FESTIVALS: Submissions Open for 26th Astra Film Festival

SIBIU: Admissions for the competition sections of the 26th edition of Astra Film Festival are open till 25 March 2019. The most important event dedicated to non-fiction cinema in Romania…

Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time Leads 13th Gopo Awards Nods

BUCHAREST Stere Gulea’s Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time / Moromeții 2 leads the 2019 Gopo Awards with 14 nominations. The 13th edition of the Gopo Gala will be…

Domestic Teen Film Oh, Ramona! Breaks Opening Record in Romania

BUCHAREST: The teen film Oh, Ramona! by Cristina Jacob had 111,881 admissions and 470,142 EUR / 2,209,669 RON gross in the first weekend, a record for a Romanian film. This…

Alpha Violet Picks Up Marius Olteanu’s Monsters.

BUCHAREST: The French company Alpha Violet picked up Marius Olteanu’s debut feature Monsters. / Monștri., even before its selection for the Forum programme of the 69th Berlin International Film Festival…

Romanian Teen Film Oh, Ramona! Hits Domestic Cinemas

BUCHAREST: The new teen film by Romanian writer/director Cristina Jacob Oh, Ramona! will be released domestically on 91 screens on 15 February 2019. Cristina Jacob’s box office hits #selfie and…

Films from CEE Countries in Berlinale Forum’s Selection

BUCHAREST: One 100% Romanian coproduction and three minority coproductions from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Czech Republic were selected for the 49th Forum section of the 69th Berlin International…

FNE Market Analysis 2018: ROMANIA

The most important development in the Romanian film industry in 2018 is the cash rebate scheme launched by the National Commission for Prognosis on 8 October 2018. A total of…

Record Number of Projects Apply for New Romanian Rebate Scheme

BUCHAREST: A total of 41 projects applied for rebates in Romania in October-December 2018, of which seven have already been approved, two have been rejected and the rest of them…

Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time Boosts Domestic Film Admissions in Romania

BUCHAREST: Admissions to domestic films increased from 280,910 in 2017 to approximately 380,000 in 2018 in Romania due to Stere Gulea’s Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time / Moromeții…

Untamed Romania Doc Sold to France Télévisions Group

BUCHAREST: The documentary Untamed Romania / România neîmblânzită, directed by Tom Barton-Humphreys and funded by Auchan Retail Romania and the environmental NGO The European Nature Trust, was sold to France…

Cineplexx Invests 25 m EUR in Eight Multiplexes in Romania

BUCHAREST: The Austrian company Cineplexx, one of the most important operators in the CEE region, enters the Romanian market and plans to open eight cinemas with an investment of 25…

BOX OFFICE: Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time Most Popular Romanian Film of 2018

BUCHAREST: Stere Gulea’s Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time / Moromeții 2 is about to become the most successful film of the year, with 154,137 admissions and 429,013 EUR…

New Philip Noyce Project Among Six Projects to Benefit From New Romanian Cash Rebate Scheme

BUCHAREST: Six projects have been approved for cash rebate in the scheme launched in Romania in October 2018. They include international and Romanian projects, including David Berman’s War by Philip…

FNE AV Innovation: Alexandru Berceanu: CINETic Hosts First Programme Dedicated to Game Design in Romania

BUCHAREST: FNE invited Alexandru Berceanu, director of CINETic to tell us about the latest developments in the activity of this very ambitious center built up alongside the I.L. Caragiale Theatre…

Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time Opens in Second Place in Romania

BUCHAREST: Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time / Morometii 2 by Stere Gulea debuted in the number two spot in Romania, with nearly 71,000 admissions on its opening weekend.

Valer-Daniel Breaz Appointed Minister of Culture in Romania

BUCHAREST: Mathematician Valer-Daniel Breaz has been named as the new Minister of Culture in Romania, as the Social Democratic Party (PSD) changed several ministers from the Government.

Austria’s Cineplexx Enters Romania

VIENNA: The Austrian cinema chain Cineplexx will build eight cinemas with 50 screening salles in Romania.

FNE at 9th Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest: Monsters Wins Work-in-Progress Award

BUCHAREST: Marius Olteanu’s debut feature Monsters was awarded best project in the work-in-progress section of the Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest, and 3 Faces by Jafar Panahi received the…

FNE at the 9th Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest: Cultural Hubs as Solution to Revive Old Cinemas

BUCHAREST: Old Romanian cinemas recovered by local authorities could be refurbished and transformed into cultural hubs if they become part of a national plan that would apply for European support…

FNE at 9th Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest: CNC Plans to Increase Production Support by Collecting More Money for the Film Fund

BUCHAREST: A draft for a new film law prepared by the Romanian Film Centre (CNC) will introduce the possibility for a film to be funded up to 80% of its…