Brasov Film Center

Probably the best Film Center in the world.

Brasov Film Center S.R.L. is the entity giving a structure to the Transylvanian Film Industry. The Company is committed to bringing Transylvanian talent onto the international film stage. Brasov Film Center owns and operates the annual Brasov International Film Festival & Market, the International Film Workshops and the Brasov Talent Agency.
Daria! Magazine 2014 has been published!

The bilingual (English/Romanian) of Daria! 2014, arts, entertainment and business magazine has been published. To read the magazine (76 pages) click on the cover.

Brasov International Film Festival & Market
4 - 14 September 2014

has announced the winners of the contest

"The IMAGES of the Festival 2014"

and it has revealed the Official Poster

The Official Poster of the 2014 Edition of Brasov International Film Festival & Market that Features Angie Antal, Paula Blank and Andreea Dumitru

Last Thursday, on August 7, at the first Press Conference of the Festival this year, the three winners of the contest "The IMAGES of the Festival 2014" were introduced to the press and awarded. The official poster of the Festival, featuring the three winners, has also been revealed.

The three young girls who won the contest are Angie Antal, Paula Blank and Andreea Dumitru. They each were interviewed by the present journalists.

Among the media present at the conference there were TVS, Mix TV, Nova TV, Agerpres, Cenacul Literar European, Fundatia Euro-Asia Promotion and Cultural Foundation, Monitorul Expres and Buna Ziua Brasov. Here are two links to read the articles (in Romanian language) published by:

Monitorul Expres

Buna Ziua Brasov

The International Film Workshops are running annually in Brasov, Romania since 2012

Organized by the Brasov Film Center, the film workshops are conducted by Director Bruno Pischiutta and, in 2014, hey take place from September 4th to the 14th. The workshops aim to provide the participants with the necessary basic information and preparation to become a film Actor, Director, Producer and Script Writer at international level.

For this exclusive article, Daria! magazine has invited four of the students who have participated to the workshops in the previous years to answer a few questions about their experience and career accomplishments.

We start off with Actress Angie Antal, a graduate of the 2013 workshops program. Angie is an intelligent girl who speaks five languages: Romanian, Hungarian, English, Spanish and German and is a flexible type of person who, besides acting, has another talent: painting. Now she is being prepared by her mentor Bruno Pischiutta to become a successful film star and she has been cast to play an important role in the upcoming feature film titled THE BAD JOKE.

1. What was your objective to attend the International Film Workshops organized by Brasov Film Center?

My objective was to give a good start to my career in a way that I could gain knowledge and acquire skills that I can apply in the film industry.

2. How is the training helping you advance your career in films?

The training has given me lot of confidence so, when I portray a character, I have no fear of not performing well, thanks to the experience I've gained from the Workshops.

3. What are your suggestions to improve the training courses offered in these Workshops?

I don't think the courses should be improved because everything is very well structured and all the relevant skills and knowledge are covered without wasting time on unnecessary discussion.

While the workshops program runs for 11 days in Brasov, Romania, international students can apply. The attendance is gratis, free of charge for all accepted students. And they are taught in the English language. The attendees who complete their courses receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Actress Denisa Barvon has also graduated from the 2013 Workshops. She is a young emerging Romanian star. In 2013 she also won the contest "The Image of Brasov International Film Festival & Market" and she was featured on the Festival's official poster which has subsequently appeared several times on a gigantic TV screen in Times Square, New York City. Today, she has been cast to play the leading role in the upcoming Bruno Pischiutta feature film titled THE BAD JOKE and she has signed an exclusive contract with the  Brasov Talent Agency.

1. What was your objective to attend the International Film Workshops organized by Brasov Film Center?

There was not only one objective, there were many objectives. The principal, the most important one, was to learn more about what film means, to know more, to achieve all I can achieve for working in the industry of film. Basically, to arrive to have the knowledge of an actress, to be ready, whenever an opportunity comes, to act.

2. How is the training helping you advance your career in films?

I think that if you know how to listen, how to follow the suggestions that were given in the time of the training in the Workshops, you can achieve everything in a film career.

Personally, the training helped me a lot because my knowledge about being an actress was very limited before. Then, after the knowledge part, is very important to know what you have to do, what steps you have to follow.

I graduated in the International Film Workshops, taught by director Bruno Pischiutta. They have helped me to learn what film making means. They have helped me because there was explained all that is needed to know to achieve a career in the film industry, from the technical part until the attitude that I should have as an actress on the set.

