Romanian Producer Ada Solomon Elected Deputy Chairwoman of EFA’s Board

BUCHAREST: Romanian producer Ada Solomon was voted Deputy Chairwoman of the European Film Academy’s Board on the occasion of the European Film Awards meeting in Berlin last weekend. She will…

Romanian Film Archive Finishes 4K Restoration of Classic Moromeții at Cinelabs Romania

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Film Archive has finalised the 4K restoration of Stere Gulea’s black and white drama Moromeții (1987), which is considered one of the best Romanian films of all…

PRODUCTION: Andrei Gruzsniczki in Postproduction with Emil

BUCHAREST: Writer/director Andrei Gruzsniczki is currently in postproduction with his fourth feature film, Emil (working title), a 100% Romanian coproduction supported by the Romanian Film Centre.

Alexander Nanau’s collective Sold to France and UK

BUCHAREST: Alexander Nanau’s documentary collective / colectiv has been sold in France to Sophie Dulac Distribution and in the UK to Dogwoof. This observational documentary about corruption in Romania’s medical…

Swedish TV Series Based On Crime Bestsellers Shot in Romania

BUCHAREST: Romanian company Seven Film has recently serviced Sweden’s Miso Film in the production of the crime series Box 21, based on the first bestseller from the series written by…

Documentary Platform Vintage Sahia Launched in Romania

BUCHAREST: Vintage Sahia, the first web platform with films produced by the Communist documentary studio Alexandru Sahia between 1950 and 1990, was recently launched in Romania by One World Romania…

Martin Campbell’s The Asset Starring Michael Keaton and Samuel L. Jackson to Shoot in Romania

BUCHAREST: Martin Campbell’s The Asset, starring Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson and Maggie Q, will be shot in Romania for 10 weeks starting 8 January 2020. The project will benefit…

British TV Series Killing Eve Returns to Romania

BUCHAREST: An episode of the third season of the Emmy award winning TV series Killing Eve was shot in Romania in October 2019. Alien Films Entertainment is again servicing and…

PRODUCTION: Romanian Vlad Păunescu Wraps Shooting on The Ladder

BUCHAREST: Director/producer and Castel Film Studios’s CEO Vlad Păunescu has completed filming on his sophomore feature The Ladder / Scara, which shot in September and October 2019. The account of…

PRODUCTION: Romanian/German/US Coproduction Chopin's Wunderkind in Development

BUCHAREST: Brigitte Drodtloff is in development with her debut feature Chopin's Wunderkind, a biopic of piano prodigy Carl Filtsch, who was born in today’s Romania and became the protégé of…

PRODUCTION: Tangaj Production Takes a Chance on Fresh Voices

BUCHAREST: Romania’s Tangaj Production, which is working in the independent sector, is currently in postproduction with Bogdan Theodor Olteanu’s sophomore feature Mia Misses Her Revenge and Andra Tarara’s long documentary…

Violence of Action Starring Ben Foster and Chris Pine to Be Shot in Romania

BUCHAREST: The US independent production Violence of Action directed by Tarik Saleh and starring Ben Foster, Chris Pine and Gillian Jacobs will be shot in Romania starting November 2019. The…

Bogdan Gheorghiu Appointed Romania's Minister of Culture

BUCHAREST: Bogdan Gheorghiu has been named the new Minister of Culture in Romania, as a transitional cabinet led by the National Liberal Party leader Ludovic Orban was approved by the…

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…