BUCHAREST: Silviu Purcărete's debut, Somewhere in Palilula took seven prizes at Romania’s Gopo Awards, but Everybody in Our Family by Radu Jude swept up six of the main awards.
ZAGREB: Croatian writer/director Ognjen Sviličić began filming the contemporary drama Quiet People on 18 March 2013. Shooting will wrap on 25 April 2013.
BUCHAREST: Strategies Research Investments SRL has acquired a stake of 86.51 per cent in Romanian TV and radio company Realitatea Media.
BUCHAREST: Domestic,the third feature by Adrian Sitaru (Hooked, Best Intentions) was launched simultaneously in the Romanian cinemas and online for the foreign viewers on 22 March 2013.
ZAGREB: The Witch in the Jaws of Life, the first documentary feature from Senad Zemunović and Mija Pavliša, follows the famous writer Dubravka Ugrešić, branded a “witch to be burned at the stake” in the 1990s when she opposed nationalism in her writings.
ZAGREB: Concrete Love/Stvarna ljubav (working title), the debut documentary feature of theatre and film actor and director Boris Bakal is the result of his 10-year struggle to save a modernist skyscraper built by Ivan Vitić in the center of Zagreb.
BUCHAREST: Romanian actress Irina Petrescu, awarded Best Actress at the 1969 Moscow IFF, died on 19 March 2013, at age 71. was one of the most important stage and film actors in Romania.
BUCHAREST: Romanian director Cristian Mungiu received an Excellency Prize from the Romanian Filmmakers Union (UCIN), despite his refusal to allow his film Beyond the Hills/După dealuri to compete for the UCIN awards.
BUCHAREST: AXN Spin was launched in Romania on 1 March 2013, the second CEE territory for the channel, after a launch in Poland in January 2012.
BUCHAREST-ZAGREB: Digi TV has been sold to Croatian operator Vipnet, a subsidiary of Telekom Austria for an undisclosed sum.
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