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KOSICE: The first feature film by Ivana Mladenovic, Soldiers. A Story from Ferentari, is competing for the Blue Angel award at the 26th Art Film Fest, running through 23 June 2018 in Kosice, located in southeastern Slovakia.

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Government approved a state aid scheme offering a 35% cash rebate on qualified expenditure for international productions shooting in Romania. There is a total cap of 50 m EUR per year to fund the scheme. The multiannual scheme approved on 13 June 2018 runs until the end of 2020.

BUCHAREST: Ten feature films and documentaries are competing for the main prizes at the 2018 Bucharest International Film Festival, taking place from 11 to 17 June 2018.

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Adina Pintilie’s first film Touch Me Not was selected for the main competition and also for the Romanian Days competition of the 17th Transilvania IFF, running from 25 May to 3 June 2018. This unusual film mixing fiction and non-fiction was awarded the Golden Bear and the GWFF Best First Feature Award at the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival.

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The first feature film by Ivana Mladenovic, Soldiers. A Story from Ferentari, will screen in the Romanian Days competition of the 17th Transilvania IFF, running from 25 May to 3 June 2018. This contemporary gay love story set in the poorest neighborhood of Bucharest had its world premiere at the 2017 San Sebastian FF and it was also selected for Toronto Festival’s Discovery section.

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Romanian actor Vlad Zamfirescu's directing debut feature The Secret of Happiness will screen in the Romanian Days competition of the 17th Transilvania IFF, running from 25 May to 3 June 2018. The film is a comedy based on a theatre play that Zamfirescu staged in Bucharest.

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Corneliu Porumboiu’s documentary Infinite Football will screen in the Romanian Days competition of the 17th Transilvania IFF, running from 25 May to 3 June 2018. The film had its world premiere in the 2018 Berlinale Forum.

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Constantin Popescu’s third feature film Pororoca will screen in the Romanian Days competition of the 17th Transilvania IFF, running from 25 May to 3 June 2018. This Romanian/French coproduction received the best actor award for Bogdan Dumitrache at the 2017 San Sebastian FF.

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Emanuel Pârvu’s debut feature Meda or the Not So Happy Side of Things will screen in the Romanian Days competition of the 17th Transilvania IFF, running from 25 May to 3 June 2018. This independent production starring Șerban Pavlu (Everybody in Our Family) was awarded two Hearts of Sarajevo for director and actor at the 2017 Sarajevo Film Festival.

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Daniel Sandu’s debut feature One Step Behind the Seraphim will be screened in the Romanian Days competition of the 17th Transilvania IFF, running from 25 May to 3 June 2018. The film won eight awards at the12th Gopo awards including best film, best director and best debut feature.