2019 Edition

Call for projects FILM + for young filmmakers

Film +, the alternative support program for independent small budget film productions, launches the 4th edition call for projects. The Film + program is created for young filmmakers from Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria and the Republic of Moldova, which have a small budget project for a short or a feature film in the making and need consultancy and support, regardless of the stage of the project.

Film +, the work, consultancy and support lab, invites young short and feature film directors from Romania and the region to apply to the 4th edition of the program. They can register their projects by filling the online forms on http://film-plus.ro/despre-film-plus/cum-aplic/, regardless of the genre (fiction, animation, documentary, experimental) and the stage of the project at the time of the application (development, production, post-production).
Film + makes available to the applicants physical resources, as well as the expertise of the guides and partners for the support of the selected projects, as follows:

Film + Development – the selected projects for this module will have guidance and consultancy for the script development and preparation for the production stage.
Film + Production – for the projects that need support and consultancy for the filming and production stages (directing, photography, sound, according to the specific needs of the project) as well as access to physical resources such as filming equipment, filming locations, team completion etc., the last application date is August 1 2019.
Film + Work-in-Progress – selected filmmakers for this stage will receive support for the completion of their projects, with consultancy specific to the stage of the projects, artistic post-production or technical post-production, according to the needs of the project (editing, post-processing. photography, sound, special effects, graphics etc.) as well as access to physical resources (sound studio, image processing, graphics etc.). The last application date for this stage is August 23 2019.

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.