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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

First Romanian Sitcom About COVID-19 Is an Online Hit

BUCHAREST: The pilot of the first Romanian sitcom about COVID-19, Discutabil, has had more than 80,000 viewers since it was aired on Facebook and YouTube on 27 March 2020. Director…

ADFR Launches Micro-Grants for Romanian Independent Artists

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Film Development Association (ADFR) is launching a programme supporting Romanian independent emerging film artists affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. #ADFR Survival will allocate micro-grants totalling 3,000 EUR…

FESTIVALS: Transilvania IFF Postponed

CLUJ: The Transilvania IFF has announced that the 2020 edition of the festival will be postponed. The festival was originally scheduled to take place 29 May – 7 June.

Romanian Film Centre Reassures Filmmakers It Has Funds for Film Production

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Film Centre (CNC) stated that the COVID-19 related measures announced on 26 March 2020 mean a postponement of some payments not their suspension, and that the Film…

Romanian Filmmakers Call on CNC for Support to Continue Work Despite the Crisis

BUCHAREST: More than 150 Romanian professionals have appealed to the director of the Romanian Film Centre (CNC) and the members of the administration council saying that the measures announced by…