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The online FILM+ Residency – five days of workshops and work sessions with Romanian filmmakers

     The FILM+ Residency, part of the FILM+ project will take place from October 26 to 31, 2020. This residency is a working, supporting and promoting lab dedicated to the independent low budget film, animation and video-art productions and to the young artists (newly graduates or self-taught) from Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Republic of Moldova.
     During this residency, the representatives of the 16 projects that were selected in the FILM 2020-2021 programme will be able to attend individual work sessions, work sessions for each section ((Work in Progress Lab, Production Lab, Development Lab, Film + Expanded), as well as common work sessions. 
     The 5th edition of FILM+ selection includes five feature-length documentaries, two feature films and nine fiction short films. 
     “The fact that this year`s edition includes more feature-length documentary projects is a premiere that we are very happy about. 2020 was an exceptional year for the Romanian documentary film. It is the first time ever when a documentary represents Romania`s proposal for an Oscar nomination - collective (directed by Alexander Nanau) and also the first time when two Romanian documentaries are in the selection for a nomination for the European Film Academy Awards (collective directed by Alexander Nanau and Acasă, My Home directed by Radu Ciorniciuc – which is also the very first Romanian documentary to have ever received an award at the Sundance Film Festival). The FILM+ participants will have the chance to learn from the experience of the filmmakers Alexander Nanau and Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan”, Ana Drăghici, co-founder FILM+ says.
     The tutors of the Film+ 2020 are the filmmakers: Monica Lăzurean-GorganAda SolomonAnamaria AntociAlex Trăilă, Ana Drăghici, Adrian SitaruTudor Cristian JurgiuPaul NegoescuRoxana SzelAlexandru Radu and Andrei Gorgan
As part of a partnership developed with Les Films de Cannes a Bucarest, the FILM+ residents will be able to attend an online masterclass held by the important Japanese filmmaker Naomi Kawase (Sweet Bean, Still the Water, The Mourning Forest).

The selected participants and projects are:

Work in Progress:
     1. Dragoș Hanciu - The Man and His Shadow, Romania, feature-length documentary;
     2. Biljana Kirilova and Neda Milanova Voev - Greetings to the Gods, Bulgaria, feature-length documentary;
     3. Alexandr Dzechis - Blocul 2, Moldova, feature-length documentary;
     4. Dumitru Grosei and Arcadie Plăcintă - Călătorie în timp – de la Bonn la Speia, Moldova, feature-length documentary. 
     1. Paul Chirilă - 5000KM, Romania, feature-length documentary
     2. Hayat Aljowaily and Kaja Grujic - Last Call, Serbia, fiction short film
     3. Monica Stan - Drumul Dragonului, Romania, fiction short film
     4. Andrei Răuțu - Se văd stelele în noaptea asta?, Romania, fiction short film
     5. Kristina Spassovska - Everything Tastes Strange Today, Bulgaria, fiction short film
     1. Eugeniu Bocancea - Lecție de maturitate, Moldova, feature film
     2. Tamara Brocic - Worlds Apart, Serbia, fiction short film
     3. Kosta Karakashyan - Us, Bulgaria, fiction short film
     4. Alex Mircioi - Toma și prietenii lui, Romania, fiction short film
     5. Vasile Todincă - Calmul unei dimineți de iarnă, Romania, fiction short film
     6. Sorin Poamă - Cut It, Romania, fiction short film

FILM+ Expanded:
  1. Elena Morar - Tender is the Night, Romania, feature film
Details: FILM+

Tags: alex trăilă, alexander nanau, ana draghici, anamaria antoci, film+ 2020