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Coming soon: “Breaking News” in Romanian cinemas

08/21/2017 - 17:51
Iulia Rugină’s Breaking News will be released in the Romanian cinemas on September 29th. Andi Vasluianu plays the lead character in this drama, along with young Voica Oltean, awarded the Special Jury Mention for the Best Newcomer at Karlovy Vary IFF 2017.  Breaking News is a character driven drama, set in present day Romania, following three days in the life of a news reporter...

Cristian Pascariu’s “October” at Nowe Horyzonty Studio+

08/21/2017 - 16:54
Young director Cristian Pascariu presented his first feature film project, October/ Octombrie, during the 17th edition of T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival (3-13 August, 2017). Together with producer Cristiana Mitea, representing Libra Film, he was selected for the eighth edition of New Horizons Studio+, which took place between 5-8 August.   20 participants –...

New festivals & awards for “First Night”

08/18/2017 - 18:23
The short film First Night/ Prima noapte, written and directed by Andrei Tănase, continues to collect prizes around the world, almost one year after its official premiere in the Orizzonti competition at Venice IFF.   The film already qualifyed for an Academy Award nomination for Best Live Action Short Film, 2018 edition, after winning the international competition at Festival...

"Breaking News" at Karlovy Vary: Special Mention for the Best Newcomer

07/18/2017 - 16:43
Young actress Voica Oltean won a Special Jury Mention for the Best Newcomer at Karlovy Vary IFF 2017, for her performance in Iulia Rugina's Breaking News.   The young actress is at her first role in a film. She was discovered after a long casting among high school theater groups in Bucharest. Voica was 15 years old when she made the shortlist and she was studying at Dinu...

”First Night” qualifies for an Oscar nomination

06/23/2017 - 13:14
First Night, written and directed by Andrei Tanase, qualifies for an Academy Award nomination for Best Live Action Short Film, 2018 edition, after winning the international competition at Festival International de Cine de la Huesca. The Danzante Prize, worth € 5,000, was awarded to the film for "an honest, complex and powerful story, with a well-structured script and excellent...

"Breaking News" in the Karlovy Vary Official Competition

06/02/2017 - 12:51
Breaking News, directed by Iulia Rugina, enters the main competition of the International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary (June 30 - July 8). At its 52nd edition, Karlovy Vary is one of the oldest and most important European film festivals. Breaking News is Julia Rugina's third feature film, after Love Building (2013) and Alt Love Building (2014).   After the tragic death of his...

"First Night" wins the National Competition at Filmfest Dresden

04/11/2017 - 23:48
Prima noapte / First Night, by Andrei Tănase, won the Minister of Fine Arts Promotion Prize at the 29th edition of Filmfest Dresden - International Short Film Festival. The prize awarded by the Saxon State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts for a film in the National Competition is worth 20.000 euros.    "A special moment in the life of a young man. Which he...

"First Night", in the Orizzonti competition at Venice Film Festival

07/28/2016 - 14:01
First Night / Prima noapte, written and directed by Andrei Tanase, was selected in the Orizzonti short film competition at the Venice Film Festival (August 31-September 10, 2016), now in its 73rd edition.   Orizzonti section is dedicated to films that represent the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinema, with special attention to debut films, young...

“In Search of the Lost Father”, ready to tour

07/27/2016 - 21:21
After having its world premiere at Transilvania International Film Festival, in the Romanian Days competition, the documentary In Search of the Lost Father / În căutarea tatălui pierdut, by Ionuț Teianu, is ready to be shown around the world. The festivals will be announced in the coming weeks.   The film follows the struggle of John Moore to be recognised as the son of...

"Cinema, Mon Amour" goes to Sarajevo!

07/19/2016 - 18:24
Cinema, Mon Amour is selected in the Competition Programme - Documentary Film at Sarajevo Film Festival, where the film will have its regional premiere. According to the organizers, the films in the selection "examine issues as diverse as personal identity, national identity, emigration, social justice, family secrets, political mysteries, economical crises".    As project in...

"Cinema, Mon Amour" hits the Romanian cinemas

10/19/2016 - 15:19
Cinema, Mon Amour, directed by Alexandru Belc, will be distributed in the Romanian cinemas by Transilvania Film, starting from October 21, 2016. Cinema, Mon Amour won Cinema Warrior 2016 - a cultural resistance award at Trieste Film Festival (Italy), Best Documentary Film trophy at Gopo Awards 2016 and Best Editing award at Docuart Film Festival. This summer, it was selected...

“Occasional Spies” wins the BDC Discoveries Special Mention

08/20/2016 - 12:33
Oana Giurgiu’s new documentary project, Occasional Spies, won a Special Mention at the end of the pitching forum Balkan Documentary Center Discoveries 2016 in Prizren, Kosovo, during Dokufest IFF.   The awards were announced by BDC Director and Head of Studies – Martichka Bozholova, and Mr. Nedialtcho Dantchev, Ambassador of Bulgaria in Kosovo.   The historical documentary...

