PRODUCTION: Immaculate at First Cut+ Works in Progress

BUCHAREST: The Romanian film Immaculate by debuting director Monica Stan and George Chiper Lillemark was presented at the online First Cut+ Works in Progress section of Karlovy Vary IFF's Eastern…

The Whistlers Dominates 14th Gopo Awards

BUCHAREST: Corneliu Porumboiu’s The Whistlers / La Gomera received 10 awards including in the best film and best director categories at the 14th Gopo Awards. The first open-air Gopo Awards…

Romania and Cyprus Send Films to Venice Gap-Financing Market

VENICE: Two Romanian projects and one coproduction from Cyprus have been selected for the seventh edition of the Venice Gap-Financing Market, taking place 4 – 6 September 2020.

FNE AV Innovation: Romanian VR Project Tangible Utopias Selected for Cannes XR

BUCHAREST: Romanian writer/director Ioana Mischie is in production with the virtual reality project Tangible Utopias. The project has been selected for Cannes XR, which will take place 22 – 26…

FNE Podcast: Scriptwriters Programme Pustnik

Pustnik Co-founder Andreea Bortun and Project Manager Dan Angelescu talk about Pustnik, a residency for scriptwriters on the banks of the Danube in Romania. They talk about why they founded…

FESTIVALS: Transilvania IFF Announces New Dates

CLUJ: The Transilvania IFF will take place 31 July – 9 August. The festival had been originally scheduled for June but was postponed by the COVID-19 crisis. The summer edition…

Romania Resumes Film Production and Allows Open-air Screenings

BUCHAREST: Film and audiovisual production will resume in Romania after the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Health published in the Official Gazette their regulations for preventing the spread…

GRANTS: Romania Announces Production Grants

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Film Centre (CNC) has distributed almost 3.9 m EUR / 18,832,000 RON as production grants for feature films, debut features, documentaries, animated films, short fiction films and…

HBO Europe Joins Cristian Mungiu for Second Edition of Write a Screenplay For… Contest

BUCHAREST: The TV mini-series The Untouchable / Intangibilul by Adina Sădeanu and German-American Kirsten Peters, and the feature film Is It Really Happened? / S-a întâmplat by Maria Avram are…

PRODUCTION: Marian Crișan Develops WWII Coming of Age Drama

BUCHAREST: The Romanian writer/director/producer Marian Crișan is currently in the financing stage with the feature film The Servant / Sluga, which is so far a Romanian/Hungarian coproduction between Crișan’s Rova…

Romania Eases Lockdown and Bans Drive-in Cinemas

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Parliament has approved easing the lockdown downgrading the previous state of emergency to a state of alert for 30 days while forbidding drive-in events. The Parliament's decision…

PRODUCTION: Andrei Dăscălescu Wraps Production on Pandemic Project

BUCHAREST: The awarded Romanian documentary filmmaker Andrei Dăscălescu is completing production on his new project. Videograms of a Pandemic / Videograme dintr-o pandemie, which is documenting the life of people…

Pustnik Screenwriters Residency Accepts Applications

BUCHAREST: Applications are now open for the 2020 Pustnik Screenwriters Residency, through 15 June 2020. The 6th edition is planned as an online residency programme.

Romanian Unquiet Voices Competes for Webby Awards

BUCHAREST: The Romanian web documentary Unquiet Voices has been nominated for the 24th Webby Awards. The ceremony announcing the winners will take place on 19 May 2020.

Romanian Film Centre Announces Priorities for Film Industry

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Film Centre (CNC) will send to the Romanian Ministry of Culture its list of priorities for supporting the film industry, which has been heavily affected by the…

Romanian Filmmakers Propose Measures To Prevent Collapse of Film Industry

BUCHAREST: More than 230 Romanian film companies, 20 film associations and 35 filmmakers have come up with a plan for saving the local film industry from breakdown due to the…

Romanian COVID Pandemic Feature Film Is an Online Hit

BUCHAREST: The Romanian COVID pandemic feature film Nine Stories of Love and Hate in Isolation / Nouă povești de dragoste și ură in izolare by Dan Chișu had 15,000 viewers…

Transilvania IFF to Expand Streaming Platform

BUCHAREST: The Transilvania IFF has announced that it plans to expand its streaming platform TIFF Unlimited, which was launched during its past edition in June 2019.

PRODUCTION: Romanian Director Dan Chișu in Postproduction with COVID-19 Pandemic Feature Film

BUCHAREST: The Romanian director/producer Dan Chișu is currently in final postproduction with his no budget feature film Nine Stories of Love and Hate in Isolation / Nouă povești de dragoste…

OBITUARY: Romanian Director Mircea Mureșan

BUCHAREST: The Romanian film director Mircea Mureșan passed away on 24 April 2020 at the age of 91. He received the Best First Work Award at the Cannes Film Festival…