Antipode Picks Up Eastern Business

BUCHAREST: Igor Cobileanski’s Eastern Business/Afacerea est, the first Romanian/Lithuanian/ Moldavian coproduction, has been acquired by the Russian sales agent Antipode Sales & Distribution.

PRODUCTION: Anca Damian Preps Feature Film Moon Hotel Kabul

BUCHAREST: Anca Damian (Crulic – The Path to Beyond, Aparte Film) is in preparation with the feature film Moon Hotel Kabul, a Romanian/French coproduction set to be shot in Romania…

PRODUCTION: Radu Jude Shoots Indie Documentary

BUCHAREST: Radu Jude is in production with an untitled independent 90 minute documentary about the photo collection of Costică Acsinte (1897-1984). The film will use approximately 2,000 photos from the…

PRODUCTION: Alberto Fasulo Preps Italian/Romanian Coproduction

BUCHAREST: Menocchio, the new project of Alberto Fasulo, who won the 2013 Rome Film Festival with TIR, will be an Italian/Romanian coproduction and is set to be shot in summer/autumn…

Romanian Parliament Postpones Discussions on Cinema Law Amendments

BUCHAREST: Discussions on the amendments to the Cinema Law proposed by the Ministry of Culture will have to wait until September 2016 as the judicial commission from the Chamber of…

PRODUCTION: Claudiu Mitcu Preps The Last Voyage

BUCHAREST: Claudiu Mitcu is preparing to shoot Ultimul drum / The Last Voyage, a tragi-comic documentary road movie about an undertaker transporting Romanians who have died while working in Europe.

Romanian Film Caravans Revive an Old Tradition

BUCHAREST: Tudor Baciu, a 28 year-old medical school graduate from Cluj-Napoca, is one of several entrepreneurial film promoters who are reviving the tradition of the travelling film caravan.

Romanian Ministry of Culture Proposes European Amendments to the Cinema Law

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Ministry of Culture, together with a group of filmmakers, has written a draft aimed at adapting the Cinema Law to European legislation. The new law would introduce…

Romanian National Film Archives Assesses Restructuring

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Ministry of Culture has launched a large evaluation process for the National Film Archives and the Romanian Cinematheque. Radu Jude, Corneliu Porumboiu and Radu Muntean are among…

PRODUCTION: Universal's Dragonheart 4 Completed Shooting in Romania

BUCHAREST: Universal's fantasy film Dragonheart 4 by Patrik Syversen, a direct-to-video sequel to the series Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse, was shot entirely in Romania and has moved to postproduction.

PRODUCTION: Frozen Ignat in Postproduction

BUCHAREST: Director/producer Dinu Tănase (At the End of the Line, Studioul Cinematografic București) is in postproduction with Frozen Ignat (working title), a drama set to be released in spring 2017.

FNE at TIFF 2016: Dogs Wins Transilvania Trophy

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Bogdan Mirică 's debut feature Dogs / Câini won the Transilvania Trophy at the 15th Transilvania IFF, the first and largest international feature film festival in Romania, which took…

Cercamon World Sales Acquires By the Rails

BUCHAREST: Cătălin Mitulescu's romantic comedy By the Rails / Dincolo de calea ferată has been acquired by the sales agent Cercamon World Sales.

FNE at TIFF 2016 Romanian Days: Discordia

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Discordia, the debut feature by the film critic Ion Indolean, is an independent film produced by a company from Cluj-Napoca, Hola Media. The film will screen in the Romanian…

FNE at TIFF 2016 Romanian Days: Dream Images

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Sorin Luca’s first documentary Dream Images / Imagini din vis, a portrait of an electronic rock artist persecuted during communism, will screen in the Romanian Days at the 15th…

GRANTS: Romania Announces First Grants of 2016

BUCHAREST: The Romanian National Film Center has allotted approximately 6.8 m EUR / 30.5 m RON in its first session in 2016. Fifteen feature films including new projects by Radu…

FNE at TIFF 2016 Romanian Days: The Last Day

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Gabriel Achim's second feature The Last Day / Ultima zi, an independent thriller about faith, fidelity and forgiveness, will screen in the Romanian Days at the 15th edition of…

FNE at TIFF 2016 Romanian Days: The Magic Mountain

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Using the same mix of animation techniques as she did in Crulic - The Path to Beyond (Aparte Film), Anca Damian tackles the second part of her trilogy on…

FNE at TIFF 2016 Romanian Days: Orizont

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Marian Crişan’s Orizont, which is loosely based on the classical Romanian novella The Mill of Good Luck / Moara cu noroc by Ioan Slavici, will screen in the Romanian…

FNE at TIFF 2016 Romanian Days: In Search of the Lost Father

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Ionut Țeianu's documentary In Search of the Lost Father / În căutarea tatălui pierdut will have its world premiere in the Romanian Days at the 15th edition of Transilvania…