”Cinema, Mon Amour” at AFI DOCS

07/07/2016 - 13:58
Alexandru Belc's documentary was screened at AFI DOCS festival (June 22 - 26, 2016) in Washington D.C. Cinema, mon amour was one of the 94 documentaries from around the world slated for viewing at this year’s edition. In the same period, the documentary had its UK premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival.    "State-owned cinemas were bustling centers of social life...

British Premiere for "The World is Mine" at East End Film Festival

07/01/2016 - 12:31
The World Is Mine by Nicolae Constantin Tănase, will have its British premiere at East End Film Festival.  The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the young director Nicolae Constantin Tănase.   The World Is Mine is a coming of age drama focussing on the story of Larisa (Ana Maria Guran), a regular teenager from Constanța, Romania. Larisa wants a lot from life: money...

Tudor Cristian Jurgiu's new project selected for TorinoFilmLab’s FrameWork programme

04/21/2016 - 09:46
Tudor Cristian Jurgiu’s second feature film project, titled And They May Still Be Alive Today/ Și poate mai trăiesc și azi, was selected among the 9 projects to attend the TorinoFilmLab’s FrameWork programme and to be eligible for World Production & Audience Awards at the next TFL Meeting Event (22-25 November 2016). The programme includes first & second feature films...

"Summer Break" wins Luno Prize at NexT Film Festival

04/14/2016 - 18:34
Andrei Tănase's short film Summer Break/ Vacanța la țară won Luno Prize at the 10th edition of NexT Film Festival in Bucharest. The award was offered by the creative group Luno for a short film in the National Competition. Summer Break is produced by Libra Film and was also screened at Transilvania IFF, FIFF Namur, Timishort, Filmfest Dresden.   Mircea and his cousin Denis are...

"Cinema, Mon Amour" premieres on HBO

12/15/2015 - 08:14
Cinema, Mon Amour, directed by Alexandru Belc and co-produced by HBO Europe, will premiere on HBO Romania on December 17, 2015, at 8.00 PM. The documentary will also be available online on HBO GO.  Cinema, Mon Amour follows the story of Victor Purice – manager, former projectionist and lifetime cinephile along with his two employees, Cornelia & Lorena, in their everyday...

“The History of Love” to be filmed in Cluj

07/01/2015 - 00:00
Libra Film is the Romanian co-producer of The History of Love, Radu Mihaileanu’s first-English language film, which will be filmed in Cluj-Napoca this summer. The adaptation of Nicole Krauss’ 2005 bestseller is an ambitious intertwined tale that follows Derek Jacobi’s main character from the Holocaust to modern New York City. It co-stars Derek Jacobi, Sophie Nelisse, Gemma...

"The World is Mine", in Romanian cinemas

10/14/2015 - 07:00
After winning the Best Debut Award at Transilvania IFF, a Special Mention at Karlovy Vary and Anonimul IFF Trophy, The World is Mine enters the Romanian cinemas on October 23, 2015. Nicolae Constantin Tănase's drama is a colorful and poignant film, alive and loud, about the generation of the 2000's, for which popularity is measured in views on YouTube and Facebook likes.   16-...

"Cinema, Mon Amour", among the Next Masters at DOK Leipzig

10/09/2015 - 01:37
Cinema, Mon Amour was selected in the Next Masters sections at the 58th edition of DOK Leipzig - the biggest documentary and animation event in Germany. Alexandru Belc's documentary will compete for a prize of 10,000 euro along with 12 other documentaries made by filmmakers at their first or second feature film. The project also won the Cat&Docs Award and the Croatian...

"Cinema, Mon Amour" receives two awards at Docu Rough Cut Boutique

08/23/2015 - 02:54
The documentary project Cinema, Mon Amour, directed by Alexandru Belc, won the Cat&Docs Award and the Croatian Radio Television HRT Award (each worth 2,000 euros) within the Docu Rough Cut Boutique workshop of the Sarajevo Film Festival.   Alexandru Belc was present in Sarajevo alongside producer Tudor Giurgiu and editor Ioachim Stroe.   The development workshop of...

Special Mention for "The World is Mine" at Karlovy Vary IFF

07/12/2015 - 00:00
The World is Mine receive a Special Jury Mention in East of the West competition at the 51st edition of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. This is the second important prize for Nicolae Constantin Tănase’s first feature after Best Debut Award at Transilvania IFF.   Director Nicolae Constantin Tănase, actors Ana Maria Guran, Oana Rusu, Ana Vătămanu, Florin Hrițcu,...

Best Editing Award for "Aliyah DaDa" at Docuart Fest

10/15/2015 - 00:00
The prize was offered to the talented young editor Letiția Ștefănescu. The documentary featured in the competition, along 12 of the best Romanian documentaries of the year.   Aliyah DaDa is a personal, well documented insight by director Oana Giurgiu into the history of the Jews in Romania. A surrealist painting that builds visually through a series of collages, combining...

New festivals for "Why Me" - from Warsaw to Cairo

10/06/2015 - 11:20
October 2015 began with Warsaw Film Festival (October 9-18), where the film was selected in the Discoveries section, dedicated to "gems selected from the programmes of leading international festivals". The month continues for Tudor Giurgiu with Chicago International Film Festival (October 15 - 29, World Cinema section) and Semana International del Cine in Valladolid (October...

