BUCHAREST: Old Romanian cinemas recovered by local authorities could be refurbished and transformed into cultural hubs if they become part of a national plan that would apply for European support for digitalisation.
BUCHAREST: A draft for a new film law prepared by the Romanian Film Centre (CNC) will introduce the possibility for a film to be funded up to 80% of its budget due to a new category that would enable every Romanian film to be considered a difficult film.
BUCHAREST: Romanian filmmakers are looking at how the new Romanian rebate scheme approved earlier this year will be combined with existing grant support from the Romanian CNC and other grants.
This month we speak with film producer Jan Macola, the owner of Kino Pilotu from Prague’s popular neighbourhood Vrsovice. The cinema was reopened by Jan Macola in the spring of 2016 and it continues the tradition of the original cinema opened in 1908. With its two screens, it can accommodate more than 150 film lovers at the same time. The motto of Kino Pilotu is cinemaiscinemaiscinema.
BUCHAREST: Cristian Mungiu, the founder of Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest, spoke with FNE about the highlights of the industry events and the plans for the 10th edition of the festival. Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest takes place in Bucharest from 19 to 28 October 2018 and in seven other Romanian towns until 11 November 2018.
BUCHAREST: The Romanian Film Centre (CNC) allotted 4,283,656 EUR / 20 m RON for production and development grants at its first session for 2018. The biggest grant went to the minority coproduction Quo vadis, Aida! by Jasmila Žbanić, coproduced by Romania’s Digital Cube. Seven of the ten feature film projects receiving production grants are international coproductions.
BUCHAREST: Four coproductions from CEE countries which premiered in Cannes in 2018 are among the eight titles competing for a distribution award in the new competition Aide à la Distribution launched by Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest. The festival, initiated by Cristian Mungiu with the support of the General Delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, Thierry Frémaux, takes place in Bucharest and also in seven Romanian towns from 19 October to 11 November 2018.
BUCHAREST: The 9th edition of Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest, initiated by Cristian Mungiu with the support of the General Delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, Thierry Frémaux, will take place in Bucharest and also in seven Romanian towns from 19 October to 11 November 2018. Alongside the most important films screened in Cannes in 2018, the festival is organising more industry events than before and for the first time it will give two distribution awards.
BUCHAREST: Anamaria Antoci from Tangaj Production is representing Romania at Jihlava IDFF's Emerging Producers programme. FNE spoke with Anamaria Antoci about the current situation for documentary filmmaking in Romania.
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