Mona Nicoara

Mona Nicoara

Director, film festival director and producer in New York City, New York

About Mona

Documentary film director and producer. Started out as associate producer on the Oscar-nominated CHILDREN UNDERGROUND (2001). My latest film OUR SCHOOL (2011) premiered at Tribeca, won Best US Feature at AFI Siverdocs, and went on to over 60 tests world-wide. I am also the artistic director of fARAD, a new festival of documentary, hybrid and experimental film; a programmer for the One World Romania human rights documentary festival; and a board member for Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. I am also a human rights activist with longstanding experience, as well as writer and editor whose work has been published in The Guardian, Harper's Bazaar, etc.

Name: Mona Nicoara

Lives in: New York City, New York

Occupation: Director, Film Festival Director and Producer


  • Toto and His Sisters

    Toto and His Sisters (2014)
    Documentary Film Consultant

  • Our School

    Our School (2011)
    Documentary Director-Producer

  • Children Underground

    Children Underground
    Documentary Associate Producer


  • Best International Feature, HRAF

  • Grain de Cinephage, Films de Femmes

  • Best Romanian Documentary nomination, Gopo Awards

  • Best US Feature, AFI Silverdocs

  • Best Eastern European Feature nomination, Silver Eye Awards


  • Columbia University (New York, NY)

  • Bucharest University

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