“The World is Mine”, International premiere at Karlovy Vary

06/27/2015 - 00:00
Lumea e a mea/ The World is Mine, Nicolae Constantin Tănase’s debut feature, will have its international premiere in the East of the West Competition at Karlovy Vary IFF (July 3 – 11, 2015).   The film won the Romanian Days Award for Best Debut at Transilvania International Film Festival. An independent production by Libra Film and Radu Stancu's deFilm, The World Is Mine was...

“Why Me?” awarded at Tarkovsky Fest, Russia

06/16/2015 - 00:00
Director Tudor Giurgiu received a Special Mention during the closing ceremony of the 9th Andrei Tarkovsky International Film Festival Zerkalo [Mirror] in Ivanovo, on June 14. He was awarded “for highly professional work with actors' ensemble” in his feature film Why Me?.   The trophy was offered to him on the scene by the well-known Russian director Aleksandr Sokurov, member...

“The World is Mine”, Best Debut at Transilvania IFF

06/08/2015 - 00:00
Lumea e a mea/ The World is Mine, Nicolae Constantin Tănase’s first feature film, won the Romanian Days Award for Best Debut at Transilvania International Film Festival.   An independent production by Libra Film and Radu Stancu's deFilm, The World Is Mine follows the story of 16-year-old Larisa who lives in a small coastal town in a social environment where image and money...

"Aliyah DaDa", in Romanian cinemas from March 26th

03/25/2015 - 11:14
Controversial topics in the history of the country and the Hebrew community in Romania are discussed in Oana Giurgiu's Aliyah DaDa, the documentary launched in Romanian cinemas on March 26. Following 130 years of the emigration of Romanian Jews towards the Holy Land, both history of East Europe and Israel are revealed in a light, colourful film depicting history in human...

20 years of Libra Film

01/13/2015 - 23:36
In these two decades, the company produced awarded films and Romanian box office hits. More than 20 feature films (fiction and documentaries) and several shorts were produced or co-produced by Libra Film Productions starting from 1994.   Some of the most recent titles are: Why me?, a political thriller directed by Tudor Giurgiu, due to release in February 2015;  Oana Giurgiu’s...
Actor Emilian Oprea in Why Me?

“Why Me?” to be released in Romanian cinemas in February

01/09/2015 - 00:54
Why me?, directed by Tudor Giurgiu, one of the most anticipated Romanian films of the 2015, inspired by a real event that shook Romania in the early 2000s - the suicide of prosecutor Cristian Panait - will be released on February 27 in cinemas across the country.   Based on real events, Why Me? tells the story of Cristian (played by Emilian Oprea), a young idealistic...

"Why Me?" wins Bulgarian Critics Award at Sofia International Film Festival

03/16/2015 - 16:29
De ce eu? / Why Me?, directed by Tudor Giurgiu, has won the Bulgarian Film Critics Guild with the UBFM Award for the best film in the Balkan Competition at the 19th edition of the Sofia International Film Festival (March 5-29).   Running in the Balkan Competition were 11 films. Also attending the award ceremony on Saturday evening in Sofia were director Tudor Giurgiu and...

"Why Me?" selected for Berlinale 2015

01/16/2015 - 16:52
Why me ?, directed by Tudor Giurgiu, will have its world premiere in the official selection of the 65th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival (February 5 to 15, 2015), one of the largest events in the film industry. Tudor Giurgiu’s third feature, inspired by the real case of prosecutor Cristian Panait, will be screened in the Panorama Special section, dedicated to...

“Aliyah DaDa” premiered at Astra Film Festival

01/09/2015 - 01:30
The documentary Aliyah DaDa, directed by Oana Giurgiu, premiered at Astra Film Festival (October 2014), in Romania competitive program, dedicated to local productions.   Described by film critics as a “terribly necessary film”, Aliyah DaDa tells the story of a non-Jew Romanian, raised under the supreme Communist truth, who starts a journey to discover the reality behind the...

“The Japanese Dog” - from New York to Palm Springs

01/13/2015 - 21:32
The Japanese Dog, Romania’s entry in the race for the foreign-language film Oscar, ended the year in New York and started 2015 in Palm Springs, continuing its tour in the United States during the awards season.   The film opened Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema festival in the presence of director Tudor Cristian Jurgiu. The annual event took place at Film Society of Lincoln...

“Of Snails and Men” in French cinemas

01/13/2015 - 19:02
On December 10th 2014, Tudor Giurgiu’s feature film, “Des escargots et des hommes”, was released for French audiences. After seeing the film at l’Etoile Saint German in Paris, Toutelaculture.com describes it as a “a Full Monty à la roumaine”: “You often laugh, a laugh that is sometimes nostalgic and sometimes bitter. You leave the film full of the energy of those people who...

