FESTIVALS: Bucharest International Film Festival 2023 Kicks Off

BUCHAREST: The 19th edition of the Bucharest International Film Festival will screen from 15 to 22 September 2023 seven debut films in the Official Competition, including the Romanian majority coproduction…

FNE Oscar Watch 2024: Romania Selects Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World as Oscar Candidate

BUCHAREST: A jury of film professionals, including documentary director Alexander Nanau, has selected Radu Jude’s Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World / Nu aștepta prea…

FESTIVALS: Bucharest International Dance Film Festival 2023 Focuses on Clusters

BUCHAREST: The 9th edition of the Bucharest International Dance Film Festival (BIDFF, 7 – 10 September 2023) is built around the theme of Clusters and is structured into five sections,…

FESTIVALS: The 30th Anniversary Edition of Astra Film Festival Announces Selection

SIBIU: Over 130 films from more than 40 countries have been selected for the 30th edition of Astra Film Festival, which will be held in Sibiu, Romania 15 – 22…

PRODUCTION: Romanian Comedy Klaus and Barroso About to Wrap Shooting in Bucharest

BUCHAREST: Director Bogdan Theodor Olteanu and Bold Film Studio (the first film investment fund in Romania) are teaming up again after their successful comedy Taxi Drivers (2022), but their new…

Reason8 Films Acquires Tudor Giurgiu’s Libertate Ahead of Sarajevo Film Festival

BUCHAREST: London-based sales agent Reason8 Films has picked up Tudor Giurgiu’s new feature film as a director, Libertate, ahead of its screenings in the Competition Programme – Feature Film of…

New Film Distribution Outlet in Romania

BUCHAREST: New film distribution house August Film will be launched in Romania on 1 September 2023.

Romanian/Bulgarian Men of Deeds to Be Released in USA

BUCHAREST: Men of Deeds / Oameni de treabă, the fourth feature film by the Romanian director Paul Negoescu, will be released by Dekanalog in the USA on 4 August 2023.…

Pustnik International Screenwriting Residency Announces 2023 Residents

BUCHAREST: Eight debut feature projects, including projects from Slovenia, Cyprus and Romania, have been selected for the 9th edition of the Pustnik International Screenwriting Residency, set to take place 10–17…

Miniseries The Gray House Halts Shooting in Romania Due to SAG-AFTRA Strike

BUCHAREST: The TV miniseries The Gray House directed by Roland Joffe, produced by Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman, and starring Marie Louise Parker and Christopher McDonald has stopped midway shooting…

Full Moon Creative Lab Launches Call for Applications

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Scriptwriters from all EU member countries can apply for the Full Moon Creative Lab, a project dedicated to film professionals specialising in genre TV series: thriller, horror and fantasy.…

Raluca Turcan Appointed New Minister of Culture in Romania

BUCHAREST: Raluca Turcan is the new Minister of Culture in Romania as a new coalition Government, led by PM Marcel Ciolacu, has been appointed. Turcan is replacing Lucian Romașcanu.

FESTIVALS: Like a Fish on the Moon Wins 2023 Transilvania IFF

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The Iranian production Like a Fish on the Moon by Dornaz Hajiha received the Transilvania Trophy at the 22nd edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF), which ran…

Miniseries The Gray House Directed by Roland Joffe and Produced by Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman Shoots in Romania

BUCHAREST: The Gray House directed by Roland Joffe is currently shooting in Romania, serviced by Castel Film Studios. The miniseries is produced by Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman, and stars…

PRODUCTION: Robert Budina in Postproduction with Albanian/Romanian/Italian/Kosovar Coproduction Waterdrop

BUCHAREST: Albanian director Robert Budina is currently in postproduction with his third feature film Waterdrop, which is a coproduction between Albania, Romania, Italy and Kosovo.

PRODUCTION: 15 m EUR Yellow Tie Starring Ben Schnetzer, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson and Sean Bean Starts Shooting in Romania

BUCHAREST: Ben Schnetzer has replaced Rupert Friend as Sergiu Celibidache in the 15 m EUR Romanian/British coproduction The Yellow Tie, the sophomore feature by the son of the great Romanian…

Marvel Star Sebastian Stan Joins Romanian/French/Slovenian Debut Feature Blue Banks

BUCHAREST: The Romanian-American actor Sebastian Stan has joined Andreea Cristina Borțun’s debut feature Blue Banks / Malul Vânăt as a producer. The project, whose spring shooting season started on 29…

Romania to Legally Re-launch Cash Rebate Scheme

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Government approved on 24 May 2023 an emergency ordinance for the re-start of the local cash rebate scheme, which had been officially launched in October 2018, halted…

FESTIVALS: ESTE FILM Festival Launches International Academy & Networking for Festival Managers

SIBIU: The 7th edition of the ESTE FILM Festival, which was held in Sibiu, Romania 10 -14 May 2023, launched the first edition of LINE-UP: International Academy & Networking for…

FESTIVALS: Transilvania IFF 2023 Announces Romanian Days Competition Selection

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Nine long films (feature films and long documentaries) as well as 16 short films have been selected for the Romanian Days competition at the 22nd edition of the Transilvania…