FIC 2024
Festival Agenda:
Day 1, May 28
  • Mindful calligraphy
    16:00 - 18:30
    Workshop with Bianca Dumitrascu
Day 2, May 29
  • Co-designing Chișinău's Future
    16:00 - 18:00
    Tools for Co-Creation and Storytelling for a New Cultural Facility cu Jekaterina Basjuka

    Workshop

Day 3, May 30
  • Open day at Artcor
    14:30 - 18:00

    Success stories, case studies, presented by Artcor residents.

    Open Day at Artcor is an opportunity to connect with professionals and creatives from various fields, share ideas and get inspiration for your own projects.

  • Open mic - Artcor Music Residency
    19:30 - 22:00

    Concert with:

    • Micul Manole
    • Enmashels
    • Cerebral Attack
    • JaxCore
    Free access

Day 4, May 31
  • Creative Policy Day
    13:00 - 16:00

    This day will bring together experts, leaders and decision-makers to discuss the status quo, needs, opportunities for the creative industries, funding prospects, tax facilities and emerging trends.

13:00
13:00
Inauguration of Creative Policy Day and Conference (LIVE)
  • Dorin Recean, The Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova
  • Sergiu Prodan, Minister of Culture
  • Horine Fern, The British Ambassador in Chisinau
  • Jeff Brian, Head of the USAID Moldova Mission
  • Karin Borovic, Head of the Swedish Agency for Development and International Cooperation in Chisinau
  • Victoria Melnic, Rector of AMTAP
  • Irina Strajescu, Director of the Moldcell Foundation
  • Vasili Braga, Executiv Director COR
13:45
13:45
Vision and development trends of the creative industry through the lens of animation
Mercedes Marro
Director & CEO at Tomavision Group
14:05
14:05
Policies for the creative industries sector
Moderator: Doina Nistor, director of the Future Technologies Project

  • National program CREATIVE MOLDOVA, the Minister of Culture, Sergiu Prodan

  • Creative business development opportunities, the Minister of Economic Development and Digitalization, Dumitru Alaiba
15:00
15:00
Presentation of funding opportunities, tax facilities, other support programs for creative businesses
Moderator: Sergiu Rabii, deputy director of the Future Technologies Project

  • Natalia Bejan, the Director of the Investment Agency
  • Marina Bzovii, Director of MITP
  • Vadim Codreanu, Director of ODA
  • Vadim Jeleascov, fintech department head, BNM
16:00
16:00
Networking
  • Creative Industries Conference - Day 1
    16:30 - 20:00

    The focus of the Creative Industries Festival remains the conference, with both local and international speakers - from the USA, Japan, Great Britain, Sweden, Latvia and Romania.

    This will take place on 31 May and 1 June - 2 days where we will continue to discover success stories and case studies as well as global trends in FIC's areas of interest: graphic design, illustration, typography, animation, music , film, advertising, architecture, photography and other related fields.

16:00
16:00
Welcome coffee
16:30
16:30
Inauguration of the Creative Industries Conference
Viorica Cerbușca
16:40
16:40
We have, we don't know what we have, but it better be
Natalia Gârbu
17:05
17:05
Make it model / Creative in advertising as a part of strategy
Dorel Samoila
17:30
17:30
Product photography in the Wine Country
Kirill Zmurciuk
17:55
17:55
Fuck up and survive
Veronica Verlan
18:20
18:20
The Vintage Cookbook
Alexandr Kodimsky
18:45
18:45
Mood and feel in commercials
Macar Severin
  • Sunset Rave
    14:00 - 15:00

    Aler Gar & Leia Lumie
  • Folk meets Jazz
    20:00

    Together with the Moldovan Youth Orchestra, we invite you to discover the magical world of folk songs from the Romanian space, including the area of ​​the Balkans and the Orient, which will wear an improvisational "coat" made by the sextet:
    Stela Botez - voice, cobza
    Dorel Burlacu - piano
    Vasile Procopciuc - soprano saxophone, clarinet, duduc
    Iacob Rotari - flute, caval, flute, ocarina
    Nikita Morozv - double bass
    Alex Zavalii - percussion

Day 5, June 1
  • Creative Industries Conference - Day 2
    16:30 - 20:00

    The focus of the Creative Industries Festival remains the conference, with both local and international speakers - from the USA, Japan, Great Britain, Sweden, Latvia and Romania.

    This will take place on 31 May and 1 June - 2 days where we will continue to discover success stories and case studies as well as global trends in FIC's areas of interest: graphic design, illustration, typography, animation, music , film, advertising, architecture, photography and other related fields.