"The Japanese Dog" - Romania’s entry for the American Academy Awards in 2015

09/08/2014 - 15:05
Tudor Cristian Jurgiu's feature film “The Japanese Dog”  represents Romania at the American Academy Awards in 2015, in the Best Foreign Language Film category.   The first feature film of Tudor Cristian Jurgiu premiered in New Director’s Section of San Sebastian IFF and was awarded at Warsaw International Film Festival.   Tudor Cristian Jurgiu's film tells the touching story...

"The World is Mine" - Now in Post-Production

01/13/2014 - 12:56
The project was presented in the Agora Work in Progress section (Thessaloniki Film Festival). The release is scheduled for 2015.

The Japanese Dog – Best Film at Vilnius IFF

04/07/2014 - 11:10
Tudor Cristian Jurgiu's feature film “The Japanese Dog” won The best Film Award in the New Europe – New Names section of the 19th edition of the „Kino Pavasaris” Vilnius International Film Festival (March 20 – April 4).   The Jury was formed of the Japanese actress Kaori Momoi, the Lithuanian director Laila Pakalnina and the festival directors Verena von Stackelberg, Ludmila...

Cannibal receives 8 nominations at the Goya Film Awards

01/09/2014 - 10:49
Manuel Martín Cuenca's film has been nominated by the Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences of Spain in 8 categories, including "Best Film", "Best Director" and "Female revelation of the year –Olimpia Melinte"   Romanian actress Olimpia Melinte received a prestigious Goya Awards nomination in the "Female revelation of the year / Mejor actriz revelación" category for...

"Superman, Spiderman or Batman" – One of The Best 10 Shorts of 2013

01/13/2014 - 13:00
“Without any crazy cinematic visuals or effects, Superman, Spiderman or Batman will unexpectedly hit your heart where you will discover something more powerful than all the superheroes combined” (filmshortage.com). The list of all the selected shorts can be found here: http://filmshortage.com/top-10-short-films-of-2013/ Superman, Spiderman or Batman received the European...

"The Tanase Affair" - Selected at FIPA

01/13/2014 - 12:22
Created in 1987, FIPA is the only international festival that defends all creative genres: drama, series, documentary, reportage, performing arts. As a veritable observatory of international audiovisual creation, FIPA aims to shine a spotlight on innovative, original programs that are decidedly outside-the-box.The Tanase Affair offers a new interpretation of the 1982 Tanase...

"Cristian" will begin production

01/13/2014 - 13:19
Cristian is a Romanian- Hungarian-Bulgarian co-production. The film is financed by the Romanian National Film Center and it received a developement grant from the Media Programme of the European Union. Also, Cristian is one of the three Romanian films to receive financial support from the Bulgarian Film Center (Chouchkov Brothers - Bulgarian partner).  

The cast of Of Snails and Men - awarded in Sankt Petersburg

10/08/2013 - 11:01
The cast of the film is the recipient of the Best Acting award of the 2nd edition of Sankt Petersburg Film Festival (September 13-22). The jury was so impressed with the acting in the film that it decided to grant a joint award.  Of Snails and Men was one of the 14 films selected for the Official Competition. The international jury was composed of Marion Döring, director of...

Of Snails and Men – selected for the Sankt Petersburg, Cambridge and Wien Film Festivals

09/04/2013 - 00:05
Tudor Giurgiu's second feature film was selected in the competition of the second edition of Sankt Petersburg Film Festival (September 13-22) alongside other 13 feature films competing for the Festival Trophy which will be decided by an international jury composed from Marion Döring, managing director of EFA, film critic Barbara Lorey de Lacharrière and film directors Juris...

The Japanese Dog selected at the San Sebastian Flm Festival

08/26/2013 - 14:41
Organized for the first time in 1953, San Sebastian International Film Festival is a class A festival according to the FIAPF classification and one of the world's top cinematic events of the year. Throughout the years, the festival hosted the world premieres of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, Woody Allen's Melinda and Melinda, or George Lucas' Star Wars.  The Japanese Dog competes...

Rotterdam Museum Burglary Poised for the Big Screen

08/01/2013 - 18:13
On October 16, 2012, a gang of six Romanian men stole seven paintings from the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam. Now they’ll become the subject of a feature-length movie.   Photographer Cristian Movilă and producer-director Tudor Giurgiu will develop the movie, which illustrates the exciting action leading to the possible destruction of some of the works, whose value exceeds 18...

"Cannibal” at the Toronto International Film Festival

07/29/2013 - 17:46
The Spanish-Romanian-French-Russian coproduction Cannibal by Manuel Martin Cuenca will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (September 5-15). Starring Antonio de la Torre and Olimpia Melinte. The film tells the strange love story between a well-respected Granada tailor who moonlights as a sociopathic cannibal and two twin sisters. Actress Olimpia...

Of Snails and Men, selected in the official competition of world's oldest film festival

06/28/2013 - 13:24
The comedy Of Snails and Men (by Tudor Giurgiu) will have its UK premiere in the official competition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (June 19-30).   Founded in 1947, EIFF is the world's oldest film festival and one of the most important scenes of the international film industry. Recently, the festival hosted the international premieres of films such as The Hurt...

