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We catch up in London with Cristian Mungiu, the director of 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days.

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Cristian Mungiu returns to the Festival with Tales from the Golden Age, a comic creation from a collective of Romanian directors which takes a darkly ironic look at Romania under the Ceaucescu regime and the idiocies of daily life in a dictatorship.   What was the idea behind the making of this film? People answer these questions very easily, but actually what happened was that I was travelling a lot in festivals with my first film, and I was seeing lots of people my ag...

We catch up in London with Cristian Mungiu (4 months 3 weeks...)

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Cristian Mungiu returns to the London Festival with Tales from the Golden Age, a comic creation from a collective of Romanian directors which takes a darkly ironic look at Romania under the Ceaucescu regime and the idiocies of daily life in a dictatorship  What was the idea behind the making of this film? People answer these questions very easily, but actually what happened was that I was travelling a lot in festivals with my first film, and I was seeing lots of people my age - most of them had...

GAY FILM NIGHTS International Film Festival in the land of Dracula

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In the autumn, when the freshers are been counted, it's a hobbit now that, on Cluj-Napoca, in the heart of the Dracula land to take place the international movie fest "Gay Film Nights". It's the sixth edition, the event will begin on October the 19th and it will last one week. "Movies. Only art. To know us better." is the motto of this year whithin the organisers, are trying to explain to all of us that this festival is just a form of visibility of the life style, of ...

Romania International Film Festival will take place in Arad

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The first ROMANIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALSeptember 27 to October 4, 2009The former Bucharest International Film Festival changes its name and becomes the Romania International Film Festival. The first Ro-IFF takes place in less than two months in the City of Arad.The official competition – called CineBlackSea – focuses films that must have been produced in either Russia, Republic of Moldavia, Ukraina, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaidjan, Bulgaria,Turquie, Greece or Romania. There are separate ...

Sarajevo Under the Sun

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15th Sarajevo Film Festival this year celebrates a small jubilee. So among many celebrates this year the festival will record visits of an important guests such as Mickey Rourke, Gillian Anderson, James Nesbitt, Kerry Fox, Tamar Novas etc...This aspiring regional festival once again creates regional place to celebrate and promote film, regional cinematography, in order to affirm young and new film expression and to establish a professional platform for the experience exchange and valid film reso...

Iasi International Film festival

Iasi International Film Festival (IIFF) is organized by the Romanian Independent Film Association. It aims to become one of the largest film festivals in Eastern Europe.
IIFF’s main objective is to promote the cinematic arts, through the attention given especially to auteur and independent films, reflecting their originality and freedom of expression as well as to various forms of cinematic language.
IIFF is an annual event. The first edition will take place between September 25th and
October 3rd, 2009, in Iasi, Romania. The films will be screened in several movie theatres as well as in unconventional locations (CINE-CORT).

Short to the Point

STTP Projects Short to the Point is an international distribution link, broadcasting and promoting short films. Starting from 2009, Short to the Point's objective is to constatly promote this side of cinema. 1. Short Film Factory- With the motto "Don't let your movie get dusty on the shelf!", SPS offers proffesionals the possibility of signing up their films, older than 5 years, that will later on be projected in over 20 citys in Romania and abroad. 2. STTP LOW/NO BUDGET OSFF- " Any story can be made into a film" is the division with whom STTP attracts film amateurs (unproffesionals) to test their creativity, directing films low/no budget for the short film contest Short to the point Low/No Budget Online Short Film Festival. 3. STTP Talent Camp- STTP Talent Camp wishes to promote romanian film at national and international level. STTP Talent Camp also wants to discover and promote young cinema talents, by offering colaboration opportunities, exchange of experience and ideas or by participating in the thematic workshops presented by wellknown proffesionals. STTP Talent Camp reunites young romanian cinema talents within the interactive workshop that takes place each year in Raciu, Mures County 4. Walls tell stories- Every two years, STTP goes thrue the longest tour of a Romanian Short Film Festival. The caravan lasts 45 days and includes 29 cities:Buzau, Slobozia, Galati, Ramnicu Sarat, Focsani, Bacau, Iasi, Piatra Neamt, Suceava, Bistrita, Borsa, Baia Mare, Satu Mare, Oradea, Caransebes, Resita, Timisoara, Hunedoara, Deva, Alba iulia, Cluj, Targu Mures, Sighisoara, Sibiu, Valcea, Pitesti, Ploiesti, Brasov, Fagaras. 5. Kara Film Fest- The only Short Film Festival for children in Romania. It's being held anually,in several cities in Romania. 6. BUCHAREST INTERNATIONAL TOURISM FILM FESTIVAL – Tourism is the essential element in a city's life and film is the perfect mecanism for promoting such a product. Combining the two, a proffesional environment is created, perfect for cultural-tourism evolution of Bucharest. BITFF is taking place every two years, in March and October, in Bucharest. Distribution, broadcasting and promoting Short films don't have a long life. In theory, a filmmaker can make is work known just within short film festivals. Short to the Point comes with many promoting opportunities , broadcasting and distribution of the films signed up in the festival. SPS offers proffesionals and amateurs the possibility of watching their work on tv, cinemas, unconventional spaces, online and on DVD. Contest Every year, in May, Short to the point organizes a short film contest, wich takes place online and is recomended especially to amateurs. The participant films are made within the sistem low/no budget and can be made even with the mobile phone. Education Short to the point has launched the first film school for kids in Romania. The classes take place periodly,as a workshop in wich young people can experiment with video techniques,montage, directing or scenografy, sound and film, makeup etc.

Video montage from B-EST Bucharest Film Festival Award Ceremony

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Bucharest B-Est film festival closing ceremony shot and edited by Bruno Chatelin for fest21.com, filmfestivals.com   Cloture ed B Estenvoyé par filmfestivals-com ...

Video: Bucharest Ambience during the festival

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Video shot in Bucharest during B-EST 2009 Filmed/edited by Bruno Chatelin Check the video below   ...

B-EST Wrap report

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B-EST IFF Awards 2009 SPECIAL SCREENINGS AND OFF COMPETITION FILMS AT B-EST IFF "You cannot walk straight when the road bends" catch a glimpse of the Romani culture with Gipsy Caravan Nik Powell (EFA) will preside over B-EST Jury JERZY SKOLIMOWSKI – Guest of honor at B-EST Romano cinema and culture at B-EST Special screenings at B-EST 3 Romanian Films that were selected in Berlin are inv...

Tales from the Golden Age to open Transilvania Film Festival

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The eighth edition of the Transilvania IFF (May 29 – June 7, Cluj-Napoca, Romania) is beginning to shape up. Over 250 films are expected to be screened in this year’s TIFF. The opening gala on Friday, May 29, will be highlighted by the national premiere of Cristian Mungiu’s latest film, Tales from the Golden Age, a collection of Romanian urban legends from the communist era, written by Mungiu and directed by Ioana Uricaru, Hanno Hofer, Razvan Marculescu, Constantin Popescu and Cristian Mun...

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