The fourth edition of Film + selected 16 of 73 films (debut feature, short and documentary), which will be supported in one of the following directions: script development, support for filming/production or tutoring and support for post-production. Congratulations to everyone and good luck!
The 7 projects selected in the Development section of the fourth edition FilmPlus are:
👁🗨 Două cruci/ Two crosses (Romania, short) – Serghei Chivirigă
👁🗨 Karina (Romania, short) – Ilinca Hărnuț
👁🗨 Our Winter’s Spring (Bulgaria, feature) – Yana Lekarska
👁🗨 Santa Barbara (Moldova, feature) – Anatol Durbală
👁🗨 The Gate Between Us (Romania/ Moldova, doc) – Ioana Trifu, Ion Gnatiuc;
👁🗨 The Last Weekend Of The Summer (Serbia, feature) – Ninoslav Jovanović;
👁🗨 Vincent Vampire (România, scurtmetraj) – Norbert Fodor
The 4th edition of FilmPlus will support the following projects selected in the Production section:
👁🗨 Carlito / A Dog’s Life (Serbia, documentary) – Ivana Janosev;
👁🗨 Duckadam (Romania, documentary) – Vladimir Dembinski, Bogdan Theodor Olteanu
👁🗨 Her Party (Bulgaria, short) – Ilina Perianova, Eleni Dekidis;
👁🗨 The Sea (Romania, short) – Andreea Lăcătuș, Elena Vlădăreanu;
👁🗨 Obscur (Romania, feature) – Andrei Stefanescu.
The projects selected for the Work in progress section of FilmPlus 2019 are:
👁🗨 Anything for Riana (Romania, documentary) – Mihai Gavril Dragolea;
👁🗨 Lament for the Silent Fool (Bulgaria, feature) – Dimitar Kutmanov;
👁🗨 Spring Song (Serbia, feature) – Natalija Avramović, Ljubinka Stojanović;
👁🗨 Scene Logăneștene (temporarily) (Moldova/Romania, feature) – Nicolae Gaburici.
30 filmmakers from Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Serbia selected for the fourth edition of #FilmPlus will meet between October 28 – November 2, in Bucharest, in a residence where masterclasses and individual tutoring sessions for their projects will be held, alongside film laboratories, followed by the establishment of the work schedule for each project, tailored to their needs.
The schedule will include for the first part of 2020 several working sessions in Chisinau, Belgrade and Sofia. Confirmed guest tutors – film director Andrei Ujică, together with the film editors Dana Bunescu and Roxana Szel, Adelina Dabu – design thinking facilitator and Maria Tânjală – blockchain technology expert.
The Film + program was started in 2016 by a team of young filmmakers, made up of the director Paul Negoescu, the producer Anamaria Antoci, the director of photography Ana Draghici and Alex Trăilă, cinematography and audiovisual consultant, with the purpose of providing resources and expertise on a collaboration platform which supports filmmakers.
“FILM + appeared in order to supply the missing link between film schools, either institutionalised or self-taught, and the Romanian film industry. We noticed that this link was missing not just in Romania but also in the surrounding countries so we decided to expand the program for Moldova, Bulgaria and Serbia” said the director Paul Negoescu.
Through the previous editions, Film + has supported the development of over 30 short films and has provided young filmmakers with the opportunity to take part, in the Film + section Pop-Up, in workshops and masterclasses held by well-known filmmakers such as Corneliu Porumboiu and Radu Jude.
The program was started by the Graphis 122 Association and implemented together with partners and specialists involved in the mentorship program.
The fourth edition is co-financed through the Creative Europe – MEDIA program of the European Commision*, the Administration of the National Cultural Fund** and the National Center for Cinematography.
* The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
** The project does not necessarily represent the position of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or the way its results could be used. These fall only to the responsibility of the project’s financial beneficiary.