#selfie69 Sets Domestic Opening Record in Romania

BUCHAREST: Cristina Iacob's #selfie69 reached 25,121 admissions and became the best opening Romanian film in the last 26 years. This youth comedy is a sequel to #selfie, which was the…

FESTIVALS: The 23rd ASTRA Film Festival Announces Lineup

SIBIU: The 23rd edition of ASTRA Film Festival, one of the most important documentary showcases in Eastern Europe, will run in Sibiu from 17 to 23 October 2016 with eight…

FESTIVALS: Son of Saul Wins Medias Central European Film Festival

MEDIAS: Son of Saul by László Nemes was awarded Best Film of the 6th edition of Mediaş Central European Film Festival (MeCEFF). The festival, which took place from 1 to…

FESTIVALS: The 6th Medias Central European Film Festival Announces Lineup

MEDIAȘ: The 6th edition of Mediaş Central European Film Festival (MeCEFF) announced the seven films from CEE in the competition. They are the winners of their national prizes in 2015.…

New Romanian Film Law to Boost Domestic Films and International Coproductions

BUCHAREST: The draft of the new Film Law, which was made public by the Ministry of Culture, aims at bringing more money to the Film Fund and at supporting Romanian…

Germany Selects Romanian Minority Coproduction Toni Erdmann as Oscar Bid

BUCHAREST: German/Austrian/Romanian coproduction Toni Erdmann by Maren Ade has been selected as Germany's candidate in the Foreign Language category of the 89th Academy Awards.

FESTIVALS: Full Moon Horror & Fantastic Film Festival Kicks Off

BIERTAN: Full Moon / Lună plină, the only horror&fantastic film festival in Romania, kicks off in the village of Biertan in Transylvania on 25 August 2016. The festival is presented…

Romanian Minority Coproduction Toni Erdmann Wins the FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2016

BUCHAREST: German/Austrian/Romanian coproduction Toni Erdmann by Maren Ade will receive the FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2016, awarded by the International Federation of Film Critics to the best film of 2016. The…

PRODUCTION: Ivana Mladenovic Shoots Soldiers. A Story from Ferentari

BUCHAREST: Ivana Mladenovic’s debut feature Soldiers. A Story from Ferentari, a contemporary gay love story set in the poorest neighborhood of Bucharest, is currently shooting. The film is a Romanian/Serbian/Belgian…

OBITUARY: Romanian Actor Marin Moraru

BUCHAREST: Marin Moraru, one of the most important Romanian theatre and film actors, passed away on 21 August 2016 at the age of 79.

FESTIVALS: The 7th Divan Film Festival Ready to Kick Off

CRAIOVA: The 7th edition of Divan Film Festival, the only festival dedicated to cinema and food in the Balkans, will start in Craiova on 20 August and will continue in…

FESTIVALS: Anonimul Independent FF Welcomes Park Chan-wook

BUCHAREST: The 13th edition of Anonimul International Independent Film Festival, will run from 8 to 14 August 2016 in Sf. Gheorghe, Danube Delta, having Park Chan-wook as special guest.

Participants from Romania and Bosnia at the 11th Aristoteles Workshop

BUCHAREST: Twelve participants from Romania, Bosnia, Italy, Finland, England and Germany will participate in the 11th Aristoteles Workshop, which will take place in Șurdești, Maramureș county from 23 August to…

Romanian Filmmakers Clash over New Cinema Law

BUCHAREST: Romanian filmmakers have clashed over the controversial draft of a new film law that is slated go to the Parliament in autumn 2016.

Romanian CNC Has a New Council of Administration

BUCHAREST: Romanian Film Centre (CNC) will have a new Council of Administration starting 1 August 2016.

The Last Transhumance Launches Second Crowdfunding Campaign

BUCHAREST: Dragoş Lumpan's The Last Transhumance/Ultima transhumanţă, a 90-minute documentary shot along a 45,000 km route in Albania, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Wales and Romania has launched a second crowdfunding campaign…
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PRODUCTION: Romanian Independent Film Starring Armand Assante Wraps Shooting in Romania

BUCHAREST: Armand Assante stars in The Wanderers, an independent feature film produced and directed by Dragoș Buliga, which wrapped shooting in Bucharest on 21 July 2016. The film is a…

OBITUARY: Romanian Actor Radu Beligan, the Oldest Actor on Stage

BUCHAREST: Romanian actor Radu Beligan, the oldest actor on stage by Guinness World Records, died at 97 in Bucharest on 20 July 2016.

State Aid Might Lead to a Fivefold Increase in the Romanian Film Industry

BUCHAREST: A state aid scheme for movie productions in Romania could lead to a fivefold increase in the local film industry, up to approximately 250 m EUR per year. It…

PRODUCTION: Florin Șerban Preps Dog

BUCHAREST: Florin Șerban is in preparation with Dog/Câine, a drama/thriller set to start shooting on 22 August 2016.