FNE at TIFF 2020: Romanian Days: Acasă, My Home

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The much awarded first documentary by Radu Ciorniciuc Acasă, My Home will screen in the Romanian Days competition at the 19th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF),…

FNE at TIFF 2020: Romanian Days: So, What’s Freedom?

CLUJ-NAPOCA: So, What’s Freedom?, the sophomore feature by the Romanian-born US based writer/director Andrei Zincă will screen in the Romanian Days section at the 19th edition of the Transilvania International…

FESTIVALS: Transilvania IFF 2020 Announces Lineup

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Twelve first and sophomore features by directors from around the world have been selected for the main competition of the 19th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival. The…

PRODUCTION: Liviu Mărghidan Shoots Adventure Drama at 2,000 Meters

BUCHAREST: The DoP/producer/director Liviu Mărghidan is currently in production with his third feature film as a director. Refuge (working title) is an adventure drama whose shooting entails a high degree…

FNE with FiF at TIFF 2020: Interview with Oana Giurgiu and Dorina Oarga - Transilvania Film Festival

FNE has teamed up with Films in Frame to bring you exclusive interviews and insights into the Transilvania Film Festival 2020. For the Films in Frame interview with Oana Giurgiu,…

PRODUCTION: Romanian Director Nap Toader in Postproduction with Wetland of the Jackals

BUCHAREST: Romanian director Nap Toader (aka Napoleon Helmis) is currently in postproduction with his fourth feature film, the love story/road film comedy/drama Wetland of the Jackals / Grindul șacalilor, starring…

FESTIVALS: Transilvania IFF Announces Romanian Days Lineup

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The Romanian Days selection at the 19th edition of the Transilvania IFF (TIFF) is richer than ever and will showcase 21 long and 16 short films, with seven world…

PRODUCTION: Immaculate at First Cut+ Works in Progress

BUCHAREST: The Romanian film Immaculate by debuting director Monica Stan and George Chiper Lillemark was presented at the online First Cut+ Works in Progress section of Karlovy Vary IFF's Eastern…

The Whistlers Dominates 14th Gopo Awards

BUCHAREST: Corneliu Porumboiu’s The Whistlers / La Gomera received 10 awards including in the best film and best director categories at the 14th Gopo Awards. The first open-air Gopo Awards…

Romania and Cyprus Send Films to Venice Gap-Financing Market

VENICE: Two Romanian projects and one coproduction from Cyprus have been selected for the seventh edition of the Venice Gap-Financing Market, taking place 4 – 6 September 2020.

FNE AV Innovation: Romanian VR Project Tangible Utopias Selected for Cannes XR

BUCHAREST: Romanian writer/director Ioana Mischie is in production with the virtual reality project Tangible Utopias. The project has been selected for Cannes XR, which will take place 22 – 26…

FNE Podcast: Scriptwriters Programme Pustnik

Pustnik Co-founder Andreea Bortun and Project Manager Dan Angelescu talk about Pustnik, a residency for scriptwriters on the banks of the Danube in Romania. They talk about why they founded…

FESTIVALS: Transilvania IFF Announces New Dates

CLUJ: The Transilvania IFF will take place 31 July – 9 August. The festival had been originally scheduled for June but was postponed by the COVID-19 crisis. The summer edition…

Romania Resumes Film Production and Allows Open-air Screenings

BUCHAREST: Film and audiovisual production will resume in Romania after the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Health published in the Official Gazette their regulations for preventing the spread…

GRANTS: Romania Announces Production Grants

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Film Centre (CNC) has distributed almost 3.9 m EUR / 18,832,000 RON as production grants for feature films, debut features, documentaries, animated films, short fiction films and…

HBO Europe Joins Cristian Mungiu for Second Edition of Write a Screenplay For… Contest

BUCHAREST: The TV mini-series The Untouchable / Intangibilul by Adina Sădeanu and German-American Kirsten Peters, and the feature film Is It Really Happened? / S-a întâmplat by Maria Avram are…

PRODUCTION: Marian Crișan Develops WWII Coming of Age Drama

BUCHAREST: The Romanian writer/director/producer Marian Crișan is currently in the financing stage with the feature film The Servant / Sluga, which is so far a Romanian/Hungarian coproduction between Crișan’s Rova…

Romania Eases Lockdown and Bans Drive-in Cinemas

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Parliament has approved easing the lockdown downgrading the previous state of emergency to a state of alert for 30 days while forbidding drive-in events. The Parliament's decision…

PRODUCTION: Andrei Dăscălescu Wraps Production on Pandemic Project

BUCHAREST: The awarded Romanian documentary filmmaker Andrei Dăscălescu is completing production on his new project. Videograms of a Pandemic / Videograme dintr-o pandemie, which is documenting the life of people…

Pustnik Screenwriters Residency Accepts Applications

BUCHAREST: Applications are now open for the 2020 Pustnik Screenwriters Residency, through 15 June 2020. The 6th edition is planned as an online residency programme.