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…
11-01-2017

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…
09-01-2017

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…
13-12-2016

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.…
09-12-2016

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…
01-12-2016

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…
30-11-2016

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…
28-11-2016

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…
24-11-2016

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…
03-11-2016

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,…
24-10-2016

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…
18-10-2016

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,…
13-10-2016

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…
12-10-2016 m

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…
11-10-2016

Graduation Released in 12 More Territories until the End of 2016

BUCHAREST: Cristian Mungiu’s Graduation will be released in 12 more territories until the end of 2016. The film started its international career after winning Best Director Award ex-aequo at the…
10-10-2016

Cinema City Opened Its Fourth Multiplex in Bucharest

BUCHAREST: Cinema City opened its fourth multiplex in Bucharest and the 24th in Romania. The biggest cinema operator in Romania invested 6 m EUR in the multiplex located in the…
06-10-2016

FESTIVALS: The Seventh Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest Ready to Kick Off

BUCHAREST: The 7th edition of Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest (14-23 October 2016), a festival initiated by director Cristian Mungiu, will expand this year to over 100 screenings and…
05-10-2016

PRODUCTION: Independent Romanian Feature Film in Preproduction

BUCHAREST: Obscur, the debut feature of Romanian writer/director Andrei Stefanescu, is currently in the financing and preproduction stage. The film is an independent project set for shooting in November 2016.
04-10-2016

Ionaș Dreams of Rain Wins the 11th Aristoteles Workshop

BUCHAREST: Ionaș Dreams of Rain / Ionaș visează că plouă by Dragoș Hanciu won the Best Film Award at the 11th Aristoteles Workshop. This year's experts and tutors were Thierry…
30-09-2016

PRODUCTION: Tudor Giurgiu Preps At the Side of the Moon

BUCHAREST: Tudor Giurgiu is in the casting process with his new feature film At the Side of the Moon, set for shooting in Spain and Romania in spring 2017. This…
22-09-2016