FNE at 9th Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest: Monsters Wins Work-in-Progress Award

BUCHAREST: Marius Olteanu’s debut feature Monsters was awarded best project in the work-in-progress section of the Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest, and 3 Faces by Jafar Panahi received the…
29-10-2018

FNE at the 9th Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest: Cultural Hubs as Solution to Revive Old Cinemas

BUCHAREST: Old Romanian cinemas recovered by local authorities could be refurbished and transformed into cultural hubs if they become part of a national plan that would apply for European support…
26-10-2018

FNE at 9th Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest: CNC Plans to Increase Production Support by Collecting More Money for the Film Fund

BUCHAREST: A draft for a new film law prepared by the Romanian Film Centre (CNC) will introduce the possibility for a film to be funded up to 80% of its…
25-10-2018

FNE at 9th Les Films de Cannes a Bucarest: Debate on Rebate Scheme

BUCHAREST: Romanian filmmakers are looking at how the new Romanian rebate scheme approved earlier this year will be combined with existing grant support from the Romanian CNC and other grants.
25-10-2018

FNE at 9th Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest: Interview with Founder Cristian Mungiu

BUCHAREST: Cristian Mungiu, the founder of Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest, spoke with FNE about the highlights of the industry events and the plans for the 10th edition of…
23-10-2018

GRANTS: Romanian CNC Gives Biggest Grant to Minority Coproduction Quo Vadis, Aida!

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Film Centre (CNC) allotted 4,283,656 EUR / 20 m RON for production and development grants at its first session for 2018. The biggest grant went to the…
22-10-2018

FNE at 9th Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest: Four Films from CEE in New Competition Aide à la Distribution

BUCHAREST: Four coproductions from CEE countries which premiered in Cannes in 2018 are among the eight titles competing for a distribution award in the new competition Aide à la Distribution…
22-10-2018

FESTIVALS: I Am Another You Wins 2018 Astra FF

SIBIU: The US film I Am Another You by Nanfu Wang won the best documentary award at the Astra Film Fest, which concluded on 21 October 2018.
22-10-2018

FNE at 9th Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest: The Festival Adds New Industry Events

BUCHAREST: The 9th edition of Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest, initiated by Cristian Mungiu with the support of the General Delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, Thierry Frémaux, will…
19-10-2018

FNE at Jihlava IDFF Emerging Producers: Anamaria Antoci, Romania

BUCHAREST: Anamaria Antoci from Tangaj Production is representing Romania at Jihlava IDFF's Emerging Producers programme. FNE spoke with Anamaria Antoci about the current situation for documentary filmmaking in Romania.
16-10-2018

PRODUCTION: Marian Crișan Shoots Berliner

SALONTA: Romanian director Marian Crișan is currently shooting his fourth feature film Berliner in his hometown of Salonta, in Northern Transylvania. Moldavian DoP Oleg Mutu, who shot Cristian Mungiu’s 4…
12-10-2018

Romania Launches Cash Rebate Scheme

BUCHAREST: Romania’s cash rebate scheme approved in June 2018 will launch on 8 October 2018. The National Commission for Prognosis has announced the members of the Film Commission which will…
05-10-2018

Proposals for New Romanian Film Law to Boost Local Film Industry

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Film Centre (CNC) has prepared a new film law, which would boost support and visibility for the film and cinema industry. The new draft law would introduce…
04-10-2018

Indie Sales Acquires Thou Shalt Not Kill

BUCHAREST: Gabi Virginia Şarga and Cătălin Rotaru’s debut feature Thou Shalt Not Kill / Să nu ucizi has been acquired by Paris-based Indie Sales ahead of its world premiere in…
01-10-2018

PUSTNIK Screenwriting Residence 2018 Welcomes Eight International Residents

BUCHAREST: Eight international emerging writers and directors have been selected for the 4th edition of PUSTNIK Screenwriters Residency taking place in Romania, at Port Cultural Cetate, from 9 to 17…
12-09-2018

PRODUCTION: HBO Europe Preps Third Season of Shadows Series in Romania

BUCHAREST: The third season of the successful TV series Shadows/Umbre will be shot in Romania this autumn and will have its premiere in all the 17 territories of HBO Europe…
11-09-2018

FESTIVALS: Requiem for Mrs. J Wins Timișoara Central European FF

TIMIȘOARA: Requiem for Mrs. J by Bojan Vuletic was awarded Grand Prix at the 2018 edition of the Timișoara Central European Film Festival, running from 29 August to 2 September…
06-09-2018

FESTIVALS: The 25th Astra Film Festival Announces Lineup

SIBIU: Nine documentaries have been selected for the International Competition of the 25th Astra Film Festival. From a total of 101 films selected, 56 will screen in the five competition…
04-09-2018

Romanian Minority Coproduction Donbass Selected as Ukraine’s Entry for Oscar Foreign-Language Category

BUCHAREST: Donbass by Sergei Loznitsa has been selected as Ukraine’s entry for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ award in the best foreign language film category. The film…
03-09-2018

Touch Me Not Sold in North America

BUCHAREST: Adina Pintilie’s debut feature Touch Me Not has been sold by Doc & Film in more than 35 territories including North America, where Kino Lorber has acquired the rights.
30-08-2018