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…
08-07-2020

The Whistler Dominates 14th Gopo Awards

BUCHAREST: Corneliu Porumboiu’s The Whistler / 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…
30-06-2020

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.
26-06-2020

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…
16-06-2020

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…
05-06-2020

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…
05-06-2020

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…
01-06-2020

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…
27-05-2020

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…
26-05-2020

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…
25-05-2020

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…
21-05-2020

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…
21-05-2020

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.
20-05-2020

Romanian Unquiet Voices Competes for Webby Awards

BUCHAREST: The Romanian web documentary Unquiet Voices has been nominated for the 24th Webby Awards. The ceremony announcing the winners will take place on 19 May 2020.
19-05-2020

Romanian Film Centre Announces Priorities for Film Industry

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Film Centre (CNC) will send to the Romanian Ministry of Culture its list of priorities for supporting the film industry, which has been heavily affected by the…
18-05-2020

Romanian Filmmakers Propose Measures To Prevent Collapse of Film Industry

BUCHAREST: More than 230 Romanian film companies, 20 film associations and 35 filmmakers have come up with a plan for saving the local film industry from breakdown due to the…
14-05-2020

Romanian COVID Pandemic Feature Film Is an Online Hit

BUCHAREST: The Romanian COVID pandemic feature film Nine Stories of Love and Hate in Isolation / Nouă povești de dragoste și ură in izolare by Dan Chișu had 15,000 viewers…
12-05-2020

Transilvania IFF to Expand Streaming Platform

BUCHAREST: The Transilvania IFF has announced that it plans to expand its streaming platform TIFF Unlimited, which was launched during its past edition in June 2019.
29-04-2020

PRODUCTION: Romanian Director Dan Chișu in Postproduction with COVID-19 Pandemic Feature Film

BUCHAREST: The Romanian director/producer Dan Chișu is currently in final postproduction with his no budget feature film Nine Stories of Love and Hate in Isolation / Nouă povești de dragoste…
27-04-2020

OBITUARY: Romanian Director Mircea Mureșan

BUCHAREST: The Romanian film director Mircea Mureșan passed away on 24 April 2020 at the age of 91. He received the Best First Work Award at the Cannes Film Festival…
27-04-2020