New project from US blockbuster trio due to shoot in Romania in spring

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: MediaPro Studios is expecting another production from US blockbuster The Devil Inside trio Paulson, Brent, Peterman to shoot in Romania in spring.

Match Factory Picks up Fliegauf’s Just the Wind

{mosimage}BUDAPEST: German sales agent The Match Factory ( ) announced its acquisition of Just the Wind by Hungarian director Benedek Fliegauf. The films, about a family of Roma (gypsies) living…

PRODUCTION: The Cernosaurs in Postproduction

BUCHAREST: Radu Dinulescu is in post-production with The Cernosaurs, a 70 minute 2D animation film produced by the Romanian company Artis Film ( ) with the support of the National…

Cinema City expands in Romania

Cinema City announced the opening of its 12th multiplex in Romania on 15 December in the city of Turgu Mures. Cinema City now has a total of 114 screens in…

PRODUCTION: Totonel Shooting in Romania

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: Romanian Emmy-winning director Alexander Nanau is in production with Totonel, a 90 minute documentary about the education of a 10 year old boy growing up in an ill-fated neighborhood…

OBITUARY: Mihnea Gheorghiu

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: The president of the Romanian Filmmakers Union (UCIN, passed away on 11 December 2011. He was 92. Gheorghiu was born in 1919. He was the head of the…

Crulic – The Path to Beyond Sells in Foreign Territories

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: The Romanian-Polish animated documentary Crulic - The Path to Beyond directed by Anca Damian was sold by Wide House/Wide Management (, under construction) has been sold to France, Czech…

FESTIVALS: December 15 Deadline for NexT IFF

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: The deadline for submitting films to the 6th edition of the NexT IFF (, which takes place in Bucharest 28 March to 1 April 2012, is 15 December 2011.

PRODUCTION: Castel Film’s Paunescu Developing First Feature

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: Vlad Paunescu, the owner and CEO of Castel Film Studios (, is developing Regina directului /Live Queen, his first feature film as a director. Live Queen won a production…

Romania 2011 Country Profile

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: The Romanian domestic film industry remained steady in 2011, while coproductions and foreign films were on the rise. The foreign interest in the Romanian films continues and national films…

PRODUCTION: Cristian in Development in Romania

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: Director, screenwriter and producer Tudor Giurgiu is developing his third feature and currently co-writing the third draft with Loredana Novak. The film will be produced by Libra Film (

Obituary: Andrei Blaier

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: The Romanian film director and screenwriter Andrei Blaier died in Bucharest on 1 December 2011. He was 78. After finishing his film studies in Bucharest in 1956, Blaier started…

PRODUCTION: Corneliu Porumboiu is Developing A Nine-Minute Interval

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: Two years after Police, Adjective/Poliţist, adjectiv won Un Certain Regard Jury Prize and FIPRESCI Prize in Cannes, Corneliu Porumboiu is writing the script of a new feature A Nine-Minute…

PRODUCTION: 7 of Hearts in Development

{mosimage} BUCHAREST: Sorin Marin, a businessman and the founder of Anonimul International Independent Film Festival (, is developing his first feature film, 7 of Hearts/7 de inimă roşie. Marin also…

PRODUCTION: The Return of Captain Nemo 3D in Preproduction at MediaPro Studios

BUCHAREST: The Return of Captain Nemo 3D is expected to start shooting entirely on green screen at MediaPro Studios ( in January 2012.

New TV Channels to Launch in Romania

BUCHAREST: Realitatea TV ( will split into two separate channels due to recent differences between the ex-manager, Sebastian Ghita, and the station's owner Elan Schwartzenberg. Realitatea TV will continue as…

PRODUCTION: The Beatles project in Development

BUCHAREST: After the highly acclaimed The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu/Autobiografia lui Nicolae Ceauşescu which concluded a trilogy on communism (comprising also Videograms of a Revolution /Videogramme einer Revolution and Out…

PRODUCTION: Through My Veins in Development

BUCHAREST: Florin Şerban follows his a first feature, If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle/Eu când vreau să fluier, fluier, which gathered international recognition and two prizes at the Berlinale…

PRODUCTION: Itaker Begins Shooting in Romania

BUCHAREST: Toni Trupia's film Itaker, which began filming in Italy on 7 November 2011, moved to Romania in 21 November 21, for the final three weeks of shooting.

Romanian 2011 grants announced

BUCHAREST: The National Centre for Cinema ( ) announced the production grants at its first session of 2011. Two sessions annually are required by the law. The last session opened…