TOUCH ME NOT ( NU MA ATINGE-MA), the first feature length project by Romanian filmmaker Adina Pintilie, produced by MANEKINO FILM (Romania) and coproduced by 4 PROOF FILM (Romania) won the ARTE FRANCE CINEMA AWARD for the most promising project in CINEMART 2011, the International Co-production Market of Rotterdam Film Festival ( 30th of January to 2nd of February 2011).

Now at its 28th edition, CINEMART is the oldest and, together with Berlinale Co-production Market and L’ Atelier of Cannes IFF, one of the most prestigious international co-production events. Participation in CINEMART offers an unique possibility to a selected number of directors/producers to present their film projects to co-producers, funds, sales agents, distributors, TV stations and other potential financiers from all over the world.

TOUCH ME NOT was developed in BINGER FILMLAB AMSTERDAM 2009/2010 – Writers Lab and it will be taken further in BINGER DIRECTORS LAB 2011. Prior to this, TOUCH ME NOT made its first steps into being in TORINO FILMLAB TRAINING (SCRIPT&PITCH WORKSHOP) – program supported by MEDIA PROGRAM of European Union.

On the border between fiction, documentary and visual art, daringly experimenting both in content and cinematic language, TOUCH ME NOT is an investigation on the human chronic longing for touch, for contact, on its multiple levels.

A woman and two men in search of intimacy. Their solitudes meet – by chance or maybe they were supposed to – in a forlorn attempt of contact.

Adina Pintilie ( b.1980, Romania) graduated in 2008 from the National University of Drama and Film Bucharest – Directing Department. Her medium length DON’T GET ME WRONG (supported by ARTE France, Romanian National TV, Romanian CNC) premiered in Locarno 2007 – Filmmakers of the Present Competition, was included in IDFA 2007- Best of Fests, awarded Golden Dove Best Documentary Award at DOK LEIPZIG 2007, selected/awarded in 50 international film festivals like: Thessaloniki, Montpellier, Trieste, Namur, Munchen, Moscow, Sarajevo, Warszaw, Krakow etc. Her last medium length OXYGEN premiered in Rotterdam IFF 2010 Tiger Awards Short Film Competition and screened in BAFICI, Montpellier, Thessaloniki, Tampere, Cork, Bilbao, Warszaw etc. Her last short SANDPIT#186(co-director George Chiper) was selected in Locarno 2008 – Author’s Shorts and won the Runner Up Award in Miami IFF 2009 and Special Mention in Trieste IFF 2009.