The RAVAC International Film Festival (RAVAC IFF), organized by the Association of Art Consumers and YOUBESC CREATIVE INSTITUTE, is the first international film festival in Moldova dedicated to fiction films with three competitive sections: International Feature Films, Moldovan Film Days, International Short Films.
The purpose of the RAFAC IFF is to promote cinematographic art by presenting the most significant films of the moment: films that reflect both originality and freedom of expression, as well as bolder forms of cinematic language on the international level as one as the local one. The RAVAC International Film Festival is an event planned to be held annually, and the first edition took place in Chisinau (Republic of Moldova) between 03 and 07 October 2018.
For the first time in the Republic of Moldova, YOUBESC CREATIVE INSTITUTE organized the training program: Sound Engineering in Film (seRIFF). The theoretical-practical session was delivered by Max Ponomarchuk and Valeriy Khiloboc, world-wide experts with extensive experience in one of only 16 DOLBY PREMIUM studios in the world. seRIFF is co-financed by COR - Creative Industries Association in Moldova and it is dedicated for sound engineers, directors and film producers in the Republic of Moldova, in order to develop their skills in SOUND for FILM.
RAVAC Pitch – a training program for developing film projects - was organized for the first time in Moldova, with the goal to develop an industry platform that will encourage new productions in the moldovan cinema. The winning project will receive the $ 10,000 grand prize of $ 5,000 from “YOU FIRST post-production” in the form of post-production services and $ 5,000 offered by PASCARU PRODUCTION in the form of film equipment renting and service
The workshop was dedicated to those involved in the audio-visual field (directors, scriptwriters, producers, actors, etc.). The trainer of the event was Laurentiu Oprea - expert of the EU Project "Support for Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights" in the Republic of Moldova, Vice- Film and Audio Visual Producers, Romanian Association for the Management of Audiovisual Works and Coordinator of the Copyright Service - Romanian Television Company.
RAVAC IFF aims to facilitate communication between the most important players in the film industry in Moldova. On 06.10.2018 there was the first discussion entitled "FILM IN MOLDOVA. RESOURCES AND POTENTIAL" moderated by the producer Valentina Iusuphodjaev. The topic of the discussion was decided by the organizers due to the entry into force, on 01.10.2018 of Law no. 154 regarding the attraction of foreign investments in the field of film productions and other audiovisual works.