Funding bodies

Fund Goal

The MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe supports the EU film and audiovisual industries financially in the development, distribution and promotion of their work. It helps to launch projects with a European dimension and nurtures new technologies; it enables European films and audiovisual works including...

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Fund Goal

To encourage co-operation between professionals working in different countries by providing financial support to European co-productions.

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Fund Goal

The Transilvania Film Fund (TFF) aims to attract foreign and Romanian producers and to develop local resources and professionals in order to transform Cluj into a major production centre in Eastern Europe. Established as a public-private partnership, the fund is included in the future development strategy...

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The Centre is a public institution part of the Romanian central administration, financing film production, promoting Romanian cinematic works nationally and abroad and national regulator under the coordination of the Ministry of Culture and National Identity.

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Citizens of the following countries do not need a visa for a short stay of up to 3 months: EU, Schengen, Albania, Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, St Kitts and Nevis, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City and Venezuela.
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Nationals of the EU/EEA Member States and Switzerland are able to work without restriction in Romania. For all other nationalities, citizens need to go through a full work and residence permit application.

No official permission is required for feature film shoots or any other type of production other than the normal requirement for permission from the owner of the authority responsible for the location in question. Permits take usually no more than a week, requiring only 48 hours for most locations.

Accepts ATA Carnets for Commercial Samples, Exhibitions and Fairs, Professional Equipment. For detailed information visit There is specific custums agreement between Russia, Belorussia and Kazakhstan. (

VAT standard rate in Romania is 20% (since 1 Jul 2010). Reduced V.A.T. rates of 9% and 5%. The reduced 9% VAT rate applies to hotel services, books, newspapers and medicines. The reduced 5% rate applies to buildings supply. Insurance companies, banks and financial services in Romania are exempt. Romania VAT Recovery Time: 6-12 months

The copyright in a literary, artistic or scientific work and in any similar work of intellectual creation shall be recognized and guaranteed as provided in this Law. That right vests in the author and embodies attributes of moral and economic character.  A work of intellectual creation shall be acknowledged and protected, independently of its disclosure to the public, simply by virtue of its creation. Ref: Romanian Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights (No. 8 of March 14, 1996);

Social Security rates for 2012: Employers: 0.85% contribution for medical leaves 5.2% health fund contribution 0.5% unemployment fund contribution 0.25%, 25.8%, 30.8% social security fund dependant on working conditions 0.25% of the salary fund – guarantee fund 0.15% - 0.85% work accidents insurance fund Employees: 10.5% employee mandatory pension contribution 5.5% employee mandatory health contribution 0.5% employee unemployment contribution

Film Commissions


Romanian Film Promotion was established in 2001 as the Association Film XXI in order to support young film makers and film professionals, the distribution and promotion of the European values but also the formation of a new generation of viewers for the 21st century cinema.

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