FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2020: Emerging Producer: Anda Ionescu - Romania

JIHLAVA: Anda Ionescu is participating in the 2020 Emerging Producers programme of the Ji-hlava International Documentary Film Festival, which runs 27 October - 8 November 2020.

The 5th FILM+ Residency Announces Selected Projects

BUCHAREST: Sixteen projects from Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Moldova were selected for the 2020-2021 FILM+ Residency, which will take place online from 26 to 31 October 2020.

FESTIVALS: Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest Goes Hybrid

BUCHAREST: The Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest Film Festival has chosen a hybrid 11th edition (23 October - 1 November 2020) mixing outdoor, drive-in and online screenings, as indoor…

Cinemas in Bucharest Close Again

BUCHAREST: Cinemas in Bucharest, which were re-opened on 15 October 2020, are closing again for 14 days on 20 October 2020, as the incidence rate of Coronavirus infections has exceeded…

PRODUCTION: Anton and Damian Groves in Development with King Wray

BUCHAREST: Romanian directors Anton and Damian Groves are developing their debut feature King Wray, which will use an innovative animation technique. The project received the CEE Animation Workshop Award at…

Romania Re-opens Cinemas

BUCHAREST: Despite the increase in coronavirus infection cases, the Romanian Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) has decided to re-open indoor cinemas, theatres and restaurants on 15 October 2020, unless the…

FESTIVALS: Astra Film Festival 2020 Announces Lineup for Online Competition

SIBIU: The Astra Film Festival selected 10 titles in the New Voices in Documentary Cinema and 10 titles in the Central & Eastern Europe competitions of the online segment of…

Nanau's collective to Be Released in USA

BUCHAREST: Alexander Nanau's acclaimed documentary collective / colectiv will be released in USA theatres and on-demand by Magnolia Pictures and Participant on 20 November 2020. Magnolia Pictures plans to submit…

Bucharest and Galați Close Cinemas As Pandemic Numbers Rise

BUCHAREST: Cinemas will close in Bucharest and the Eastern Romanian city of Galați starting on 7 October 2020. Bucharest is also closing theatres, indoor cafés and restaurants. They will re-open…

The Whistlers Wins Romanian Filmmakers Union Trophy

BUCHAREST: Corneliu Porumboiu's The Whistler's / La Gomera received the Grand Prix and the Romanian Filmmakers Union (UCIN) Trophy at the 48th edition of the UCIN Gala, as well as…

PRODUCTION: Romanian/German/Serbian Coproduction Balaur Goes into Postproduction

BUCHAREST: Romanian director Octav Chelaru finished shooting his debut feature Balaur on 10 September 2020. The film was shot in Romania as a Romanian/German/Serbian coproduction and will have its premiere…

PRODUCTION: Emanuel Pârvu Enters Postproduction with Mikado

BUCHAREST: Emanuel Pârvu is in postproduction with his sophomore feature Mikado / Marocco, which he shot when Romania eased the Covid restrictions, from 26 July to 23 August 2020. The…

PRODUCTION: HBO Europe Series RUXX Starts Shooting in Romania

BUCHAREST: The eight-episode TV series RUXX, directed by Iulia Rugină and Octav Gheorghe, and produced by HBO Europe, has started shooting in Romania. Cristian Mungiu and Tudor Reu are providing…

FESTIVALS: Holy Father Wins Audience Award at 2020 Astra Film Fest

SIBIU: Andrei Dăscălescu's Holy Father was awarded the Audience Award at the open-air edition of the 27th Astra Film Fest, which was held from 4 to 13 September 2020. The…

FESTIVALS: Central European FF Timișoara 2020 Prepares Pandemic Edition

TIMIȘOARA: The 4th edition of the Central European Film Festival Timișoara will take place from 23 to 27 September 2020 under the theme of Utopias, but because of the Coronavirus…

Adrian Sârbu Launches New Aleph News TV Channel in Romania

BUCHAREST: Adrian Sârbu, former CEO of Central European Media Enterprises (CME) and the helmer of Pro TV, launched a new channel in Romania on 31 August 2020. Aleph News is…

Romania To Re-Open Cinemas on 1 September 2020

BUCHAREST: Romania will re-open cinemas, theatres and indoor restaurants on 1 September 2020, while maintaining a state of alert.

FESTIVALS: The 27th Astra Film Fest Announces Open-Air Screenings

SIBIU: The 27th edition of Astra Film Fest, the most important documentary festival in Romania, will also have an open-air programme from 4 to 13 September 2020, after the organisers…

Romania Resumes Cash Rebate Scheme

BUCHAREST: Romania has officially decided to resume the cash rebate scheme, which halted in 2019, by allotting 150 m EUR until 31 December 2023. The implementation rules of the Government…

PRODUCTION: Ștefan Constantinescu in Production with Romanian/Bulgarian/Swedish/German Coproduction

BUCHAREST: Romania-born Sweden-based film director and visual artist Ștefan Constantinescu started the shooting on his debut feature Man-Dog on 10 August 2020. The film is a Romanian/Bulgarian/Swedish/German coproduction produced by…