FESTIVALS: Immaculate and Videograms of a Pandemic Win Postproduction Awards at Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest Festival

BUCHAREST: Immaculate, the debut feature by Monica Stan and George Chiper Lillemark, and the new documentary by Andrei Dăscălescu Videograms of a Pandemic, won postproduction awards at the Works-in-Progress showcase…

FNE at FilmFestival Cottbus 2020: The Campaign / Berliner Competes at Cottbus 2020

COTTBUS: Romanian director Marian Crișan sends his fourth feature film Campaign / Berliner to the main competition of the 30th edition of FilmFestival Cottbus, 3 – 8 November 2020.

FESTIVALS: Denmark Takes Main Prize at 2020 Astra Film Festival Online

SIBIU: The Danish film Long Live Love by Sine Skibsholt and the German film As Long As You Still Have Arms by Luisa Bäde won the New Voices in Documentary…

PRODUCTION: Radu Jude in Postproduction With Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

BUCHAREST: The acclaimed Romanian writer/director Radu Jude is currently in postproduction with a new feature film, Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (aka Sleepwalkers), a coproduction between Romania, Luxembourg, the…

Romanian/Finnish/German Acasă My Home Gets North American Distribution

BUCHAREST: Acasă My Home, the first documentary by the Romanian journalist turned filmmaker Radu Ciorniciuc, will be distributed in North America by Zeitgeist Films and Kino Lorber. This Romanian/Finnish/German coproduction…

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2020: Emerging Producer: Anda Ionescu - Romania

JIHLAVA: Anda Ionescu is participating in the 2020 Emerging Producers programme of the Ji-hlava International Documentary Film Festival, which runs 27 October - 8 November 2020.

The 5th FILM+ Residency Announces Selected Projects

BUCHAREST: Sixteen projects from Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Moldova were selected for the 2020-2021 FILM+ Residency, which will take place online from 26 to 31 October 2020.

FESTIVALS: Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest Goes Hybrid

BUCHAREST: The Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest Film Festival has chosen a hybrid 11th edition (23 October - 1 November 2020) mixing outdoor, drive-in and online screenings, as indoor…

Cinemas in Bucharest Close Again

BUCHAREST: Cinemas in Bucharest, which were re-opened on 15 October 2020, are closing again for 14 days on 20 October 2020, as the incidence rate of Coronavirus infections has exceeded…

PRODUCTION: Anton and Damian Groves in Development with King Wray

BUCHAREST: Romanian directors Anton and Damian Groves are developing their debut feature King Wray, which will use an innovative animation technique. The project received the CEE Animation Workshop Award at…

Romania Re-opens Cinemas

BUCHAREST: Despite the increase in coronavirus infection cases, the Romanian Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) has decided to re-open indoor cinemas, theatres and restaurants on 15 October 2020, unless the…

FESTIVALS: Astra Film Festival 2020 Announces Lineup for Online Competition

SIBIU: The Astra Film Festival selected 10 titles in the New Voices in Documentary Cinema and 10 titles in the Central & Eastern Europe competitions of the online segment of…

Nanau's collective to Be Released in USA

BUCHAREST: Alexander Nanau's acclaimed documentary collective / colectiv will be released in USA theatres and on-demand by Magnolia Pictures and Participant on 20 November 2020. Magnolia Pictures plans to submit…

Bucharest and Galați Close Cinemas As Pandemic Numbers Rise

BUCHAREST: Cinemas will close in Bucharest and the Eastern Romanian city of Galați starting on 7 October 2020. Bucharest is also closing theatres, indoor cafés and restaurants. They will re-open…

The Whistlers Wins Romanian Filmmakers Union Trophy

BUCHAREST: Corneliu Porumboiu's The Whistler's / La Gomera received the Grand Prix and the Romanian Filmmakers Union (UCIN) Trophy at the 48th edition of the UCIN Gala, as well as…

PRODUCTION: Romanian/German/Serbian Coproduction Balaur Goes into Postproduction

BUCHAREST: Romanian director Octav Chelaru finished shooting his debut feature Balaur on 10 September 2020. The film was shot in Romania as a Romanian/German/Serbian coproduction and will have its premiere…

PRODUCTION: Emanuel Pârvu Enters Postproduction with Mikado

BUCHAREST: Emanuel Pârvu is in postproduction with his sophomore feature Mikado / Marocco, which he shot when Romania eased the Covid restrictions, from 26 July to 23 August 2020. The…

PRODUCTION: HBO Europe Series RUXX Starts Shooting in Romania

BUCHAREST: The eight-episode TV series RUXX, directed by Iulia Rugină and Octav Gheorghe, and produced by HBO Europe, has started shooting in Romania. Cristian Mungiu and Tudor Reu are providing…

FESTIVALS: Holy Father Wins Audience Award at 2020 Astra Film Fest

SIBIU: Andrei Dăscălescu's Holy Father was awarded the Audience Award at the open-air edition of the 27th Astra Film Fest, which was held from 4 to 13 September 2020. The…

FESTIVALS: Central European FF Timișoara 2020 Prepares Pandemic Edition

TIMIȘOARA: The 4th edition of the Central European Film Festival Timișoara will take place from 23 to 27 September 2020 under the theme of Utopias, but because of the Coronavirus…