Nicolae Luca

Nicolae Luca

Biography Nicolae Luca (1941)

Film maker, writer, translator

Was born on 23 jan 1941.
Origin country România

Place of birth: Zimnicea, Teleorman

Publishing debut: poetry in „Luceafarul” Revue, 1967
Editorial debut: prose volume „Þesea luna Valea Ceairului”, Albatros Publishing House, 1974, which was initially entitled „Noapte de pepeni”,
He collaborate with the following publications, radio and TV stations: ”Actualitatea Romaneasca“, „Teleormanul”, „Romania libera”, ”Vacante si calatorii”, „Paidea”, „Libertatea”, „Gazzetta di Mantova, ” „Il Popolo”, „Friuli nel Mondo” (Italy), Film, Art&Tourism ( Varsovia), Radio Romania Cultural - Antena culturala radio, TV Romania Cultural, TV Romania de Maine, TV Europa Nova - Bucuresti, Tele 7 abc,

Cultural activity:

Chief editor at Romfel Publishing House - 1992
Founder and director of SEMPRE Publishing House and SEMPRE UNU companies, Bucharest(1992- present)
Fonder and publisher of „Lumea chineza” (cultural publication, 2001)
Editor at Columna (Italian Community from Romania publication, 2003 – 2005), Senior editor at Siamo di nuovo insieme (Italian People Association from Romania R.O.A.S.I.T. publication - since 2007).
Correspondent for Romania at Teleturismo publication (1996-2002)
Director of the transmissions „One planet” (1996 –1998), TV Europa Nova Bucuresti, „Globtrotter” (1999), TV Tele 7 abc si „Documentary Art” la TV Romania de Maine (2003-2006)
Expert for Romania of the literature Award „Fenice – Europa - un romanzo italiano per l’Europa”, Italy (2002-2005 )
Founder and general director of the International Film Festival „Document.Art” (since 1994 to present)
Organizes the following cultural symposiums: „Eminescu and Italy”, Trapani, Italy, 1992, „The Latin Humanism, promoter of the development of the east European countries”, Bucharest, 2000, „The Latin Transylvania, from the Romanity to the Romanianity”, Cluj-Napoca, 2002, “The Romanian Culture between Orient and Occident: the influence of the Latin, Greco-Byzantine and Slav humanism”, Iasi, 2004
Between 1990 – 1991 he teaches classes of Romanian culture and civilization at Trieste, Italy.
Organizes the biggest exhibition of Italian contemporary fin arts: Ivan Bidoli at the National Museum of History (1995)
Since 1994, at the Popular University “Dalles” (Bucharest) presents a series of conferences about “Italy less known”. Among the themes presented it’s worth to mention:
Friuli - geography and history, Friuli longobard, From Tergeste to Trieste, Venice - mith and reality, Venice-contacts with Orient, The French and Spanish travelers to Venice, Venice and travelers from the English-Saxon world, Travelers from East European countries to Venice, Visits and German visitors to Venice, Vicenza and Palladio, Siena and the picture of Trecento, Tuna and fishing the tunas - aspects of the Mediterranean culture, The Italian roads for the pilgrims of the year 1000, A mysterious population in the Italian Alps: Walsseri, Elimii, a mysterious population in Sicily: the descendents of the Hititi people?

Holds speeches at national and international cultural events in Bucharest:
(Italian Cultural Institute, „Machiavelli – a famous letter”, Hyperion University - 10 years of experience - „Globalization and culture”, „The humanistic Latin culture and the ethno-cultural identity of the Romanian nation”), Curtea de Arges („Pilgrimage of the year 1000 - Via Francigena”), Cluj-Napoca („Contributions to the Friuli emigration history in Romania”), Iasi ( „The Basic Vitues in „ Invataturile lui Neagoe Basarab catre fiul sau Teodosie” and „De Principe” de Giovanni Pontano”), Galati, Constanta, Targoviste, Petrosani, Brezoi („The Italian Emigration in Romania”); Trapani, Villadossola, Fiumicello, Forgaria, Trieste, Bastia Umbra, Treviso („Ovidiu and Sicilia”, “Eminescu and Italia„, “The War from Yugoslavia and its influence on the Central European countries literature”, “Romania-Friuli: come riscoprire la terra degli avi”, “Romania and Europe – the Latin Humanism”, „The language and the iliric name days. The Romanian researchers contribution”), New York („The Man and the Humanity” in the Congress „The Latin Humanism and Globalization”), and at Romanian Institute of Culture and Humanistic Research, Venetia, Greco/catholic Church „San Cristoforo”, Udine, Gradisca d’Isonzo, TV Novara, Novara ( „Elements of emigration from Lombardia in Romania”).

