Transilvania IFF to Expand Streaming Platform

BUCHAREST: The Transilvania IFF has announced that it plans to expand its streaming platform TIFF Unlimited, which was launched during its past edition in June 2019.

PRODUCTION: Romanian Director Dan Chișu in Postproduction with COVID-19 Pandemic Feature Film

BUCHAREST: The Romanian director/producer Dan Chișu is currently in final postproduction with his no budget feature film Nine Stories of Love and Hate in Isolation / Nouă povești de dragoste…

OBITUARY: Romanian Director Mircea Mureșan

BUCHAREST: The Romanian film director Mircea Mureșan passed away on 24 April 2020 at the age of 91. He received the Best First Work Award at the Cannes Film Festival…

First Romanian Sitcom About COVID-19 Is an Online Hit

BUCHAREST: The pilot of the first Romanian sitcom about COVID-19, Discutabil, has had more than 80,000 viewers since it was aired on Facebook and YouTube on 27 March 2020. Director…

ADFR Launches Micro-Grants for Romanian Independent Artists

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Film Development Association (ADFR) is launching a programme supporting Romanian independent emerging film artists affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. #ADFR Survival will allocate micro-grants totalling 3,000 EUR…

FESTIVALS: Transilvania IFF Postponed

CLUJ: The Transilvania IFF has announced that the 2020 edition of the festival will be postponed. The festival was originally scheduled to take place 29 May – 7 June.

Romanian Film Centre Reassures Filmmakers It Has Funds for Film Production

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Film Centre (CNC) stated that the COVID-19 related measures announced on 26 March 2020 mean a postponement of some payments not their suspension, and that the Film…

Romanian Filmmakers Call on CNC for Support to Continue Work Despite the Crisis

BUCHAREST: More than 150 Romanian professionals have appealed to the director of the Romanian Film Centre (CNC) and the members of the administration council saying that the measures announced by…

Romanian Independent Cultural Workers Appeal to Government for Support

BUCHAREST: More than 12,200 independent cultural workers, including film workers (directors, actors, DoPs, editors, etc.) have signed an appeal to the Government and several ministries, asking for measures of support…

FNE AV INNOVATION: Government of Children Transmedia Universe Announces Free Online Extensions Available Worldwide

In the midst of a pandemic crisis that isolates millions of children, the creative team of Government of Children, a groundbreaking transmedia universe (film, VR, web), launches a set of…

Coronavirus Hits Romanian Box Office

BUCHAREST: The Romanian box office fell from 1.25 m EUR in the week of 2-8 March 2020 to 276,375 EUR in 9-15 March 2020. The domestic hit Miami Bici directed…

Romania Closes Cinemas, Gopo Awards Postponed

BUCHAREST: Romanian authorities have decided to shut down all events (public or private) with over 100 persons in closed premises and to shut down cinemas from 12 till 31 March…

Romanian Films Score High At Local BO

BUCHAREST: Romanian film market is diversifying and getting stronger with one domestic comedy shot in the USA ranking 2nd in the overall box office and a documentary on the importance…

The Whistlers Tops Romanian Gopo Awards Nominations

BUCHAREST: The Whistlers by Corneliu Porumboiu has got 13 nominations for the 14th Gopo Awards, followed by Heidi by Cătălin Mitulescu with 10 nominations, and Adina Pintilie’s Touch Me Not…

BOX OFFICE: Admissions And Box Office for Domestic Films Soar In Romania in 2019

BUCHAREST: Admissions to domestic films increased dramatically from 389,172 in 2018 to 806,472 in 2019, while domestic films' gross increased from 1.42 m EUR / 6,712,375 RON in 2018 to…

Transilvania Pitch Stop 2020 Launches Call For Applications

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Transilvania Pitch Stop, the coproduction platform of the Transilvania International Film Festival, invites feature film projects of first and second time directors from Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Georgia, Moldova, Hungary,…

Romanian and Lithuanian Productions Awarded at Sundance

BUCHAREST: Radu Ciorniciuc’s debut documentary Acasă, My Home / Acasă was awarded the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematography (Radu Ciorniciuc and Mircea Topoleanu) at the 42nd Sundance…

Romanian Radu Jude’s Uppercase Print Picked Up By Belgian Best Friend Forever

BUCHAREST: Uppercase Print / Tipografic majuscul, one of the two films by Radu Jude selected for 2020 Berlinale’s Forum section, has been picked up by the Belgian sales company Best…

PRODUCTION: Romanian Andrei Dăscălescu In Postproduction With Holy Father

BUCHAREST: Awarded Romanian documentary director Andrei Dăscălescu is in the last stages of postproduction with Holy Father / Tatăl nostru, a personal journey he undertook to discover what it takes…

FNE Market Analysis 2019: ROMANIA

BUCHAREST: Admissions to domestic films more than doubled in Romania compared to 2018, especially due to four titles: Oh, Ramona! by Cristina Jacob, 5GANG: Another Christmas by Matei Dima, Mary,…