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BUCHAREST: collective / colectiv by acclaimed German-Romanian filmmaker Alexander Nanau will screen in the Official Selection – Out of Competition at the Venice International Film Festival of the Biennale di Venezia (28 August – 7 September 2019). The film is produced by Romania’s Alexander Nanau Production in coproduction with Luxembourg’s Samsa Film and HBO Europe.

BUCHAREST: Six-episode original HBO Europe series Tuff Money / Bani negri (pentru zile albe) written and directed by Daniel Sandu will start shooting in Romania in August 2019. Cristian Mungiu’s Mobra Films is producing.

BUCHAREST : The second season of the Italian miniseries La vita promessa by Ricky Tognazzi started shooting in Romania on 8 July 2019. The miniseries is produced by RAI Italy and it is serviced in Romania by Castel Film Studio. The project is benefitting from the 35% cash rebates launched in Romania in October 2018.

PODGORICA: The renowned writer/director Isa Qosja is currently in preproduction with The Stork, a coproduction between Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania and North Macedonia set to start shooting on 26 August 2019. The film has recently received coproduction support from Eurimages.

BUDAPEST: Nándor Lőrincz and Bálint Nagy’s debut feature The Last Bus will start shooting on 18 July 2019. The film is a Hungarian/Romanian coproduction and it won the Postproduction Services Award offered by Romania’s Chainsaw Europe Studio at the 2018 edition of Transilvania Pitch Stop, the coproduction platform of the 17th Transilvania IFF held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

This month we speak with Nina Ukmar, the director of the Kosovel Cultural Centre / Kosovelov dom Sežana, from Sežana, Slovenia.

This month we speak with Nina Ukmar, the director of the Kosovel Cultural Centre / Kosovelov dom Sežana, from Sežana, Slovenia.

VALLETTA: The Valletta Film Festival, which launched a Cinema of Small Nations Competition for feature and short films this year, has plans to expand its Valletta Film Forum from the Maltese film industry to small countries as well.

BUCHAREST: Corneliu Porumboiu’s The Whistlers / La Gomera has been sold by MK2 Films to an impressive list of 27 territories and one inflight outlet after its world premiere in the 2019 Cannes’ Competition. The list includes North America, China, India, MENA and the Southern Cone.

BUCHAREST: Adrian Sârbu and journalist Marius Tucă will launch the generalist channel Smart TV/Smart TV HD Bucureşti at the end of 2019. The channel will focus on journalism and urban culture.