Tereza Barta has extensive experience as a director, writer, researcher and editor, having worked on more than 25 documentaries, a feature film, and numerous television productions. For twelve years she was a writer and director at the Romanian National Film Board in Bucharest, followed by stints at the Austrian Film Board and CBC Radio Canada in Montreal. Her films have been screened at prestigious international festivals such as Bilbao (Spain), Leipzig and Oberhausen (Germany), Bucharest, Chicago and Montreal, and she has been honoured with many international and national awards, including a Gemini in 1994 for her documentary Chez nous, c’est nous ici. Currently she is producing a feature-length film titled And now, where?, a Franco-Canadian-Romanian co-production.
Prior to York, Professor Barta held teaching appointments at a number of post-secondary institutions including the National Theatre School and Concordia University in Montreal, and the Academy of Film, Theatre and Television at the University of Bucharest. She joined the faculty in York’s film department in 1995.