Romanian Filmmakers Protest Change of Cinema Law

CLUJ: Romanian filmmakers have signed a document protesting against changes to the 2005 Cinema law that they say will be a step back for the Romanian cinema industry.The document, Proclamation…

FNE at TIFF: More films, vistors at 9th Romanian film fest

The 9th edition of TIFF ( wrapped in Cluj-Napoca on June 6 with 40 more films than last year, despite a shorter budget. Under fest director Tudor Giurgiu, the festival…

PRODUCTION: Răzvan Rădulescu debuts with First Of All, Felicia

Răzvan Rădulescu makes his feature film directing debut with First Of All, Felicia (Felicia, înainte de toate), co-directed by Dutch director Melissa de Raaf.

FNE at TIFF: Groundbreaking Edition for the Romanian Film Festival

CLUJ: The 9th edition of TIFF ( in Cluj-Napoca from 28 May-6 June screened 240 films from 47 countries - 40 more films than last year, despite budget cuts. There…

Romanian ad market falls

With a value of 339 million euro, the 2009 Romanian ad market dropped to below the level of 2006. Initiative Romania estimates that the ad market will continue to drop…

FNE at TIFF: Fests drive Romanian film sales

Some of the new features and documentaries presented in the Romanian Days programme at Transylvania International Film Festival ( are in a situation that most film producers can only envy.…

Romania approves digital TV act

The Romanian Government has approved the act that regulates the move toward digital television. It allows the National Authority for Readjustments in Communications (ANCOM, to initiate the procedure for…

FNE at TIFF: Romanian award-winning films show box office strength

If I Want To Whistle, I Whistle ( by Florin Şerban is leading a revival of Romanian film at the local box-office. The feature, awarded at the Berlinale 2010, comes…

Romania to launch 3D TV

Romania will see the the first 3D TV channel on air in 2010, with the planned launch of Central European Media Enterprises' (CME, Pro TV 3D in the fall.…

PRODUCTION: Roxanne, By the Police in development

Valentin Hotea is developing his first feature, Roxanne, By the Police, the story of a man who finds out after reading his file from the communist secret services (the Securitate)…

FNE at Cannes: EFP Producer on the Move Daniel Burlac

For Romania's Producer on the Move Daniel Burlac, a graduate of FEMIS (Paris) and participant in the EAVE and ACE training programmes in 2006 and 2007, working in Romanian cinema…

Bobby Păunescu takes over Vox News

Romanian businessman Bobby Păunescu has taken a controlling stake in Romania's Vox News.

M-appeal picks up Romanian Hello, How Are You

Alexandru Maftei's feature debut, Hello, How Are You, has been acquired by German sales company M-appeal ( and the film's soundtrack by Dragoş Alexandru has been picked up by Warner/Chappell…

FESTIVALS: Transilvania IFF in Cluj announces competition line-up

Twelve feature films are competing for this year's Transilvania Trophy, the top prize of the Transilvania International Film Festival (

PRODUCTION: Bogdan Mustaţă in development with Wolf

The 2008 Golden Bear winner for the short film A Good Day For A Swim/ O zi bună de plajă is in development with his first feature, Wolf/Lupu, a surrealist…

Deficit rises for Romanian National TV

In 2009 the deficit of Romanian National Television (SRTv, rose by 1.36 million in 2009, for an overall gap of 13 million euros.

New 15 Screen Multiplex Opens in Bucharest

Cinema City has opened a new 15 screen multiplex in the newly opened Sun Plaza shopping centre in Bucharest.

Romanian grant conditions announced

The National Centre for Cinema ( has allocated 4,354,000 million euro (18 million RON) for the first session of the grants in 2010.

PRODUCTION: Something Good From Life begins filming

Director Dan Piţa (Luxury Hotel/Hotel de lux, Paso doble/Pas în doi) is in production with his latest film, Something Good From Life.