3.What are your suggestions to improve the training courses offered in these Workshops?

In my opinion, the Workshops that are offered are an exceptional opportunity for people that want to work in the film industry. Starting from young people like me who want to act, as I do, or people that are interested in writing screenplays or other many options, the Workshops are a real chance. In first place, the courses are free. Furthermore they are answering the questions that you can have about film making, and they give you a lot of knowledge. 

I personally don't feel to give any suggestions for changes in the Workshops. All I have to say is: "Keep up the great and honorable work!"

The film workshops program trains the participants in different areas of film making. It is the aim of the Brasov Film Center to provide the attendees, when possible, with paid work on the sets of its film productions after they successfully complete the workshops.

Actor Tiberiu Sipos has graduated from the workshops program in 2012. He is a young actor with great potential and with a bright future ahead of him.  He started his career in 2009 as a theater actor when he enrolled in the Popular School of Arts ‘Tiberiu Brediceanu’ from Brasov. In 2010, he became an actor at the Dramatic Theater ‘Sica Alexandrescu’, the town’s theater, and got to play on all the big stages in Brasov. He is an easy learner, talented man, who is in love with acting.

1. What was your objective to attend the International Film Workshops organized by Brasov Film Center?

My objective to attend the International Film Workshops organized by Brasov Film Center was in first place to develop myself as a person and actor, and secondly I wanted to learn more about the film industry. I and also wanted to meet people of the industry, people like Daria Trifu and Bruno Pischiutta. The International Film Workshops were the perfect place for this.

2. How is the training helping you advance your career in films?

Well, at the Workshops I met a lot of talented people.  From them I saw many styles of acting and I heard different opinions about what a film actor is and should do. These experiences helped me to improve a develop my own acting style. When the workshops were finished I kept in contact with Bruno and Daria, who became very dear friends of mine, and now, in this summer, I will have a role in their film THE BAD JOKE.

3. What are your suggestions to improve the training courses offered in these Workshops?

If I had to make a suggestion about improving the training courses, that would be just to extend the number of the sessions held. This is because if there would be more time, we would be able to learn and experience more interesting things. 

In addition to attending the workshops, the attendees can attend the screenings at the Brasov International Film Festival & Market (September 4 – 14, 2014) so that they have the opportunity to meet with local and international film and media executives.

Actress Andreea Dumitru is a student in the German Theoretical High School ‘Johannes Honterus’ and the languages she speaks are Romanian, English, German and a little bit of Italian. She has graduated from the 2013 workshops. Andreea’s attitude is that of a champion; her priorities are to complete high school and to become a movie star. She is fortunate to being mentored by Bruno on her way to stardom. Andreea has also been cast in the feature film THE BAD JOKE.

1. What was your objective to attend the International Film Workshops organized by Brasov Film Center?

My objective in attending the International Film Workshop was to know more about the film industry and how it is like to be an actress. 

2. How is the training helping you advance your career in films?

The training was very helpful because I learned about new things such as how you should be on the set or what happens if the filmmakers figure out, after they almost complete the film, that a mistake has been done and how they would fix it. I was very sure that Bruno knows all about this; you can see from far away that he knows what he is doing and that he has a lot of experience.

3. What are your suggestions to improve the training courses offered in these Workshops?

I think the Workshops shouldn't be changed because there is all we must know in a very short workshop. Maybe we could have more action, for example the cameraman could try some things with the camera, or the actors can play one short film. After that, they will be able to see their mistakes and fix them. In this way, after the Workshops they could play in a movie without having the fear of failures.

Film director Bruno Pischiutta is the principal conductor of the International Film Workshops. The deadline to apply is August 15. More information is available at the Brasov Film Center website.

Director Bruno Pischiutta Holds Film Workshops for Learners

Posted by RMN Stars On June 20, 2014

After a stint in the thick of the entertainment world, Director Bruno Pischiutta has decided to offer his expertise for training the aspiring pros. His new passion: Teaching.

These days, besides his routine professional chores, Bruno is running the International Film Workshops for students in Brasov, Romania.

He is carrying out this activity under the Brasov Film Center.

As RMN Stars decided to explore more on this endeavor, the RMN Stars managing editor Rakesh Raman asked him a slew of questions in an exclusive interview.

Here’s the response from Bruno Pischiutta.

