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ZLIN: Director Tomas Polensky pitched the Czech/Latvian coproduction The Pack at the 59th Zlin IFF, during the festival’s Works-in-Progress presentation of Central European children’s films.

ZLIN: Producer Ida Weiss, director Slobodan Maksinovic and writer Sasa Erzen presented the Slovenian film in development The Beanie in the Works in Progress section at the Zlin IFF on 29 May 2019.

ZLIN: Building industry relations is on the mind of the management of the 59th Zlin IFF for Children and Youth, running through 1 June 2019.

PRAGUE: Summer with Bernard, a Slovak/German coproduction directed by Berlin-based Slovak director Martina Sakova, was one of six Central European works-in-progress pitched at the Zlin IFF, running through 1 June 2019.

ZLIN: MAUR Film's producer Martin Vandas presented the project Fritzl – A Miraculous Revolutionary Tale / Fany byla pri tom in the Works in Progress programme of the Zlin IFF on 29 May 2019.

ZLIN: Film professionals concentrating of the field of children’s films will find a four-day industry section as part of the Zlin IFF for Children and Youth, which runs 24 May – 1 June 2019.

ZLIN: Characters from the Czech TV:D programme TVMiniUni appear alongside the Czech film star Pavel Liska in The Question Thief, screening in the main competition of films for children at the Zlin IFF for Children and Youth, which opens today and runs through 1 June 2019.

ZLIN: The Scent of Oranges, a coming-of-age story directed by Ivan Pokorny, competes in the Films for Youth category at the 59th Zlin IFF for Children and Youth, which runs 24 May – 1 June 2019.

TREBON: Polish writer/director/designer/producer Agnieszka Sadurska is developing a TV special, The Wind over Aleppo. The project was presented at the recent CEE Animation Forum.

TREBON: Animation is still the often-neglected stepchild of film funding, but some bright spots –including the development of animated coproductions – are showing signs of promise. The CEE Animation Forum, which ran in cooperation with the recent Anifilm festival, presented a comprehensive overview of the situation in countries across the region.