New Romanian TV Channels Receive Licenses

The National Audiovisual Council of Romania approved licenses for two TV stations at its 12 October 2010 meeting.

Romania receives EFA nomination

If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle from Romanian director Florin Serban is nominated for the European Film Academy's prestigious European Discovery Prix FIPRESCI. The film is the only CEE…

The Happiest Girl In The World sold to Austria

BUCHAREST: Romanian director Radu Jude's first feature, The Happiest Girl In The World / Cea mai fericită fată din lume ( has secured distribution in Slovenia and ex-Yugoslavia, and just…

PRODUCTION: So I Say shooting postponed

BUCHAREST: Bogdan Dumitrescu Dreyer (A Cold Place In The Sun and Thalassa, Thalassa ) has postponed shooting on So I Say starring Gérard Depardieu and Harvey Keitel. Filming was originally…

Evo TV relaunches in Romania

Evo TV (, the first online television in Romania, was re-launched on 4 October 2010. The station was originally launched in 2007, but ceased broadcasts in July 2008. It will…

PRODUCTION: Domestic in development

BUCHAREST: Adrian Sitaru (Angling/Pescuit sportiv) who is currently filming his second feature From Love With Best Intentions/Din dragoste, cu cele mai bune intenţii,is developing another feature, Domestic, which received a…

PRODUCTION: Looking For A Mare's Nest in shooting

BUCHAREST: The new feature of Dan Chişu (Websitestory) is the story of a storekeeper who becomes unemployed when the warehouse where he used to work for 15 years sees the…

PRODUCTION: The Japanese Dog in development

BUCHAREST: Romanian director Tudor Jurgiu is in development on his first feature, The Japanese Dog (Câinele japonez), about an old man, Costache Moldu, who tries to connect with his estranged…

PRODUCTION: Weapon shoots in Bucharest

Shooting for Weapon, an action movie directed by Ernie Barbarash, started 9 September at MediaPro Studios ( ) near Bucharest. The story centers on two famous assassins who put their…

Romania enters If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle for Oscars

Florin Şerban's first feature has been forwarded for consideration as an Oscar Foreign Language Film nomination by a committee including the film critics Eugenia Vodă, Magda Mihăilescu, Cristina Corciovescu, Dana…

UPC Romania adds new channels to portfolio

One of Romania's major cable companies, UPC (, has launched six new channels, including one in HD. Starting Sept. 1, UPC, affiliated at Liberty Global Inc. (, offers Discovery HD…

Multiplexes expand in Romania

Cinema City (, a leading cinema operator in Central and Southern Europe, will open its 8th multiplex in Romania and the first in the city of Arad Sept. 17.

PRODUCTION: The Bear in postproduction

The Bear, the second film from Dan Chişu (Websitestory,, has completed shooting and is now in post-production.

Agro Channel to launch in 2010

The National Audiovisual Council of Romania ( has granted a satellite license to Valtec Media Broadcasting SRL for a new Agro Channel to be broadcast in Romania and possibly in…

Record number of Romanian go into distribution

At least ten Romanian films are expected to open in local cinemas by the end of 2010. Distributors are still juggling schedules looking for their best release dates.

PRODUCTION: Tom Sawyer in shooting in Germany and Romania

German director Hermine Huntgeburth is filming a new adaptation of Mark Twain's classical novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The shooting starts on August 30 and will take place in…

PRODUCTION: From Love With Best Intentions begins shooting

Adrian Sitaru (Angling/Pescuit sportiv) starts shooting his second feature, From Love With Best Intentions/ Din dragoste, cu cele mai bune intenţii on September 9. The film is a story about…

Romanian grants announced

Five debut films and another ten feature films are among the recipients of the latest round of Romanian grants.

Morgen sold to Switzerland and France

Marian Crişan's first feature, recipient of four prizes at Locarno will be distributed in Switzerland by Secondo Film GmbH ( and in France by Les Films du Losange (

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance to be shot in Romania

The sequel of Ghost Rider (2007), the action adventure film starring Nicolas Cage as a Marvel Comics character, will begin shooting in Romania on October 1, 2010. The news was…