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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. 

CANNES: The Last Face which screens in competition is Sean Penn’s fifth outing as a director and unfortunately it also might just be his least successful film to date. 

CANNES:Celebrity and actress Kristen Stewart must enjoy the irony of playing a much beleaguered celebrity slave as she has taken on the job once again for her role in Olivier Assayas’s Personal Shopper

CANNES: The highly unlikely 162 minute German Toni Erdmann which screens in competition in Cannes is director Maren Ade’s third and undoubtedly most accomplished film to date which is saying a lot after her critically acclaimed previous work.