1. What are the main objectives of International Film Workshops offered by Brasov Film Center?

It is a principal goal of our Studio to create, in Transylvania, a film industry that could compete internationally. The main objective of the Workshops is to give to talented, selected young people of Transylvania the necessary theoretical knowledge to start a film career, at international level, as film actors, film writers, film directors and film producers.

Students from other countries are also welcome to the Workshops so that the students from Transylvania have the possibility to directly know different ways in which film careers are developed in different countries. It is also our goal to give to some young people from Transylvania the possibility to excel worldwide in the film industry.

A successful internatinal film Studio should create films that excel internationally and should be able to create also Star film actors, Star film directors, Star film writers and Star film producers.

2. What are your selection and certification processes for the aspiring students?

The workshops are made for talented young people from Transylvania and from other countries. The students are sending us a pre-application where they include their personal data, their resume and a letter addressed to me in which they explain their motivations.

I interview personally, whenever I can, the students from Transylvania and I interview the students from other countries via phone or Skype. I admit to the Workshops only students that, at my judgment, have the possibility to succeed in an international film career. Considering that most of the students are minors, whenever possible, I interview also their parents.

From the first day of the Workshops, Daria Trifu and I study the students’ behavior, their attendance and their general participation and understanding of the issues and the topics that are discussed in the sessions. The final certification is reflecting all these elements.

3. How do you cover the theoretical and practical aspects of training?

The Workshops consist of 33 hours of lessons and conversations on topics that are essential for commencing an international career in the film disciplines of acting, directing, producing and writing.

The possibility, offered to the students, to attend the screenings of the 11 films of the Festival (Brasov International Film Festival) and the parties that often follow the screenings complement the theoretical sessions.

Often international film personalities address the students during the sessions and, during the parties, the students may meet film personalities related to the films presented at the Festival and they have, in this way, a concrete possibility to start networking.

The practical training does not take place during the Workshops but immediately after, when the students start to work in their first film.

4. As entertainment markets are undergoing a paradigm shift where the content production, distribution, and monetization processes are evolving dramatically, do you cover the contemporary processes in your program?

Absolutely. If it is true that the Workshops are just theoretical, it is also true that, in the sessions, the international film industry and the business of film are widely discussed.

Furthermore priority is given to every practical suggestion that can be helpful, for the students, to start their film career. The theory aims to develop in each student a film personality with the basis for a complete knowledge of the industry.

5. How do you help the students – who complete your Workshops – progress in their careers?

To the best students that are interested in acting we propose a contract with our Talent Agency and a contract in our next film. The best students who are interested in writing could collaborate in editing the next script or could be helped in writing their first screenplay.

Students who like to direct and produce will be normally proposed to be assistant director and/or assistant producer in the next film we produce. These are all paid jobs and, in this way, they all can have a real film experience and access to the IMDB.

6. How do you propose to transform this training program in the coming years?

The Workshops are a good initiative for the talents, they are completely free and they have created many successful stories: Daria Trifu started her film career attending my Workshop, years ago, in Toronto (Canada).

They represent for me a sensible effort; probably this is the last year when I can directly hold the Workshops, considering my age.

Unfortunately the Workshops today can be attended only by a very small number of students.

Last year we filmed all the 33 hours of the sessions and we intend to produce, as soon as possible:

  1. a DVD set with the whole Workshops recorded;
  2. a book with the transcript of the whole Workshops.

The DVD set and the book could be produced in several languages and give, in this way, access to the Workshops to many young talent worldwide who do not have the material possibility to attend the sessions in person.

Bruno Pischiutta (pictured above) is the artistic consultant of Brasov International Film Festival & Market, along with his other roles in the film industry.
 TVS Brasov Interview - Part 1 & 2 

Part 1 & 2 of the one hour interview conducted by Ovidiu Gradinar of TVS-Brasov with Daria Trifu, film producer and director of the Brasov International Film Festival & Market, Bruno Pischiutta, film director and artistic consultant of the Festival and Denisa Barvon, actress and the Image of the 2013 edition of the Festival.

The guests talk at length about what Brasov Film Center has realized in the city such as the Brasov International Film Festival & Market, the International Film Workshops, the Brasov Talent Agency, movies and documentaries. They also explain the importance that all of these enterprises can have for the city and the people of Brasov.



SEPTEMBER 4 - 14, 2014


To pre-register, follow the instructions available at: Film Workshops


The feature film THE BAD JOKE starts filming in July in Brasov.

For more information about the THE BAD JOKE movie, visit: Film Production