Europa Cinemas See Loss of Young Audience as Biggest Threat to European Film

BUCHAREST: The biggest threat to European film is the loss of young audiences, while the biggest perceived threat to the future of cinema is competition for scarce consumer time according…

Cristian Mungiu To Launch VoD Platform for European Films

BUCHAREST: Cristian Mungiu is planning to launch a VoD platform for European films in Romania. The project will continue his initiative started with Les Films de Cannes à Bucharest Festival,…

Romania Sees Original Online Series Trend

BUCHAREST: CASTiNG, one of the few Romanian online original series to date, will be broadcast on YouTube starting 14 December 2017.

Romania Launches Grant Contest for Historical Films

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Film Center (CNC) announced it will give production grants for short and long thematical films in the upcoming grant session. The theme for this session is the…

PRODUCTION: Andrei Gruzsniczki Preps Zavera

BUCHAREST: Andrei Gruzsniczki is in preparation with his third feature film Zavera. The film is a coproduction between Romania and Luxembourg, but additional coproducers are welcome.

PRODUCTION: Romanian/Canadian/German/Swedish Coproduction Lemonade in Postproduction

BUCHAREST: Ioana Uricaru’s debut feature Lemonade is currently in postproduction with the premiere set for autumn 2018. The film is a Romanian/Canadian/German/Swedish coproduction produced by Cristian Mungiu through Romania’s Mobra…

Romania Sees Decrease in Domestic Admissions and Increase in Debuts

BUCHAREST: Four more domestic films are to be released until the end of 2017, but the domestic films released this year will have substantially fewer admissions than in 2016. The…

Deckert Distribution Picks Up Tarzan's Testicles

BUCHAREST: Alexandru Solomon's documentary Tarzan's Testicles has been acquired by the Leipzig-based sales company Deckert Distribution.

FESTIVALS: Deliver Us Wins 24th ASTRA Film Festival

SIBIU: The Italian/French coproduction Deliver Us by Federica Di Giacomo was awarded best international documentary at the 24th ASTRA Film Festival (16-22 October 2017), the largest documentary festival in Romania…

PRODUCTION: Romanian Cannes Short Film Nominees Prep Debut Feature

BUCHAREST: Writers/directors Gabi Virginia Șarga and Cătălin Rotaru are in preproduction with their first feature film, Thou Shalt Not Kill / Să nu ucizi aka Primum Non Nocere.

PRODUCTION: Anca Damian Preps The Extraordinary Voyage of Marona

BUCHAREST: Anca Damian is in preproduction with a new long animated film, The Extraordinary Voyage of Marona / Extraordinara calatorie a Maronei, which is a coproduction between Romania, France and…

Romanian and Polish HBO Series Get Pan-European Distribution

BUCHAREST: The second season of the most popular series produced by HBO Europe in Romania Shadows / Umbre will open simultaneously on 12 November 2017 in all 19 European countries…

Pororoca Sells at San Sebastian FF

BUCHAREST: Wide Management sold the psychological drama Pororoca by Romanian writer/director Constantin Popescu to China, Spain, ex-Yugoslavia, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Paraguay, following its premiere in the main competition of…

Doina Gradea Elected Acting General Manager of the Romanian Public Television

BUCHAREST: Doina Gradea was confirmed by the Romanian Parliament as acting general manager of the Romanian public broadcaster (SRTV) after the rejection of the activity report on 2016 and thus…

Romanian Short Film Nominated for the European Film Awards 2017

BUCHAREST: Romanian short film Written / Unwritten by Adrian Silișteanu is among the 15 short films nominated for the European Film Awards 2017. The European Film Awards ceremony will take…

PRODUCTION: Tudor Giurgiu to Shoot Above Man, the Woman Soars in Spain

BUCHAREST: Romanian writer/director/producer Tudor Giurgiu will start shooting his fourth feature film Above Man, the Woman Soars / Apropierea / Sin Aliento in Spain on 19 October 2017. This Romanian/Spanish/Czech…

Romania Selects Fixer as Oscar Candidate

BUCHAREST: Adrian Sitaru's Fixer / Fixeur has been chosen as the official candidate from Romania for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences nomination in the Best Foreign Language…

FESTIVALS: ASTRA Film Festival Announces Lineup

SIBIU: Nine documentaries have been selected for the international competition of the 17th edition of ASTRA Film Festival, set to take place in Sibiu from 16 to 22 October 2017.

Romania Welcomes the 3rd PUSTNIK Screenwriters Residency

BUCHAREST: Eight emerging filmmakers from Romania, Belgium, Hungary, Sweden, France and Switzerland are participating in the 3rd PUSTNIK Screenwriters Residency, running in Romania's Port Cultural Cetate from 2 to 10…

PRODUCTION: Stere Gulea Preps Sequel to Acclaimed Moromeții

BUCHAREST: Stere Gulea is in preparation with a sequel to Moromeții, 30 years after his first adaptation of the novel by Marin Preda in one of the most acclaimed Romanian…