Romanian/Serbian Ivana the Terrible Picked Up by Syndicado Film Sales

BUCHAREST: Ivana Mladenović’s sophomore feature Ivana the Terrible / Ivana cea Groaznică has been acquired by the Toronto-based outlet Syndicado Film Sales. This Romanian/Serbian coproduction produced by Ada Solomon will…

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Cinema Ateneu, Iași, Romania

We spoke with Andrei Giurgia, the manager of Cinema Ateneu, the first state cinema opened in Romania after the fall of the Communism, in October 2017. Located in the Ateneul…

Liberty Global Sells Operations in Romania and Czech Republic

BUCHAREST: Cable and broadband operator Liberty Global has wrapped up the sale of operations in Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary and Germany to Vodafone.

FESTIVALS: The 14th Anim’est to Host VR Competition

BUCHAREST: At its 14th edition the Anim’est International Animation Film Festival will launch for a first time in Romania a competition for VR animated films. The festival will be held…

PRODUCTION: Hungarian / Romanian Coproduction Spiral in Postproduction

BUCHAREST: Hungarian director Cecília Felméri is currently in postproduction with her debut feature Spiral, a Hungarian / Romanian coproduction starring Golden Bear winner protagonists Alexandra Borbély and Bogdan Dumitrache alongside…

First Romanian Doc Selected for Venice IFF

BUCHAREST: collective / colectiv by acclaimed German-Romanian filmmaker Alexander Nanau will screen in the Official Selection – Out of Competition at the Venice International Film Festival of the Biennale di…

PRODUCTION: New HBO Europe Series Starts Shooting in Romania

BUCHAREST: Six-episode original HBO Europe series Tuff Money / Bani negri (pentru zile albe) written and directed by Daniel Sandu will start shooting in Romania in August 2019. Cristian Mungiu’s…

PRODUCTION: Neil Burger’s Voyagers Starring Colin Farrell Shoots in Romania

BUCHAREST: Anticipated sci-fi thriller Voyagers directed by Neil Burger and starring Colin Farrell and Lily-Rose Depp is currently shooting in Romania. The project is benefitting from the 35% cash rebates…

The 5th Pustnik Screenwriters Residency Announces Selected Participants

PORT CETATE: Eight participants from six countries were selected among 119 applications received from 44 countries for the 5th edition of Pustnik Screenwriters Residency. The residency is set to take…

PRODUCTION: RAI Miniseries La vita promessa 2 Shoots in Romania

BUCHAREST : The second season of the Italian miniseries La vita promessa by Ricky Tognazzi started shooting in Romania on 8 July 2019. The miniseries is produced by RAI Italy…

Filmmakers from Poland, Lithuania and Romania Selected for 14th Aristoteles Workshop

BUCHAREST: Young filmmakers from Poland, Lithuania, Romania and Hungary are among the 12 selected participants of the 14th edition of the Aristoteles documentary workshop, set to take place in Beliș,…

PRODUCTION: Hungarian/Romanian The Last Bus to Start Shooting

BUDAPEST: Nándor Lőrincz and Bálint Nagy’s debut feature The Last Bus will start shooting on 18 July 2019. The film is a Hungarian/Romanian coproduction and it won the Postproduction Services…

FESTIVALS: I Hope You'll Die Next Time :-) Wins Audience Award at 23rd European Film Festival in Romania

BUCHAREST: The Hungarian film I Hope You'll Die Next Time :-) by Mihály Schwechtje recieved the Audience Award at the 23rd edition of the European Film Festival, which took place…

FNE at Transilvania IFF 2019 LIM Presentations: Birdie

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The Croatian project Birdie was presented by director Jasna Nanut at the Less Is More (LIM) pitching forum at the Transilvania IFF, which spotlights low-budget films.

Corneliu Porumboiu’s The Whistlers Sold in 27 Territories

BUCHAREST: Corneliu Porumboiu’s The Whistlers / La Gomera has been sold by MK2 Films to an impressive list of 27 territories and one inflight outlet after its world premiere in…

Cluj-Napoca Unveils Film Factory

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The city of Cluj-Napoca, located in north-western Romania, has unveiled a 30 m EUR multi-purpouse building with a sound stage and offices for film companies. The sound stage is…

FNE at Transilvania IFF 2019 LIM Presentations: Romanian Project Blue Banks

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The Romanian project Blue Banks was presented by director Andreea Bortun at the 8 June 2018 Less Is More (LIM) pitching forum at the Transilvania IFF, which spotlights low-budget…

FNE at Transilvania IFF 2019 LIM Presentations: Cypriot Project Psyche Delicatessen

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The Cypriot project Psyche Delicatessen was presented by director Harry Ayiotis at the 8 June 2018 Less Is More (LIM) pitching forum at the Transilvania IFF, which spotlights low-budget…

FNE at Transilvania IFF 2019 LIM Presentations: Macedonian Project Swap

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Swap, a project from North Macedonia, was presented by director Gjorce Stavreski at the Less is More (LIM) pitching Forum at the Transilvania IFF on 8 June 2019. LIM…

FNE at Transilvania IFF 2019 Pitch Stop: Greece and Bosnia & Herzgovina Team Up on Remember

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Greece teams up with Bosnia & Herzgovina on a debut film inspired by true events, Remember directed by Thanos Psichogios and produced by Nancy Kokolaki for Bad Crowd.