Of Snails and Men and Somewhere in Palilula – awarded at SEEFest

05/09/2013 - 12:57
Of Snails and Men by Tudor Giurgiu, which opened the festival, received the Bridging the Borders award for best feature, while Silviu Purcărete's film, Somewhere in Palilula, received Best Feature Debut award.   “A film that is both grotesque and sublime, an operatic farce about the absurdity of Communist Romania but also the absurdity of everyday life. This is a truly...

M-appeal buys Japanese Dog

04/15/2013 - 17:45
The recently completed film is the story of an elderly widowed man who is visited by his émigré son, depicting the distance between the two generations. The dog of the title is a gift the son brings for his father. The film was presented at the Agora works in progress at the Thessaloniki IFF. The Japanese Dog was written by Ioan Antoci and won the Krzysztof Kieslowski Prize at...

Somewhere in Palilula wins 7 trophies at the Gopo Awards

04/01/2013 - 20:49
Somewhere in Palilula, the most nominated film of this edition (11 categories), received no less than 7 Gopo trophies: Best costumes (Lia Mantoc), Best art direction (Helmut Stürmer, Dragos Buhagiar), Best cinematography (Adrian Silisteanu), Best editing (Catalin Cristutiu, a second time Gopo winner), Best sound (Tudor Petre, Cristinel Sirli, Cristian Tarnovetchi, Florin...

Of Snails and Men – the most viewed Romanian film of 2012

01/02/2013 - 18:51
With 63.623 entries to date, Of Snails and Men played extremely well in over 50 cities. Most screenings were sold out, additional shows being added to the schedule. Tudor Giurgiu and the film crew – among others, the actors Andi Vasluianu, Monica Bîrlădeanu, Dorel Vișan and Ovidiu Crișan – were present to many of those screenings, sharing with the audience various details...

Cannibal – supported by Eurimages

12/19/2012 - 13:56
Cannibal (d. Manuel Martin Cuenca) a Libra Film (Romania), Luminor (France) CTB (Russia) co-production is one of the 17 projects  that will receive  support from Eurimages- the Council of Europe fund for the co-production, distribution, exhibition and digitisation of European cinematographic works. The announcement was made at the 129th Board of Management meeting  held from...

Superman, Spiderman or Batman - Best European Short Film 2012

12/02/2012 - 16:41
Superman, Spiderman or Batman, by Tudor Giurgiu, received the Best European Short Film award during the 25th European Film Awards, held on December 1st, in Malta.The European Film Awards is a prestigious annual event organized by the European Film Academy and meant to celebrate the best European films of the year. The 17 trophies are handed over during a ceremony and the...

Cannibal - a suspense thriller

11/09/2012 - 17:22
Libra Film, Luminor (France) and CTB (Russia) are set to co-produce Cannibal, a suspense thriller from Manuel Martin Cuenca ("The Weakness of the Bolshevik," "Half of Oscar") set up at Spain's Mod Producciones ("Agora," "Biutiful," "Fin") and Martin Cuenca's label, La Loma Blanca.  Cannibal turns on Carlos, Granada's most prestigious tailor, a respected man who dedicates his...

The Japanese Dog, selected in Thessaloniki’s Agora – Work in Progress

11/07/2012 - 10:30
The Japanese Dog, the debut feature film by Tudor Cristian Jurgiu, was selected in the “Work in Progress” division of Agora, the film industry oriented section of Thessaloniki International Film Festival (the 53rd edition takes place between 2 and 11 of November 2012).     Organized for the first time in 2005, Agora became one of the most important meeting forums for the...

Of Snails and Men – Awarded in Seminci: Valladolid International Film Festival

10/29/2012 - 10:48
One week after its successful Warsaw Film Festival screening, where it received the Special Jury Award, Of Snails and Men by Tudor Giurgiu adds a new trophy to its honors list.   Thus, the film won the 15.000 Euro "Best Feature" award (ex-aequo with the Belgian production Time of my life, by Nic Balthazar) of the "Meeting Point" section during the 57th edition of Seminci:...

Of Snails and Men, Awarded in Warsaw Film Festival

10/22/2012 - 10:52
Of Snails and Men by Tudor Giurgiu, one of the most successful Romanian feature films of the decade, also proves its worth on the international festival scene. Thus, the film received the Special Jury Award of the 28th edition of Warsaw Film Festival (12-21 of October 2012), one of the most important competitive cinematic events in the world, member of the International...

8th of March- selected in the East Silver 2012

10/18/2012 - 11:28
8th of March, directed by Alexandru Belc and produced by Libra Film Productions, was selected in the East Silver 2012, the largest East European documentary film market of its kind. The Silver Eye awards will be picked from among thirty nominees by international juries comprising of representatives from world’s prominent organizations, companies and film festivals. The...

The beginning of the international journey – Of Snails and Men's world premiere at Chicago International Film Festival

10/16/2012 - 14:31
Of Snails and Men, directed by Tudor Giurgiu, begins its international journey with the 48th edition of the Chicago International Film Festival, which will take place between the 11 and the 25 October.   The feature will be screened on the 13th and 14th of October in the „World Cinema Program” section. This section presents the most recent productions of worldwide acclaimed...

