New Head of Romanian Public Television

BUCHAREST: Ramona Săseanu was approved as acting general manager of the Romanian public television (TVR) on 11 May 2021 as the Parliament rejected the activity reports of the former general…

Romania to Ease COVID-19 Restrictions

BUCHAREST: Cultural events including cinema screenings will be allowed at 50% of the cinemas' capacity only for test/pilot events with the approval of the National Council for Emergency Situations, as…

PRODUCTION: Romanian Actor Rareș Abraham in Postproduction with Debut Feature Friday the 3rd

BUCHAREST: Romanian actor Rareș Abraham is currently in postproduction with his debut feature Friday the 3rd / Vineri 3, which he also wrote, produced and shot in Cluj-Napoca from 15…

FESTIVALS: One World Romania Postpones Its 14th Edition Until June 2021

BUCHAREST: The 14th edition of One World Romania, which was due 21-30 May 2021, has been postponed to 11-20 June 2021 in a physical format and 21-27 June 2021 online.

Sky TV Series Django Starts Shooting in Romania

BUCHAREST: The TV series Django directed by Francesca Comencini and starring Matthias Schoenaerts starts shooting in Romania on 10 May 2021. The Sky TV and Canal + series is serviced…

Horațiu Mălăele’s Thriller Luca to Premiere Online in Romania

BUCHAREST: The psychological thriller Luca, the third feature film directed by Romanian actor/director Horațiu Mălăele, will have its premiere on 21 May 2021 online worldwide, and in the Romanian cinemas…

Paul Negoescu’s Two Lottery Tickets to Be Distributed in USA

BUCHAREST: Paul Negoescu’s Two Lottery Tickets / Doua lozuri will be distributed by Dekanalog Releasing in US theatres and virtual cinemas starting 21 May 2021. Negoescu’s sophomore feature was a…

Cinemas Reopen in Bucharest

BUCHAREST: Bucharest reopens cinemas, theatres, concert halls and indoor restaurants as the infection rate has fallen below three cases for 1,000 persons for three consecutive days.

Transilvania Pitch Stop 2021 Launches Call for Applications

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The 20th Transilvania International Film Festival, which will be held in Cluj-Napoca 23 July-1 August 2021, invites filmmakers to submit their projects to Transilvania Pitch Stop (TPS) until 3…

PRODUCTION: Mihai Mincan in Production with Romanian/French/Greek/Bulgarian/Czech Coproduction

BUCHAREST: Mihai Mincan is currently in production with his debut feature To the North. This Romanian/French/Greek/Bulgarian/Czech coproduction is being shot in Romania and Greece. Luxbox has already acquired its international…

PRODUCTION: Romanian Director Cristina Jacob Shoots Stormy Nights

BUCHAREST: Cristina Jacob started shooting a new comedy Stormy Nights in Romania, with actors coming from Italy, England, France, Canada, the USA and Romania. The production was due earlier, but…

Romanian Creative Web-Documentary Series Initiated by Women for Women

BUCHAREST: Romanian director and producer Ioana Mischie together with writer and actress Ioana Flora explore contemporary challenges of womanhood in the creative web-documentary series FRAGILE, whose first five episodes will…

Romanian Debut Feature Poppy Field Gets North American Distribution

BUCHAREST: Eugen Jebeleanu's first feature Poppy Field / Câmp de maci has been sold by the German sales agent Patra Spanou Film to Film Movement for North American distribution. This…

Cinemas Across Romania Close Again

BUCHAREST: Cinemas in Bucharest and seven other counties, which include the cities of Timișoara, Cluj-Napoca and Brașov, are closing due to the rate of COVID-19 infections exceeding three cases for…

Romanian Satire Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn Sold to 15 Territories

BUCHAREST: Radu Jude's satire Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn has been sold to 15 territories so far, including North America, where it will be distributed by Magnolia Pictures. The…

FESTIVALS: Transilvania IFF Expands Industry Platform

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The 20th anniversary edition of the Transilvania IFF, scheduled for a summer run from 23 July to 1 August 2021, is restructuring and expanding its industry programme. The newest…

Romanian and Serbian/Bulgarian Films Join WIDE Slate at EFM

PARIS: The French international distribution company WIDE has added Bogdan George Apetri’s thriller Unidentified and Dusan Milic’s drama Darkling to its newest slate of films to be screened at the…

FNE at Berlinale 2021: Radu Jude's Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn in Berlinale Main Competition

BUCHAREST: Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn by Romanian writer/director Radu Jude screens in the Main Competition of the 71st Berlinale, set to kick off on 1 March 2021. The…

Films from FNE Partner Countries Shortlisted at 93rd Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES: Alexander Nanau's collective (Romania) has been shortlisted in the Documentary Feature and International Feature Film categories. Agnieszka Holland's Charlatan (Czech Republic, Slovakia) and Quo Vadis, Aida? (Bosnia and…

FESTIVALS: Transilvania IFF Sets 2021 Summer Dates

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF) will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a new summer outdoor edition in Cluj-Napoca from 23 July to 1 August 2021, instead of its…