Romanian Public TV to Shut Down Two Channels

BUCHAREST: The Administration Council of TVR ( will cease broadcasting TVR Cultural and TVR Info in an attempt to recover its 133 m EUR debt. TVR3 will continue, but without…

PRODUCTION: Night Falls in India in Production

BUCHAREST: Spanish director Chema Rodriguez has completed the first 10 days of filming on his road-movie, Night Falls in India, in Romania, before moving to Turkey and Spain.

PRODUCTION: I'm an Old Communist Hag in Production

BUCHAREST: Director/screenwriter Stere Gulea teams up with DOP Vivi Drăgan Vasile (Occident) and actress Luminiţa Gheorghiu (The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu) for the first time since collaborating on the Romanian…

FNE - Step In - Locarno - Country Report: Romania

Despite diminished funding, no law on the tax incentives, and a delay on the switchover to digital television until 2013, the film industry continued healthy growth with increased international sales…

FNE Europa Distribution: Distributor of the Month. Romania – Ileana Cecanu, Transilvania Film

FNE together with Europa Distribution have launched its new Distributor of the Month series.

PRODUCTION: The Gentleman from the Courtyard in Postproduction

BUCHAREST:The Romanian-French filmmaker Cornel Gheorghita (Europolis) is in postproduction with his second feature, a Romanian-French coproduction shot mostly in Romania.

RTL II to Launch in Romania

BUCHAREST: TV channel RTL II, airing entertainment and movies with the original content produced entirely in Hungary and in the Hungarian language, will begin broadcasts in Romania by the end…

PRODUCTION: Actor Dragoş Bucur Preps Directing Debut

BUCHAREST: After starring in several acclaimed Romanian New Wave features Dragoş Bucur is preparing to shoot his directorial debut, Love Building, starting 23 July 2012.

Antena TV Group Reports Profit in 2011

BUCHAREST: Antena TV Group had a turnover of 52.62 m EUR and a profit of 1.47 m EUR. It is the only TV company in Romania to show a profit…


More than 20 features have been shot in Romania between July 2011 and June 2012:

PRODUCTION: Sharon Stone, Andy Garcia to Shoot in Romania

BUCHAREST: Klaus Menzel's independent medium budget feature What About Love starring Sharon Stone and Andy Garcia is scheduled to begin filming in Romania on 5 August 2012.

PRODUCTION: The Shoe Box in Preparation

BUCHAREST: Mihai Ionescu (Different Mothers) is in the early stages of preparation and financing for his second feature, The Shoe Box, a tragicomedy set in the communist era.

New President for Romanian Public Television

BUCHAREST: Claudiu Săftoiu was elected as the president/general manager of Romanian Public TV by a Parliamentary vote of 265 to 5 on 2 July 2012.

PRODUCTION: Catalin Mitulescu's El Rumano in Development

BUCHAREST: Romanian producer, screenwriter and director Catalin Mitulescu (The Way I Spent the End of the World, Loverboy) plans to shoot his third feature, El Rumano, in autumn 2013. Details…

PRODUCTION: Romanian Adrian Sitaru to Shoot his First Film in English

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: A cinematic adaptation of Fiona Campbell's bestseller Death of a Salaryman is in early development at the London based company Vernon Films with two time BAFTA winning director Adrian…

PRODUCTION: Iho in Production

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: Eliza Zdru is shooting Iho, a 52 minute documentary on four elderly Aromanians from Cogealac, a small village near Constanţa, Romania, who sing polyphonic archaic music. ("Iho" means "melody"…

Parliament Rejects Romanian TV Annual Report

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Parlament ( rejected the 2011 annual report of Romanian public television ( for 2011 on 12 June 2012, following a veto vote by the two Commissions for…

FNE at TIFF: Joachim Trier’s Oslo, August 31st Wins Transylvania Trophy

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The 11th Transylvania IFF ( gave its top award (the Transylvania Trophy) to the Norwegian film Oslo, August 31st as well as the Best Script award to co-writers Eskil…

PRODUCTION: Our Queen, Mary in Production

BUCHAREST: Adrian Popovici is working on a 90 minute documentary about the life of Queen Mary of Romania (1875-1938), granddaughter of Victoria Queen of England and wife of the King…