FNE EXCLUSIVE: Radu Jude Preps Is This What You Were Born For?

BUCHAREST: Acclaimed Romanian helmer Radu Jude is set to start shooting his new feature film Is This What You Were Born For? with his regular producer Ada Solomon at Hi…

FNE AV INNOVATION: Romanian Film Festival Organises Innovative Crowdfunding Campaign

TIMIȘOARA: Ceau Cinema!, an independent film festival from the Romanian city of Timisoara and screening European productions, had the innovative idea of launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise additional funding.

Ulrich Seidl Rumored to Film Evil Games in Romania

BUCHAREST: Acclaimed Austrian helmer Ulrich Seidl is scheduled to shoot part of his anticipated feature film Evil Games / Böse Spiele in Romania. The film deals with the relationship between…

FESTIVALS: EFAD’s Samuel Young to Speak at 21th European Film Festival in Bucharest

BUCHAREST: The 21th European Film Festival will run 64 films in the capital city of Romania and also in Iași, Târgu Mureș, Gura Humorului and Timișoara from 4 to 28…

Sieranevada Wins UCIN Trophy for 2016

BUCHAREST: Sieranevada by Cristi Puiu received Grand Prix and UCIN Trophy at the 45th edition of the Romanian Filmmakers Union (UCIN) awards, which were announced on 24 April 2017. The…

PRODUCTION: Hadrian Marcu Shoots Debut Feature Shadow and Dream

BUCHAREST: Romanian director Hadrian Marcu is currently filming his debut feature Shadow and Dream (working title). The film is a Romanian/Polish coproduction set to premiere in 2018.

Romanian Filmmakers Union Announces Nominations for Its 2016 Awards

BUCHAREST: Sieranevada, Ilegitimate and Two Lottery Tickets have been nominated for the Grand Prix and the UCIN Trophy at the 45th edition of the Filmmakers Union (UCIN) awards, which will…

FNE Europa Distribution: Distributor of the Month: Transilvania Film, Romania

FNE and Europa Distribution are launching a new chapter in our Distributor of the Month section. In the coming months we will talk with European distributors about their lineup, their…

FESTIVALS: The 6th Cinepolitica IFF Ready to Kick Off in Bucharest

BUCHAREST: Seven feature films and documentaries are competing for the main prize at the 6th edition of Cinepolitica International Film Festival, set to take place in Bucharest from 20 to…

DocBloc: Bucharest Delta

Director Eva Pervolovici is preparing a Romanian/French documentary about an abandoned part of Romania that was a monastery and later a political prison.

Romania Launches Film Channel Dedicated to Domestic Films

BUCHAREST: Cinemaraton, the first channel to broadcast only domestic films in Romania, started airing on 30 March 2017. The channel is distributed free of charge to the subscribers of AKTA.

FNE EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros Horror Starts Filming in Romania in May

BUCHAREST: Warner Brothers will shoot The Nun, a spin-off of its 2016 film The Conjuring 2, entirely at the Romania’s Castel Film Studios starting 3 May 2017. The Nun, directed…

FNE at BIEFF: French 489 Years Wins the 7th Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival

BUCHAREST: The French film 489 Years directed by Hayoun Kwon received the Main Award for Experimental Film at the 7th Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF, which took place from…

PRODUCTION: Paul Negoescu Starts Shooting Romanian/Bulgarian Coproduction

BUCHAREST: Paul Negoescu begins filming on his third feature film Never Let It Go on 2 April 2017. His previous film Two Lottery Tickets / Două lozuri, an independent comedy…

FESTIVALS: Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival Challenges Audience to Defy Borders

BUCHAREST: The 7th Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF will take place from 28 March to 2 April 2017. This year the programme challenges the audience to defy borders and…

Aristoteles Workshop Launches Call for Entries

BUCHAREST: Aristoteles Workshop opens call for applications for its 12th edition set to take place in Șiria, Arad county from 3 July to 5 August 2017. Applications are open to…

Sieranevada Wins Best Film at the Romanian Gopo Awards

BUCHAREST: Sieranevada by Cristi Puiu won the most important awards at the 11th Gopo Gala held in Bucharest on 21 March 2017. The film was awarded best film, best director,…

New Film Distributor on Romanian Market

BUCHAREST: New Romanian film distributor Bad Unicorn makes its debut on the Romanian market by releasing Ildikó Enyedi's On Body and Soul on 30 June 2017. The company plans on…

Versatile Picks Up Andrei Crețulescu's Debut Feature

BUCHAREST: Andrei Crețulescu's debut feature Charleston aka Charlton Heston was picked up by Paris-based sales agent Versatile. This Romanian/French coproduction is currently in postproduction and set to be finished end…

FESTIVALS: Romanian Project Otto the Barbarian Selected for the 13th Cinefondation’s Atelier

BUCHAREST: Otto the Barbarian by Ruxandra Ghițescu is the only CEE project among the 15 projects selected for Cinefondation’s Atelier in Cannes 2017. The event will take place from 19…