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…

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.