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Danish producer Mikael Rieks is on his second stint with Nordisk Films.

BRATISLAVA: Slovak producer Mira Fornay is in the vanguard of a new generation of fearless female Slovak director/producers tackling gritty subjects with unsentimental honesty that male colleagues might envy.

 

TREBON: The 4th edition of Anifilm, which concludes on 8 May 2013, firmly established the festival’s presence amid a reviving animation industry in Central Europe.

TREBON: Czech TV has signed a cooperation memorandum with Radio and Television Slovakia on television coproductions. 

TREBON: Animation could be the key to launching regional TV series coproductions, TV station executives told a packed room of producers and animators at the first Visegrad Animation Forum, taking place during the 4th edition of Anifilm running through 8 May 2013.

TREBON: The 4th edition of the Czech festival of animation, Anifilm (3-8 May 2013) takes a giant step forward with the launch of the Visegrad Animation Forum on May 5th, with some 200 international guests expected to attend the festival, the forum, or both.

PRAGUE: Georgia will present five projects at the 2013 edition of Open Doors coproduction lab taking place 10-13 August at the Locarno film festival.

PRAGUE: Two Hungarian programmes and two Czech programme are among the nominees for the 2013 awards of the 53rd Monte Carlo Television Festival, taking place 9-13 June 2013.

TEPLICE: The main jury of the 12th edition of Anifest which closed on 1 May 2013 chose not to award a prize in the Best Animated Feature Film category. Jury members told FNE it was “an ethical decision.” 

PRAGUE: An apparent natural gas explosion in central Prague on 29 April 2013 near FAMU film school, resulting in a reported 40 injuries, has closed down the school for the remainder of the week.