Somewhere in Palilula – in competition at Antalya and Valladolid Film Festival

10/10/2012 - 17:37
The feature Somewhere in Palilula, directed by Silviu Purcarete was selected in the competition section of both, the International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival (held between 6 and 12 of October) and in the Valladolid International Film Festival (which will take place between 20 and 27th of October)   Somewhere in Palilula will be screened as part of the international...

Superman, Spiderman sau Batman – Gold Medal Award at Manhattan Short

10/09/2012 - 19:07
Superman, Spiderman or Batman, directed by Tudor Giurgiu, won the Gold Medal (Best Short Award) at the Manhattan Short Film Festival that took place between September 28 and October 7, 2012 .   Manhattan Short is a global event which took place in over 300 cities across 6 continents during one week. The winners of the festival were elected  by the votes from over 100,000...

OF SNAILS AND MEN - A Record Of Audience For A Romanian Movie In The Premiere Weekend For The Past 10 Years

10/08/2012 - 15:41
After an unprecedented promotional campaign, for a Romanian film, the results are also impressive: Of Snails and Men has register, from the release date at Transilvania International Film Festival in Cluj utill now, a total number of 19.612 admissions.   Out of 19.612 people (first weekend audience), the previews and performances of the first weekend amounted to a record...

Cristian, by Tudor Giurgiu, selected at the Berlinale Co-Production Market

04/08/2012 - 11:09
Cristian, directed by Tudor Giurgiu and produced by Libra Film Productions, was selected at the Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 12 – 14), that will take place during the Berlin International Film Festival (February 9 – 19, 2012).   The movie tells the story of a young idealistic prosecutor, that tries to solve a case against an elder colleague accused of corruption,...

Of Snails and Men available from May 2012

03/21/2012 - 11:00
The feature Of Snails and Men, by Tudor Giurgiu, is currently in post-production and will be available from May 2012.   Of Snails and Men is inspired by true events and tells the story of the workers from a Romanian factory that want to donate sperm in order to obtain funds to save their factory from being privatized.   The cast includes Romanian actors Andi Vasluianu, Monica...

8th of March presented at Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival

03/21/2012 - 10:59
8th of March, directed by Alexandru Belc and produced by Libra Film Productions, was presented during Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, in the industry section.   As part of the industry program in Jihlava, IDF organizes unique informal breakfasts focused on certain countries and its co-production possibilities. Invited guests discuss all aspects of film funding...

The Japanese Dog, by Tudor Cristian Jurgiu, in pre-production

04/08/2012 - 11:14
  The pre-production for the feature film The Japanese Dog, by Tudor Cristian Jurgiu, has started.     The feature tells the story of Costache Moldu, an elder from an old, forgotten village, which has lost everything - his house and savings of a lifetime - after a flood.     After he lived for several months in the school, Costache receives from the state a house...

Banished from the Heavens/ Cerul Interzis, financed by Eurimages

04/08/2012 - 11:16
  The documentary project "Banished from the Heavens/ Cerul Interzis", written and directed by Andrei Schwartz, produced by Libra Film Productions, was awarded a financial grant of 40.000 Euros from Eurimages.     EURIMAGES is a support fund for the co-production, distribution and exhibition of European cinematographic works, established by the Council of Europe in 1988....

Somewhere in Palilula, by Silviu Purcărete, available from April 2012

04/08/2012 - 11:18
 Somewhere in Palilula, written and directed by Silviu Purcărete, will be available from April 2012. The movie will be launched in theathers around Romania.   The film is placed in the 60s in Romania and tells the story of Serafim, a fresh graduate of medical school, brought by a gloomy whim of destiny to the town of Palilula.   Nowhere, that is. Palilula is a ghost town, lost...

Superman, Spiderman or Batman – selected in festivals around the world

04/08/2012 - 11:20
The short feature Superman, Spiderman or Batman, directed by Tudor Giurgiu, is in competition in important film festivals - Aspen Shortfest, Gulf International Film Festival, Kyiv International Short Film Festival and Seattle International Film Festival.   Thus, Superman, Spiderman or Batman is presented in competition during the 20th edition of Aspen Shortfest (April 10- 15...

Somewhere in Palilula, by Silviu Purcarete – in post-production

03/21/2012 - 10:58
Somewhere in Palilula, written and directed by Silviu Purcărete, is currently in final post-production, sound mixing process has just been completed in Paris at Creative Sound under the supervision of Cristinel Sirli.   The story of the film is placed in the 60s in Romania and tells the story of Serafim, a fresh graduate of medical school, brought by a gloomy whim of destiny...

Somewhere in Palilula directed by Silviu Purcarete was selected in the East is West Competition in Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

10/08/2012 - 15:27
Somewhere in Palilula, the first feature directed by Silviu Purcarete, had it’s European premiere at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival on the 1st of July 2012, in the East is West Competition.   The screenings were held in the presence of the director, Silviu Purcarete, the producers Tudor Giurgiu and Oana Giurgiu, the actors Aron Dimeny, George Mihaita, the composer...

