Doge’s Palace and The Bed Is Broken Win Aristoteles Workshop

VAMA, ROMANIA: An all-Romanian team and a Polish director-led team were the split decision winners of the five-week-long 7th Aristoteles documentary workshop ( ended which concluded on 23 September 2012.

PRODUCTION: Doc coproduction The Last Transhumance in Postproduction

BUCHAREST: Dragoş Lumpan expects to complete an ambitious 90-minute documentary shot along a 45,000 km route in Albania, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Wales and Romania by early 2013.

Mungiu’s Beyond the Hills sold in 38 territories

BUCHAREST: Cristian Mungiu’s Beyond the Hills/După dealuri ( will open in Hungary on 11 October before its domestic release in Romania on 26 October, when its makers hope it will…

Chello, RCS&RDS to Launch New Channels in Romania

BUCHAREST: Two major TV players plan fall 2012 launches of theme channels Digi World, Digi Life and Megamax TV.

Of Snails and Men sets admissions record in Romania

BUCHAREST: Of Snails and Men / Despre oameni şi melci (, the second film from Tudor Giurgiu, netted 13,929 admissions in its opening weekend, setting a ten-year record for a…

Jon Voight Vampire Movie Starts Shooting in Romania

BUCHAREST: Director Pearry Reginald Teo (Necromentia) begins filming The Dark Prince, a medieval vampire movie starring Jon Voight on 18 September 2012.

Increase in multiplexes continues to spur Romanian box office growth in 2012

BUCHAREST: The Romanian box office rose by 4.1 percent in the first seven months of 2012, while admissions grew by 6.4 percent.

Romanian film lures audiences with unique promo campaign

BUCHAREST: Romanian producer/director Tudor Giurgiu is trying to lure Romanian audiences back to local films with a unique new promotional campaign for his second film, Of Snails and Men. Unprecedented…


MEDIAS: The second MECEFF (Mediaş Central European Film Festival, gave its Best Film award to the Polish film Rosa ( by Wojciech Smarzowski

Realitatea TV to Cut Staff

BUCHAREST: Realitatea TV ( announced it will cut half of its personnel, following the appointment of a new General Manager, Gabrial Bugnar, who took over the position on 3 September…

Romanian Films Hit the Local Cinemas This Autumn

BUCHAREST: At least eight high profile Romanian films are scheduled to open domestically in the next three months, with hopes of improving on the lukewarm reception by local audiences. The…

FESTIVALS: Seven Film Compete in MECEFF

MEDIAS, ROMANIA: The second edition of the Medias Central European Film Festival (, running 2-8 September 2012, will screen seven films from seven Central European countries in its official competition.

Romanian TV Cuts Staff

BUCHAREST: The newly installed Council of Administration of Romania’s public broadcaster TVR ( will cut nearly 30 percent of its staff, 980 out of its 3,340 employers, in an attempt…

PRODUCTION: Belgian-Dutch Coproduction Shooting in Romania

BUCHAREST: Belgian director Benny Vandendriessche is in preparation with his debut feature, Drift, a low-budget film planned to shoot entirely in Romania 10 - 25 September 2012 and for three…

Golden Carpathian Market scores sales success

BUCHAREST: Participants at the second edition of the Golden Carpathian ( film market have scored a number of sales during the event which was held in Bucharest from 23 to…

Polish Film Hel Wins at Golden Carpathian Pitching Forum

BUCHAREST: Polish director Katarzyna Priwieziencew’s Hel has won the top prize for best pitch at the Golden Carpathian film market held in Bucharest. Hel is an a feature film produced…

Romanian Film Market Opens

BUCHAREST: The second edition of Romania’s only film market, Golden Carpathian ( is underway through 26 August 2012 in Bucharest.

PRODUCTION: Romanian Polish Doc Sulina:Trapped in Paradise Shooting

BUCHAREST: Diana Munteanu (23) is shooting her first long documentary by the Danube Delta. Sulina:Trapped in Paradise (working title) is a Romanian-Polish coproduction set to be finished next year.

PRODUCTION: Dan Pita to Shoot Chira Chiralina in Autumn

BUCHAREST: Dan Piţa (Stone Wedding) is in early preproduction with a cinematic adaptation of Romanian writer Panait Istrati’s 1923 novella Chira Chiralina.

PRODUCTION: Terry Gilliam to Shoot The Zero Theorem in Romania

BUCHAREST: Austrian actor Christoph Waltz is set to star in The Zero Theorem directed by Terry Gilliam, with shooting planned to start at MediaPro Studios ( in October 2012.