CĂLĂRAȘI – A LAND BY THE GATE OF HEAVEN – won the Zlatna IEFF 2018 Trophy!

The documentary film CĂLĂRAŞI – A LAND BY THE GATE OF HEAVEN, directed by Dumitru Grosei, won the Festival’s Trophy “The best ethnographic film” at the Zlatna International Ethnografic Film Festival (ZIEFF) 2018. 722 productions from 85 countries have been submitted in the film competition. The jury of the 6th edition consisted of great personalities of the Romanian cinema: Prof. Copel Moscu (jury chairman), Prof. Grigore Gonţa, actress Eugenia Maci,…

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THE GIFT – selected at TO SAVE AND PRESERVE Film Festival in Russia

THE GIFT film has a new selection, this time in the official competition of the XXI International Ecological Film Festival TO SAVE AND PRESERVE. The film is produced by ALTERNATIVE CINEMA (Moldova), co-produced by ROVA FILM (Romania) and directed by Dumitru Grosei. The script was written by Marian Crișan and Dumitru Grosei. The festival is located in Russian Federation and is taking place between 3 – 8 June, 2018. It is dedicated…

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THE GIFT – selected at Green Valley International Film Festival 2018

Recently, THE GIFT film (Moldova/Romania, 2015) was selected in the official competition of the Green Valley International Film Festival 2018, which will take place in Istanbul (Turkey) between June 1st and 3rd, 2018. This is the third selection of THE GIFT film, for this beginning of the year. The film is an ALTERNATIVE CINEMA product (Moldova) and co-produced by ROVA FILM (Romania), directed by Dumitru Grosei. The script was written by…

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THE GIFT film – selected at FUICLA 2018 in Morocco

THE GIFT film (Moldova/Romania, 2015) has been selected in the official competition of FUICLA – International Cine-Letter Film Festival 2018, dedicated to short films inspired by literary works. THE GIFT – is a film produced by ALTERNATIVE CINEMA (Moldova) and co-produced by ROVA FILM (Romania), directed by Dumitru Grosei. The script was written by Marian Crișan and Dumitru Grosei, being a free adaptation of Nicolae Labiș’ famous poem “The Death of the Deer”. The…

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DANTE CAFÉ – selected at CortoNero 2018

The film DANTE CAFÉ (Moldova, 2018) has been selected at the CortoNero_noir short film competition. DANTE CAFÉ – is a short experimental film of a 2 min. 26 sec. duration, produced by ALTERNATIVE CINEMA and directed by Dumitru Grosei. The festival takes place annually on March 17-18 in the city of Naples and is dedicated to films that address the noir or mystery style. Naples is an old Italian city…

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Preview screening of documentary film: CĂLĂRAȘI – A LAND AT HEAVEN’S GATE

On 22nd December 2017, a preview of the documentary film, CĂLĂRAȘI – A LAND AT HEAVEN’S GATE, has been screened at Călărași Cultural Center, in front of an enthusiastic audience, which filled the 600 seat auditorium. The film has been produced by SYMBOL MEDIA, co-produced by ALTERNATIVE CINEMA and supported by Călărași District Council. After the screening, a Q&A followed, moderated by Elena Dodon, during which the audience was able…

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The Island (Moldova) wins CoCo Award at TIFF 2017

6 feature film projects, 4 from Romania and 2 from Moldova, have competed in Transilvania Pitch Stop Workshop 2017, during TIFF festival. The Island Project (Moldova), directed by Dumitru Grosei and produced by Valentina Iusuphodjaev (Brio Film Production), won the CoCo Award. This means that, on 9th and 10th of November, they will have the opportunity to present their project at Connecting Cottbus 2017, an important co-production market, which takes place during Cottbus Film Festival. This market…

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2 Moldovan Film Projects at Transilvania Pitch Stop

11 feature film projects were selected for Transilvania Pitch Stop (TPS) and will be presented to international film professionals at the industry event organized by Transilvania IFF on June 9th & 10th, in Cluj, Romania. The projects come from 1st and 2nd time directors from Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Russia, Greece, Turkey and Georgia and are currently in development and financing. More than 60 feature film projects were submitted for the co-production platform, extended internationally as of this year.…

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3 Moldovan Films conquer Stockholm

Between 18th and 22nd December, at Stockholm the International Film Festival BaNeFF doc.short 2016 has occured. In the short-film category, 3 Moldovan films have monopolized the competition’s podium, in the following order:   Ist Prize. PAPARUDA (r. Lucia Lupu) Motivation: To deny to a fellow water opens up a predisposition of barbarism. A genocide begins by people taken from the right to the most mundane things as a name, a…

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TAIEX Expert Mission on Capacity Development for CNC Moldova

