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WARSAW: There is still time to contact your MEP to urge them to support Silvia Costa, Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee of Culture and Education who will speak to defend the Creative Europe MEDIA programme against major cuts to its 2016 budget on 15 September before the crucial vote on the cuts in Brussels.

VENICE: Polish director Kuba Czekaj’s Baby Bump will kick off this year’s Sala Web at the  Venice Film Festival.  The festival is offering 15 films from its official Orizzonit and Biennale College programme to the public to watch online worldwide during the festival. 

SARAJEVO: The Association of Filmmakers of Bosnia and Herzegovina has become the newest member of the Film New Europe Association.

VENICE: Polish director Piotr Chrzan has scored a slot in line up for the Official Selection of Venice Days 2015, with his feature film debut Klezmer, a drama set in Poland during the German occupation.  

VENICE: Poland’s Jerzy Skolimowski has scored a slot in the competition line-up of the The 72nd Venice Biennale Film Festival (2-12 September 2015) with the Polish Irish coproduction 11 Minutes.

KARLOVY VARY: The jury of the jubilee 50th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) which took place 3-11 July 2015 awarded its top prize, the Crystal Globe, to US director Diego Ongaro’s  Bob and the Trees a vérite-style drama about Bob Tarasuk who plays himself in the film about a Massachusetts logger and farmer. The film also won the Ecumenical Jury award.

KARLOVY VARY: Revenues for Czech producers grew by 18% in 2014 compared to 2013 driven by advertising production and commissions from abroad according to a report by APA the Czech Audiovisual Producers Association.  

MOSCOW: Bulgarian director Ivaylo Hristov took home the top prize of the 37th Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF) for his film Losers.

KARLOVY VARY: The 50th edition of the Karlovy International Film Festival (KVIFF) has announced its programme line-up.  The festival runs from 3-11 July 2015.  

CANNES:Hungarian director László Nemes makes a powerful directorial feature film debut with his Holocaust drama Son of Saul set in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in the final days of World War II.