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WARSAW: Today FNE launches its cutting edge series of articles and events at the heart of innovation in the European AV sector. The FNE AV Innovation team headed by Tallinn based innovation expert Peeter Nieler brings together top experts across Europe to look at how innovation is transforming the AV sector and how it can be a catalyst to increase audiences.

FNE TV talked to Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski about his lifetime achievement award in Venice, Boban Jevtic the head of the Serbian Film Centre about Emir Kusturica’s eagerly anticipated On the Milky Road, which screened in the main competition, and asked Sofia Film Festival helmers Stefan Kitanov and Mira Staleva to tell FNE how a meeting in Venice with directors Peter Brosens and Jessica Woolworth three years ago led to a Bulgarian/Belgian coproduction King of the Belgians premiering in the Venice Orizzonti.

GDYNIA: The main prize of the 41st Gdynia Film Festival went to The Last Family directed by Jan P. Matuszyński. The film’s star Andrzej Seweryn also won the prize for best actor.

WARSAW: Serbia and Macedonia have become the newest members of the Film New Europe Association. Both countries have also recently joined the Creative Europe MEDIA programme.

FNE TV asked Bulgarian producers and well known Sofia Film Festival helmers Mira Staleva and Stefan Kitanov about how a casual meeting in Venice four years ago developed into a Bulgarian, Belgian, Netherlands coproduction King of the Belgians, that is screening in the Venice Orizzonti this year.

VENICE: The Swedish/Estonian coproduction Amalimbo directed by Juan Pablo Libossart has received the Venice Short Film Nomination Prix for the European Film Awards 2016. Its artist and lead animator is Estonian Roland Seer. The 2D animated short was produced by Fasad (Sweden) and Tallinn based Fork Film.

VENICE: The Philippine film The Woman Who Left by Lav Diaz was awarded the main prize, the Golden Lion, at the 73 Venice International Film Festival, which wrapped on 10 September.

VENICE: The 73rd Venice Film Festival, which will be held from 31 August to 10 September 2016, has unveiled it programme line up with Emir Kusturica’s Serbian/UK/USA coproduction On the Milky Road scoring a slot in the main competition.

CANNES: Romanian director Cristi Puiu makes his debut in competition in Cannes with the darkly perplexing Sieranevada. But the director is no stranger to Cannes.

CANNES: Romanian director Cristian Mungiu’s Romanian, French and Belgian coproduction Graduation screens in Competition in Cannes.