New Romanian Production Company East West Productions Launched

BUCHAREST: Former HBO Europe senior executives Wayne Henry and Alina David have launched the independent Romanian owned media production company EastWest Productions.

FESTIVALS: Astra Film Festival 2021 Announces Winners

SIBIU: Night Nursery by Bourkinabe director Moumouni Sanou received the Best Film Award in the New Voices in Documentary Cinema Competition of the 28th edition of the International Documentary Film…

PRODUCTION: Alina Grigore Wraps Shooting Sophomore Feature Amid Waters

BUCHAREST: Writer/director/actress Alina Grigore has entered postproduction with her sophomore feature Amid Waters / Între ape (working title). Her debut feature Blue Moon / Crai nou has been selected for…

OBITUARY: Romanian Actor Ion Caramitru

BUCHAREST: The revered Romanian theatre and film actor Ion Caramitru died at 79 on 5 September 2021. He was Minister of Culture from 1996 to 2000, manager of the National…

FESTIVALS: Bucharest International Dance FF 2021 Announces Winners

BUCHAREST: Belia by Egyptian director Eman Hussein received the award for best film at the 7th edition of the Bucharest International Dance Film Festival (1-5 September 2021), the only event…

FESTIVALS: As Far as I Know Wins Central European FF Timișoara 2021

TIMIȘOARA: The Hungarian/Romanian coproduction As Far as I Know directed by Nandor Lörincz and Balint Nagy has been awarded Best Film at the 5th edition of the Central European Film…

PRODUCTION: Sebastian Mihăilescu Preps Romanian/Polish/German Coproduction Double Happiness

BUCHAREST: Romanian writer/director Sebastian Mihăilescu is preparing to start shooting his debut feature Double Happiness on 4 October 2021. Diana Păroiu and Ada Solomon are producing through Romania’s microfilm in…

Much Ado About Christmas Wrapped Shooting in Romania

BUCHAREST: Much Ado about Christmas directed by Michael Damian wrapped shooting in Romania with Castel Film Studios providing services and several local professionals in the crew.

FESTIVALS: The 7 Bucharest International Dance FF Announces Lineup

BUCHAREST: A total of 28 titles from 14 countries are competing in the International Competition of the 7 edition of the Bucharest International Dance Film Festival (1-5 September 2021), a…

Tim Burton Series Wednesday to Shoot in Romania for Six Months

BUCHAREST: Netflix series Wednesday, directed by Tim Burton and starring Jenna Ortega, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzmán, will shoot in Romania for six months, serviced by Icon Films, according to…

FESTIVALS: Astra Film Festival 2021 Announces Lineup

SIBIU: Eight long documentaries have been selected for the Emerging Voices of Documentary competition of the 28th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival - Astra Film Festival, which will…

FESTIVALS: Central European Film Festival Timisoara 2021 Announces Lineup

TIMISOARA: The Competition programme is back in the selection of the 5th edition of the Central European Film Festival Timisoara, after a pause in 2020. Six feature films are competing…

Tim Burton’s Series Wednesday Addams Rumoured to Be Shot in Romania

BUCHAREST: The Netflix series Wednesday Addams directed by Tim Burton and starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán and Jenna Ortega, is rumoured to start shooting in Romania in October 2021.

Syndicado Picks Up Romanian Venice Days Debut Immaculate

BUCHAREST: Immaculate / Imaculat, the debut feature by Monica Stan and George Chiper-Lillemark, has been acquired by Syndicado ahead of its world premiere in the Venice Days 2021 (1-11 September…

Patra Spanou Film Picks Up Romanian Blue Moon

BUCHAREST: Alina Grigore’s debut feature Blue Moon / Crai nou has been acquired by Patra Spanou Film ahead of its world premiere in the main competition of the San Sebastian…

PRODUCTION: Andrei Tănase Shoots Romanian/French/Greek Tiger

BUCHAREST: Romanian director Andrei Tănase is currently shooting his debut feature Tiger, a Romanian/French/Greek coproduction involving a real tiger.

FNE at TIFF 2021: Russian/Polish/Belgian The Whaler Boy Wins 20th Transilvania IFF

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The Whaler Boy, a coproduction between Russia, Poland and Belgium directed by Philipp Yuryev, received the Transilvania Trophy at the 20th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF)…

GRANTS: Romania Announces First Grants in 2021

BUCHAREST: New feature film projects by Cristian Mungiu, Radu Jude, Adina Pintilie and Ivana Mladenovic received production support from the Romanian Film Centre (CNC) at its first grants in 2021.…

FNE at Venice 2021: Memento International Picks Up Bogdan George Apetri’s Miracle

BUCHAREST: Miracle / Miracol, the third feature film by the Romanian-born, New York- based director Bogdan George Apetri, has been picked up by Memento International ahead its world premiere in…

Eight Projects Head to Pustnik Screenwriters Residency

BUCHAREST: The 7th Pustnik Screenwriters Residency has selected eight projects to participate in the in-person is 2021 programme taking place at Port Cultural Cetate, September 13–20.