STEPdoc grant for Romanian film-makers

By FNE Staff

    The second annual STEPdoc mobility grant was announced in London.

    The grants are open to young documentary film-makers of Romanian nationality working on creative documentary projects that relate to Romania or involve Romanian subjects. Two grants of £1,500 will be awarded for one month of immersion in the UK documentary culture, towards the development of a documentary project with international potential. The grant is earmarked for individual research of a project set in the UK or for networking with a UK-based company in view of the development of a common film project.

    Applications are being accepted until 1 September 2008.

    STEPdoc is a programme of the Ratiu Foundation (www.ratiufamily.foundation.com) with the aim of reinvigorating Romanian documentary film. The first two STEPdoc recipients were Adina Pintilie, with a project on metropolitan loneliness, and Corina Radu, working on a biographical documentary on Queen Mary of Romania.