FNE at 9th Les Films de Cannes a Bucarest: Debate on Rebate Scheme

BUCHAREST: Romanian filmmakers are looking at how the new Romanian rebate scheme approved earlier this year will be combined with existing grant support from the Romanian CNC and other grants.

FNE at 9th Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest: Interview with Founder Cristian Mungiu

BUCHAREST: Cristian Mungiu, the founder of Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest, spoke with FNE about the highlights of the industry events and the plans for the 10th edition of…

GRANTS: Romanian CNC Gives Biggest Grant to Minority Coproduction Quo Vadis, Aida!

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Film Centre (CNC) allotted 4,283,656 EUR / 20 m RON for production and development grants at its first session for 2018. The biggest grant went to the…

FNE at 9th Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest: Four Films from CEE in New Competition Aide à la Distribution

BUCHAREST: Four coproductions from CEE countries which premiered in Cannes in 2018 are among the eight titles competing for a distribution award in the new competition Aide à la Distribution…

FESTIVALS: I Am Another You Wins 2018 Astra FF

SIBIU: The US film I Am Another You by Nanfu Wang won the best documentary award at the Astra Film Fest, which concluded on 21 October 2018.

FNE at 9th Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest: The Festival Adds New Industry Events

BUCHAREST: The 9th edition of Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest, initiated by Cristian Mungiu with the support of the General Delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, Thierry Frémaux, will…

FNE at Jihlava IDFF Emerging Producers: Anamaria Antoci, Romania

BUCHAREST: Anamaria Antoci from Tangaj Production is representing Romania at Jihlava IDFF's Emerging Producers programme. FNE spoke with Anamaria Antoci about the current situation for documentary filmmaking in Romania.

PRODUCTION: Marian Crișan Shoots Berliner

SALONTA: Romanian director Marian Crișan is currently shooting his fourth feature film Berliner in his hometown of Salonta, in Northern Transylvania. Moldavian DoP Oleg Mutu, who shot Cristian Mungiu’s 4…

Romania Launches Cash Rebate Scheme

BUCHAREST: Romania’s cash rebate scheme approved in June 2018 will launch on 8 October 2018. The National Commission for Prognosis has announced the members of the Film Commission which will…

Proposals for New Romanian Film Law to Boost Local Film Industry

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Film Centre (CNC) has prepared a new film law, which would boost support and visibility for the film and cinema industry. The new draft law would introduce…

Indie Sales Acquires Thou Shalt Not Kill

BUCHAREST: Gabi Virginia Şarga and Cătălin Rotaru’s debut feature Thou Shalt Not Kill / Să nu ucizi has been acquired by Paris-based Indie Sales ahead of its world premiere in…

PUSTNIK Screenwriting Residence 2018 Welcomes Eight International Residents

BUCHAREST: Eight international emerging writers and directors have been selected for the 4th edition of PUSTNIK Screenwriters Residency taking place in Romania, at Port Cultural Cetate, from 9 to 17…

PRODUCTION: HBO Europe Preps Third Season of Shadows Series in Romania

BUCHAREST: The third season of the successful TV series Shadows/Umbre will be shot in Romania this autumn and will have its premiere in all the 17 territories of HBO Europe…

FESTIVALS: Requiem for Mrs. J Wins Timișoara Central European FF

TIMIȘOARA: Requiem for Mrs. J by Bojan Vuletic was awarded Grand Prix at the 2018 edition of the Timișoara Central European Film Festival, running from 29 August to 2 September…

FESTIVALS: The 25th Astra Film Festival Announces Lineup

SIBIU: Nine documentaries have been selected for the International Competition of the 25th Astra Film Festival. From a total of 101 films selected, 56 will screen in the five competition…

Romanian Minority Coproduction Donbass Selected as Ukraine’s Entry for Oscar Foreign-Language Category

BUCHAREST: Donbass by Sergei Loznitsa has been selected as Ukraine’s entry for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ award in the best foreign language film category. The film…

Touch Me Not Sold in North America

BUCHAREST: Adina Pintilie’s debut feature Touch Me Not has been sold by Doc & Film in more than 35 territories including North America, where Kino Lorber has acquired the rights.

FESTIVALS: Timișoara Central European FF Announces Lineup

TIMIȘOARA: Eight films from CEE countries will screen in the competition of the 2018 edition of the Timișoara Central European Film Festival, running from 29 August to 2 September 2018.

FNE Spoke to Anca Mitran, Head of Romanian Film Centre

BUCHAREST: FNE spoke with Anca Mitran, Head of the Romanian Film Centre, about the biggest developments in Romanian cinema and also about what needs to be done.

International Sales for Radu Jude's I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians

BUCHAREST: Radu Jude’s I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians has been sold by Beta Cinema to Poland, Hungary and ex-Yugoslavia. The film won the…