Alexandru Maftei is a Romanian film director and scriptwriter. In 1994 he graduated from the Bucharest Film & Theatre Academy. His first long feature, Hello ! How are you? ( 2011 ) was a hit on the international film festival circuit : Karlovy Vary, Cairo , Palm Springs, Dublin, Monaco ( Award for Most Promising Director, Special Jury Award ), Go East Wiesbaden, Goa-India, Vilnius, Bratislava, Transylvania, Iasi ( Special Prize of the Jury ), South East European Film Festival Los Angeles ( The Audience Award ), Palic, Vukovar, and many others… The film was sold in more than 20 European territories.