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PRAGUE: Eleven films will screen in the International Competition of Feature Films at the 21st Art Film Festival, scheduled for 21-26 June 2013 in Trencianske Teplice and Trencin, Slovakia.

PRAGUE: The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has announced its programme line-up for 2013 with a lot of the biggest buzz centered on the regionally focused East of the West competition.  Slovak director Juraj Lehotský’s Slovak-Czech coproduction Miracle/Zázrak (Arteleria) will open the 12-film East of the West competition of the 48th Karlovy Vary IFF, 28 June – 6 July 2013. 

ZLIN: Marking its 53rd edition, IFF Zlin, the oldest and largest children’s film festival in the world, was a master class in staying young and fresh. 

ZLIN: A decade before the great glut of foreign productions descended on Prague in the 1990’s there was Amadeus. Now, 30 years after the making of the film, Czechs are remembering when Hollywood came to Czechoslovakia with a surprise film of their own.

PRAGUE: Two major international productions are at the start of filming in Prague, with season three of the TV series Borgia beginning on 27 May 2013, and the US film Child 44 scheduled to begin filming on 10 June.

PRAGUE: Eight films representing five continents will compete in each the two main international competitions of films for children and youth at the 53rd Zlin IFF running 27 May – 1 June 2013.

The former Kentauros Studios, located 20 km from central Bucharest, will be relaunched as Solar Studios in a joint venture between Solar Entertainment Group and Romanian real estate developer Dragos Savulescu, who recently acquired the property.

CEE exhibitor Cinema City saw a 14.1 percent rise in revenues, to 71.3 m EUR, and 6.3 percent rise in ticket sales (9.1 m) in Q1 2013 over Q1 2012 results, due to an increase in the number of cinemas and screens.

CANNES: The Riga Film Fund announced six international productions which will receive 313.547 Latvian lats (446,139 EUR) in cash rebates.

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