Purcarete Debut Leads Gopo Nominations

BUCHAREST: Somewhere in Palilula, the debut film from Romania’s internationally acclaimed theatre director Silviu Purcărete, garnered 11 nominations for Romania’s Gopo Awards, held on 25 March 2013.

PRODUCTION: Romanian Spanish Coproduction Begins Filming

BUCHAREST: Cannibal, a Spanish-Romanian -Russian- French coproduction directed by Manuel Martin Cuenca (The Weakness of the Bolshevik), started shooting in Granada, Spain, on 28 January 2013 and will wrap at…

Romtelecom Launches Two Channels

BUCHAREST: Romtelecom will begin airing Shorts TV and Comedy Central Extra on 11 February 2013 as part of the company’s revamped visual identity.

Romanians Protest Low TV Standards

BUCHAREST: The National Audiovisual Center of Romania launched a petiton protesting the declining level of Romanian media on 23 January 2013. Over 13,600 people have signed the petition to date.

PRODUCTION: Tractopolis Filming in Romania

BUCHAREST: Director/writer/producer Şerban Georgescu is currently in production with a 52 minute documentary about a Romanian village with 5,000 inhabitants and almost 1,000 tractors.

Berlinale Winner Racks up Sales

BUCHAREST: Beta Cinema signed deals for the Berlinale Golden Bear and FIPRESCI winner Child's Pose (Poziţia copilului) by Călin Peter Netzer with France and Germany.

First Romanian TV Format sold in Asia

BUCHAREST: Miss Country Girl/Miss fata de la ţară, created and produced by Media Factory for the Romanian channel Prima TV, will be produced in Thailand in spring 2013. The 13…

FNE at Berlinale 2013: Competition: Child’s Pose

BERLIN: Romanian director Calin Peter Netzer never puts a foot wrong in this story of a mother so obsessed by unconditional love for her son that she is willing to…
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FNE at Berlinale 2013: Romania at Berlinale 63

Information Courtesy of Romanian Film Promotion BERLIN: Between 7 and 15 of February, within Berlinale Film Market, Romanian Film Promotion (APFR) organizes the Romanian pavilion. 2013 marks the 63rd edition…

Romania Launching Balkan Channel

BUCHAREST: The National Audiovisual Council of Romania approved licence for two new channels, the news channel Realitatea Plus and Black Sea TV.

A Month in Thailand Begins Sales

BUCHAREST: Paul Negoescu's first feature A Month in Thailand has been sold by MPM Film to France, where it will be distributed by Epicentre Films in the second half of…

Beyond the Hills Wins Top Romanian Prizes

BUCHAREST: Romanian film critics and journalists named Cristian Mungiu’s Beyond the Hills/După dealuri (www.mobrafilms.ro) as the best Romanian film, best European film and best film in the Romanian cinemas in…

Beta Cinema Picks up Child’s Pose

Beta Cinema announced it has acquired the Romanian film Child’s Pose directed by Călin Peter Netzer which will screen in the main competition of the Berlinale.

OTV Licence Withdrawn

BUCHAREST: The National Audiovisual Centre of Romania has withdrew the licence of channel OTV on 22 January 2013 due to the unpaid penalties dating back to 2009.

Chuck Norris vs Communism Begins First Crowd Funding Campaign for Romanian Film

LONDON: Ilinca Călugăreanu’s British-Romanian-German coproduction Chuck Norris vs Communism is launching the first crowd funding initiative for a Romanian film on 21 January 2013 hoping to gather 18,800 EUR in…

PRODUCTION: HiFilm Productions Develops One Step Behind the Seraphim

BUCHAREST: Ada Solomon of HiFilm Productions is developing a Romanian-Hungarian coproduction, One Step Behind the Seraphim the first feature film of Daniel Gabriel Sandu. The project has been selected for…

Romanian Box Office Grows in 2012

BUCHAREST: Romanian films saw better domestic results in 2012, with four films topping 20,000 admissions, out of 20 Romanian films which premiered in 2012.

Obituary: Sergiu Nicolaescu

BUCHAREST: Romania’s most popular director Sergiu Nicolaescu died on 3 January 2013 at age 82.

PRODUCTION: Radu Jude Developing Aferim

BUCHAREST: Director/screenwriter Radu Jude (The Happiest Girl in the World, Everybody in Our Family) is planning a spring 2014 shoot of his third film Aferim!, a Romanian-French-Italian coproduction set in…

PRODUCTION: Porumboiu in postproduction with A Nine-Minute Interval

BUCHAREST: Director/screenwriter Corneliu Porumboiu, recipient of Un Certain Regard Jury Prize and FIPRESCI Prize in Cannes for Police, Adjective (2009), is in postproduction with his third feature.