdom, this festival aims to promote the image of Moldova and to strengthen the love of its people for their roots.

Another goal of the festival is to present and promote the organisations of the Moldovan Diaspora in the UK, as well as the services and products created and delivered by Moldovan citizens who are settled in the United Kingdom.

The Festival of Talents of the Moldovan Diaspora, just as its name suggests, will have as guests talented people from Moldova who are already beloved by the public or are just newly introduced to it.

The special guests of this event are:

  • Andrei Bolocan – the author, producer and host of the “Lumina” Show, who will be for the first time in the UK.
  • Alexandru Manciu – the winner of the “Star Factory” Show
  • Vasile Vozian – international fashion designer
  • Dan-Iulian Druțac – violinist and participant of the “Moldo Crescendo” Festival
  • Denis Roșca – the author of the “Golden Book of Bessarabia and of the Republic of Moldova”
  • Constantin Botezat – artist, painter.

The event will take place on December 21st, at Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, in London,.

Tickets may be purchased here.

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The exhibition “Made in Moldova” 2020 opened its gates to the public

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The 19th edition of the national exhibition “Made in Moldova” has opened its doors for visitors today. Between January 29 to February 02, 460 local entrepreneurs, from different industrial areas will present their products and services at the national level exhibition held on the territory of the International Exhibition Centre Moldexpo, as it is announced by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Moldova.

The exhibition is structured based on the thematic content, having a total surface of 3300 square metres, including indoor and outdoor stands. The indoor pavilions host entrepreneurs in agriculture, food and beverage, furniture producers, companies providing services, educational institutions, non-governmental organisations, craftsmen. etc. The outdoor pavilions are occupied by tents that trade with bee, agricultural and catering products.

The exhibition also includes a common stand of entrepreneurs from Romania and Russia. For the first time, eco products manufactured in Moldova are also exhibited.

source: Sputnik| Miroslav Rotari

Peter Michalko, head of the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Moldova, who was present at the exhibition opening, mentioned that today’s event is of major national and international importance, given the fact that delegations from 15 states came to Moldova these days, being interested in cooperating with local entrepreneurs. “I would like to mention that, from this year, farmers in the Republic of Moldova will be able to export larger quantities of plums, grapes and cherries to the EU, without paying customs duties. It demonstrates the openness of the EU towards Moldovan citizens and local businesses,” said Peter Michalko.

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The national exhibition “Made in Moldova” is organised by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Moldova, under the patronage of the Government of the Republic of Moldova, in partnership with the Investment Agency and the Organization for the Development of the Small and Medium Enterprises.

The main purpose of the exhibition is to support local producers, promote competitive products on the domestic and foreign market, attract investment, intensify the public-private dialogue and promote the image of the Republic of Moldova.

Photo: tv8.md

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The best Moldovan movies awarded at the Filmmakers’ Gala 2020

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On January 20, the first edition of the Filmmakers’ Gala was organised in Moldova. The best works of movie directors, writers and actors were awarded there.

The event was organised in partnership with the Moldovan Film Union (MFU), in partnership with the National Center of Cinematography in Moldova and with the support of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research.

Below are presented the winners of several film categories, as being announced in a press release issued by the MFU:

The best animation movie – “OF” (tr. as “Sigh”) directed by Vlad Bolgarin

“Of” is the story of a bored man who sighs all the time. “The character lives an urban routine and always sighs. The protagonist represents the contemporary man who goes through life without being aware of his existence. This sigh comes as a last sign from the depths of his soul,” said Vlad Bolgarin.

The official trailer here:

Vlad Bolgarin is a director, producer, screenwriter and image editor from Chișinău. He was born in 1993, in a family of musicians. He graduated from the Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts of Chișinău, having a bachelor’s degree in directing-editing (2016) and a master’s degree in animation directing (2018).

The best short film – “Salix Caprea” directed by Valeriu Andriuță

The movie tells the story of a village mayor who, together with the local policeman, interrogate a supposed thief. But a phone call from chief-town radically changes the situation. For the next day, he is told, an unexpected visit from the leading party bosses is scheduled, together with a delegation from America.

“Salix Caprea” also won the Best Director Award and Best Screenplay Award at La Cabina International Medium-Length Film Festival in Valencia, Spain.

The official trailer here:

Valeriu Andriuță is an actor, director and a film writer, born in 1967. He got a degree in acting at the Shota Rustaveli Theater and Film University in Tbilisi, Georgia, and a degree in theatre directing at the Bucharest Academy of Theater and Film.

The best documentary movie – “Siberia in the bones” directed by Leontina Vatamanu

It is a film dedicated to people from Bessarabia who were deported to Siberia during the years 1941-1949. Based on the confessions of four protagonists, who were forcedly sent to Siberia, each episode has a separate story. As a whole, they point to the horrors and dramas through which tens of thousands of Bessarabians passed during the Stalinist period.

The official trailer here:

It is an OWH Studio production, directed by Leontina Vatamanu, a documentary movies director from Moldova, who graduated from the Faculty of Screenwriting and Film Criticism of the Academy of Theater and Film in Bucharest.

The best feature film – “The Soviet Garden” directed by Dragoș Turea

The documentary movie is about a filmmaker from Moldova who tried to discover the truth about Soviet experiments in atomic gardening. While investigating his grandmother’s mysterious death, Dragoş discovered a secret scientific experiment, namely the secret plan of Nikita Khruschev to transform Moldova into the Soviet Garden by the application of atomic energy in local agriculture.

The official trailer here:

Dragoș Turea, born in 1980, is a director, screenwriter and a film producer. He studied at the Faculty of Audiovisual Communication of the National University of Theater and Cinematographic Art “Ion Luca Caragiale” in Bucharest, Romania and also obtained a degree in film making and TV at the Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts from Chișinău.

More awards can be found here.

Photo: Facebook| Moldovan Film Union

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LEGATHON: Hack Corruption. Law to the People – an event for young people passionate about IT

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The “LEGATHON: Hack Corruption. Law to the People” is an event which is organised for the first time in Moldova, being designed to gather 30 young professionals and enthusiasts passionate about programming languages, databases, UX and web design.

Guided by information technology specialists and anti-corruption experts and working in six teams by five persons, the participants will develop applications for the National Anticorruption Centre’s (NAC), which would be easily accessible to the general public and would allow reporting the laws or normative acts containing ambiguous provisions which may generate corruption cases, as well as build a friendly environment for people who have difficulties in interpreting the legislation, according to the NAC official page. The best application proposal will be actually used for the NAC platform and will be awarded.

LEGATHON will take place on November 8-10 at Digital Park in Chișinău.

The event is organised within the framework of the “Curbing Corruption by Building Sustainable Integrity in the Republic of Moldova” Project, implemented by UNDP in partnership with the National Anticorruption Centre, with the financial support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

See more details on the event’s Facebook page.

Photo: md.undp.org

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