Adina is an award-winning writer/director and co-founder of ToyBox Films

A London Film School graduate with a background in writing for television, Adina’s work has garnered international recognition from the MEDIA Programme, the European Commission, Clermont-Ferrand Euro-Connection,  Berlinale Short Film Station, Film London, Vestnorsk Filmsenter, Nisi Masa, Northern Film & Media and the Sarajevo Film Festival.




Her short films have secured theatrical and online distribution in Europe, Asia and the US through Interfilm, Shorts International and Kinolife.

Adina is currently in development with Eve, her debut feature. Shortlisted for the Sundance International Screenwriters’ Lab, the project has received support from the Venice Biennale College Cinema 2015/2016, the Wellcome Trust, Connections @ Edinburgh IFF, Creative Skillset, EAVE and participated in the 2016 edition of the IFP No Borders Co-Production Market.   



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 © Adina Istrate 2018