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CANNES: The 12th Krzysztof Kieslowski ScripTeast Award for the Best Script from Eastern Europe went to the script Afrika by Maya Vitkova-Kosev from Bulgaria. The script was developed within the screenwriting programme organised by the Independent Film Foundation. The award was presented at the 71st Cannes Film Festival on 14 May 2018.

CANNES: The Cannes Classics Selection this year includes two films that showcase the rich film heritage of Lativa and the former Czechoslovakia.

CANNES: It looks like 2018 is going to be a bumper year for films from the central and eastern European region in Cannes. The Main Competition, Certain Regard, Quinzaine and Critics Week all have included either majority or minority coproductions from central and eastern Europe in their official selection. Films from Poland, Georgia, Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia are all represented.

CANNES: Cannes Film Festival kicks off next week and one of the highlights will be the NEXT programme, which focuses on innovation in the cinema industry. FNE invited Julie Bergeron the head of Cannes NEXT project to join us and tell us about how innovation in the AV sector is shaping the future of cinema.

CANNES: Cannes Film Festival kicks off next week and one of the highlights will be the NEXT programme, which focuses on innovation in the cinema industry. FNE invited Julie Bergeron the head of Cannes NEXT project to join us and tell us about how innovation in the AV sector is shaping the future of cinema.

MOSCOW: Russian director Eduard Novikov received the Golden George for Best Film for his The Lord Eagle at the 40th edition of the Moscow International Film Festival, which took place 19-26 April 2018.

BERLIN: Gus Van Sant’s Don’t Worry He Wont Get Far on Foot which screens in the main competition of the Berlinale is one of his best films in recent years after a rather unproductive run of films from the talented American director in his last few outings.

BERLIN: Bulgarian director Milko Lazarov offers a poignant view on a vanishing way of life with his Berlin competition entry Aga

BERLIN: Russian director Alexei German Jr has scored a slot in the main competition with the Russian, Polish, Serbian coproduction Dovlatov about six days in the life of the brilliantly ironic Russian Jewish writer Sergei Dovlatov who eventually left the Soviet Union for the USA when his writings were not possible to publish in the USSR.

BERLIN: Polish director Małgorzata Szumowska arrives back in the main competition with her latest film Mug after winning the Best Director prize here with her film Body in 2015. It’s another noteworthy entry from this masterful director who is now in the prime of her career and fully in command of her art.