PRODUCTION: Italian/Romanian Documentary The Land You Belong Gets Eurimages Grant

BUCHAREST: Italian director/scriptwriter Elena Rebeca Carini is currently in production with her long documentary The Land You Belong, whose shooting started in November 2021. This Italian/Romanian coproduction received a grant…
16-12-2021

Romania Eases Pandemic Restrictions

BUCHAREST: Romanian cinemas are allowed to function at 50% of their capacity starting 9 December 2021 as the rate of Coronavirus infections has significantly decreased. Cinemas will also close at…
10-12-2021

Lucian Romașcanu Re-Appointed as Minister of Culture in Romania

BUCHAREST: Lucian Romașcanu has been re-appointed as Minister of Culture by the new Romanian Prime Minister Nicolae Ciucă, who is heading a coalition cabinet of the Social-Democratic Party (PSD) and…
26-11-2021

The Legend of Ochi Shooting in Romania With Willem Dafoe and Emily Watson

BUCHAREST: The American animated fantasy adventure film The Legend of Ochi directed by Isaiah Saxon and starring Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson, Finn Wolfhard and Helena Zengel is currently shooting in…
19-11-2021

PRODUCTION: Snowing Darkness to Premiere at Tallinn Black Nights FF 2021

BUCHAREST: Gabriel de Achim’s third feature film Snowing Darkness / Uneori ninge cu zăpadă, alteori cu întuneric will have its world premiere on 25 November 2021 in the international competition…
18-11-2021

New Head Appointed at Romanian Public Television

BUCHAREST: Dan Turturică has been approved by the Romanian Parliament as the new general manager of the Romanian public television (TVR). He is replacing acting general manager Ramona Săseanu, whose…
17-11-2021

FESTIVALS: Bucharest Experimental IFF 2021 Launches National Competition

BUCHAREST: Thirty titles have been selected for the International Competition of the 11th edition of the Bucharest Experimental International Film Festival (BIEFF, 17 – 21 November 2021). For the first…
16-11-2021

Romanian Film Centre Makes Union Cinema Available for Domestic Short Films Premieres

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Film Centre (CNC) has announced that it will make available one of the two cinemas of the Romanian Film Archive in Bucharest, the Union Cinema, for the…
10-11-2021

Romania Tightens COVID-19 Restrictions

BUCHAREST: Romanian authorities have decided to close cinemas, theatres, restaurants and shopping malls at 9 p.m. daily starting on 25 October 2021, as the incidence rate of Coronavirus infections is…
25-10-2021

FNE Oscar Watch 2022: Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn to Represent Romania in Oscar Race

BUCHAREST: Radu Jude’s 2021 Berlinale winner Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn / Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc has been selected as Romania’s candidate for the 94th Academy of…
22-10-2021

FESTIVALS: Transilvania IFF to Launch Documentary Competition in 2022

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The What’s Up, Doc? section of the Transilvania International Film Festival will become competitive in 2022 and open to international first or second documentaries of over 60 minutes.
22-10-2021

North American Sales for Bogdan George Apetri’s Miracle

BUCHAREST: Bogdan George Apetri’s Romanian/Czech/Latvian coproduction Miracle / Miracol has been sold by Memento International to Film Movement in North America, to Arizona Distribution in France, to Weirdwave in Greece…
14-10-2021

Alina Grigore’s Blue Moon Starts Sales

BUCHAREST: Alina Grigore’s debut feature and winner of the Golden Shell at the 69th San Sebastian FF, Blue Moon / Crai Nou has been sold by Patra Spanou Film for…
07-10-2021

Romania-based Pustnik Screenwriting Network Starts New Cycle

BUCHAREST: Pustnik, the first international screenwriters’ residency taking place in Romania, started a new cycle: a series of three development residencies dedicated for both new participants and alumni, working on…
04-10-2021

PRODUCTION: Ion Ioachim Stroe in Postproduction with Debut Feature There Is No One Here

BUCHAREST: The Romanian director Ion Ioachim Stroe is currently in postproduction with his debut feature There Is No One Here / Aici nu e nimeni, which is the first independent…
30-09-2021

FESTIVALS: Animest International Animation Film Festival 2021 Ready to Kick Off

BUCHAREST: A total of 47 animated short films from 27 countries are competing for the 2021 Animest Trophy, the coveted prize that ensures the winner eligibility for the Oscar for…
29-09-2021

Sergei Polunin Promotes Romania in Short Film

BUCHAREST: The famous ballet dancer Sergei Polunin, who was a special guest of the 20th edition of Transilvania IFF (TIFF, 31 July - 9 August 2021), has shot a short…
23-09-2021

FILM+ Programme Announces Projects Selected for 2021-2022

BUCHAREST: Four long documentaries, one feature film, eleven short fiction films, one short animated film and one medium length fiction film have been selected from 91 projects for the 6th…
23-09-2021

Malmkrog Receives Romanian Filmmakers Union Trophy at 50th UCIN Gala

BUCHAREST: Cristi Puiu’s Malmkrog was awarded the Grand Prix and the Trophy of the 50th edition of the Romanian Filmmakers Union (UCIN) awards at the UCIN Gala held at the…
22-09-2021

John Malkovich to Star in Sergiu Celibidache's Biopic

BUCHAREST: John Malkovich is set to play the main part in The Yellow Tie, a drama about the legendary conductor Sergiu Celibidache. The film, co-written and directed by Celibidache’s son…
21-09-2021