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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.

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.

Crowd Funding for Romanian Film Festivals

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

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…

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.

Romania Debates TV Content Restrictions

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

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.

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.

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.

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…