PRODUCTION: Robert Budina in Postproduction with Albanian/Romanian/Italian/Kosovar Coproduction Waterdrop

BUCHAREST: Albanian director Robert Budina is currently in postproduction with his third feature film Waterdrop, which is a coproduction between Albania, Romania, Italy and Kosovo.

PRODUCTION: 15 m EUR Yellow Tie Starring Ben Schnetzer, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson and Sean Bean Starts Shooting in Romania

BUCHAREST: Ben Schnetzer has replaced Rupert Friend as Sergiu Celibidache in the 15 m EUR Romanian/British coproduction The Yellow Tie, the sophomore feature by the son of the great Romanian…

Marvel Star Sebastian Stan Joins Romanian/French/Slovenian Debut Feature Blue Banks

BUCHAREST: The Romanian-American actor Sebastian Stan has joined Andreea Cristina Borțun’s debut feature Blue Banks / Malul Vânăt as a producer. The project, whose spring shooting season started on 29…

Romania to Legally Re-launch Cash Rebate Scheme

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Government approved on 24 May 2023 an emergency ordinance for the re-start of the local cash rebate scheme, which had been officially launched in October 2018, halted…

FESTIVALS: ESTE FILM Festival Launches International Academy & Networking for Festival Managers

SIBIU: The 7th edition of the ESTE FILM Festival, which was held in Sibiu, Romania 10 -14 May 2023, launched the first edition of LINE-UP: International Academy & Networking for…

FESTIVALS: Transilvania IFF 2023 Announces Romanian Days Competition Selection

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Nine long films (feature films and long documentaries) as well as 16 short films have been selected for the Romanian Days competition at the 22nd edition of the Transilvania…

Romania Intends to Restart Cash Rebate Scheme

BUCHAREST: The social Democratic Romanian leader Marcel Ciolacu, who will become Prime Minister at the end of May 2023, has promised that the new Government would re-launch the cash rebate…

FESTIVALS: Transilvania IFF 2023 Announces Lineup

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Twelve films directed by first and second-time filmmakers have been selected for the main competition of the 22nd Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF), which will be held in Cluj-Napoca,…

PRODUCTION: Andreea Cristina Borţun Shoots Debut Feature Blue Banks

BUCHAREST: Andreea Cristina Borţun, who took part in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight in 2021 with her short fiction film When Night Meets Dawn, is currently shooting her debut feature Blue Banks…

Beta Cinema Picks Up Călin Peter Netzer's New Feature Film Familiar

BUCHAREST: Beta Cinema has acquired Golden Bear-winner Călin Peter Netzer’s upcoming feature Familiar, which is a Romanian/French/Taiwanese coproduction currently in postproduction. Pre-sales will start at the upcoming Marché du Film…

Men of Deeds Wins at 17th Gopo Awards

BUCHAREST: The Romanian/Bulgarian coproduction Men of Deeds / Oameni de treabă by Paul Negoescu received the Best Long Film Award at the 17th edition of the Gopo Awards held at…

FESTIVALS: Extended Deadline for Transilvania Pitch Stop 2023 Submissions

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The 22nd Transilvania IFF has extended the deadline for submissions for its 10th international coproduction programme Transilvania Pitch Stop till 6 April 2023.

PRODUCTION: Gabi Virginia Șarga and Cătălin Rotaru in Postproduction with Where Elephants Go

BUCHAREST: Romanian Palme d’or short film nominees Gabi Virginia Șarga and Cătălin Rotaru (4:15 p.m. The End of the World, 2016), are currently in postproduction with their sophomore feature Where…

PRODUCTION: Radu Jude in Postproduction with Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World

BUCHAREST: Golden Bear winner Radu Jude is currently in advanced postproduction with his feature film Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World aka A Case History.…

Adrian Sârbu’s Aleph Media Goes Into Insolvency

BUCHAREST: Aleph Media, the company owned by Adrian Sârbu, which operates the TV channels Aleph News and Aleph Business in Romania, has gone into insolvency. The decision was made by…

Metronom Scores Most Nominations at 17th Romanian Gopo Awards

BUCHAREST: Alexandru Belc’s debut feature Metronom has 11 nominations at the 17th edition of the Gopo Awards, followed by Monica Stan and George Chiper-Lillemark’s Immaculate and Paul Negoescu’s Men of…

Submissions for Transilvania Pitch Stop 2023 Now Open

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Filmmakers from Ukraine, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Moldova, Greece, Turkey and Georgia can submit their projects to the 10th edition of the international coproduction programme Transilvania Pitch Stop, which…

GRANTS: Cristi Puiu Receives Biggest Grant at Romania’s CNC Latest Call

BUCHAREST: Cristi Puiu’s new feature film Sântandreiul lupilor received the biggest grant of approximately 711,000 EUR / 3.5 m RON from the Romanian Film Centre (CNC) at its only batch…

PRODUCTION: Stere Gulea Starts Shooting The Moromete Family 3

BUCHAREST: The acclaimed Romanian film director Stere Gulea started shooting The Moromete Family 3 / Moromeții 3 on 1 March 2023. The film is the third part of what started…

FESTIVALS: Film O'Clock IFF 2023 Starts in Romania, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Greece, Egypt and South Africa

BUCHAREST: The 3rd edition of the Film O'Clock International Film Festival, initiated by Romanian director/producer Mirona Radu, will be held 28 February – 4 March 2023 in seven cinemas from…