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.

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre has allotted 321,500EUR/2,460,000HRK to five minority coproductions including Romanian Cristi Puiu's new feature, Sierra Nevada.

BUCHAREST: Corneliu Porumboiu's essay on time, history and football will hit Romanian cinemas on 4 April 2014 and is close to finalizing deals with German and French distributors.

BUCHAREST: The 10th edition of the Bucharest International Festival (B-IFF) kicked off in Bucharest last night (26 March) with a gala screening of La grande bellezza directed by Paolo Sorrentino.

VALLETTA: The most ambitious Maltese film so far and the largest to date will be premiered locally on 27 April and released in two cinema complexes on the islands on 30 April.

BUCHAREST: Călin Peter Netzer’s Child's Pose was the big winner at the 8th Gopo Gala Romanian national film awards on 24 March 2014, taking the Best Film prize.

BUCHAREST: The Romanian public broadcaster TVR reported a profit of 554,200 EUR/2.5 m RON in 2013, but it is unable to pay debts of 120.5 m EUR/543.7 m RON to the state.

BUCHAREST: Filming on The Mercenary: Absolution, directed by Keoni Waxman and shooting entirely in Romania, begins today, 17 March 2014, and continues through 7 April.

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