Cristian Mungiu Back in Cannes’ Competition with R.M.N.

BUCHAREST: Cristian Mungiu’s new feature film R.M.N., selected for Cannes’s Competition 2022, questions the profound motivations of human behaviour in the face of reality and how we relate to a…

Admissions to Domestic Films Declined in Romania in 2021

BUCHAREST: Admissions to domestic films declined in Romania from 604,247 in 2020 to 236,291 in 2021, even though more new domestic films were released in 2021: 28, compared to 19…

Transilvania Pitch Stop Extends Deadline for Applications

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Transilvania Pitch Stop (TPS), the coproduction platform of the Transilvania IFF (TIFF), has extended the deadline for applications for its 2022 edition to 17 April 2022. TPS will be…

Adina Pintilie’s New Project to Represent Romania at La Biennale di Venezia

BUCHAREST: The project You Are Another Me - A Cathedral of the Body by the Romanian Berlinale Golden Bear winner Adina Pintilie is representing Romania at the 59th International Art…

PRODUCTION: Tom Wilson in Postproduction with Romanian/Czech Feature Dark Ages

BUCHAREST: British-born Bucharest-based film director and writer Tom Wilson is currently in postproduction with his third feature film Dark Ages, produced by Corneliu Porumboiu’s outlet 42 Km Film in coproduction…

PRODUCTION: Romanian Director Andrei Cohn Preps Gefilte Fish

BUCHAREST: Romanian writer/director Andrei Cohn is preparing to shoot his third feature film Gefilte Fish in April 2022. The film will be produced by Anca Puiu through Romania’s Mandragora in…

FESTIVALS: Astra Film Festival's Website Targeted by Hackers

SIBIU: The website of Astra Film Festival has been targeted by hackers who collected registration fees of approximately 2,000 EUR from over 100 film directors from 26 countries through a…

Transilvania Pitch Stop Opens Call for Applications

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Transilvania Pitch Stop, the coproduction platform of the Transilvania IFF (TIFF), has opened the call for applications for its 2022 edition announced for 23-25 June. The deadline is 10…

Otto the Barbarian Leads 16th Gopo Awards Nominations

BUCHAREST: Ruxandra Ghițescu’s debut feature Otto the Barbarian leads the 16th Gopo Awards nominations, ahead of Radu Jude’s Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn and Cristi Puiu’s Malmkrog. The winners…

PRODUCTION: Sabin Dorohoi Shoots Romanian/German Coproduction Clara

BUCHAREST: Sabin Dorohoi is currently in production with his debut feature Clara, which he started shooting in Ulm, Germany, at the beginning of March 2022. This drama on the social…

Domestic Productions Line-up for Release As Romania Lifts COVID-19 Restrictions

BUCHAREST: Several new domestic films are waiting to be released in Romania as the COVID-19 restrictions were lifted starting 9 March 2022. Cinemas and other cultural institutions are resuming their…

Streaming Services Market in Romania to Grow by Over 22% in 2022

BUCHAREST: The Romanian streaming services market is expected to grow by more than 22% in 2022 compared to an increase of 27.16% in 2021.

PRODUCTION: Castel Film Wraps Production on Christopher Landry’s Debut Short Document 56

BUCHAREST: Christopher Landry’s Document 56 has wrapped production in Romania. The Romanian/USA feature short tells the strange-but-true story of a covert Cold War alliance between the American CIA and the…

Pustnik Screenwriters Residency 2022 Opens Applications

BUCHAREST: Applications are now open for the 8th edition of Pustnik Screenwriters Residency, with the deadline on 6 March 2022. The programme is planned to run in mid-September 2022 in…

PRODUCTION: Tudor Giurgiu to Start Shooting New Romanian/Hungarian Feature Film

BUCHAREST: Tudor Giurgiu is currently working on Sibiu ’89, a feature film set in the city of Sibiu in December 1989, during the fall of the Communism. The project is…

PRODUCTION: Italian/Romanian Documentary The Land You Belong Gets Eurimages Grant

BUCHAREST: Italian director/scriptwriter Elena Rebeca Carini is currently in production with her long documentary The Land You Belong, whose shooting started in November 2021. This Italian/Romanian coproduction received a grant…

Romania Eases Pandemic Restrictions

BUCHAREST: Romanian cinemas are allowed to function at 50% of their capacity starting 9 December 2021 as the rate of Coronavirus infections has significantly decreased. Cinemas will also close at…

FNE Film Meets Games: Romanian Game Development Industry With Record Growth

UCHAREST: Romanian game developers have announced record growth in 2021, with 67% of companies doing game design noting an increase in revenues according to the Romanian Game Developers Association.

Lucian Romașcanu Re-Appointed as Minister of Culture in Romania

BUCHAREST: Lucian Romașcanu has been re-appointed as Minister of Culture by the new Romanian Prime Minister Nicolae Ciucă, who is heading a coalition cabinet of the Social-Democratic Party (PSD) and…

The Legend of Ochi Shooting in Romania With Willem Dafoe and Emily Watson

BUCHAREST: The American animated fantasy adventure film The Legend of Ochi directed by Isaiah Saxon and starring Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson, Finn Wolfhard and Helena Zengel is currently shooting in…