Romanian Debut Feature Selected for Berlinale’s Competition

BUCHAREST: Adina Pintilie’s debut feature Touch Me Not / Nu mă atinge-mă was selected for the Competition of the 68th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival (15-25 February 2018).…

Graduation Wins National Society of Film Critics Award

BUCHAREST: Cristian Mungiu’s Graduation / Bacalaureat was awarded best foreign film at the National Society of Film Critics’ Awards for 2017.

Romanian Film Professionals Petition For Tax Incentives

BUCHAREST: A petition pointing out to the need of having a tax incentives scheme in Romania has been signed by approximately 1,500 professionals since 28 November 2017.

Romania to Launch Art House Cinema Network

BUCHAREST: The plan to build an art house cinema network in Romania was the core of a meeting of local exhibitors, distributors and filmmakers, and also representatives of Europa Cinemas…

Cinema City Celebrates 10 Years in Romania by Opening 25th Multiplex

GALAȚI: Cinema City opened its 25th muliplex in Romania in Galați. The biggest cinema operator in Romania, which celebrates its 10th year in Romania, will be opening its fifth 4DX…

Jean-Christophe Simon Elected New President of Europa International

BUCHAREST: Jean-Christophe Simon, CEO Films Boutique, has been elected new president of Europa International for the next two years. The decision was made at the 6th Annual Conference of Europa…

AV Innovation: European Cinemas See Lack of Finances as Biggest Hurdle to Innovation

BUCHAREST: The overwhelming majority of members of the Europa Cinemas network consider lack of finances as the biggest barrier to innovation, according to the survey The New Approaches to Audience…

Romania's Cinema Elvire Popesco Wins Europa Cinemas Best Programming Award 2017

BUCHAREST: Cinema Elvire Popesco from Bucharest and Agrafka & Kika from Krakow are among the winners of the Europa Cinemas Awards 2017 announced at the 20th Europa Cinemas Network Conference…

Europa Cinemas See Loss of Young Audience as Biggest Threat to European Film

BUCHAREST: The biggest threat to European film is the loss of young audiences, while the biggest perceived threat to the future of cinema is competition for scarce consumer time according…

Cristian Mungiu To Launch VoD Platform for European Films

BUCHAREST: Cristian Mungiu is planning to launch a VoD platform for European films in Romania. The project will continue his initiative started with Les Films de Cannes à Bucharest Festival,…

Romania Sees Original Online Series Trend

BUCHAREST: CASTiNG, one of the few Romanian online original series to date, will be broadcast on YouTube starting 14 December 2017.

Romania Launches Grant Contest for Historical Films

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Film Center (CNC) announced it will give production grants for short and long thematical films in the upcoming grant session. The theme for this session is the…

PRODUCTION: Andrei Gruzsniczki Preps Zavera

BUCHAREST: Andrei Gruzsniczki is in preparation with his third feature film Zavera. The film is a coproduction between Romania and Luxembourg, but additional coproducers are welcome.

PRODUCTION: Romanian/Canadian/German/Swedish Coproduction Lemonade in Postproduction

BUCHAREST: Ioana Uricaru’s debut feature Lemonade is currently in postproduction with the premiere set for autumn 2018. The film is a Romanian/Canadian/German/Swedish coproduction produced by Cristian Mungiu through Romania’s Mobra…

Romania Sees Decrease in Domestic Admissions and Increase in Debuts

BUCHAREST: Four more domestic films are to be released until the end of 2017, but the domestic films released this year will have substantially fewer admissions than in 2016. The…

Deckert Distribution Picks Up Tarzan's Testicles

BUCHAREST: Alexandru Solomon's documentary Tarzan's Testicles has been acquired by the Leipzig-based sales company Deckert Distribution.

FESTIVALS: Deliver Us Wins 24th ASTRA Film Festival

SIBIU: The Italian/French coproduction Deliver Us by Federica Di Giacomo was awarded best international documentary at the 24th ASTRA Film Festival (16-22 October 2017), the largest documentary festival in Romania…

PRODUCTION: Romanian Cannes Short Film Nominees Prep Debut Feature

BUCHAREST: Writers/directors Gabi Virginia Șarga and Cătălin Rotaru are in preproduction with their first feature film, Thou Shalt Not Kill / Să nu ucizi aka Primum Non Nocere.

PRODUCTION: Anca Damian Preps The Extraordinary Voyage of Marona

BUCHAREST: Anca Damian is in preproduction with a new long animated film, The Extraordinary Voyage of Marona / Extraordinara calatorie a Maronei, which is a coproduction between Romania, France and…

Romanian and Polish HBO Series Get Pan-European Distribution

BUCHAREST: The second season of the most popular series produced by HBO Europe in Romania Shadows / Umbre will open simultaneously on 12 November 2017 in all 19 European countries…