HBO Begins Production on Valley of Silence in Romania

BRASOV, ROMANIA: HBO Europe began principal photography on the four-part hour long series Valea Mută / Valley of Silence on 10 May 2016, in Romania’s Carpathian Mountains.

FESTIVALS: Transilvania IFF Announces 2016 Lineup

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Twelve films are competing for the Transilvania Trophy in the Official Competition of the 15th edition of Transilvania International Film Festival taking place from 27 May to 5 June…

FNE Europa Distribution: Distributor of the Month: Transilvania Film, Romania

FNE and Europa Distribution are launching a new chapter in our Distributor of the Month section focusing on the new trends and challenges of film distribution. In the coming months…

Nominations Announced for UCIN Awards Gala

BUCHAREST: Radu Jude’s Aferim!, Tudor Giurgiu’s Why Me? and Dan Chișu’s Bucharest NonStop are nominated for Best Film and the UCIN Trophy at the UCIN Awards Gala organised by the…

Premium Films Picks up Caranfil Film for Cannes Market

BUCHAREST: Paris-based Premium Films has acquired the latest feature film by Romanian writer/director Nae Caranfil 6.9 on the Richter Scale / 6,9 pe scara Richter. The film will screen in…

Corina Șuteu Appointed Romanian Minister of Culture

BUCHAREST: Corina Șuteu has been named the new Romanian Minister of Culture, replacing Vlad Alexandrescu. Alexandrescu’s departure was forced over indecision in handling the crisis at the Bucharest National Opera.

Illegitimate to Be Released in France

BUCHAREST: Adrian Sitaru’s incest drama llegitimate/ Ilegitim will be released by Damned Distribution in France on 8 June 2016.

Transilvania Talent Lab Switches to Cinema Theater Management

BUCHAREST: The 5th edition of Transilvania Talent Lab (TTL), a professional workshop organised in the framework of the Transilvania IFF from 31 May to 4 June 2016, will focus this…

First Romanian Sales Company Prepares for Cannes

BUCHAREST: Ultraviolet Media, the first world sales and film distribution company in Romania, founded in December 2015, is heading to Cannes with four titles to be screened at the festival…

Romanian Minister of Culture Resigns

BUCHAREST: Romanian Minister of Culture Vlad Alexandrescu, who in just five months managed to start important changes in Romanian culture, including the film industry, has resigned at the request of…

FESTIVALS: Romania’s European Film Festival Celebrates 20th Anniversary Edition

BUCHAREST: More than 80 films will screen in the 20th edition of the European Film Festival organised by the Romanian Cultural Institute and taking place in six Romanian cities from…

PUSTNIK Screenwriters Residency Opens Call for Applications

BUCHAREST: The second edition of PUSTNIK - the European Screenwriters Residency, which will take place at Cultural Port Cetate on the Danube River from 5 to 12 June 2016, opened…

FESTIVALS: Soy Nero Wins Bucharest International Film Festival

BUCHAREST: Soy Nero by Rafi Pitts was awarded Best Film at the 12th Bucharest International Film Festival, which took place from 18 to 24 April 2016.

FESTIVALS: New Romanian Festival BUZZ CEE Ready to Kick Off

BUZĂU: Six feature films from Austria, Russia, Bulgaria, Germany, Poland and Romania were selected for the competition of the first edition of BUZZ CEE, a new festival for CEE films…

FESTIVALS: Romanian Minority Coproduction Selected for Cannes Critics’ Week

BUCHAREST: Albüm by Mehmet Can Mertoglu, a Turkish/French/Romanian coproduction, was selected for the 55th Critics’ Week of Cannes Film Festival.

Mungiu’s Graduation Sold in USA

BUCHAREST: Cristian Mungiu’s new feature film, Graduation / Bacalaureat, selected for the Official Competition of the 69th Cannes Film Festival, was sold by Wild Bunch to Sundance Selects for distribution…

FESTIVALS: Three Romanian Feature Films in the Official Selection in Cannes

BUCHAREST: Graduation / Bacalaureat by Cristian Mungiu and Sieranevada by Cristi Puiu have been selected in the Official Competition of the 69th Cannes Film Festival while Dogs, the debut feature…

TorinoFilmLab Selects Romanian and Croatian Projects

BUCHAREST/ZAGREB: Projects Neither I From You, Nor Me From You by Tudor Cristian Jurgiu and (The) Staffroom by Sonja Tarokić are among the nine projects selected for FrameWork at TorinoFilmLab.

Obituary: Actor Mircea Albulescu

BUCHAREST: Veteran Romanian stage and film actor Mircea Albulescu passed away on 8 April 2016 at the age of 81.

FESTIVALS: Cinepolitica Film Festival Ready to Start

BUCHAREST: Seven films will compete in the 5th edition of the Cinepolitica International Film Festival which kicks off today.