Minister of Culture and National Identity Valer-Daniel Breaz has opened today, 18 March 2019, the proceedings of the conference on “Consolidation of European Cooperation through Co-productions”, held at the Athénée Palace Hilton hotel in Bucharest.
The event is organised by the Ministry of Culture and National Identity – Project Management Unit with the help of the European Commission, in the context of the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council and is aimed at international film industry professionals.
“The Romanian cinematography puts Romania among the top spots in Europe and worldwide and through its human and artistic potential deserves to last and to develop, to consolidate and to promote Romania and European values in an international context. We must be aware of this potential and support it through specific mechanisms and adequate funding, more so as the new wave of the noughties has proven, through actual achievements and constant international recognition, that the success of the Romanian cinematography is not just a circumstance, a happy coincidence, but rather proof of the real talent of Romanian film professionals,” declared the Minister of Culture and National Identity.
Valer-Daniel Breaz went on to declare that the European Union, through the MEDIA / Creative Europe MEDIA programme dedicated to the European film industry, has supported Romanian cinematography, whose success represents both the success of the European cinematography and the Creative Europe MEDIA programme.
“I would very much like this meeting to be a good occasion to start new future international projects in this landscape of co-productions that would stimulate the competitiveness of the European audio-visual sector,” concluded the Minister of Culture and National Identity.
The Consolidation of European Cooperation through Co-productions conference intends to highlight the fundamental elements that helped create the current co-production film landscape and to explore new ways to co-operate in enhancing the European audio-visual sector competitiveness and to promote high-quality European productions.