Superman, Spiderman or Batman on the shortlist for European Film Awards 2012

10/08/2012 - 15:06
Superman, Spiderman or Batman, directed by Tudor Giurgiu, has been nominated, alongside other 14 short films from Europe, for the short film category of the European Film Awards 2012.   The nominees will be presented to the over 2,700 members of the European Film Academy and it is they who will elect the overall winner: the European Film Academy Short Film 2012 which will be...

Of Snails And Men - Andi Vasluianu, Monica Birladeanu & Dorel Visan In A Film Directed By Tudor Giurgiu

09/11/2012 - 10:42
September's must-see movie in theatres is the comedy Of Snails And Men, which will have its national premiere on September 14, reaching 22 cities during its first week, on approximately 40 screens. Thus, during the first weekend, the film will screen in: Bucharest, Bacau, Arad, Cluj, Timisoara, Iasi, Constanta, Tulcea, Brasov, Pitesti, Satu Mare, Slatina, Rimnicu Vilcea, Baia...

Superman, Spiderman or Batman – winner at the KALIBER35 Munich International Short Film Festival

07/04/2012 - 18:28
The prize consists in film from Kodak for the director’s next project and time-management software from Xpert-Design.   35 films from 25 countries have been selected in the official Competition of Munich festival. These short films were grouped in themed categories named after five flavours. Superman, Spiderman or Batman was presented in the “Sweet” category.  Superman...

Tudor Jurgiu starts the shooting for his first feature, The Japanese Dog

07/04/2012 - 18:19
Elder Costache Moldu lost his wife, his house and all his life earnings due to a flood. He is put in front of choosing to keep or not the land received from the townhall and the return of his son, Ticu, from Japan, after a long period of time, will help him take a decision.   The project benefits from funding offered by the National Cinematography Center as well as from HBO...

From Romania to Zion, by Oana Giurgiu, pre-production in Israel

03/21/2012 - 10:57
The research for the documentary film From Romania to Zion, directed by Oana Giurgiu and produced by Libra Film, started in Israel in October.   Following 130 years of the emigration of Romanian Jews towards the Holy Land, both history of East Europe and Israel will be revealed, in a light, colourful film depicting history in human stories and collages, as a tribute to Tristan...

Superman, Spiderman or Batman – best European short feature at the Valladolid Film Festival

03/21/2012 - 10:56
Superman, Spiderman or Batman, directed by Tudor Giurgiu, won the prize for Best European Short at the 56th edition of Valladolid International Film Festival (22nd – 29th October).   The prize consists of 2,000 euro and in the inclusion of the film on the list of the 15 shorts that will compete at the European Film Awards 2012. Thus, Superman, Spiderman or Batman is the first...

Superman, Spiderman or Batman – in the Official Selection of the Warsaw, Valladolid and Thessaloniki Festivals

03/21/2012 - 10:55
The short feature Superman, Spiderman or Batman, directed by Tudor Giurgiu, is part of the official selections of three important film festivals, namely the Warsaw Film Festival (the 7th – the 16th of October), the Valladolid International Film Festival (the 22nd – the 29th of October) and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (the 4th – the 13th of November).   Thus,...

Shooting for Of Snails and Men by Tudor Giurgiu - finished

03/21/2012 - 10:54
After a month of intense activity, Tudor Giurgiu finished filming for Of Snails and Men, his second feature.   The film is inspired by true events and tells the story of the workers from a Romanian factory that want to donate sperm in order to obtain funds to save their factory from being privatized.   The cast includes Romanian actors Andi Vasluianu, Monica Birladeanu, Dorel...

Our Big Time – co-produced by Libra Film Productions and filmed in Romania

03/21/2012 - 10:53
Austrian director Wolfram Paulus's feature film Our Big Time, started shooting in Sibiu in July, and continued in Buftea, Bucharest and Căciulaţi until August 19.   The story of two Austrian best friends from Graz, Ferry and Alex, is set during the Second World War. They manage to stay together despite the evacuations but they are eventually sent by their parents to a youth...

Tudor Giurgiu starts the shooting for his second feature, Of Snails and Men.

03/21/2012 - 10:53
The film is inspired by true events and tells the story of the workers from a Romanian factory that want to donate sperm in order to obtain funds to save their factory from being privatized.   The cast includes Romanian actors Andi Vasluianu, Monica Birladeanu, Dorel Visan, Valeria Seciu, Ion Besoiu and the French actors Jean François Stevenin and Robinson Stevenin. The script...

Of Snails and Men/ Despre oameni si melci, directed by Tudor Giurgiu, financed by Eurimages

03/21/2012 - 10:51
The second feature of Romanian director and producer Tudor Giurgiu, Of Snails and Men/ Despre oameni si melci, had received a production grand from Eurimages.   Eurimages is the Council of Europe fund for the co-production, distribution and exhibition of European cinematographic works. Set up in 1988 as a Partial Agreement it currently has 35 Member States.   Eurimages aims to...

