Workshops, masterclasses, meetings film screenings will be organized with the purpose of preparing the films for the encounter with its viewers.


This edition welcomed filmmakers from Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Serbia to a Residence that took place between October 28 – November 2, in Bucharest. Film+ offered masterclasses and individual tutoring sessions for their projects, alongside film laboratories, followed by the establishment of the work schedule for each project, tailored to their needs.After the organizers’ introductory session, the participants presented their projects and then they attended a masterclass on film directing held by bulgarian director Ralitza Petrova (d: Godless) on the subject of the difficulties of a directorial debut. The second day of the Film + Residence included group work sessions with mentors and guest tutors for the Development, Production and Work in progress programs. The acclaimed Romanian producer Ada Solomon, the editors Dana Bunescu and Roxana Szel, alongside mentors Paul Negoescu and Tudor Jurgiu discussed all projects, presented case studies and helped the participants get a new grip on their process.

The group work sessions continued on October 30, when the participants had the opportunity to meet Adelina Dabu, design thinking facilitator. The 3 hours long Design Thinking workshop helped filmmakers better organize their script and their production process. On October 31, after the third group work sessions with assigned mentors, an innovative case study starting from an original script presented by one of the participants took place at ARCUB: the Map Story Logic – by Paul Tyler, a Script Visualisation and Mapping workshop. The creative lego exercise got everybody involved in story mapping, fact checking and script development.

Two more workshops got the participants acquainted to technology and innovative processes, but also with film festival sales and distribution. ‘The Introduction in blockchain technology” was presented by Maria Tânjală, a former film producer, now the co-founder of FilmChain, based in London, the first automatic fintech service that collects, allocates and analyses revenues for film, TV, and digital content on the blockchain. The workshop on festivals, sales and distribution called “The Big Picture Mythbusted” held by Selin Karli (Pluto Film) mapped a film’s journey and the importance of finding the right match. On November 2nd, after sum-up and networking sessions, all participants and also young filmmakers in Bucharest interested in our program got together at Apollo 111 Theatre for a masterclass with Romanian director Andrei Ujică. The masterclass was followed by a networking event with all participants, alumni from previous editions, collaborators, partners and professionals.