BIO

Boroka Biro is a Bucharest based cinematographer, alumna of The National Film and Television School “I.L. Caragiale” with MA degree. She’s an alumna of Berlinale Talents 2021 and Sarajevo Talents 2017 and attended many international filmmaking workshops like Nisi Masa Workshops, Slow Film Super8 Workshop, Filmtett , international masterclasses like ASC Masterclass 2022, Imago Inspiration Masterclasses and Camerimage Festival.

She started her career in the camera department during university, then shortly became a focus puller. Notable feature films as a focus puller: Sieranevada (Cristi Puiu), Touch Me Not (Adina Pintilie, Berlin Bear), Life and Nothing More (Antonio Mendez), Tokyo Vampire Hotel (Sion Sono), What Happened to Monday (Tomy Wirkola). She had the chance to focus pull on international commercials for cinematographers like Phedon Papamichael ASC, John Mathieson ASC, Kees von Oostrum, Barry Ackroyd BSC, Jakob Ihre.

In the last few years she focuses on cinematography, she photographs mostly fiction movies, documentaries, commercials and music videos and open to performing art projects and video art as well. 
She worked as B camera operator on the latest Romanian HBO series "Ruxx" and on other local and international productions.

Her camera work and lighting is focused on story, emotion and atmosphere, with great care for the narrative and the character. Every story needs a different approach and style in order to truly tune in with the meaning. She is passionate about film, analogue photography, travelling, performative and fine arts, observing people, light, atmosphere.




EDUCATION/TRAINING​

MA Hons - Cinematography for Film and TV - UNATC "I.L. Caragiale, Bucharest (2012-2014)
BFA Hons - Cinematography for Film and TV - UNATC "I.L. Caragiale” Bucharest (2008-2011)

  • ASC Masterclass 2022 
  • Cinematography Masterclass tutor at Media Days at Babes Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca - 2022
  • BERLINALE Talents - 2021
  • Camerimage 2019 Seminars & Masterclasses
  • Slow Film Festival - cinematography tutor and jury member
  • SARAJEVO Talents - 2017
  • IMAGO Masterclass of Cinematography - Wien - 2013
  • Slow Film Workshop - Eger (HU) - 2012
  • IMAGO Masterclass of Cinematography - Copenhagen (DK) - 2011
  • NisiMasa Workshop - Malmö (SE) - 2011
  • MEDIALAB - Bucharest - 2011
  • Romanian Cinematography Masterclass - Bucharest - 2014, 2013, 2010, 2009
  • Film vs. Digital - Bucharest - 2008
  • FILMTETT Film Camp - Csíkszépvíz, Homoród - 2009, 2010

RECOGNITION

  • Cinematography tutor and jury member at Slow Film Festival (2019)
  • GOPO Awards (2015) - Young Hope Award for Plansa, Bucharest
  • 7 Dreams (2012) - Best Cinematography, Best Editing @ Slow Film Workshop, Eger (HU) Best Film Award @ Filofest (SLO)
  • Singing in the Sun (2012) - Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Local Hero @ 48H Film Project, Brasov (RO)
  • Dance of the Past (2010) - Best Cinematography, Audience Award @ Body Dance Picture (Ork Kota Platform), Budapest (HU)


LANGUAGESSHOOTING EXPERIENCES ABROAD
Hungarian - native
Romanian - fluent
English - fluent
German - intermediate

Europe: Germany, United Kingdom, Sweden, Italy, 
Hungary, Poland, Luxembourg, 
Bosnia and Herzegovina, 
Republic of Moldova, Turkey

Asia: Qatar

North America: USA (Florida)