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…

Beta Cinema Acquires Romanian Gay Love Story

BUCHAREST: Soldiers. A Story from Ferentari, the debut feature by Serbian director Ivana Mladenovic, was acquired by the German sales agent Beta Cinema. This contemporary gay love story set in…

FESTIVALS: Timișoara Central European Film Festival Announces Lineup

TIMIȘOARA: The Mediaș European Film Festival (MECEFF) relocates to Timișoara and runs in competition 13 films from CEE from 3 to 9 September 2017.

HBO Romania Subscribers Demand End of Dubbing for Films

BUCHAREST: HBO Romania is reconsidering its dubbing policy after more than 4,000 subscribers signed a petition asking the channel to stop dubbing films. The reaction came after HBO Romania broadcast…

Divan Film Festival of Food and Love

CRAIOVA: The 8th edition of Divan Film Festival, an unusual festival of good Balkan films and good food, is focused this year on the Balkan love. The festival takes place…

Wild Berries Wins Aristoteles Workshop 2017

ARAD: Wild Berries by Romulus Balazs (France) Marianna Vas (Hungary) and Hedda Bednarszky (Romania) is the winner of the 12th edition of Aristoteles Workshop, the one-month documentary workshop that took…

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Peasant Museum Cinema, Bucharest

This month we speak with Gabriela Albu, the programme coordinator of the Peasant Musem Cinema– Horia Bernea Studio from Bucharest, Romania. The Peasant Musem Cinema is one of the very…

Cinema City Opens Fourth 4DX Cinema in Romania

BRĂILA: Cinema City, the largest cinema operator in Romania, has opened its fourth 4DX cinema in Romania in Brăila Mall. The 144-seat cinema is one of the 400 cinemas of…

PRODUCTION: Liam McIntyre and Harvey Keitel Shoot See You Soon in Romania

BUCHAREST: Romantic drama See You Soon starring Liam McIntyre, Jenia Tanaeva and Harvey Keitel was shot in Romania in July 2017. This is the first feature film by David Mahmoudieh.…

PRODUCTION: James Brolin Shoots Hallmark Movie in Romania

BUCHAREST: American actor James Brolin is currently shooting in Romania the Hallmark film Family Royal, which he is also directing. Castel Film Studios is servicing.

PRODUCTION: Claudiu Mitcu Preps Documentary on Major Earthquake

BUCHAREST: Claudiu Mitcu is in preproduction with a documentary on a hot topic for the capital city of Romania - the effects of a major earthquake. He is working on…

Romania Sees Big Drop in Film Piracy

BUCHAREST: Film and music piracy has seen a major reduction in Romania over the past five years due to the availability of cheaper legal audiovisual products and affordable applications.

Romania Sees Its First 12D Cinema

GALAȚI: The first 12 D cinema in Romania opened in the Museum of National Science in Galați on 19 July 2017.

FESTIVALS: Closeness Wins the 13th Bucharest IFF

BUCHAREST: Closeness by Russian filmmaker Kantemir Balagov was awarded best film and best script at the 13th edition of Bucharest IFF (28 June - 2 June 2017), the oldest festival…

New Romanian Minister of Culture Makes Film Law a Priority

BUCHAREST: Lucian Romaşcanu has been named the new Minister of Culture, announced by the Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose on 28 June 2017. Romaşcanu said that a new film law…

Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly and Jake Gyllenhaal to Shoot for Jacques Audiard's The Sisters Brothers in Romania

BUCHAREST: Palm d'or winner Jacques Audiard will shoot The Sisters Brothers starring Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly and Jake Gyllenhaal in Romania starting 18 August 2017. This western set in…

PRODUCTION: Radu Muntean to Start Shooting Alice T.

BUCHAREST: Radu Muntean (One Floor Below) will start shooting his new feature film Alice T. at the beginning of August 2017. The film will be a Romanian/Swedish/French coproduction with the…

FESTIVALS: The 13th Bucharest IFF Ready to Kick off

BUCHAREST: The 13th edition of Bucharest IFF (28 June - 2 June 2017) is organising a competition for feature films and short Romanian films, as well as a meeting with…

FNE at TIFF Pitch Stop: The Empty House

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Georgian director Rati Tsiteladze and producer Nino Varsimashvili of ArtWay Film won the Transilvania IFF (TIFF) Pitch Stop 30,000 EUR Eurimages Coproduction Development Award for their project for their…

FNE at TIFF: Six Films Workshop at TIFF Pitch Stop

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Four Romanian and two Moldovan projects in development were pitched at the Transilvania IFF (TIFF) Pitch Stop Workshop, held during the 16th edition of TIFF (3-11 June 2017). The…