ZAGREB: With Croatia's entry into the EU on 1 July, the climate of film production has not yet been much affected. “Things have not changed,” Sinisa Juricic of Nukleus Film told FNE. A key step, he added, is eligibility for collaboration with the MEDIA and Eurimages programs. "The only change is that the competition will be stiffer because anyone from the EU will be able to compete at the national TV open calls,” Juricic said.
BUCHAREST: Romania and Israel could soon be co-producers on films for the first time, following an agreement signed by Romanian Minister of Culture Daniel Barbu and the Israeli ambassador, Dan Ben-Eliezer.
ZAGREB: Igor Šeregi’s debut feature retraces the story of one of the greatest rivalries in soccer history, between the Bad Blue Boys, the supporters of football club Dinamo, Zagreb, Croatia and Delije, the supporters of rival Red Star Belgrade, Serbia.
BUCHAREST: Răzvan Săvescu's debut feature is filming in Romania through 17 August and will then incorporate US locations in New York for 10 days.
BUCHAREST: Nicolae Constantin Tănase's debut feature is a 100% independent production between Tudor Giurgiu's Libra Film (librafilm.net) and Radu Stancu's deFilm (defilm.ro), with premiere set for summer 2014. The film "will be the biggest surprise in 2014," says Giurgiu.
ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre has granted 894,117 EUR/6,714,410 HRK in its latest session.
BUCHAREST: Director and producer Tudor Giurgiu (Of Snails and Men) is developing together with photographer Cristian Movilă a feature based on the international art theft sensation last year that reached a tragic resolution in Romania.
BUCHAREST: Valentin Hotea's debut feature, Roxanne, will be sold internationally by the Germany's Films Boutique and hold its world premiere in the Cineasti del Presenti competition at the Locarno IFF.
BUCHAREST: Cristina Iacob's debut feature, a comedy road movie produced by MediaPro Pictures started filming on the Black Sea on 29 July and will continue in various seaside locations and in Bucharest until end of August.
BUCHAREST: Călin Peter Netzer's family power drama has been selected unanimously by the national jury to be forwarded as Romania's submission for next year's Academy Awards. The 86th edition will take place on 2 March.
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