FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2023: Pyrrhic

COTTBUS: Transylvania Pitch Stop CoCo Award winner Pyrrhic made its pitch at the 25th anniversary edition of connecting cottbus, which was held 8 – 10 November 2023. The debut feature…

PRODUCTION: First Romanian Original Netflix Series Subteran Starts Shooting

BUCHAREST: Subteran, the first Romanian original Netflix series, has started shooting in Bucharest. The six-episode series is produced by Tudor Reu through the company Mobra Films, founded by Cristian Mungiu.…

First Full Moon Creative Lab Announces Participants

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The first edition of the Full Moon Creative Lab, a project dedicated to screenwriters specialising in genre TV series, thriller, horror and fantasy, has announced the three projects to…

FESTIVALS: Transilvania IFF 2024 Opens Submissions

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The 23rd edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival will be held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania 14 - 23 June 2024, and the call for submissions has just been opened.

The 9th Pustnik Screenwriting Residency Wraps in Romania

BUCHAREST: The 9th Pustnik screenwriting residency for first-time filmmakers wraps in the Romanian village of Izvoranu on 17 October 2023 after eight days of tutoring, group sessions, individual sessions, screenings…

FESTIVALS: Bucharest International Film Festival 2023 Kicks Off

BUCHAREST: The 19th edition of the Bucharest International Film Festival will screen from 15 to 22 September 2023 seven debut films in the Official Competition, including the Romanian majority coproduction…

FNE Oscar Watch 2024: Romania Selects Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World as Oscar Candidate

BUCHAREST: A jury of film professionals, including documentary director Alexander Nanau, has selected Radu Jude’s Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World / Nu aștepta prea…

FESTIVALS: Bucharest International Dance Film Festival 2023 Focuses on Clusters

BUCHAREST: The 9th edition of the Bucharest International Dance Film Festival (BIDFF, 7 – 10 September 2023) is built around the theme of Clusters and is structured into five sections,…

FESTIVALS: The 30th Anniversary Edition of Astra Film Festival Announces Selection

SIBIU: Over 130 films from more than 40 countries have been selected for the 30th edition of Astra Film Festival, which will be held in Sibiu, Romania 15 – 22…

PRODUCTION: Romanian Comedy Klaus and Barroso About to Wrap Shooting in Bucharest

BUCHAREST: Director Bogdan Theodor Olteanu and Bold Film Studio (the first film investment fund in Romania) are teaming up again after their successful comedy Taxi Drivers (2022), but their new…

Reason8 Films Acquires Tudor Giurgiu’s Libertate Ahead of Sarajevo Film Festival

BUCHAREST: London-based sales agent Reason8 Films has picked up Tudor Giurgiu’s new feature film as a director, Libertate, ahead of its screenings in the Competition Programme – Feature Film of…

New Film Distribution Outlet in Romania

BUCHAREST: New film distribution house August Film will be launched in Romania on 1 September 2023.

Romanian/Bulgarian Men of Deeds to Be Released in USA

BUCHAREST: Men of Deeds / Oameni de treabă, the fourth feature film by the Romanian director Paul Negoescu, will be released by Dekanalog in the USA on 4 August 2023.…

Pustnik International Screenwriting Residency Announces 2023 Residents

BUCHAREST: Eight debut feature projects, including projects from Slovenia, Cyprus and Romania, have been selected for the 9th edition of the Pustnik International Screenwriting Residency, set to take place 10–17…

Miniseries The Gray House Halts Shooting in Romania Due to SAG-AFTRA Strike

BUCHAREST: The TV miniseries The Gray House directed by Roland Joffe, produced by Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman, and starring Marie Louise Parker and Christopher McDonald has stopped midway shooting…

Full Moon Creative Lab Launches Call for Applications

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Scriptwriters from all EU member countries can apply for the Full Moon Creative Lab, a project dedicated to film professionals specialising in genre TV series: thriller, horror and fantasy.…

Raluca Turcan Appointed New Minister of Culture in Romania

BUCHAREST: Raluca Turcan is the new Minister of Culture in Romania as a new coalition Government, led by PM Marcel Ciolacu, has been appointed. Turcan is replacing Lucian Romașcanu.

FESTIVALS: Like a Fish on the Moon Wins 2023 Transilvania IFF

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The Iranian production Like a Fish on the Moon by Dornaz Hajiha received the Transilvania Trophy at the 22nd edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF), which ran…

Miniseries The Gray House Directed by Roland Joffe and Produced by Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman Shoots in Romania

BUCHAREST: The Gray House directed by Roland Joffe is currently shooting in Romania, serviced by Castel Film Studios. The miniseries is produced by Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman, and stars…

PRODUCTION: Robert Budina in Postproduction with Albanian/Romanian/Italian/Kosovar Coproduction Waterdrop

BUCHAREST: Albanian director Robert Budina is currently in postproduction with his third feature film Waterdrop, which is a coproduction between Albania, Romania, Italy and Kosovo.