PRODUCTION: 4 Blows in Development

BUCHAREST: Writer/director Peter Kerek is developing his first feature film, 4 Blows/Patru lovituri, a fictional self-portrait told through four life-changing events in one man's life.

FNE 2010 Year in Review: Romania Secures its Place on the Cinema Map

Romanian filmmakers were the stars of 2010, while TV saw growth and administrative changes, all of which set the stage for future success.

Cityplex Opens 3D Screen

Cityplex opened its first 3D screen at Cityplex Constanţa (Tomis Mall) located on the Black Sea coast on 10 December 2010.

PRODUCTION: Ileana in Development

BUCHAREST: Eva Pervolovici is in development with her first feature, Ileana, the story of a young and innocent girl who decides to infiltrate the ghetto in order to save her…

10 TV Launches on December 10

BUCHAREST: 10 TV, a new television channel from Romanian communication company RCS/RDS (, will launch on 10 December 2010. The launch budget and the budget for 2011 is 10 million…

PRODUCTION: The End of Rain in development

Director/writer Alex Rotaru is in development with his first feature film, The End of Rain, focusing on the culture clash and conflict between generations and inspired by his own experience…

PRODUCTION: Gabrea in Development with Lindenfeld

Radu Gabrea (Gruber's Journey, The Beheaded Rooster) is currently in development with the long docu-drama The Last Days of Ceauşescu (planned for shooting starting February 2011) and is also developing…

Aurora sold to the USA

Cristi Puiu's third feature film Aurora will be distributed in the United States by The Cinema Guild in 2011.

World According to Ion B. Wins Emmy

Alexander Nanau's feature-length documentary The World According to Ion B. took the prize in the Arts Programming section of the 38th International Emmy Awards at a ceremony in New York…

PRODUCTION: The Last Days of Ceauşescu in development

BUCHAREST: The Romanian filmmaker Radu Gabrea plans to begin preproduction in January 2011 on his long docu-drama The Last Days of Ceauşescu based on the script written by Grigore Cartianu,…

PRODUCTION: Filming Wraps on The Little Spartan

BUCHAREST: Dragoş Iuga is in production with his first feature The Little Spartan/Micul spartan, a fantasy story told in mockumentary style for grown-up audiences and also for children, the director…

World According to Ion B. competes for International Emmy

Romanian documentary The World According to Ion B. directed by Alexander Nanau is the sole contender from CEE competing for an International Emmy. The film is competing in the prestigious…

PRODUCTION: Looking For A Mother in Postproduction

Romanian director Adrian Popovici (Dracula The Impaler, Eva) is in post-production with a Romanian-Moldavian co-production, Looking For A Mother /Se caută o mamă. A tentative premiere date is planned for…

New Niche Channels Launch in Romania

Film channels FilmBox Family (, FilmBox Extra, and the action channel FightBox HD will also be launched in Romania in a few months, said Piotr Reich, CEO of SPI International…

Romanian Cable Direct in Deal with Sony

Romanian company Cable Direct has signed a deal with Sony Pictures Television giving Sony a majority stake in the advertising sales company. Cable Direct handles ad sales for several Romanian…

PRODUCTION: Seven Acts Of Mercy in Preproduction

BUCHAREST: The Italian documentary and short film directors Gianluca and Massimiliano De Serio are in Bucharest for the final stage of the casting the lead actress of their first feature,…

PRODUCTION: A Film for Friends in post-production

Director/screenwriter Radu Jude is currently in post-production with a low-budget 60-minute film A Film for Friends/Film pentru prieteni which he produced and self-financed. Jude, whose first feature The Happiest Girl…

PRODUCTION: From Love With Best Intentions goes into postproduction

From Love With Best Intentions, the second feature by Adrian Sitaru, has concluded filming after one month and one day of production, producer Ada Solomon told FNE. Postproduction will take…

The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu Sold to Four Territories

The Romanian documentary The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu was sold to France, Italy, Portugal and Great Britain, the film's director Andrei Ujică told FNE.

New Management at Realitatea TV

BUSAREST: The National Audiovisual Council of Romania ( extended the licence for Realitatea TV channel ( for nine years. Its previous licence was set to expire on 30 October 2010.…