Dogan Media International Picks Up Bucuresti TV Audiovisual Licence

BUCHAREST: The Turkish company Dogan Media International has received the green light from the National Audiovisual Council of Romania to take over the audiovisual licence of the Bucuresti TV channel…

Classic Romanian Animated Film Reaches North America

BUCHAREST: LA-based Deaf Crocodile Films has licensed North American home video rights to Romanian animated sci-fi film The Son of the Stars / Fiul stelelor (1987) by Calin Cazan and…

BOX OFFICE: Successful Domestic Release for Romanian Horror The Goat and Her Three Kids

BUCHAREST: Victor Canache’s independently produced debut feature The Goat and Her Three Kids / Capra cu trei iezi has landed fourth in the weekly charts (24 – 30 October 2022)…

BOX OFFICE: Independent Romanian Comedies Break Records on Domestic Market

BUCHAREST: Teambuilding directed by Matei Dima, Cosmin Nedelcu and Alex Coteț, is currently the Romanian film with the most admissions in the last 30 years in local cinemas. The film…

FESTIVALS: Transilvania IFF Opens Submissions for 2023 Edition

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The Transilvania International Film Festival has open submissions for its 22nd edition, set to take place in June 2023.

FESTIVALS: Astra Film Festival 2022 Announces Winners

SIBIU: Romanian/Hungarian Too Close / Apropierea directed by Botond Püsök won Best Film in the New Voices of the Documentary Competition at the 29th edition of Astra Film Festival, which…

FILM+ Programme 2022 Announces Selected Projects

BUCHAREST: Fifteen projects from Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Moldova and Ukraine have been selected from among nearly 200 submissions for the 7th edition of the FILM+ programme.

FESTIVALS: Dracula Film Festival Celebrates 10th Edition

BRASOV: More than 40 films are screening in the anniversary 10th edition of the Dracula Film Festival, running 12 – 16 October 2022.

PRODUCTION: Paul Negoescu Shoots Follow Up to His BO Hit Two Lottery Tickets

BUCHAREST: Paul Negoescu is currently filming a sequel to his domestic BO hit Two Lottery Tickets / Două lozuri. Produced again independently by, Three Lottery Tickets / Trei lozuri…

Romania Approves COVID-19 Support for Cultural Independent Sector

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Government has approved a memorandum of the Ministry of Culture for allotting approximately 28 m EUR / 140 m RON to the cultural independent sector, including cinema,…

FESTIVALS: Animest 2022 Ready to Kick Off

BUCHAREST: A total of 49 films will compete for the Animest trophy in the Short Film Competition of the 17th Animest International Animation Film Festival, running 7 – 16 October…

HBO Max Series Spy/Master Shoots in Romania and Hungary

BUCHAREST: HBO Max original series Spy/Master, directed by Christopher Smith and produced by Proton Cinema and Mobra Films, is currently shooting in Romania and Hungary. The series stars the Romanian…

PRODUCTION: Bogdan Theodor Olteanu Shoots Taxi Drivers Produced by First Romanian Film Investment Fund

BUCHAREST: Bogdan Theodor Olteanu is shooting his third feature film, the comedy Taxi Drivers / Taximetriști, from 19 September to 5 October 2022. The film is an independent 100% Romanian…

FESTIVALS: Bucharest International Film Festival 2022 Starts Today

BUCHAREST: Eight feature films are running in the Official Competition of the 18th Bucharest International Film Festival (BIFF, 29 September – 9 October 2022), the longest-running and the only film…

Romanian Filmmakers Call on Head of CNC to Step Down

BUCHAREST: More than 90 film professionals are requesting the the head of the Romanian Film Centre (CNC) Anca Mitran, step down from her position after an interview (Anca Mitran, directorul…

FNE Oscar Watch 2023: Romania Selects Immaculate as Oscar Candidate

BUCHAREST: Immaculate / Imaculat, the debut feature by Monica Stan and George Chiper-Lillemark, has been selected as Romania’s candidate for the 95th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award…

FESTIVALS: Bucharest International Dance Film Festival 2022 Announces Winners

BUCHAREST: Isn’t It a Beautiful World (UK) directed by Joseph Wilson was awarded Best Film in the International Competition of the 8th edition of the Bucharest International Dance Festival. The…

Rupert Friend Joins John Malkovich in Sergiu Celibidache Biopic Yellow Tie

BUCHAREST: Rupert Friend will be Sergiu Celibidache in The Yellow Tie, the sophomore feature by the son of the great Romanian conductor, Serge Ioan Celebidachi. The film will be shot…

FESTIVALS: Astra Film Festival 2022 Announces Selection

SIBIU: The 29th edition of Astra Film Festival has announced its official selection. Eight titles will compete in the New Voices in Documentary Cinema Competition, ten in the Central and…

Square Eyes Picks-up Romanian Minority Coproduction Anhell69 by Colombian Director Theo Montoya

BUCHAREST: Austrian sales agent Square Eyes has picked-up Theo Montoya’s first long film Anhell69. A coproduction between Columbia, Romania, France and Germany, the hybrid fiction-documentary will have its world premiere…