Bollywood and Al Jazeera to Launch in Romania

BUCHAREST: Romania will see the arrival of Indian and Arab channels, as well as the closure of another channel.

PRODUCTION: Mungiu in production on Provisory

BUCHAREST: Palme d'Or winner Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) is currently filming Provisory, a drama inspired by the tragic death of a young woman in a…

PRODUCTION: The Timber Shooting in Romania

BUCHAREST: The American mid-budget western-thriller The Timber produced by Patrick Newall, Scott Einbinder and Ana Media is currently in production in the Carpathian Mountains and at MediaPro Studios (

Romanian Channel Launches Public Offering

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: Nasul TV (, the first Romanian channel financed 20% by public shares, is set to begin broadcasting at the end of February.

Aurora Wins Romanian Critics Prize

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: Cristi Puiu's Aurora was voted the best Romanian film in 2011, followed by Anca Damian's Crulic - The Path to Beyond/Crulic - Drumul spre dincolo and Adrian Sitaru Best…

PRODUCTION: The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead and Roundhead in Preproduction

BUCHAREST: Australian animator Elliot Cowan is preparing a feature animation based on his series of short films The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead and Roundhead produced by U.S. company Scenery Hill…

House of Film Acquires Phantom Father

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: Beverly Hills based sales agent House of Film ( has picked up Lucian Georgescu's first feature film, Phantom Father produced by Generic Audiovizual SRL (

PRODUCTION: The Charade in Preproduction

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: Romanian director Serban Marinescu will begin shooting The Charade a romantic drama produced by Giuliano Doman and Family Film ( in early February. Based on the script written by…

PRODUCTION: The Charade in Preproduction

BUCHAREST: Romanian director Serban Marinescu will begin shooting The Charade a romantic drama produced by Giuliano Doman and Family Film ( in early February. Based on the script written by…

PRODUCTION: Child's Pose in Preproduction

BUCHAREST: Calin Peter Netzer is preparing Child's Pose, his third feature film, for a February-March 2012 shoot. Netzer (Maria, Medalia de onoare/ The Medal of Honor) is co-authoring the script…

MediaPro Releases Sequel to Poker

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: The Last Corrupted Man in Romania/Ultimul corupt din România, directed by popular Romanian filmmaker Sergiu Nicolaescu, will be released in Romania on 17 February 2012. MediaPro Distribution ( will…

French Release Set for Romanian Documentary

{mosimage}The Romanian/Irish feature documentary Off the Beaten Path, directed by Dieter Auner and produced by Cristian Mungiu (, will have its theatrical release in France on 25 January 2011. Worldwide…

New project from US blockbuster trio due to shoot in Romania in spring

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: MediaPro Studios is expecting another production from US blockbuster The Devil Inside trio Paulson, Brent, Peterman to shoot in Romania in spring.

Match Factory Picks up Fliegauf’s Just the Wind

{mosimage}BUDAPEST: German sales agent The Match Factory ( ) announced its acquisition of Just the Wind by Hungarian director Benedek Fliegauf. The films, about a family of Roma (gypsies) living…

PRODUCTION: The Cernosaurs in Postproduction

BUCHAREST: Radu Dinulescu is in post-production with The Cernosaurs, a 70 minute 2D animation film produced by the Romanian company Artis Film ( ) with the support of the National…

Cinema City expands in Romania

Cinema City announced the opening of its 12th multiplex in Romania on 15 December in the city of Turgu Mures. Cinema City now has a total of 114 screens in…

PRODUCTION: Totonel Shooting in Romania

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: Romanian Emmy-winning director Alexander Nanau is in production with Totonel, a 90 minute documentary about the education of a 10 year old boy growing up in an ill-fated neighborhood…

OBITUARY: Mihnea Gheorghiu

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: The president of the Romanian Filmmakers Union (UCIN, passed away on 11 December 2011. He was 92. Gheorghiu was born in 1919. He was the head of the…

Crulic – The Path to Beyond Sells in Foreign Territories

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: The Romanian-Polish animated documentary Crulic - The Path to Beyond directed by Anca Damian was sold by Wide House/Wide Management (, under construction) has been sold to France, Czech…

FESTIVALS: December 15 Deadline for NexT IFF

{mosimage}BUCHAREST: The deadline for submitting films to the 6th edition of the NexT IFF (, which takes place in Bucharest 28 March to 1 April 2012, is 15 December 2011.