Deadline: 25 July 2021
Call for entries

FILM + OPEN CALL for emerging filmmakers from Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania and Serbia

FILM +, the workshop, consultancy and support lab for independent small budget film productions, invites emerging talents – short and feature film directors from Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria and the Republic of Moldova – to apply to the 6th edition of the program, regardless of the genre (fiction, animation, documentary, experimental) and the stage of the project at the time of the application (development, production, post-production).
The filmmakers can register their projects by filling the online forms.
● DEADLINE: July 25th

FILM + provides the applicants physical resources, as well as the expertise of the tutors 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 financing and production stage. The project’s budget is not a subject of eligibility.
● FILM + Production
Dedicated to projects in an advanced stage of preparation, 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 For this section, the application form will be accompanied by script, long-form synopsis (ending of the film included)/ final draft, simplified budget and financing plan. The film budget should not exceed 30,000 Euro.
● FILM + Work-in-Progress
Selected filmmakers for this stage will receive support for the completion of their projects, with targeted consultancy for 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). For this category, the application form will be accompanied by a synopsis, a first cut of the movie, a simplified budget, and a financing plan. The film budget should not exceed 30,000 Euro.

The submission deadline is July 25th.
All results will be announced no later than mid-September.

The FILM + program was founded in 2016 by a team of young Romanian film professionals: Ana Drăghici (director of photography), Alex Trăilă (film and audiovisual consultant), Paul Negoescu (director) and Anamaria Antoci (producer) with the sole purpose of providing resources and expertise on a collaboration platform which supports filmmakers.

FILM + has supported, during the previous editions, the development of over 50 projects 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 Alexander Nanau, Corneliu Porumboiu, Radu Jude, Ralitza Petrova, Andrei Ujică, Paul Tyler, Srdan Golubović, Selin Karli, Ada Solomon, Alexander Nanau, Masha Markovic, and many other important cinema personalities.

The 5th edition of FILM+, launched at Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF) 2020, included 16 projects from over 100 submissions.

18 filmmakers from Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Serbia benefited for the 16 projects of support, individual and group sessions throughout the edition. They reunited online for a Virtual Bootcamp (October 26-31), consisting of masterclasses and virtual labs held by: directors Alexander Nanau, Adrian Sitaru, Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan, Masha Markovic, Paul Negoescu, Srdan Golubovic and Tudor Cristian Jurgiu, producers Ada Solomon and Anamaria Antoci, editors Andrei Gorgan and Roxana Szel, cinematographer Ana Drăghici and film industry Alex Trăilă, followed by a work schedule tailored for each project.

The program initiated by the Graphis 122 Association in 2016 was implemented together with partners and specialists involved in the mentorship program.
FILM+ has no claim over the ownership rights of the projects.

The 6th edition is co-financed through the Creative Europe – MEDIA program of the European Commission*.

* 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 National Agency and Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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