ZAGREB: Croatian director Pavo Marinković is writing and developing The Ministry of Love, a comedy with "modern absurd and classic Gogolian motifs" inspired by Croatian Family Law.

BUCHAREST: Cannes prize-winning Romanian director Ionuţ Piţurescu is developing a character driven creative documentary exploring the culture and identity of the Aromanians, a Balkan-based Latin minority people also known as Vlachs.

BUCHAREST: Romanian public TV, SRTV increased its debt to the Romanian Film Fund to a historic high of 6,528,930 EUR/28,617,584 RON, as announced in its annual report for 2012. 

BUCHAREST: Adrian Sitaru (Angling, Best Intentions, Domestic) is developing a feature inspired by true events involving the idea of personal ascent versus loss of innocence.

ZAGREB: Silvana Menđušić is shooting her first documentary, 65 min story about the death of a newspaper and the moral decay preceding cataclysm. 



ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Center granted a total of 3,270,770 EUR (24,982,957 HRK) for production and development for 2012 and also 267,077 EUR/2,040,000 HRK for minority coproductions production for 2013.

BUCHAREST: Three Romanian film festivals are participating in the first crowd funding for cultural events.

The following grants announced on 3 April 2013 are, in fact, the results of the 2012 contest, opened in December 2012. 

BUCHAREST: Romania’s National Center for Cinema awarded 2,311,673 EUR in grants to to seven features, two first features, four documentaries, four short films, four animated films and three grants for feature development.

ZAGREB: Borut Šeparović is editing his first long documentary Consumed/Potrošeni, the last part of 55+, a complex project about people over 55 and their rejection by Croatian society.

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