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…

PRODUCTION: Alina Grigore Wraps Shooting Sophomore Feature Amid Waters

BUCHAREST: Writer/director/actress Alina Grigore has entered postproduction with her sophomore feature Amid Waters / Între ape (working title). Her debut feature Blue Moon / Crai nou has been selected for…

OBITUARY: Romanian Actor Ion Caramitru

BUCHAREST: The revered Romanian theatre and film actor Ion Caramitru died at 79 on 5 September 2021. He was Minister of Culture from 1996 to 2000, manager of the National…

FESTIVALS: Bucharest International Dance FF 2021 Announces Winners

BUCHAREST: Belia by Egyptian director Eman Hussein received the award for best film at the 7th edition of the Bucharest International Dance Film Festival (1-5 September 2021), the only event…

FESTIVALS: As Far as I Know Wins Central European FF Timișoara 2021

TIMIȘOARA: The Hungarian/Romanian coproduction As Far as I Know directed by Nandor Lörincz and Balint Nagy has been awarded Best Film at the 5th edition of the Central European Film…

PRODUCTION: Sebastian Mihăilescu Preps Romanian/Polish/German Coproduction Double Happiness

BUCHAREST: Romanian writer/director Sebastian Mihăilescu is preparing to start shooting his debut feature Double Happiness on 4 October 2021. Diana Păroiu and Ada Solomon are producing through Romania’s microfilm in…

Much Ado About Christmas Wrapped Shooting in Romania

BUCHAREST: Much Ado about Christmas directed by Michael Damian wrapped shooting in Romania with Castel Film Studios providing services and several local professionals in the crew.

FESTIVALS: The 7 Bucharest International Dance FF Announces Lineup

BUCHAREST: A total of 28 titles from 14 countries are competing in the International Competition of the 7 edition of the Bucharest International Dance Film Festival (1-5 September 2021), a…