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Country profile: Romania

Country profile: Romania

27 December 2020

The Astra Film Lab hands out awards to three documentary projects

Astra 2021 – DokTank/Awards

The Astra Film Lab hands out awards to three documentary projects

Films from Hungary, Romania and Moldova have received support from Astra’s industry platform  

14 September 2021

Eleven documentary projects to be pitched at the Astra Film Lab

Astra 2021 - DokTank

Eleven documentary projects to be pitched at the Astra Film Lab

“We were impressed by the vitality of documentary filmmaking in the region,” say the organisers  

05 September 2021

The Romanian film community deeply concerned about the fate of the local cash rebate scheme

Institutions / Legislation - Romania

The Romanian film community deeply concerned about the fate of the local cash rebate scheme

Despite many promises, the Romanian government does not seem willing to re-activate the scheme  

14 May 2021

Transilvania IFF to expand its industry platform for 20th edition

Transilvania 2021 – TIFF Industry

Transilvania IFF to expand its industry platform for 20th edition

The platform will be restructured to better accommodate the post-pandemic needs of the industry  

09 March 2021

How to shoot a film during a global pandemic: the EFM presents a case study on Radu Jude's Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

Berlinale 2021 - EFM

How to shoot a film during a global pandemic: the EFM presents a case study on Radu Jude's Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

BERLINALE 2021: The panel from the Berlinale Co-Production Market centred on the Romanian director's latest film, shot in Bucharest during the pandemic last summer  

03 March 2021

Record breaker Miami Bici saves the Romanian domestic box office from total disaster

Box Office - Romania

Record breaker Miami Bici saves the Romanian domestic box office from total disaster

Jesús del Cerro’s movie helped total admissions for domestic films to drop by only 23%, and not by 94%, in 2020  

17 February 2021

Eleven documentary projects pitched in Astra’s DokTank

Astra 2020 – DokTank

Eleven documentary projects pitched in Astra’s DokTank

The selected projects hail from Romania, Hungary, Italy, Russia, Canada and Jordan  

16 October 2020

The Pustnik Screenwriters Residency opens call for applications for its sixth edition

Industry / Market - Romania

The Pustnik Screenwriters Residency opens call for applications for its sixth edition

The Romanian event is tweaking its format following the health crisis and is being organised under a new theme  

26 May 2020

230 Romanian film companies call on decision makers to save the industry

Industry / Market - Romania

230 Romanian film companies call on decision makers to save the industry

The national initiative also offers suggestions on a range of tools that could revive the industry in the wake of the health crisis  

15 May 2020

TIFF Unlimited to go international in June

Transilvania 2020

TIFF Unlimited to go international in June

One year after it was launched, the Transilvania IFF’s VoD platform is set to offer Romanian films to worldwide audiences  

12 May 2020

160 Romanian filmmakers appeal to local institutions for adequate measures during the crisis

Institutions / Legislation - Romania

160 Romanian filmmakers appeal to local institutions for adequate measures during the crisis

Hasty decisions by a National Film Center that seems to have gone into hiding have caused quite a stir in the local film industry  

03 April 2020

Domestic releases double in popularity in Romania

Box Office - Romania

Domestic releases double in popularity in Romania

Yearly admissions have increased from 389,172 in 2018 to 785,957 in 2019  

08 January 2020

A focus on Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria by Europa Distribution

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Romania/Hungary/Bulgaria

A focus on Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria by Europa Distribution

The European distributors network sheds some light on the situation of independent film distribution in the countries  

13 December 2019

DocumentaryTank@AFF announces its ten selected projects

Astra 2019 – Astra Industry

DocumentaryTank@AFF announces its ten selected projects

The industry platform of Romania’s Astra Film Festival has gone through a significant facelift this year  

11 October 2019

The Thessaloniki Film Festival conducts research into children’s films

Industry – Greece/Albania

The Thessaloniki Film Festival conducts research into children’s films

The “Films for Kids in Southeast Europe” study aims to shed light on the production of films for younger audiences, but the initial findings seem discouraging  

26 June 2019

Romanian training programme FILM+ expands to neighbouring countries and opens up to debut features

Transilvania 2019 – TIFF Industry

Romanian training programme FILM+ expands to neighbouring countries and opens up to debut features

The call for low-budget projects from Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria and the Republic of Moldova opens on 14 June  

11 June 2019

Transilvania Pitch Stop 2019 hands out its awards

Transilvania 2019 – TIFF Industry

Transilvania Pitch Stop 2019 hands out its awards

Dedicated to both local and international projects, the industry section of the 18th Transilvania International Film Festival has unveiled the winners of its sixth edition  

11 June 2019

Fifteen film projects invited to take part in the sixth Transilvania Pitch Stop

Transilvania 2019 – TIFF Industry

Fifteen film projects invited to take part in the sixth Transilvania Pitch Stop

The upcoming features by Andrei Crețulescu and Bogdan Theodor Olteanu are among the projects selected for the TPS co-production platform  

07 June 2019

Transilvania IFF launches VoD platform TIFF Unlimited

Transilvania 2019

Transilvania IFF launches VoD platform TIFF Unlimited

A total of 55 features will be available online for Romanian audiences to enjoy, starting 6 June  

04 June 2019

Submission deadline approaches for the Pustnik Screenwriting Residency

Industry – Romania

Submission deadline approaches for the Pustnik Screenwriting Residency

Eight screenwriters will be selected for the nine-day writing retreat in Romania  

19 April 2019

Domestic releases enjoy impressive popularity in Romania

Box office – Romania

Domestic releases enjoy impressive popularity in Romania

The total number of admissions for Romanian releases increased by 49% in 2018  

28 February 2019

Cinema operator Cineplexx to invest €25 million in multiplex cinemas in Romania

Exhibitors – Austria/Romania

Cinema operator Cineplexx to invest €25 million in multiplex cinemas in Romania

The first two cinemas will open in the first quarter of 2019 in Bucharest and Satu Mare  

07 December 2018

Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time becomes the most popular Romanian film in 16 years

Box office – Romania

Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time becomes the most popular Romanian film in 16 years

Stere Gulea’s sequel to 1987’s The Moromete Family has exceeded 154,000 admissions in three weeks  

07 December 2018

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