Biography

More About Alexandra Savu

Alexandra Savu has obtained a BFA degree in Film and Media Arts from Southern Methodist University in May 2023, and is currently exploring the many facets of post-production within a freelance context, which allows her to constantly pursue various challenging and engaging projects.

Since entering the media industry about a decade ago, she has been freelancing her own productions, working in post (color correction/grading, sound mixing, after effects, and editing), directing crews, conducting cinematography for various film genres, and producing short films. Alexandra has created an original filmmaking style, emphasizing human emotions and reactions in critical moments.

Alexandra also has experience in the industry, having worked as a contractor, assistant editor/sound mixer, and graphics designer at different post houses in Dallas, such as 3008 Studios, Charlie Uniform Tango, and Pepelwerk. She has also interned for a year and a half at NBCUniversal within the cable entertainment and creative marketing department for BRAVO and E!, where she learned the ins and outs of editing and producing short-form content for social media and on-air.

"I love illustrating my ideas and stories through different genres, directing techniques, and cinematography styles within a collaborative environment. I am so fascinated by how passion and dedication bring together creative people on film/TV sets, where they find a safe space to make art. Why do I create? It’s the only thing that fully absorbs me and keeps my world moving at all times."

Interviews/Articles

Awards and Recognition

Love in the Evening/Morning

Award Winner: Best Poster, Best Short Drama - Everest Movies Film Festival, 2023

Award Winner: Best Actress, Best Narrative Short, Best Director - LA Independent Film Channel Festival, 2023

Award Winner: Best Cinematography - Latitude Film Awards, 2023

Award Winner: Best Cinematography - New York Cinematography AWARDS (NYCA), 2023

Award Winner: Best Director - Berlin Women Cinema Festival, 2023

Award Winner: Best Romance - Indiefare International Film Festival, 2023

Award Winner: Best Narrative Short Film, Best Director - LA Sun Film Fest, 2023

Award Winner: Best Short Narrative Film - LA Indies, 2023

Award Winner: Best Female Director, Best Editing, Best Short Drama - NYC Independent Film Festival, 2023

Award Winner: Best Romance - Big Screen Blast Film Festival, 2023

Award Winner: Best Romance - Big Screen Blast Film Festival, 2023

Award Winner: Best Female Director - Cult Movies International Film Festival (12th Season), 2023

Award Winner: Best Romance, Best Female Director - Seattle Independent Film Festival, 2023

Award Winner: Best Romance - Beyond the Curve International Film Festival, 2023

Award Winner: Best Romance Short - Big Sur Film Festival, 2023

Award Winner: Best Love Film - Mabig Film Festival, 2023

Award Winner: Best Editing, Best Short Drama - Red Moon Film Festival, 2023

Award Winner: Best Editing, Best Female Director, Best Short Film, Best Women's Short, Jury's Special Award - Triloka International Filmfare Festival, 2023

Award Winner: Best Romance - Swedish International Film Festival, 2023

Award Winner: Best Short Drama, Best Editing - Medusa Film Festival, 2023

Award Winner: Best Short Drama, Best Female Director - Hollywood Bldv. Film Festival, 2023

Award Winner: Best Short Drama, Best Female Director - Magic Silver Screen Film Festival, 2023

Award Winner: Best Romance - Indobali International Film Festival, 2023

Award Winner: Best Romance - 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival, 2023

Award Winner: Best Dramatic Short - Dreamachine International Film Festival, 2023

Award Winner: Best Crime Drama, Best Duo, Best Student Film - World Premiere Film Awards, 2023

Semi-Finalist: Best Narrative Short - Boston Indie Film Festival, 2023

Semi-Finalist: Best Narrative Short - Cannes Arts Fest, 2023

Semi-Finalist: Best Narrative Short - Berlin International Art Film Festival, 2023

Semi-Finalist: Best Short Film - Philadelphia Film Awards, 2023

Nominee: Best Narrative Short - Tokyo International Cinema Awards, 2023

Nominee: Best Narrative Short - Vegas Shorts, 2023

Nominee: Best Romance - Beyond the Flow International Film Festival, 2023

Official Selection - Tokyo International Short Film Festival, 2023

Official Selection - Europe Independent Movie Festival, 2023

Official Selection - New York Arthouse Film Fest, 2023

Official Selection - Chicago Women Film Fest, 2023

Official Selection - International New York Film Festival, 2023

Official Selection - Rome World Cinema Fest, 2023

Annual Selection - RED Movie Awards, 2023

Leftovers

Official Selection - Real East Texas Film Festival, 2022

Official Selection - Elderhall Texas Film Festival, 2022

Official Selection - Kansas City International Film Festival, 2022

Official Selection - North Texas University Film Festival, 2022

Rescuers

Award Winner: Best Editing - Eastern Europe Film Festival, 2021

Semi-Finalist – Serbest International Film Festival, 2022

Semi-Finalist – New York City Film & Television Festival, 2021

Honorable Mention – Macoproject Film Festival, 2021

Nominee: Best Student Short – Hollywood Verge Film Awards, 2023

Official Selection – Cinema Studio +, 2023

Official Selection – New York Flash Film Festival, 2021

Official Selection – Cinematic European Film Festival, 2021

Official Selection – Woodengate Film Festival, 2022

Mystique No. 4

Official Selection - Bucharest Film Awards, 2023

Official Selection - Tyron International Film Festival, 2022

Trailer for Mystique No. 4

Official Selection - Bucharest ShortCut CineFest, 2022

Buzen Suites

Nominee - The Pittsburgh Moving Picture Festival: Thriller Picture Show, 2022

Tears in the Sky

Semi-Finalist - Eurasia International Film Festival, 2020

Honorable Mention – Screen Power Film Festival, 2020

Official Selection – First-Time Filmmaker Session, 2020

Official Selection - Sydney Lift-Off, 2020

Other awards

Most Original Film – awarded at Excelsior International Film Festival for “Confusion” 2018

Best Technical Director – awarded for best cinematography and technical quality for the documentary on the high school's musical theater, 2018

Public's Choice – Best film selected at the 2019 Vienna EYP video contest, 2019

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