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…

Big Budget Indian Film Saaho to Be Shot in Romania

BUCHAREST: The last leg of Saaho, directed by Sujeeth, is set to be shot on location in Romania. According to DNA India, this contemporary action film will be one of…

PRODUCTION: Romanian Fulbrighter Ioana Mischie in Production with Pioneering Transmedia Franchise with State of the Art Stereoscopic Technology

BUCHAREST: Writer/director Ioana Mischie (Fulbright Alumna, Berlinale Talents Alumna) is currently in production with Government of Children, a pioneering transmedia world reuniting a 3D state of the art feature film…

PRODUCTION: Iura Luncaşu Shoots Comedy with Olympic Champion Sandra Izbaşa

BUCHAREST: Iura Luncaşu is currently shooting Do It or Shut Up/Faci sau taci, a comedy he is also producing. His previous comedy Ghinionistul, was the Romanian film with the best…

Romania Launches Lucian Pintilie Film Fund

BUCHAREST: Lucian Pintilie Film Fund, the first project initiated by the newly established Fundația9, aims at honouring the memory of the great Romanian director as well as encouraging art house…

Romania Selects I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians as Oscar Candidate

BUCHAREST: Radu Jude’s I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians has been chosen as the official candidate from Romania for an Academy of Motion Pictures…

Aristoteles Workshop Kicks Off in Romania

BARU: Young participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Romania were selected for the Romanian Aristoteles Workshop, whose 13th edition started in the…

FESTIVALS: 9th Divan FF Conjures Balkan Dreams

CRAIOVA: The 9th edition of the Divan Film Festival focuses on Balkan Dreams. The film and food festival from the Balkans takes place this year in Craiova from 24 to…

FESTIVALS: Open Call for Bucharest International Dance FF and Dance Film Development Lab

BUCHAREST: The 2018 Bucharest International Dance Film Festival (6-9 September 2018) is receiving submissions until 17 July 2018, while applications for the Dance Film Development Lab (3-9 September 2018) can…

PRODUCTION: HBO Europe and TNT Serie Wrap Shooting on Hackerville

BUCHAREST: HBO Europe and Germany’s TNT Serie wrapped shooting on the six-episode series Hackerville, directed by Igor Cobileanski and Anca Miruna Lăzărescu.