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BUCHAREST: The 18th edition of the European Film Festival will take place in Bucharest between 9 and 15 May 2014 and in Târgu-Mureş between 16 and 18 May, showing 42 films from 25 countries.

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Television Society/Societatea Română de Televiziune (SRTv) will support the funding of seven feature films including the next features of Nae Caranfil, Florin Şerban and Igor Cobileanski.

NICOSIA: The 12th Cyprus Film Days International Film Festival held in Limassol and Nicosia 4-13 April ended with Cyprus-born film director Yiannis Economides winning the Best Film award for Stratos.

BUCHAREST: Romanian Film Promotion and Transilvania IFF have launched the national campaign Save the Big Screen/Salvaţi marele ecran consisting of documenting existing old cinemas, a documentary, seminars, a special screening during TIFF and a crowdfunding campaign.

BUCHAREST: Platforms for video-on-demand are developing in terms of application but the offer of new Romanian titles is still scarce.

BUCHAREST: New projects from Cristian Mungiu, Cristi Puiu, Corneliu Porumboiu, Radu Jude and Peter Greenaway are among the winners of the funding contest for 2013 announced by the National Centre for Cinema on 9 April 2014.

BUCHAREST: The third feature of director/screenwriter Tudor Giurgiu is a political drama based on a real story and focusing on a young and idealistic prosecutor in the tumultuos Romania of the year 2000.

BUCHAREST: The 8th edition of NexT International Film Festival, dedicated to short and medium films, gave its NexT Trophy to The Swing of the Coffin Maker (Azerbaijan/Germany) by Elmar Imanov.

BUCHAREST: Kiki Vasilescu's independent black comedy is in the last stages of postproduction and set for domestic release in June 2014.

BUCHAREST: The Selfish Giant (GB), Clio Barnard's debut feature, won Best Film and the prize of the Youth Jury at the 10th edition of the Bucharest IFF which wrapped eight days of films on 2 April 2014.