Libra Film Productions projects portfolio, financed thru the MEDIA Programme

03/21/2012 - 10:50
A portfolio of projects, developed by Libra Film Productions, is financed thru the MEDIA Programme of the UE.   The total amount of the slate funding is 183.650 Euros.   The projects included in the financing scheme are Of Sails and Men, Japanese Dog, Breaking News, From Romania to Zion, Cristian and March 8.   Libra Film Productions is the only company in Romania that took...

Camelia - screened at Locarno International Film Festival

03/21/2012 - 10:46
The short-feature Camelia, directed by Marian Crisan, was selected at the 64th edition of Locarno International Film Festival, in Corti d'Autore section.   Camelia tells the story of Florin, a thirty years old man. He and his wife, Alina, just moved into the home of their dreams, in a residential neighborhood and they have a almost perfect life. But, Florin wants to meet...

Dan Chisu's ”The Bear” in cinemas from May 6

03/21/2012 - 10:45
Transilvania Film will launch on May 6, in cinemas across the country, "the comedy of the year" in Romania - "The Bear", by Dan Chisu.   The film will run in the first week in the theaters: Cotroceni Cinema City, Sun Plaza, Arad, Cluj Napoca, Bacau, Braila, Movieplex, Hollywood Multiplex, The Light, Gloria Bucharest, Constanta Cityplex, Cityplex Brasov, Cluj Napoca Cineplex...

The winners of the Romanian CNC funding competition

03/21/2012 - 10:43
The Romanian National Film Centre has announced the winners of its first 2011 funding competition. Ten features (of which three are debuts), three documentaries, three shorts and four animated films will receive an overall €2.5m.   Pozitia copilului (“The Child's Position”) received €260.000. The Hai-Hui Entertainment production, in co-production with Libra Film, directed by...

Somewhere in Palilula in the Cinelink WiP Line-up

03/21/2012 - 10:42
Somewhere in Palilula, written and directed by Silviu Purcarete, is one of the six films selected for this year's edition of Cinelink Work-in-Progress at Sarajevo Film Festival.   The films will be presented during the two-day event to selected international sales agents, festival representatives, local distributors and postproduction companies.   All projects will compete for...

Katalin Varga, European Discovery of the Year

03/21/2012 - 10:41
Katalin Varga, directed by Peter Strickland and produced by Tudor and Oana Giurgiu, won the European Film Academy's award as European Discovery 2009.   A Romanian/UK/Hungarian co-production, Katalin Varga had also 3 nominations at this year's British Independent Film Awards (Best Achievement in Production, Peter Strickland for Douglas Hickox Award and Hilda Peter for Most...

Kino Caravan, in post-production

03/21/2012 - 09:51
The shooting for Kino Caravan, Titus Muntean's second feature film, has been completed and the film is now in post-production. A Romanian-German co-production between Libra and Kombinat Film, Kino Caravan has received a 150 000 Euro funding from MDM, the German regional film fund.   The film is also supported by the National Film Center (CNC) and Romanian Television, and has...

8th of March presented at Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival

03/06/2012 - 19:17
8th of March, directed by Alexandru Belc and produced by Libra Film Productions, was presented during Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, in the industry section. As part of the industry program in Jihlava, IDF organizes unique informal breakfasts focused on certain countries and its co-production possibilities. Invited guests discuss all aspects of film funding...

From Romania to Zion, by Oana Giurgiu, pre-production in Israel

03/06/2012 - 19:16
The research for the documentary film From Romania to Zion, directed by Oana Giurgiu and produced by Libra Film, started in Israel in October.   Following 130 years of the emigration of Romanian Jews towards the Holy Land, both history of East Europe and Israel will be revealed, in a light, colourful film depicting history in human stories and collages, as a tribute to Tristan...

Director Tudor Giurgiu to film “Above Man, the Woman Soars” in Spain

09/19/2017 - 15:54
In October, director Tudor Giurgiu will begin shooting the fourth feature-length title in his career, In The Beat of a Heart (Apropierea/ Sin Aliento). Based on the popular eponymous novel by Marin Mălaicu-Hondrari, the movie will be shot in Spain and Romania and will feature Romanian actor Mihai Smarandache, alongside well-known Spanish actors Belén Cuesta, Ariadna Gil and...

Tudor Giurgiu's latest film, "In The Beat of a Heart", won funding from Eurimages

10/25/2017 - 17:46
In The Beat of a Heart (Apropierea/ Sin Aliento), the fourth feature-length film signed by Tudor Giurgiu, produced by Libra Film Productions and co-produced by Tito Clint Movies (Spain) and Evolution Films (Czech Republic), earned € 250,000 in funding from Eurimages, the cultural fund of the Council of Europe which supports European cinematographic co-productions. The total...

“The Moromete Family 2”, ready to shoot

08/28/2017 - 17:26
One of the most beloved and well-known book adaptation in the history of Romanian cinema, The Moromete Family/ Morometii, will have a sequel, 30 years after the release of the film directed by Stere Gulea. The famous characters will return to the big screen under the direction of the same filmmaker.   Marin Preda is one of the best post-WW2 Romanian novelists. In the classic...