Romanian Films Hit the Local Cinemas This Autumn

BUCHAREST: At least eight high profile Romanian films are scheduled to open domestically in the next three months, with hopes of improving on the lukewarm reception by local audiences. The…

FESTIVALS: Seven Film Compete in MECEFF

MEDIAS, ROMANIA: The second edition of the Medias Central European Film Festival (, running 2-8 September 2012, will screen seven films from seven Central European countries in its official competition.

Romanian TV Cuts Staff

BUCHAREST: The newly installed Council of Administration of Romania’s public broadcaster TVR ( will cut nearly 30 percent of its staff, 980 out of its 3,340 employers, in an attempt…

PRODUCTION: Belgian-Dutch Coproduction Shooting in Romania

BUCHAREST: Belgian director Benny Vandendriessche is in preparation with his debut feature, Drift, a low-budget film planned to shoot entirely in Romania 10 - 25 September 2012 and for three…

Golden Carpathian Market scores sales success

BUCHAREST: Participants at the second edition of the Golden Carpathian ( film market have scored a number of sales during the event which was held in Bucharest from 23 to…

Polish Film Hel Wins at Golden Carpathian Pitching Forum

BUCHAREST: Polish director Katarzyna Priwieziencew’s Hel has won the top prize for best pitch at the Golden Carpathian film market held in Bucharest. Hel is an a feature film produced…

Romanian Film Market Opens

BUCHAREST: The second edition of Romania’s only film market, Golden Carpathian ( is underway through 26 August 2012 in Bucharest.

PRODUCTION: Romanian Polish Doc Sulina:Trapped in Paradise Shooting

BUCHAREST: Diana Munteanu (23) is shooting her first long documentary by the Danube Delta. Sulina:Trapped in Paradise (working title) is a Romanian-Polish coproduction set to be finished next year.

PRODUCTION: Dan Pita to Shoot Chira Chiralina in Autumn

BUCHAREST: Dan Piţa (Stone Wedding) is in early preproduction with a cinematic adaptation of Romanian writer Panait Istrati’s 1923 novella Chira Chiralina.

PRODUCTION: Terry Gilliam to Shoot The Zero Theorem in Romania

BUCHAREST: Austrian actor Christoph Waltz is set to star in The Zero Theorem directed by Terry Gilliam, with shooting planned to start at MediaPro Studios ( in October 2012.

PRODUCTION: The Woman with the Black Necktie in Preparation

BUCHAREST: Şerban Marinescu is in preproduction with The Woman with the Black Necktie, a comedy set to be shot in Greece and Romania in autumn. Negotiations with Greek coproducer Metavision…

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…