Grant of £1,500 for emerging Romanian documentary film-makers


Bursa in valoare de 1500 lire sterline pentru realizatori romani de filme documentare. Bursa se adreseaza realizatori romani aflati la inceput de cariera, iar scopul programului este ca acestia sa se integreze timp de o luna in cultura britanica a filmului documentar.

STEPdoc 2010, a mobility grant of £1,500 for emerging Romanian documentary film-makers

STEPdoc consists of a mobility grant per year, worth £1,500, which allows a Romanian film maker at an early stage of his or her career one month of immersion in the UK documentary culture. The STEPdoc mobility grant is to be used for the individual research of a specific project set in the UK and / or for networking with a UK-based company in view of developing of a common film project.

The new funding session for STEPdoc is now open. Applications are accepted until 15 September 2010 (postal mark).
STEPdoc mobility grant is a Ratiu Foundation programme which aims to help reinvigorate Romanian documentary film, stimulating artistic innovation.

The call for applications for STEPdoc mobility grant is launched in the spring of every year. The process of application for STEPdoc is open to documentary film-makers of Romanian nationality working on creative documentary projects that relate to Romania or involve Romanian subjects – without necessarily being shot in Romania. Preference is generally given to applications submitted by individual film-makers or independent producers. A proven commitment of the applicant to documentary form is desirable but not compulsory.

The selection of the winning project is made by the Ratiu Foundation Board of Advisors. The successful applicant is personally notified in writing, and announced publicly through press releases before the end of the year.

The application for STEPdoc consists of the following documents (in English):

• Letter of intention (see details below)
• Curriculum vitae and filmography of the applicant (max. 1 page each)
• When available, evidence of previous work (DVD)
• Documentation of the proposed project in development:
– synopsis (max. 1 page)
– treatment (max. 2 pages)
– argument / motivation letter (max. 1 page)
– research / networking plan for the duration of the mobility grant (max. 2 pages)
– further funding envisaged for the production of the film (max. 1 page)

Whilst in the UK, the grant recipient make their own accommodation and living arrangements. Advice, directions and suggestions on networking with UK-based film organisations and/or professionals is freely given to the grant recipient by the Board of Advisers. The Ratiu Foundation and STEPdoc are acknowledged by displaying the logo of the Ratiu Foundation in the credits of the films.

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Despre autor


Co-Fondator RomâniaPozitivă.ro, Florin este educator de emoție și gând pozitiv. Florin susține acest demers prin programele sale de training și prin platforma de informație și educație pozitivă Florin are peste 15 ani de experiență ca trainer pentru circa 8000 de participanți, iar domeniile de expertiză includ: "solution thinking" (gândire pozitivă aplicată pentru rezolvarea problemelor), antreprenoriat social, ”train the trainers”, managementul oamenilor/echipelor, management de proiect, recrutare şi selecţie, comunicare, echipe eficiente, teambuilding. Florin este mare fan de biciclete, mișcare în aer liber, muzică, uneori chiar clasică și indiană. Motivaţia principală a lui Florin este dorința de a schimba lucrurile în Bine în România și încrederea că asta se poate.