About the
BELIFFestival

Also known as the Be Epic London International Film Festival, but you can call us BELIFF.

London always has something new and exciting to offer. Its effervescence awakens the senses and triggers a hunt after the best experience out there.

Entertainment has never been so competitive. On this vivid competitive scene BELIFF film festival raises the bar by scouting the best independent films each year and bringing them exclusively to Cinema Phoenix in East Finchley- a rare good looking art-deco cinema and the oldest in London ( opened in 1910). Belief was founded by IOANA and VLAD DOROFTE in 2016.

BELIFF is a platform for independent filmmakers with talent to showcase their creations to a large audience and reach out to professionals in the industry. Films will be judged  by a panel of professionals and will be given award . There will be an additional judging, from the public, to which also an awards will be handed. To see the list of  awards  handed please click on the following AWARDS link.

Meet the Team
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IOANA DOROFTE

Festival Co-Founder

Ioana comes from a busy acting background in both drama and film, dating back as far as 2005. She has an MA in Theatre from Kingston University and her work includes projects varying from stage plays to films and music videos. With a higher understanding of the craft she is currently working as a writer and drama tutor when she is not involved with the festival.Her experience covers several areas of film making: from acting to film production.

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DAVID B.CRAIK

President of Judging Committee,

Started his career at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where he trained in classical acting and theatre arts and at the renowned Bristol Old Vic Company. His training also included appearances for BBC TV Bristol. His career in acting and directing has included Repertory, National Theatre, WestEnd, Theatre-in-Education, TV comedy, Film, Music videos. Early work also provided invaluable experience in 16mm celluloid camera operation (Aaton/Arriflex/ Beaulieu). He is a founding director of the Man in the Moon Theatre, Chelsea (1981-2003) where he was Artistic Director, co-producer and script adviser. In 1985 he started teaching at the Academy DS Whitechapel, teaching theatre and incorporating screen acting on location. His work has taken him to Scotland, Wales, Ireland, former Yugoslavia, Poland,Jamaica, Uruguay, Brasil, Argentina.    He is currently engaged in Cognitive Anthropology, namely fMRI brain mapping studies, (Wellcome Institute) having so far investigated Role-Play//Pretend Play, with Art and the Brain currently in development. He is an active member of the Royal Institution and the Royal Anthropological Institute and has spoken about Consciousness at science conferences in Arizona and Hong Kong.

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ALEXANDER HANSEZ

Swiss Army Knife

Alexander Hansez is a recent International School of Screen Acting  graduate. He's studied Business Marketing at Canterbury Christchurch,  Masters  in Energy and Environmental Management at the Univeriste de Liege  and Masters in Value Chain Management at the University of Kent Canterbury . After a life or soul searching he's found his calling and trained hard to enter a top school in acting in London. After successfully entering a school and graduating from it. Alexander is now focused on the entertainment industry.  Starting by adding value within BELIFF. His skills and talent are welcome.

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VLAD DOROFTE

Festival Co-Founder

Vlad comes from a demanding professional background where in parallel he has been busy developing art related activities (such as photography) and film projects. With his filmmaking endeavours tracked back as far as 2007, over the last 5 years he has been focusing exclusively on film production and consultancy.    He has an accredited Degree in Photographic Technique and he counts several international awards and nominees for directing and writing, and a photography one.    He also has a 5 years experience as a film critic.    Among his interests he counts Business Management where he has an 8 years experience running a successful online business.

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DAVID SHINE

Vice-President Of Judging Committee

After initially obtaining a BA in Visual Communications, David has for over 30 years worked in almost every area of film and video production. However, for the past decade he was a Film Editor at one of the world’s largest trailer-making companies outside of America, cutting 35mm trailers for feature films, as well as occasionally subtitling them for territories, world-wide.    Previously, he’s also worked on commercials, dramas and documentaries; at Pinewood and Shepperton studios, and his more illustrious clients have included the BBC, CBS and Disney.    Prior to his film and video career, he was for many years the Technical Manager of the Man in the Moon Theatre, but he has also enjoyed spells as a photographer, and even as an actor!

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Marcel Pomian

Magazine Designer

Voice Magazine Editor and Designer

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Krieg (feature)

Krieg (feature)

Ray Richardson - Our Side Of The Water

Ray Richardson - Our Side Of The Water

Seeing Him

Seeing Him

Limbo

Limbo

LifeInk

LifeInk

Living On A Dollar A Day (Feature, Doc).

Living On A Dollar A Day (Feature, Doc).

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LAURELS

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JAZZ

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A Night Without copy

A Night Without copy

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