In the 12-16 December 2016 period, in Chișinău unfolds a TAIEX expert mission involving the Capacity Development of the National Centre of Cinematography. The TAIEX project has been elaborated by the Ministry of Culture, for facilitating the activity of CNC Moldova according to good practice and European standards. The project is financially and logistically supported by the European Commission. The Representative of the National Centre of Cinematography and Animated Images of…

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THE GIFT in competition at BANEFF doc.short 2016 Film Festival

Between 19th and 22nd December, in Stockholm, will take place BANEFF doc.short (Balkan New Film Festival), in which 13 short films and 14 documentaries (all categories) will be screened in competition. THE GIFT will also participate. It is directed by Dumitru Grosei, produced by ROVA FILM and co-produced by ALTERNATIVE CINEMA. Also, 4 other Moldovan films will be in competition: PAPARUDA (Lucia Lupu), MILIKA (Valeriu Jereghi), FLUTULUS (Igor Sadovski) and RAISA…

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For the first time in Moldova: SFX Masterclass with Dana BORDEA

Alternative Cinema presents for the first time in Moldova a SFX Masterclass with Make-up Artist from Bucharest Dana Bordea, which will take place in the Cocoșul Roșu workshop, str. Sciusev 70, Chișinău saturday, 3rd december 2016, 16:00. Creating the beautiful and the bizarre She is a bachelor of fine arts and had worked in film industry for eight years. Her clients include Media Pro Pictures, Castel Film, Luna Film, Fashion TV etc.…

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Training for European Film Production

CNC Moldova, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and the French Embassy in Chișinău invite filmmakers, producers and students from the respective area to 26.09.2016 14:00-18:00 Practical Session – The job of Film Producer in Europe 27.09.2016 Training for the following topics: 10:00-14:00 – The mechanism of access to Funds dedicated to international cooperation and support of “Cinema du Monde”, available within CNC France 15:00-16:00 – The funds of…

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”The Gift” selected at Budapest

Between 30th August and 4th September, the XII-th edition of Busho Vision –  Budapest Short International Film Festival will take place. ”The Gift” film, directed by Dumitru Grosei, produced by ROVA Film (Romania) and coproduced by Alternative Cinema (Moldova)  has been selected in competition, with other 89 films, from a total of 1038 entries from 65 countries.           To acces the site, click here

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“The Gift” in international short film competition in Georgia

In Tbilisi an international film school named ”Young Filmmakers Community” will take place from 30th May until 3rd June 2016. The main programme will be the short film competition in which, by secret vote from the accredited jury participants, the best ones will be chosen. Among the films in competition there is also “The Gift” directed by Dumitru Grosei, produced by ROVA Film (Romania) and coproduced by Alternative Cinema (Moldova). During the creative workshops…

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Moldavian Short Cut

Moldavian Short Cut is a short film programme consisting of moldavian productions, focusing especially on independent and student films, screened at the Cannes Film Festival, in the Short Film Corner non-competitive section. The selection is made through a contest reviewed by an international jury. Cannes Film Festival is the most impressive international film festival from the world, and one of the most publicized. The Short Film Corner section of the festival is a platform dedicated to all the world…

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Romanian Short Waves in Chișinău 2015

In Chișinău, the Moldavian audience was able to watch short films produces by directors from Romania, but also Moldova that were screened at the Cannes Film Festival, in the Short Film Corner. The films from Romanian Short Waves 2015 programme, managed by Secvențe Association from Romania, were screened in collaboration with Alternative Cinema on the 14th November 2015 with the aim of making them know to the audience from here, especially to the young filmmakers. Even more, with this…

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Romanian Film Days at Chișinău – I-st Edition

Independent Filmmakers Association From Moldova “Alternative Cinema” and Film Production Company ROVA FILM (Romania) have organized an anual event titled: Zilele Filmului Românesc la Chișinău”. The official partner has been Romanian Cultural Institute “Mihai Eminescu” from Chișinău. The event has brought in front of a big audience from Moldova a selection of recent successful Romanian feature films and documentaries, but also some classic ones. We believe that this event was a good opportunity for the Moldavian…

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”Echoes” film to be screened at Cannes

Echoes will be screened at Cannes Film Festival. The creative team did not even suspect that the film laboratory experiment will manage to launch the short film, a movie that will be watched at the prestigious Festival. It all started in the summer of 2014 as a master class in acting for film, taking the starring actors Dana Ciobanu and Alexandru Rusu. But things have evolved very quickly, enthusiasm and inspiration…

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“Echoes” premiere

The result of a collective & voluntary effort of film enthusiasts from Moldova during the Alternative Cinema summer school  in 2014, with leadership and guidance from director Dumitru Grosei, has been screened in premiere at the National Library of RM. Synopsis – A young woman gives effect to frivolous adventures with a man who does not really have serious intentions and then she wakes up trapped in a difficult relationship. As to alleviate distress she starts to…

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