ScripTeast 2013 at Cannes: Black Maria

Romanian scriptwriter Adi Voicu competes for the Krzysztof Kieslowski ScripTeast Award during the 2013 Cannes IFF with Black Maria, the story of a filmmaker caught up in protests taking place…
10-05-2013

Romania Attracts Crowd Funding for Events

BUCHAREST: We Are Here, the first crowd funding organised in Romania for eight major alternative events, tallied 6,732 EUR coming from 572 sponsors after a three week campaign.
06-05-2013

New Acting Director at CNC

BUCHAREST: Mihai Ioan Kogălniceanu has been appointed acting director of the National Centre for Cinema, replacing outgoing director Eugen Şerbănescu.
06-05-2013

PRODUCTION: Stere Gulea Developing Roots

BUCHAREST: Stere Gulea (Moromeţii) is to direct an adaption of the critically praised Romanian bestseller Radacina de bucsau by O. Nimigean, with Anca Puiu producing through Mandragora SRL.
02-05-2013

FESTIVALS: Transilvania IFF 2013 Selects 12 Competition Films

BUCHAREST: Films from twelve young directors will have been chosen for the main competition of the 12th Transilvania International Film Festival, running 31 May– 9 June in Cluj.
02-05-2013

MediaPro Distribution Picks Up Love Building

BUCHAREST: Iulia Rugină's first feature Love Building is the first Romanian film not produced by MediaPro Pictures that has been picked up for local distribution by MediaPro Distribution.
30-04-2013

PRODUCTION: My Great-Grandfather, Mita Zdru, Was Photographed by the Manakia Brothers in Development

BUCHAREST: Eliza Zdru is in early development with a 90 minute documentary following the life of the first filmmakers in the Balkans, the Manakia brothers (aka Manaki brothers) and the…
24-04-2013

Blancanieves wins at B-EST IFF

BUCHAREST: Blancanieves by Pablo Berger received the trophy of the 9th edition of Bucharest International Film Festival on April 21. Amir Manor (Epilogue) was awarded Best director, while Sightseers by…
22-04-2013

PRODUCTION: Cannes Winner Developing About Oneself and the Others

BUCHAREST: Cannes prize-winning Romanian director Ionuţ Piţurescu is developing a character driven creative documentary exploring the culture and identity of the Aromanians, a Balkan-based Latin minority people also known as…
22-04-2013

Romanian TV Debt to Film Fund Rises

BUCHAREST: Romanian public TV, SRTV increased its debt to the Romanian Film Fund to a historic high of 6,528,930 EUR/28,617,584 RON, as announced in its annual report for 2012.
18-04-2013

PRODUCTION: Fixeur in Development

BUCHAREST: Adrian Sitaru (Angling, Best Intentions, Domestic) is developing a feature inspired by true events involving the idea of personal ascent versus loss of innocence.
15-04-2013

m-appeal Buys Romanian Dog

The Berlin-based world sales company has picked up Japanese Dog, a Romanian debut film directed by Tudor Cristian Jurgiu and produced by Tudor Giurgiu’s Libra Film Productions.
12-04-2013

Crowd Funding for Romanian Film Festivals

BUCHAREST: Three Romanian film festivals are participating in the first crowd funding for cultural events.
05-04-2013

Romania Annouces Grants from 2012 Application Session

BUCHAREST: Romania’s National Center for Cinema awarded 2,311,673 EUR in grants to to seven features, two first features, four documentaries, four short films, four animated films and three grants for…
04-04-2013

PRODUCTION: It Takes Two to Fence in Postproduction

BUCHAREST: Gheorghe Andrei is in postproduction with his first feature, It Takes Two to Fence, an independent production about love, friendship and ambition in the world of fencing.
03-04-2013

Romania Debates TV Content Restrictions

BUCHAREST: The Audiovisual Council of Romania (CNA) has proposed limiting broadcasting hours for TV programmes featuring adult content.
02-04-2013

Everybody in Our Family Wins Top Prizes at Gopo Awards

BUCHAREST: Silviu Purcărete's debut, Somewhere in Palilula took seven prizes at Romania’s Gopo Awards, but Everybody in Our Family by Radu Jude swept up six of the main awards.
27-03-2013

New Shareholders at Realitatea Media

BUCHAREST: Strategies Research Investments SRL has acquired a stake of 86.51 per cent in Romanian TV and radio company Realitatea Media.
26-03-2013

Sitaru Launches Domestic Online

BUCHAREST: Domestic,the third feature by Adrian Sitaru (Hooked, Best Intentions) was launched simultaneously in the Romanian cinemas and online for the foreign viewers on 22 March 2013.
25-03-2013

Obituary: Irina Petrescu

BUCHAREST: Romanian actress Irina Petrescu, awarded Best Actress at the 1969 Moscow IFF, died on 19 March 2013, at age 71. was one of the most important stage and film…
20-03-2013