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.

ZAGREB: Aleš Suk and Željka  Sukova are in post-production on their "docu-fiction fairy tale," shot over three years and expected to complete in spring. Music by Midi Lidi, the Czech rockers from their previous films Marija´s Own and Winter/Miracle, is nearly set.

BUCHAREST: The National Film Institute, founded via emergency ordinance on 26 June, could serve as a production company and  participate in the production grants system under the terms of a proposed a bill now headed for public debate in parliament.

BUCHAREST: The New York-based fest Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema will expand in December from the its home at the Film Society of Lincoln Center into the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NY, showcasing the best of Romanian cinema in 2013, and hosting the Czech Republic and Slovakia as guest contributors.

BUCHAREST: Romanian broadcasters continue to struggle, based on annual reports showing that TV channel Antena 3 (www.antena3.ro) managed just 190,573 EUR in profits for 2012, while Pro TV  (protv.ro) had the greatest turnover with 107,140,012 EUR.

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