GRANTS: Romania Announces First Grants in 2019


    BUCHAREST: The Romanian Film Centre (CNC) will distribute 4,176,495 EUR / 19,853,000 RON as production grants for feature films, debut feature, short fiction, documentary, animated and thematic films in its first round of grants in 2019.

    The grants were announced on 27 September 2019.

    A total of 1,979,591 EUR / 9,410,000 RON went to the production of nine feature films with the biggest grant of 420,742 EUR / 2 m RON allotted to Ioana Uricaru’s sophomore feature Reostat, with a script by Cristian Mungiu.

    Surprisingly, new projects by accomplished directors including Radu Muntean, Adrian Sitaru, Florin Serban and Constantin Popescu did not receive funding.

    The thematic section focused on comedy, where Serbian director Slobodan Šijan’s new project The Great Tram Robbery / Budi Bog s nama received production support as a Romanian minority coproduction.

    At the same time, the Romanian Film Centre announced script development grants for feature films and documentaries.

    Click HERE to see the production grants charts.