TUDOR BOTEZATU, winner of STEPdoc 2010 mobility grant, visits London this July

13th July 2011

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TUDOR BOTEZATU, winner of the STEPdoc 2010 mobility grant visits London this July

STEPdoc mobility grant is a Ratiu Foundation programme which aims to help reinvigorate Romanian documentary film, stimulating artistic innovation. 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 in the UK of a specific project and / or for networking with a UK-based company in view of developing of a common film project. The winner of the 2010 grant is young film director Tudor Botezatu, with a project exploring the value and fascination of gold. Tudor is a fresh graduate of the National Theatre and Film University in Bucharest. Despite having just finished his studies in the summer of 2011, Tudor is already active on the film scene with various projects that include a video for a Romanian rock band, a documentary on Romanian slang, and a YouTube hit spoof commercial. While in London, Tudor will have the opportunity to immerse himself in the British documentary film scene, take part in seminars and discussions, and meet with various film professionals in an attempt to widen his professional network and access the know-how of seasoned practitioners of this art form. The previous STEPdoc awardees, from the establishment of the grant in 2007, are: Adina Pintilie and Corina Radu (2007), Matei Alexandru Mocanu (2008), and Miruna Boruzescu (2009).


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