ZAGREB: Croatian director Goran Dević is in production with the Croatian/Slovenian coproduction What's to Be Done? / Što da se radi, a 90 minutes docu-fiction following the efforts of a union leader and the workers of a train factory to hold on to what they feel is “their” factory.
BUCHAREST: Romania’s cash rebate scheme approved in June 2018 will launch on 8 October 2018. The National Commission for Prognosis has announced the members of the Film Commission which will select the projects, among them two Americans, Stan McCoy (President of Motion Picture Association) and actor Kevin Dillon
BUCHAREST: The Romanian Film Centre (CNC) has prepared a new film law, which would boost support and visibility for the film and cinema industry. The new draft law would introduce a separate category for minority coproduction grants and offers more support for domestic films in cinemas and on TV.
BUCHAREST: Gabi Virginia Şarga and Cătălin Rotaru’s debut feature Thou Shalt Not Kill / Să nu ucizi has been acquired by Paris-based Indie Sales ahead of its world premiere in the 1-2 Competition of the 34th Warsaw FF. Their first short film 4.15 PM The End of the World was selected for the Official Competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016.
This month we speak with Jaroslaw Skulski, the programmer of Kino Fenomen in Kielce, Poland.
BUCHAREST: Adina Pintilie’s debut feature Touch Me Not has been sold by Doc & Film in more than 35 territories including North America, where Kino Lorber has acquired the rights.
BUCHAREST: FNE spoke with Anca Mitran, Head of the Romanian Film Centre, about the biggest developments in Romanian cinema and also about what needs to be done.
BUCHAREST: Radu Jude’s I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians has been sold by Beta Cinema to Poland, Hungary and ex-Yugoslavia. The film won the Crystal Globe for best film at the 53rd Karlovy Vary IFF and is Romania’s bid for the Oscars.
BUCHAREST: Iura Luncaşu is currently shooting Do It or Shut Up/Faci sau taci, a comedy he is also producing. His previous comedy Ghinionistul, was the Romanian film with the best box office in 2017 (223,840 EUR / 1,007,284 RON gross). Former artistic gymnast and double Olympic champion Sandra Izbaşa is making her first steps in cinema.
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