Romania’s anim’est Becomes OSCAR® Qualifying Film Festival

BUCHAREST: The anim’est International Animation Film Festival has been awarded the status of OSCAR® qualifying film festival by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Graduation and Toni Erdmann Nominated for César Film Awards

PARIS: Cristian Mungiu’s Graduation and Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann have been nominated for the César Film Awards in the foreign film category. The 42th edition of the César Film Awards…

Good Opening for 6.9 on the Richter Scale in Romania

BUCHAREST: Nae Caranfil’s comedy 6.9 on the Richter Scale had 12,606 admissions in its opening weekend, a very good result for a country where attendance to domestic comedies took off…

Admissions to Domestic Films almost Doubled in Romania

BUCHAREST: Admissions to domestic films almost doubled in 2016, thanks to the domestic comedies #selfie69 by Cristina Iacob and Two Lottery Tickets by Paul Negoescu. Box office increased by 10.21…

Unites States of Love Hits Romanian Cinemas

WARSAW: Tomasz Wasilewski’s drama United States of Love was released in Romanian cinemas by Transilvania Film on 20 January 2017. The film has recently been released in Denmark and Hungary…

OBITUARY: Romanian Actor Ion Besoiu

BUCHAREST: Romanian actor Ion Besoiu passed away on 18 January 2017 at the age of 85. He was one of the most popular Romanian film and stage actors.

Ionut Vulpescu Re-appointed Romanian Minister of Culture

BUCHAREST: Ionuţ Vulpescu has been re-appointed Minister of Culture at the beginning of 2017, after the Social Democratic Party (PSD) won the parliamentary elections in November 2016. He promised that…

Q & A with Ada Solomon, the Romanian Executive Producer of Toni Erdmann

BUCHAREST: Ada Solomon from Romania’s HiFilm Productions talked to FNE about working as an executive producer for Toni Erdmann and the perspectives of international coproductions with Romania created by the…

GRANTS: Romania Distributes Almost 4.5 m EUR at Its Second Session in 2016

BUCHAREST: Romanian Film Centre distributed 4,439,766 EUR / 21,440,000 RON at its second session in 2016. Documentaries by Radu Jude and Alexander Nanau, and new feature film by Agnes Kocsis…

Cinema City Opens Its Third Multiplex in Romania in 2016

PIATRA NEAMȚ: Cinema City opens in the town of Piatra Neamţ its third multiplex in 2016 and wraps the year with a total investment of 21 m USD / approx.…

Romania Approves New Film Law

BUCHAREST: The Romanian government approved an emergency ordinance regarding the film industry shortly before the parliamentary elections set for 11 December 2016. Most of the articles of the draft proposed…

PRODUCTION: Cristina Iacob Preps Confessions of a Teenager

BUCHAREST: Romanian writer/director Cristina Iacob is in preparation with another teen film, Confessions of a Teenager / Suge-o, Ramona!, following her box office hits #selfie and #selfie 69, which topped…

Romania and Poland Partner with European Platform Less Is More

BUCHAREST: Romania's Asociatia Culturala Control N and Transilvania IFF together with Poland's Krakow Festival Office are the CEE partners of the script development European platform Less Is More (LIM), whose…

Film Phone Application Launched in Romania

BUCHAREST: The first interactive phone application dedicated to art house films has been launched in Romania. The application called Călăuza / The Stalker will inform audiences about art cinema programmes…

Two Romanian Comedies Cash in Nearly One Million Euro

BUCHAREST: Two Romanian comedies released this autumn, #selfie 69 by Cristina Iacob and Two Lottery Tickets by Paul Negoescu, are topping the domestic box office, together taking in 927,129 EUR…

FESTIVALS: Changa Revisited Wins the 23rd ASTRA Film Festival

SIBIU: Changa Revisited by Peter Biella and Leonard Kammerling was awarded best film in the international competition of the 23rd edition of ASTRA Film Festival (17-23 October 2016) in Sibiu,…

PRODUCTION: Sion Siono Shoots Untitled Fantasy in Cluj-Napoca

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Japanese director Sion Sono is currently shooting an untitled fantasy series in Cluj-Napoca, a town he fell in love with after visiting it as a guest of the 15th…

FESTIVALS: The 11th anim'est Animation Film Festival Underway in Bucharest

BUCHAREST: This year's 11th edition of anim'est International Animation Film Festival, the only local festival exclusively dedicated to animated films and one of the most popular film festivals in Bucharest,…

Indie Sales Acquires Debut Feature One Step Behind the Seraphim

BUCHAREST: Daniel Sandu’s debut feature One Step Behind the Seraphim / Un pas in urma serafimilor, produced by Ada Solomon through HiFilm Productions has been acquired by the French company…
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Two Lottery Tickets Sets New Opening Record in Romania

BUCHAREST: Low budget comedy Two Lottery Tickets by Paul Negoescu had the most successful opening for a Romanian film in 26 years with 27,182 admissions and 424,926 RON gross. The…