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…

Tim Burton Series Wednesday to Shoot in Romania for Six Months

BUCHAREST: Netflix series Wednesday, directed by Tim Burton and starring Jenna Ortega, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzmán, will shoot in Romania for six months, serviced by Icon Films, according to…

FESTIVALS: Astra Film Festival 2021 Announces Lineup

SIBIU: Eight long documentaries have been selected for the Emerging Voices of Documentary competition of the 28th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival - Astra Film Festival, which will…

FESTIVALS: Central European Film Festival Timisoara 2021 Announces Lineup

TIMISOARA: The Competition programme is back in the selection of the 5th edition of the Central European Film Festival Timisoara, after a pause in 2020. Six feature films are competing…

Tim Burton’s Series Wednesday Addams Rumoured to Be Shot in Romania

BUCHAREST: The Netflix series Wednesday Addams directed by Tim Burton and starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán and Jenna Ortega, is rumoured to start shooting in Romania in October 2021.

Syndicado Picks Up Romanian Venice Days Debut Immaculate

BUCHAREST: Immaculate / Imaculat, the debut feature by Monica Stan and George Chiper-Lillemark, has been acquired by Syndicado ahead of its world premiere in the Venice Days 2021 (1-11 September…

Patra Spanou Film Picks Up Romanian Blue Moon

BUCHAREST: Alina Grigore’s debut feature Blue Moon / Crai nou has been acquired by Patra Spanou Film ahead of its world premiere in the main competition of the San Sebastian…