Professional memberships:

Founder and president of the Romanian - Friuli Cultural Association (since 2005 Cultural Association of the Friuli people (Italian emigrants originally from Friuli) in Romania, Fogolar Furlan, member of the main organization “Friuli nel Mondo”, Udine, Italia (1990 – present);
Founder and vice-president of the Cultural Association Romania– Italia ( 1990 – 1993);
Member in the Consultative Council of the Italian Cultural Institute in Bucharest
Honorary member of UNIPAX, international non-governmental organization associated with Public Information Bureau of UN Organization ;
Member of the Romanian Filmmakers’ Union;
Founder and president of the Travel Press Association from Romania( 1991 – 2008);
Member of Tourfilm Academy, Lodz, Polonia( scince 2008);
President of the Association of Romanian Film “Document.Art.”( 2009).
Member and honorary member of international juries of short film court metrage at Karlovy Vary (1980, 1990) Montecatini Terme (1991), Varese (1996), Zlatibor (1995), Split, Estoril, Plock (2008), Veliko Gradiste (2008)


„Bocca della verità”, awarded by Uniunea Europeana a Criticilor de Arta si Litere, 1998
“Emigrazione” special award for the novel “Il sopravvissuto” (XXVI-th edition of “Emigrazione” International Award, Italy, 2002)
Honorary diploma of the Academia Uniunii Europene a Criticilor de Arta si Litere, aprilie 2004, for the same novel
Award for the cinematographic management awarded by Romanian Film Critics Association, 2002
Special award from the European Travel Club, 2007
Plock City Award, Poland, for excellence in travel documentary movie field (2008)
Lifetime Achievement Award, Lecce, Italy, 2007
Villadossola City Diploma, Italy

Original work:

1. “Þesea luna Valea Ceairului”, prose, Bucharest, Albatros Publishing House, 1974, 120 pages
2. “Il Sopravvissuto” (the italian language edition), novel, Bucharest, Sempre Publishing House, 2001, 152 pages
3. ”Io, Franz e Maria Tanase” (the italian language edition), novel, Bucharest, Sempre Publishing House, 2002, 144 pages
4. „Supravietuitorul”, novel, Bucharest, Sempre Publishing House, 2004 – the romanian language edition of the novel „Il sopravvissuto”, 192 pages
5. „Dictionar de argou si expresii colocviale italian-roman”, (Dictionary of slang and colloquial expressions italian-romanian) Bucharest, Sempre Publishing House, 1999, 244 pages
6. “L’emigrazione storica dei Friulani in Romania, ” Imbellinum, Italy, 2006, 143 pages.
7. History of Romania’s minorities (co-author), Editura Didactica si Pedagogica, 2008
8. Historical Italian emigration in Romania (ongoing)

Translations and anthologies:

1. Pietro Vento, Ines Giunta, Francesca Severi, „Mafia, the anatomy of a power”, Bucharest, Romfel Publishing House, 1992, 256 pages
2. Mariana Frigeni, „Ludovic Maurul”, novel, Bucharest, Romfel Publishing House, 1992, 224 pages
3. Emilio Salgari, „A drama in the Pacific Ocean”, novel, Bucharest, Romfel Publishing House, 1992
4. Michele Rallo, „Romania during the period of national revolutions in Europe (1919 -1945), Bucharest, SEMPRE Publishing House, 1992, 1999, 170 pages and maps with illustrations
5. Niccolò Machiavelli, ”Principele”, Bucharest, Minerva Publishing House, 1995, 1996, 144 pages, with notes, comments and afterword
6. Gaetano Camillo, „Flautul tacerii”, Bucharest, Sempre Publishing House, 1998, poems, anthology, romanian – italian edition, 128 pages
7. Maria Grazia Siliato, „Misterul Sfantului Giulgiu din Torino”, Bucharest, Saeculum Publishing House, 1998
8. „December 1989 in italian press”, text selection and translation, notes, Bucharest, Sempre Publishing House, 1999, 288 pages
9. Stefano Camillo, „Little King”, poems, Bucharest, Sempre Publishing House, 1999, romanian – italian edition, 80 pages
10. Gaetano Camillo, „Arborele inteleptului”, poems, Bucharest, Sempre Publishing House, 1999, Romanian – Italian and Princeps edition
11. Gaetano Camillo, „Arborele inteleptului”, poems, Bucharest, Sempre Publishing House, 1999, Romanian – Italian and Princeps edition
12. Gaetano Camillo, „Iubind la umbra teiului”, poems, Sempre Publishing House, 2002, Romanian – Italian and princeps edition, 240 pages
13. Gaetano Camillo, „Jocuri de culoare”, poems, romanian – italian edition, Bucharest, Sempre Publishing House, 2002, 80 pages
14. Michele Rallo, „Albania and Kosovo until the instauration of the comunist regimes”, Sempre Publishing House, 2004

Translations in Italian language:

Elena Stefanescu, „Preghiera al Vaticano”, poems, Fiat Lux Publishing House, 1996
Ion Andreita, „White mornings”/”Poemi veneziani”, poems, Bucharest, Eminescu Publishing House, 1999
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