Radu Jude Releases Six of His New Short Films in Romanian Cinemas

BUCHAREST: The acclaimed and active Romanian director Radu Jude will release some of his most recent short films in domestic cinemas under the title Almanac Cinema: Six Short Films /…

FESTIVALS: TIFF to Launch 2,000 EUR Best Documentary Prize

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Ten titles have been selected for the What’s Up, Doc? documentary competition programme, which will award for the first time a prize for Best Documentary. The 21st Transilvania IFF…

FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A with Executive Director of RGDA, Andreea Medvedovici Per

BUCHAREST: FNE spoke to Andreea Medvedovici Per, executive director of the Romanian Game Developers Association, about RGDA's current activities, as well as the state of the Romanian game development industry.

Romania Approves Tax on Streaming Platforms

BUCHAREST: Romania has approved a 4% tax on streaming platforms' proceeds from unique transactions or subscription fees. The money will go to the Film Fund, which is managed by the…

Stalker Thriller Watcher Shot in Romania Gets Wide U.S. Release

BUCHAREST: Chlow Okuno’s debut feature Watcher, which was shot in Bucharest with Romanian company Abis Studio providing services, has been in wide release in the USA since 3 June 2022…

GRANTS: Romanian Film Centre Announces Grants

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Film Centre has distributed almost 4 m EUR / 20 m RON as production grants for feature films, documentaries, short fiction films, animated films and one thematic…

FESTIVALS: Transilvania IFF Announces 2022 Lineup and Romanian Film Days Selection

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Twelve first and second films have been selected for the main competition of the 21st edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF), which will take place in Cluj-Napoca…

Innovative New VPX Studios Brings Cutting Edge Virtual Production To Romania

BUCHAREST: The Bucharest based VPX Studios created by lighting and sound equipment supplier Marbo Trade together with Buftea Studios has become one of the first virtual production studios in Romania.

Astra Film Festival on EFA Eligible Festivals List

SIBIU: The Astra Film Festival has been included by the European Film Academy on the list of documentary film festivals eligible for a direct nomination to the documentary section of…

HBO Max Acquires Wild Romania Doc

BUCHAREST: Wild Romania / România sălbatică by Dan Dinu and Cosmin Dumitrache, the most complex documentary project on Romanian nature, will stream on HBO Max starting 12 May 2022. It…

Anca Damian’s Animated Film The Island Sold to France

BUCHAREST: The new long animated film The Island by Anca Damian has been sold by Best Friend Forever to Eurozoom in France. The coproduction between Romania, France and Belgium has…

FESTIVALS: One World Romania 2022 Ready to Kick Off

BUCHAREST: The 15th edition of the One World Romania Film Festival will screen 68 films in 14 categories from 13 to 22 May 2022 in a physical format, and from…

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn Wins Best Film at Gopo Awards 2022

BUCHAREST: Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn by Radu Jude was awarded Best Film at the 16th edition of Gopo Awards, held at the National Theatre in Bucharest on 3…

Short Film by Radu Jude Added to Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

BUCHAREST: Radu Jude’s new short film The Potemkinists / Potemkiniștii has been added to the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs) selection, together with another nine short films.

PRODUCTION: Romania/French Coproduction Metronom

BUCHAREST: Romanian director Alexandru Belc's debut feature Metronom has been selected for Cannes Un Certian Regard. The film is a teenage love story set in Romania of the 70s, when…

Two Prizes Put Romanian VR on Immersive Innovation Map

BUCHAREST: The Romanian projects Human Violins and Tangible Utopias, directed by Fulbright alumna Ioana Mischie and produced by Storyscapes, are among the first VR projects to receive a Meta grant…

Cristian Mungiu Back in Cannes’ Competition with R.M.N.

BUCHAREST: Cristian Mungiu’s new feature film R.M.N., selected for Cannes’s Competition 2022, questions the profound motivations of human behaviour in the face of reality and how we relate to a…

Admissions to Domestic Films Declined in Romania in 2021

BUCHAREST: Admissions to domestic films declined in Romania from 604,247 in 2020 to 236,291 in 2021, even though more new domestic films were released in 2021: 28, compared to 19…

Transilvania Pitch Stop Extends Deadline for Applications

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Transilvania Pitch Stop (TPS), the coproduction platform of the Transilvania IFF (TIFF), has extended the deadline for applications for its 2022 edition to 17 April 2022. TPS will be…

Adina Pintilie’s New Project to Represent Romania at La Biennale di Venezia

BUCHAREST: The project You Are Another Me - A Cathedral of the Body by the Romanian Berlinale Golden Bear winner Adina Pintilie is representing Romania at the 59th International Art…