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BUCHAREST: Romanian films saw better domestic results in 2012, with four films topping 20,000 admissions, out of 20 Romanian films which premiered in 2012.

ZAGREB: Robert Orhel's 90 minute drama Shot, filmed in November and December 2012, is in postproduction for completion in June 2013. Kinorama is producing in coproduction with public broadcaster Croatian Radiotelevision.

BUCHAREST: Romania’s most popular director Sergiu Nicolaescu died on 3 January 2013 at age 82.

BUCHAREST: Director/screenwriter Radu Jude (The Happiest Girl in the World, Everybody in Our Family) is planning a spring 2014 shoot of his third film Aferim!, a Romanian-French-Italian coproduction set in the 19th century.

ZAGREB: Vinko Bresan's comedy The Priest's Children set a domestic film record opening in Croatia since the country became independent. The film opened on 3 January 2013.

ZAGREB: Vlatka Vorkapic's debut feature Sonja and the Bull scored the best opening by box office for a Croatian film in 10 years.

COTTBUS: Romanian director Radu Muntean is in development with his fifth film, One Floor Below, which he and producer Dragos Vilcu pitched at Connecting Cottbus (www.connecting-cottbus.de) running through 9 November 2012.

BUCHAREST: Director/screenwriter Corneliu Porumboiu, recipient of Un Certain Regard Jury Prize and FIPRESCI Prize in Cannes for Police, Adjective (2009), is in postproduction with his third feature.

BUCHAREST: The number of subscribers for programmes retransmission rose in Romania in the first half of 2012 by 2.9% compared to the end of 2011, leading to a small increase in the revenues.

BUCHAREST: Following the shooting of Goltzius and the Pelican Company in Croatia, Peter Greenaway is eyeing  the possibility of shifiting to Romania for a feature inspired by the life of the celebrated native son artist Constantin Brancusi.