PRODUCTION: Castel Film’s Paunescu Developing First Feature

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: Vlad Paunescu, the owner and CEO of Castel Film Studios (www.castelfilm.ro), is developing Regina directului /Live Queen, his first feature film as a director. Live Queen won a production…
11-12-2011

Romania 2011 Country Profile

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: The Romanian domestic film industry remained steady in 2011, while coproductions and foreign films were on the rise. The foreign interest in the Romanian films continues and national films…
06-12-2011

PRODUCTION: Cristian in Development in Romania

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: Director, screenwriter and producer Tudor Giurgiu is developing his third feature and currently co-writing the third draft with Loredana Novak. The film will be produced by Libra Film (www.librafilm.net).
05-12-2011

Obituary: Andrei Blaier

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: The Romanian film director and screenwriter Andrei Blaier died in Bucharest on 1 December 2011. He was 78. After finishing his film studies in Bucharest in 1956, Blaier started…
01-12-2011

PRODUCTION: Corneliu Porumboiu is Developing A Nine-Minute Interval

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: Two years after Police, Adjective/Poliţist, adjectiv won Un Certain Regard Jury Prize and FIPRESCI Prize in Cannes, Corneliu Porumboiu is writing the script of a new feature A Nine-Minute…
30-11-2011

PRODUCTION: 7 of Hearts in Development

{mosimage} BUCHAREST: Sorin Marin, a businessman and the founder of Anonimul International Independent Film Festival (www.festival-anonimul.ro), is developing his first feature film, 7 of Hearts/7 de inimă roşie. Marin also…
29-11-2011

PRODUCTION: The Return of Captain Nemo 3D in Preproduction at MediaPro Studios

BUCHAREST: The Return of Captain Nemo 3D is expected to start shooting entirely on green screen at MediaPro Studios (www.mediaprostudios.com) in January 2012.
28-11-2011

New TV Channels to Launch in Romania

BUCHAREST: Realitatea TV (www.realitatea.net) will split into two separate channels due to recent differences between the ex-manager, Sebastian Ghita, and the station's owner Elan Schwartzenberg. Realitatea TV will continue as…
27-11-2011

PRODUCTION: The Beatles project in Development

BUCHAREST: After the highly acclaimed The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu/Autobiografia lui Nicolae Ceauşescu which concluded a trilogy on communism (comprising also Videograms of a Revolution /Videogramme einer Revolution and Out…
24-11-2011

PRODUCTION: Through My Veins in Development

BUCHAREST: Florin Şerban follows his a first feature, If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle/Eu când vreau să fluier, fluier, which gathered international recognition and two prizes at the Berlinale…
22-11-2011

PRODUCTION: Itaker Begins Shooting in Romania

BUCHAREST: Toni Trupia's film Itaker, which began filming in Italy on 7 November 2011, moved to Romania in 21 November 21, for the final three weeks of shooting.
21-11-2011

Romanian 2011 grants announced

BUCHAREST: The National Centre for Cinema (www.cncinema.abt.ro ) announced the production grants at its first session of 2011. Two sessions annually are required by the law. The last session opened…
21-11-2011

PRODUCTION: Ho Ho Ho 2: A Family Lottery Begins Filming

BUCHAREST: A sequel to the family film Ho Ho Ho started filming on 7 November 2011 and is expecting to wrap 2 December,, representatives of the production company MediaPro Pictures…
14-11-2011

PRODUCTION: The Last Shepherds in Production

BUCHAREST: Romanian director Dumitru Budrala is working on a long observational documentary encompassing an ancient occupation, Păstoritul transhumant/ The Last Shepherds.
10-11-2011

PRODUCTION: Romanian Romantic Comedy Filming at MediaPro Studios

BUCHAREST: A Romanian comedy directed by Iura Luncaşu and produced by MediaPro Pictures (www.mediapropictures.com) started a three week shoot on 31 October 2011.
08-11-2011

Untitled Werewolf Thriller Wraps Shoot in Romania

BUCHAREST: Universal Studios's Untitled Werewolf Thriller wraps the shoot of a re-boot of Joe Johnston The Wolfman (2010), filmed entirely in Romania, on 8 November 2011. Shooting of started on…
07-11-2011

Untitled Werewolf Thriller Wraps Shoot in Romania

BUCHAREST: Universal Studios's Untitled Werewolf Thriller wraps the shoot of a re-boot of Joe Johnston The Wolfman (2010), filmed entirely in Romania, on 8 November 2011. Shooting of started on…
07-11-2011

GRANTS: TIFF Receives Largest CNC Grant

BUCHAREST: Tranyslvania International Film Festival (www.tiff.ro) received the biggest grant, 144,418 Euro (621,000 RON) from the National Centre for Cinema (www.cncinema.abt.ro) for its 2012 edition.
01-11-2011

PRODUCTION: Across the Mountain in Development

BUCHAREST: Ileana Stănculescu, whose first documentary The Bridge/Podul peste Tisa won First Appereance Award at IDFA in 2004, is developing Across the Mountain, a creative documentary about the friendship between…
27-10-2011

PRODUCTION: From Romania to Zion in Preproduction

BUCHAREST: Producer-director Oana Giurgiu is in preproduction with From Romania to Zion, a long documentary on Jewish immigration from Romania to Israel and the present relations between both countries. She…
27-10-2011