FESTIVALS: Home and Otto the Barbarian Win WIP Awards at 10th Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest

BUCHAREST: Radu Ciorniciuc’s documentary Home/ Acasă and Ruxandra Ghițescu’s debut feature Otto the Barbarian / Otto barbarul are the winners of the Works in Progress section at the 10th edition…

FESTIVALS: Estonia’s Immortal Wins 2019 Astra Film Festival

SIBIU: The Estonian documentary Immortal directed by Ksenia Okhapkina was awarded best film in the International Competition of the 26th edition of the Astra Film Festival (14-20 October 2019). A…

Lucian Pintilie’s The Oak Is First Romanian Film Restored in 4K

BUCHAREST: The Romanian/French coproduction The Oak / Balanța (1992) by Lucian Pintilie is the first Romanian film restored in the 4K digital format by BRD – Groupe Société Générale and…

Anca Damian’s Romanian/French/Belgian Coproduction Nominated for 2019 European Film Awards

BERLIN: Romanian director Anca Damian’s film Marona’s Fantastic Tale, a Romanian/French/Belgian coproduction, has been nominated for the European Film Awards in the European Animated Film category.

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2019: Emerging Producer Marcian Lazăr, Romania

BUCHAREST: Marcian Lazăr from Axel Film has been selected to participate in the 2020 Emerging Producers programme for documentary film producers, which kicks off at the 23rd edition of the…

Romania’s Alien Films Entertainment Shoots Three Projects Using Cash Rebate

BUCHAREST: The Romanian company Alien Films Entertainment has already serviced or coproduced two projects under the cash rebate law in 2019 and a third one is in preparation.

FESTIVALS: Poland’s Acid Rain Wins Animest International Film Festival 2019

BUCHAREST: The Polish short film Acid Rain directed by Tomek Popakul received the Animest Trophy at the 14th edition of Animest International Film Festival, held in Bucharest from 4 to…

FESTIVALS: Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest 2019 Ready to Kick Off

BUCHAREST: The 10th edition of the festival Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest (18-27 October 2019), initiated by Cristian Mungiu, will bring more than 100 films to 10 Romanian cities…

Nanau’s collective Sold to North America

BUCHAREST: Tel Aviv-based sales agent Cinephil has sold the North American rights for collective / colectiv, the new documentary by German-Romanian filmmaker Alexander Nanau, to Participant and Magnolia Pictures. This…

Projects from Romania, Serbia and Bulgaria Selected for 4th FILM+

BUCHAREST: Sixteen feature, short and documentary independent film projects from Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria and the Republic of Moldova have been selected for the 4th edition of the workshop FILM+, set…

GRANTS: Romania Announces First Grants in 2019

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Film Centre (CNC) will distribute 4,176,495 EUR / 19,853,000 RON as production grants for feature films, debut feature, short fiction, documentary, animated and thematic films in its…

Dan Chișu Questions Objectivity in 5 Minutes Too Late

BUCHAREST: Dan Chișu’s new feature film 5 Minutes Too Late / 5 minute, inspired by real homophobic reactions that occurred during a screening of an LGBT film in Romania, was…

Agnieszka Holland Elected Honourary President of FERA

BUCHAREST: Polish director Agnieszka Holland was elected Honourary President of the Federation of European Film and TV Directors (FERA) at its annual General Assembly attended by members from 27 countries…

FESTIVALS: Astra Film Festival 2019 Announces Lineup

SIBIU: The Astra Film Festival has announced the official programme for its 26th edition (14-20 October 2019). A total of 46 films will vie for awards in the competitive sections:…

PRODUCTION: Romanian Vali Hotea Shoots Black Comedy Lebensdorf

BUCHAREST: Romanian director Vali Hotea is currently shooting his sophomore feature Lebendsdorf aka I Hate Berlin in Romania and Germany. The film is a black comedy about indecision and the…

PRODUCTION: Action Film Back 2 Back Shoots in Romania

CONSTANȚA: Back 2 Back directed by Kader Ayd is currently shooting in Constanța, on the Black Sea coast. According to Romanian media, this action film is an original Netflix production.…

FESTIVALS: Donbass Wins 9th Timisoara Central European FF

TIMIȘOARA: Romanian minority coproduction Donbass directed by Sergei Loznitsa was awarded the Grand Prix of the 9th edition of the Timișoara Central European Film Festival, running from 28 August to…

Cătălin Mitulescu Explores Human Relationships In Heidi

BUCHAREST: Cătălin Mitulescu’s new feature film Heidi follows a police officer nearing retirement who is given the mission to find two prostitutes who are willing to testify in an organised…

Cinephil Picks Up Collective

BUCHAREST: Tel Aviv-based sales agent Cinephil has acquired collective / colectiv, the new documentary by German-Romanian filmmaker Alexander Nanau, which will screen in the Official Selection – Out of Competition…

More Romanian Documentaries Released Domestically

BUCHAREST: Four out of eleven new Romanian domestic films scheduled for release between now and the end of the year docs and one is a long animated film. This mean…