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…

PRODUCTION: Snowing Darkness to Premiere at Tallinn Black Nights FF 2021

BUCHAREST: Gabriel de Achim’s third feature film Snowing Darkness / Uneori ninge cu zăpadă, alteori cu întuneric will have its world premiere on 25 November 2021 in the international competition…

New Head Appointed at Romanian Public Television

BUCHAREST: Dan Turturică has been approved by the Romanian Parliament as the new general manager of the Romanian public television (TVR). He is replacing acting general manager Ramona Săseanu, whose…

FESTIVALS: Bucharest Experimental IFF 2021 Launches National Competition

BUCHAREST: Thirty titles have been selected for the International Competition of the 11th edition of the Bucharest Experimental International Film Festival (BIEFF, 17 – 21 November 2021). For the first…

Romanian Film Centre Makes Union Cinema Available for Domestic Short Films Premieres

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Film Centre (CNC) has announced that it will make available one of the two cinemas of the Romanian Film Archive in Bucharest, the Union Cinema, for the…

Romania Tightens COVID-19 Restrictions

BUCHAREST: Romanian authorities have decided to close cinemas, theatres, restaurants and shopping malls at 9 p.m. daily starting on 25 October 2021, as the incidence rate of Coronavirus infections is…

FNE Oscar Watch 2022: Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn to Represent Romania in Oscar Race

BUCHAREST: Radu Jude’s 2021 Berlinale winner Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn / Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc has been selected as Romania’s candidate for the 94th Academy of…

FESTIVALS: Transilvania IFF to Launch Documentary Competition in 2022

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The What’s Up, Doc? section of the Transilvania International Film Festival will become competitive in 2022 and open to international first or second documentaries of over 60 minutes.

North American Sales for Bogdan George Apetri’s Miracle

BUCHAREST: Bogdan George Apetri’s Romanian/Czech/Latvian coproduction Miracle / Miracol has been sold by Memento International to Film Movement in North America, to Arizona Distribution in France, to Weirdwave in Greece…

Alina Grigore’s Blue Moon Starts Sales

BUCHAREST: Alina Grigore’s debut feature and winner of the Golden Shell at the 69th San Sebastian FF, Blue Moon / Crai Nou has been sold by Patra Spanou Film for…

Romania-based Pustnik Screenwriting Network Starts New Cycle

BUCHAREST: Pustnik, the first international screenwriters’ residency taking place in Romania, started a new cycle: a series of three development residencies dedicated for both new participants and alumni, working on…

PRODUCTION: Ion Ioachim Stroe in Postproduction with Debut Feature There Is No One Here

BUCHAREST: The Romanian director Ion Ioachim Stroe is currently in postproduction with his debut feature There Is No One Here / Aici nu e nimeni, which is the first independent…

FESTIVALS: Animest International Animation Film Festival 2021 Ready to Kick Off

BUCHAREST: A total of 47 animated short films from 27 countries are competing for the 2021 Animest Trophy, the coveted prize that ensures the winner eligibility for the Oscar for…

Sergei Polunin Promotes Romania in Short Film

BUCHAREST: The famous ballet dancer Sergei Polunin, who was a special guest of the 20th edition of Transilvania IFF (TIFF, 31 July - 9 August 2021), has shot a short…

FILM+ Programme Announces Projects Selected for 2021-2022

BUCHAREST: Four long documentaries, one feature film, eleven short fiction films, one short animated film and one medium length fiction film have been selected from 91 projects for the 6th…

Malmkrog Receives Romanian Filmmakers Union Trophy at 50th UCIN Gala

BUCHAREST: Cristi Puiu’s Malmkrog was awarded the Grand Prix and the Trophy of the 50th edition of the Romanian Filmmakers Union (UCIN) awards at the UCIN Gala held at the…

John Malkovich to Star in Sergiu Celibidache's Biopic

BUCHAREST: John Malkovich is set to play the main part in The Yellow Tie, a drama about the legendary conductor Sergiu Celibidache. The film, co-written and directed by Celibidache’s son…

New Romanian Production Company East West Productions Launched

BUCHAREST: Former HBO Europe senior executives Wayne Henry and Alina David have launched the independent Romanian owned media production company EastWest Productions.

FESTIVALS: Astra Film Festival 2021 Announces Winners

SIBIU: Night Nursery by Bourkinabe director Moumouni Sanou received the Best Film Award in the New Voices in Documentary Cinema Competition of the 28th edition of the International Documentary Film…