WARSAW: The Croatian live action family adventure film Bumblebee’s Flight was pitched at the Warsaw Kids Film Forum, which concluded on 27 September 2019. The project was presented by producer Maja Vukic and writer Marko Hrenovic.
RIGA: Ten fiction and documentary films will screen in the Baltic Sea Region Competition of the 2019 Riga International Film Festival, which runs 17 – 27 October 2019. The lone Latvian entry is Laila Pakalnina’s documentary Spoon, which premiered in the documentary competition of the Karlovy Vary IFF.
WARSAW: The pre-teen German animated series Nearth – A New World won the Best Pitch award at the 2019 edition of Warsaw Kids Film Forum, at the close of the event on 27 September 2019. The Danish 2D animated film Napoleon won a three-week Pop Up Film Residency in Bratislava, and two Polish productions received new in-kind post-production awards.
WARSAW: The new 30 percent automatic cash rebate, along with dedicated coproduction funds and an extensive network of regional film funds, is making Poland an attractive coproduction partner. The Warsaw Kids Film Forum, which runs through 27 September 2019, is riding on this new wave with an extensive selection of Polish children’s productions being pitched this year, as well as foreign projects looking for Polish partners. Among them is the Polish animated film project Sol & Liv presented by LETKO producer Anna Glovik and scriptwriter/director Piotr Szczepanowicz.
WARSAW: The animated comedy/adventure series I Love This is one of several Polish projects being pitched at the Warsaw Kids Film Forum, running through 27 September 2019.
WARSAW: Czech producer Vratislav Slajer and director Stepan FOK Vodrazka presented their live action family adventure film project Dustzone at the Warsaw Kids Film Forum on the second day of the pitching forum, which concludes on 27 September 2019.
WARSAW: Croatian producer Miljana Dragecevic and scriptwriter Dunja Petrovic introduced their animated puppet TV series Bobo and the Wonders at the 2019 Warsaw Kids Film Forum pitching session running through 27 September 2019.
WARSAW: An expected 270 guests are attending the sixth edition of the Warsaw Kids Film Forum, a three-day international industry event running through 27 September 2019. The numbers of attendees has grown by some 30%, thanks in large part to a new sponsorship from FNE and Central European Initiative (CEI), WKFF Project Manager Zosia Horszczaruk told FNE.
KARLOVY VARY: Five CEE films were among the eight projects presented in Karlovy Vary IFF's Industry Days programme. They represent an impressive array of documentary talents from Romania, Poland, Latvia and the Czech Republic.
KARLOVY VARY: Masterfilm is producing the black comedy A Sensitive Man, the feature debut of writer/director Tomas Klein. The Czech film is planned as a coproduction with Slovakia’s Punchart Films and an additional partner.
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