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…

FESTIVALS: One World Romania Celebrates 10th Anniversary

BUCHAREST: One of the highlights of the 10th edition of the Documentary and Human Rights International Film Festival One World Romania, unfolding in Bucharest from 13 to 19 March 2017,…

Sieranevada and Dogs Lead Nominations for 11th Gopo Awards

BUCHAREST: Cristi Puiu’s Sieranevada and Bogdan Mirică’s debut feature Dogs received 16 and 13 nominations respectively in the 11th edition of Gopo Awards. The awards ceremony will take place at…

Less Is More Announces Selected Projects

BUCHAREST: Sixteen projects, including ones from Macedonia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Romania and Poland, have been selected for the first edition of Less Is More. Romania's Asociatia Culturala Control N and Transilvania…

PRODUCTION: Second Season of Shadows Series in Postproduction

BUCHAREST: The second season of the HBO Europe series Shadows / Umbre, produced and shot in Romania in autumn-winter 2016, is currently in postproduction with the premiere set for 2017.

FNE at Berlinale 2017: Romanian Film in Berlin

The Romanian Film Centre will be pleased to meet you in Berlin/EFM at MGB/G2!

ROMANIA: Country Report 2016

It was a very good year for Romania, with a record number of films selected and awarded in Cannes and new European additions to the Cinema Law approved at the…

OBITUARY: Romanian Director Radu Gabrea

BUCHAREST: Romanian film director Radu Gabrea passed away at age 79 on 9 February 2017. He was the founder of the Mediaș Central European Film Festival (MECEFF) in 2012.

Producer Oana Iancu Takes The Deer to the Berlinale Co-production Market

BUCHAREST: Romanian producer Oana Iancu is doing double duty at the 67th Berlinale as producer of Călin Peter Netzer’s Competition film Ana, mon amour (Parada Film) and as producer of…

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.