The Romanian Film Center (CNC) has approved just over Euros 3.1m($4.5m) in support for 11 new feature films, including projects from Radu Mihaileanu, Titus Munteanu and Razvan Radulescu.

The largest sum - $626,000 (Euros 432,000) - went to Mihaileanu's film The Concert, about a Bolshoi Theater manager who loses his job when he refuses to stop working with his Jewish musicians.

A co-production between Romania's Castel Film and France's Les Productions du Tresor, The Concert will shoot in Romania, Moscow and Paris this year.

Mihaileanu's 2005 film Live And Become collected numerous international awards, including the prize of the ecumenical jury of the Panorama section at Berlin. His 1998 film Train Of Life also travelled the festival circuit, picking up awards at Venice, Sao Paulo and Sundance.

The CNC award $471,000 (Euros 325,000) to Munteanu's The Kino Caravan. Produced by Oana Giurgiu of Libra Film, the project was presented in several European project markets last year, including Warsaw, Thessaloniki and Talinn, where it won an award for best pitch. The romantic comedy follows a mobile propaganda cinema which visits an isolated village in Transylvania.

Razvan Radulescu's project First Of All, Felicia received Euros 250,000 ($326,000). Produced by Hi Film, the project is also supported also by the Balkan Fund and won a 2007 CineLink award. The film will be presented at the Sarajevo Co-production Market.

A veteran scriptwriter, Razvan worked with Cristi Puiu on The Death of Mr Lazarescu and Stuff And Dough, Radu Muntean on The Paper Will Be Blue, and as a consultant to Cristian Mungiu on 4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days. First Of All, Felicia is his directorial debut.

The CNC also announced production grants for 11 documentaries and six short films and 10 development grants for features and documentaries.

The CNC is the major funding body for Romanian cinema, awarding roughly ($8.7m (Euros 6m) annually in two funding blocks.