The Romanian government is considering tax incentives to attract more foreign producers to shoot in the country.
Speaking at a workshop today as part of the Transilvania International Film Festival’s (Tiff) industry programme, festival president Tudor Giurgiu
said that tax incentives were included in draft proposals for amending the Cinema Law.
These proposals were recently submitted to the Ministry of Culture and other government ministries as part of the consultation process “to create a more healthy climate for the film industry in Romania”.
They also aim to revamp and strengthen national film fund Cnc so it can play a more strategic role in the nation’s audiovisual landscape; identify additional sources of funding such as production, distribution and exhibition; make the decision-making process more transparent; and encourage more support for minority co-productions.Alex Traila
, a Cnc board member and Culture Ministry counsellor, said one crucial change to the funding procedure is to move from the existing