FESTIVALS: Anonimul Independent FF Welcomes Park Chan-wook

BUCHAREST: The 13th edition of Anonimul International Independent Film Festival, will run from 8 to 14 August 2016 in Sf. Gheorghe, Danube Delta, having Park Chan-wook as special guest.

Participants from Romania and Bosnia at the 11th Aristoteles Workshop

BUCHAREST: Twelve participants from Romania, Bosnia, Italy, Finland, England and Germany will participate in the 11th Aristoteles Workshop, which will take place in Șurdești, Maramureș county from 23 August to…

Romanian Filmmakers Clash over New Cinema Law

BUCHAREST: Romanian filmmakers have clashed over the controversial draft of a new film law that is slated go to the Parliament in autumn 2016.

Romanian CNC Has a New Council of Administration

BUCHAREST: Romanian Film Centre (CNC) will have a new Council of Administration starting 1 August 2016.

The Last Transhumance Launches Second Crowdfunding Campaign

BUCHAREST: Dragoş Lumpan's The Last Transhumance/Ultima transhumanţă, a 90-minute documentary shot along a 45,000 km route in Albania, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Wales and Romania has launched a second crowdfunding campaign…
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PRODUCTION: Romanian Independent Film Starring Armand Assante Wraps Shooting in Romania

BUCHAREST: Armand Assante stars in The Wanderers, an independent feature film produced and directed by Dragoș Buliga, which wrapped shooting in Bucharest on 21 July 2016. The film is a…

OBITUARY: Romanian Actor Radu Beligan, the Oldest Actor on Stage

BUCHAREST: Romanian actor Radu Beligan, the oldest actor on stage by Guinness World Records, died at 97 in Bucharest on 20 July 2016.

State Aid Might Lead to a Fivefold Increase in the Romanian Film Industry

BUCHAREST: A state aid scheme for movie productions in Romania could lead to a fivefold increase in the local film industry, up to approximately 250 m EUR per year. It…

PRODUCTION: Florin Șerban Preps Dog

BUCHAREST: Florin Șerban is in preparation with Dog/Câine, a drama/thriller set to start shooting on 22 August 2016.

Andrew Vajna Wins Romanian TV Licenses

BUCHAREST: Hungarian Film Commissioner and media czar Andy Vajna, is extending his influence into neighboring CEE countries. The National Audiovisual Council of Romania gave satellite licenses to the Romanian company…

Antipode Picks Up Eastern Business

BUCHAREST: Igor Cobileanski’s Eastern Business/Afacerea est, the first Romanian/Lithuanian/ Moldavian coproduction, has been acquired by the Russian sales agent Antipode Sales & Distribution.

PRODUCTION: Anca Damian Preps Feature Film Moon Hotel Kabul

BUCHAREST: Anca Damian (Crulic – The Path to Beyond, Aparte Film) is in preparation with the feature film Moon Hotel Kabul, a Romanian/French coproduction set to be shot in Romania…

PRODUCTION: Radu Jude Shoots Indie Documentary

BUCHAREST: Radu Jude is in production with an untitled independent 90 minute documentary about the photo collection of Costică Acsinte (1897-1984). The film will use approximately 2,000 photos from the…

PRODUCTION: Alberto Fasulo Preps Italian/Romanian Coproduction

BUCHAREST: Menocchio, the new project of Alberto Fasulo, who won the 2013 Rome Film Festival with TIR, will be an Italian/Romanian coproduction and is set to be shot in summer/autumn…

Romanian Parliament Postpones Discussions on Cinema Law Amendments

BUCHAREST: Discussions on the amendments to the Cinema Law proposed by the Ministry of Culture will have to wait until September 2016 as the judicial commission from the Chamber of…

PRODUCTION: Claudiu Mitcu Preps The Last Voyage

BUCHAREST: Claudiu Mitcu is preparing to shoot Ultimul drum / The Last Voyage, a tragi-comic documentary road movie about an undertaker transporting Romanians who have died while working in Europe.

Romanian Film Caravans Revive an Old Tradition

BUCHAREST: Tudor Baciu, a 28 year-old medical school graduate from Cluj-Napoca, is one of several entrepreneurial film promoters who are reviving the tradition of the travelling film caravan.

Romanian Ministry of Culture Proposes European Amendments to the Cinema Law

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Ministry of Culture, together with a group of filmmakers, has written a draft aimed at adapting the Cinema Law to European legislation. The new law would introduce…

Romanian National Film Archives Assesses Restructuring

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Ministry of Culture has launched a large evaluation process for the National Film Archives and the Romanian Cinematheque. Radu Jude, Corneliu Porumboiu and Radu Muntean are among…

PRODUCTION: Universal's Dragonheart 4 Completed Shooting in Romania

BUCHAREST: Universal's fantasy film Dragonheart 4 by Patrik Syversen, a direct-to-video sequel to the series Dragonheart 3: The Sorcerer's Curse, was shot entirely in Romania and has moved to postproduction.