10:00
10:00
Networking coffee
11:00
11:00
Kick off - Day 2
Viorica Cerbușca
11:10
11:10
Artificial intelligence in branding
Radion Cicic & Rodion Tuluc
11:40
11:40
Talk title: Blending the Physical & the Digital Worlds
Tina Touli
12:25
12:25
Kodansha’s Creative Lab: GameDev, AR/VR and short movie projects for Moldova
Yuki Katayama
12:55
12:55
How taking a break from what I loved saved my life
Delia Tesileanu
13:30
13:30
To be or not to be
Roman Burlaca
14:20
14:20
Big Clients, Big Campaigns, Big Challenges
Marina Gonța & Alina Samoila
14:00
14:00
Break & Performance Aler Gar
15:00
15:00
To film or not to film
Sergiu Cumatrenco
15:30
15:30
Evolution of Cultural Engagement: Trends in Museums & Galleries
Monica Irina Garcia
16:00
16:00
Design of Dissent
Mirko Ilic
16:45
16:45
Urban Air Mobility - Futuristic storytelling in air transportation
Jekaterina Basjuka
17:05
17:05
How to create a cool brand using magic
Yuri (George) Kuznetsov
17:30
17:30
From fine arts to international production
Mercedes Marro
18:10
18:10
IT’S OK, NOT TO BE OK!
Thiago Maia
  • Sunset Rave
    14:00 - 15:00

    Aler Gar & Leia Lumie
  • Catalina Cara & Magic Flowers
    19:30

    If it's June 1, it's about Flowers. We add the gorgeous voice of Catalina Cara to the mix and we get a mega LIVE concert, which you cannot miss.

    So, the 2 unique musical entities come together on the Artcor stage to create a fusion of styles, enriched by the sounds of the instruments and the spectacular setting made up of live flowers.

    The program will include both Catalina's original songs, from the album "Leap Year Baby", and remixes signed by Magic Flowers.
    In the opening, we will have Ulizana (opening act 19:30), and the event will end with a Live Hybrid Set to please your ears.

    Free access

Day 6, June 2
  • Typography in a Liquid Chaos
    11:00 - 15:00
    Artcor / Media library

    Workshop with Thiago Maia and Tina Touli

    You know those videos with flashing transitions and text that jumps around? Well, that's called kinetic typography - the way you can bring text to life through movement. That is, you can animate words and letters to convey meaning, emotion or context.

    It seems boring, doesn't it?! But even more interesting is that you can experience this technique using only a phone or camera and liquids.
  • Design Portfolio Review
    11:30 - 13:00
    Artcor / A2+

    Workshop with Mirko Ilic

    Mirko Ilic will review and give feedback in real time for 3-4 portfolios with campaign visuals, graphics or animation.

    We invite all graphic designers to fill out the form and register for the session to hear the opinion of the illustrator, designer and Art Director who is just coming from New York.

  • Development of animation projects - From idea to export
    11:30 - 15:00
    Artcor / A1

    Workshop with Mercedes Marro

    If we have young artists, animators, Animation students and Animation specialists here, who want to break into the international market - book your place now. Especially since participation is free!

  • It takes a village to raise an artist - our responsibility as creative vessels
    11:30 - 14:00
    Artcor / A-1

    Workshop with Delia Teși

    Participate in an interactive, collective exercise, through which we will map together the structure of an artist team, define the roles of each one, and you will understand how interconnected and important we are in the course of an artist.

    Free participation

  • Museums of the future
    12:00 - 15:00

    On June 2, the Festival of Creative Industries continues with "Not a conference: Museums of the Future in Moldova", where various innovative projects will be presented, realized within the Museums of the Future program.

12:00
12:00
Inauguration of the event
12:10
12:10
Evolution of Cultural Engagement: Trends in Museums & Galleries
Monica Irina Garcia
Senior Manager of Equity Programs and Audience Development at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
16:40
16:40
Museums of the Future:
Success stories
Moderator: Olesea Găluşca, creative industry manager, Future Technologies Project

1. The Interactive Book "History of Writing" from the National Museum of History / Indigo Ogilvy
CEO Andrian Busuioc.

2. ”Ce șoptește Buruiana” Kinetic installation at the National Museum of History - Kate
Grigorieva.

3. The Tree of Life Animation - National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History of Moldova /
NRG Media Inna Stavila.

4. Rama Albastră foto exhibitions in 6 regional museums - Victor Organ.

5. "Time Machine" Scientific Exhibition at the Class of the Future in Chisinau and Balti - Galina Lisan and Rodica Cretu, Prospera.

6. "Find dinoterium" VR game beta at the National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History
of Moldova, Stefan Nahaba.

7. Projection of lights on the National Art Museum of Moldova at the Night of the Museums
Mircea Florin Sandu/ Anastasia Nikusina.
13:30
13:30
Conclusions and feedback
Monica Irina Garcia
Senior Manager of Equity Programs and Audience Development at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
14:00
14:00
Visit to the National History Museum of Moldova and the Museum of Ethnography and Natural History of Moldova
  • Zdob și Zdub & Cuibul
    19:00

    If "the finale crowns the opera", then there is no concert more suitable to close the Creative Industries Festival than the combination of Cuibul & Zdob and Zdub.

    On June 2, we light up the stage and the Artcor courtyard to the songs of the two legendary bands:

    Cuibul - the longest-lived band in Moldova, with artistic activity for over 33 years and a rock'n'roll funk fusion musical style.

    The band Zdob și Zdub is the most popular ethno-rock band from the Republic of Moldova, which combines hardcore and Balkan folklore in a unique way.