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BERLIN: Polish director Agnieszka Holland’s Spoor /  Pokot arrives in the main competition in Berlin with the considerable weight of Holland’s international reputation behind it not least her current stint directing the hit US TV series House of Cards.

PRAGUE: The 6th annual East Doc Platform (6-12 March 2017) awarded its top prize, the East Doc Platform Award for project development, to the Russian doc project The Provincial Town of E ! ! ! to be directed by Dmitry Bogolubov.

BERLIN: The Hungarian film On Body and Soul directed by Ildikó Enyedi won the Golden Bear for Best Film in the Main Competition at the 67th Berlinale International Film Festival 9-19 February 2017.

ZAGREB: Hrvoje Hribar has resigned his post as head of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) after a controversial report by the State Audit Office, that was widely seen as politically motivated. 

BERLIN: FNE is proud to present the great line-up of films from our region that will be screening in Berlin over the next few days. Be prepared for some exciting discoveries. See below.

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WROCLAW: German/Austrian/Romanian coproduction Toni Erdmann, directed by Maren Ade, made a clean sweep of the top prizes at the annual European Film Awards held in Wroclaw on 10 December 2016

TALLINN: The Israeli film A Quiet Heart directed by Eitan Anner has been awarded the main prize at the 20th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival held from 11 to 27 November 2016.

TALLINN:  The Latvian,/Lithuanian/Polish coproduction Foam At The Mouth / Ar putam uz lupam with director Janis Nords has won the Baltic Event Works in Progress best project award. The project is to be produced by Tasse Film, ArtBox , Madants.

VENICE: Director Lily Amirpour follows up her hit first film the vampire thriller A Girl Walks Home with The Bad Batch which screens in competition in Venice.