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.

ScripTeast – 10 Years: Focus on Romania

Film New Europe and Independent Film Foundation are celebrating the 10th anniversary of ScripTeast with a series of weekly interviews with scriptwriters and key players involved in ScripTeast activity. This…

Romance TV to Launch in Romania

BUCHAREST: Romance TV will launch in Romania and Hungary on 3 May 2016.

First 3D Animation Film Made in Romania Ready to Hit Screens

BUCHAREST: Ştefan Buzea’s Mercy Street, the first 3D animated feature film made with 100% Romanian technique, will hit the domestic screens in mid-April 2016.

FESTIVALS: Bucharest International Film Festival Announces Lineup

BUCHAREST: Six films have been selected for the competition of the 12th Bucharest International Film Festival which will take place from 18 to 24 April 2016.

Aferim! Wins Everything at Gopo Awards

BUCHAREST: Radu Jude’s Aferim! won in all 12 categories in which it was nominated, including Best Film, at the 10th Gopo Awards. The ceremony took place at the National Theatre…

PRODUCTION: The Not So Happy Side of Things in Production

BUCHAREST: Emanuel Pârvu is currently shooting his debut feature, The Not So Happy Side of Things / Partea nu prea fericită a lucrurilor (working title), an independent Romanian coproduction.
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PRODUCTION: Harley and the Davidsons Miniseries Shoots in Romania

BUCHAREST: The Harley and the Davidsons six hours miniseries is currently shooting entirely for Discovery in Romania. Castel Film is providing services.

PRODUCTION: Serge Ioan Celebidachi Shoots Debut Feature

BUCHAREST: Serge Ioan Celebidachi is currently shooting his debut feature Octav, with Blasco Giurato (Dr. Zhivago) as DoP. The Romanian/British coproduction starring Marcel Iureș (Hart’s War, Youth without Youth) started…

HBO2 and HBO3 Available in Romania

BUCHAREST: HBO2 and HBO3 are available in Romania starting 21 March 2016. Both of them are available in SD and HD format.

FESTIVALS: NexT Film Festival Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

BUCHAREST: For its 10th anniversary the NexT International Film Festival (7-11 April 2016) again organises international and national competitions for short and medium films, as well as The Pitch contest…

Transylvania IFF Generates 7.5 m EUR for the Local Economy

CLUJ-NAPOCA: According to a study by the Business Faculty from the Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj, Transilvania International Film Festival generates 7.5 m EUR for the local economy.

PRODUCTION: Călin Peter Netzer Starts Shooting Ana, Mon Amour

BUCHAREST: The new project Ana, Mon Amour from the acclaimed writer/director Călin Peter Netzer, a Romanian/German/French coproduction, started shooting in Bucharest on 10 March 2016.

FESTIVALS: BUZZ CEE Calls for Applications

BUZĂU: The first edition of the BUZZ CEE International Film Festival dedicated to Central and Eastern European cinema will take place in the Romanian town of Buzău on 4-8 May…

Romanian Debutant Producers Call for Reform of Funding for First Features

BUCHAREST: A group of Romanian producers have issued an open letter calling for the reform of the regulations for the funding of first feature films claiming they have no chance…

Romanian Doc Channel to Broadcast also in Bulgaria

BUCHAREST: Cinethronix, a documentary cable channel from Constanța, received a license and will broadcast in Bucharest, Southeast Romania and also in Bulgaria.

Happy Channel Launched in Romania

BUCHAREST: Happy Channel launched in Romania on 7 March 2016 replacing Euforia TV. The channel is destined for women and families.

The History of Love Starts Selling

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The History of Love, the English-language debut of the Romanian-born France-based filmmaker Radu Mihaileanu and the first international production using the Romanian town of Cluj-Napoca as a location, was…
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