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.

FESTIVALS: Butterflies Wins 2018 Bucharest IFF

BUCHAREST: Butterflies by Tolga Karacelik was awarded Grand Prix at the 2018 Bucharest International Film Festival. For the first time, the festival organised an international competition for short films.

Romanian Kickboxing Promoter Pacts with Hollywood’s Moshe Diamant and Midsummer Films

BUCHAREST: Eduard Irimia, CEO of Superkombat (SK), has partnered with Hollywood producers Moshe Diamant and Christopher Milburn of Midsummer Films to produce films and TV product that can take advantage…

Romania Approves Cash Rebate Scheme

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Government approved a state aid scheme offering a 35% cash rebate on qualified expenditure for international productions shooting in Romania. There is a total cap of 50…

FESTIVALS: The 14th Bucharest IFF Kicks Off

BUCHAREST: Ten feature films and documentaries are competing for the main prizes at the 2018 Bucharest International Film Festival, taking place from 11 to 17 June 2018.

FESTIVALS: I Am Pregnant, in Romania Wins Audience Award at 22nd European Film Festival in Bucharest

BUCHAREST: Jesús del Cerro’s documentary I Am Pregnant, in Romania / Sunt însărcinată, în România received the Audience Award at the 22nd European Film Festival in Bucharest. The festival, organised…

FNE at 2018 TIFF: The Heiresses Wins 17th Transilvania IFF

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The Heiresses by Marcelo Martinessi was awarded the Transilvania Trophy at the 17th edition of Transilvania IFF. The festival took place from 25 May to 3 June 2018.
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