Violence of Action Starring Ben Foster and Chris Pine to Be Shot in Romania

BUCHAREST: The US independent production Violence of Action directed by Tarik Saleh and starring Ben Foster, Chris Pine and Gillian Jacobs will be shot in Romania starting November 2019. The…
06-11-2019

Bogdan Gheorghiu Appointed Romania's Minister of Culture

BUCHAREST: Bogdan Gheorghiu has been named the new Minister of Culture in Romania, as a transitional cabinet led by the National Liberal Party leader Ludovic Orban was approved by the…
05-11-2019

FESTIVALS: Home and Otto the Barbarian Win WIP Awards at 10th Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest

BUCHAREST: Radu Ciorniciuc’s documentary Home/ Acasă and Ruxandra Ghițescu’s debut feature Otto the Barbarian / Otto barbarul are the winners of the Works in Progress section at the 10th edition…
28-10-2019

FESTIVALS: Estonia’s Immortal Wins 2019 Astra Film Festival

SIBIU: The Estonian documentary Immortal directed by Ksenia Okhapkina was awarded best film in the International Competition of the 26th edition of the Astra Film Festival (14-20 October 2019). A…
21-10-2019

Lucian Pintilie’s The Oak Is First Romanian Film Restored in 4K

BUCHAREST: The Romanian/French coproduction The Oak / Balanța (1992) by Lucian Pintilie is the first Romanian film restored in the 4K digital format by BRD – Groupe Société Générale and…
16-10-2019

Anca Damian’s Romanian/French/Belgian Coproduction Nominated for 2019 European Film Awards

BERLIN: Romanian director Anca Damian’s film Marona’s Fantastic Tale, a Romanian/French/Belgian coproduction, has been nominated for the European Film Awards in the European Animated Film category.
16-10-2019

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2019: Emerging Producer Marcian Lazăr, Romania

BUCHAREST: Marcian Lazăr from Axel Film has been selected to participate in the 2020 Emerging Producers programme for documentary film producers, which kicks off at the 23rd edition of the…
16-10-2019

Romania’s Alien Films Entertainment Shoots Three Projects Using Cash Rebate

BUCHAREST: The Romanian company Alien Films Entertainment has already serviced or coproduced two projects under the cash rebate law in 2019 and a third one is in preparation.
15-10-2019

FESTIVALS: Poland’s Acid Rain Wins Animest International Film Festival 2019

BUCHAREST: The Polish short film Acid Rain directed by Tomek Popakul received the Animest Trophy at the 14th edition of Animest International Film Festival, held in Bucharest from 4 to…
14-10-2019

FESTIVALS: Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest 2019 Ready to Kick Off

BUCHAREST: The 10th edition of the festival Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest (18-27 October 2019), initiated by Cristian Mungiu, will bring more than 100 films to 10 Romanian cities…
11-10-2019

Nanau’s collective Sold to North America

BUCHAREST: Tel Aviv-based sales agent Cinephil has sold the North American rights for collective / colectiv, the new documentary by German-Romanian filmmaker Alexander Nanau, to Participant and Magnolia Pictures. This…
07-10-2019

Projects from Romania, Serbia and Bulgaria Selected for 4th FILM+

BUCHAREST: Sixteen feature, short and documentary independent film projects from Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria and the Republic of Moldova have been selected for the 4th edition of the workshop FILM+, set…
04-10-2019

GRANTS: Romania Announces First Grants in 2019

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Film Centre (CNC) will distribute 4,176,495 EUR / 19,853,000 RON as production grants for feature films, debut feature, short fiction, documentary, animated and thematic films in its…
30-09-2019

Dan Chișu Questions Objectivity in 5 Minutes Too Late

BUCHAREST: Dan Chișu’s new feature film 5 Minutes Too Late / 5 minute, inspired by real homophobic reactions that occurred during a screening of an LGBT film in Romania, was…
27-09-2019

Agnieszka Holland Elected Honourary President of FERA

BUCHAREST: Polish director Agnieszka Holland was elected Honourary President of the Federation of European Film and TV Directors (FERA) at its annual General Assembly attended by members from 27 countries…
24-09-2019

FESTIVALS: Astra Film Festival 2019 Announces Lineup

SIBIU: The Astra Film Festival has announced the official programme for its 26th edition (14-20 October 2019). A total of 46 films will vie for awards in the competitive sections:…
17-09-2019

PRODUCTION: Romanian Vali Hotea Shoots Black Comedy Lebensdorf

BUCHAREST: Romanian director Vali Hotea is currently shooting his sophomore feature Lebendsdorf aka I Hate Berlin in Romania and Germany. The film is a black comedy about indecision and the…
10-09-2019

PRODUCTION: Action Film Back 2 Back Shoots in Romania

CONSTANȚA: Back 2 Back directed by Kader Ayd is currently shooting in Constanța, on the Black Sea coast. According to Romanian media, this action film is an original Netflix production.…
03-09-2019

FESTIVALS: Donbass Wins 9th Timisoara Central European FF

TIMIȘOARA: Romanian minority coproduction Donbass directed by Sergei Loznitsa was awarded the Grand Prix of the 9th edition of the Timișoara Central European Film Festival, running from 28 August to…
03-09-2019

Cătălin Mitulescu Explores Human Relationships In Heidi

BUCHAREST: Cătălin Mitulescu’s new feature film Heidi follows a police officer nearing retirement who is given the mission to find two prostitutes who are willing to testify in an organised…
29-08-2019