BUCHAREST: The last leg of Saaho, directed by Sujeeth, is set to be shot on location in Romania. According to DNA India, this contemporary action film will be one of the most expensive Indian films ever made.
KARLOVY VARY: The best project in the MIDPOINT Feature Launch programme will receive a cash prize of 10,000 EUR, starting from 2019. The winner will be announced at the Karlovy Vary IFF.
MIDPOINT and the Karlovy Vary IFF are happy to announce a financial award for the best project of the future Feature Launch 2019 program.
Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event will team up with the Czech MIDPOINT TV Launch programme to develop and support new TV drama projects and talents.
BUCHAREST: Writer/director Ioana Mischie (Fulbright Alumna, Berlinale Talents Alumna) is currently in production with Government of Children, a pioneering transmedia world reuniting a 3D state of the art feature film and an expanded webseries.
BUCHAREST: Radu Jude’s I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians has been chosen as the official candidate from Romania for an Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category. The film won the Crystal Globe for best film at the 53rd Karlovy Vary IFF.
BRATISLAVA: Acclaimed Slovak director Martin Šulík’s feature The Interpreter / Tlmočník has been chosen by the Slovak Film and Television Academy (SFTA) as the official candidate by Slovakia for an Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for submission in the Best Foreign Language Film category. The 91th Oscars will be held on 24 February 2018.
Film Centre of Montenegro has established cooperation with one of the leading training programs for film professionals in Europe – EAVE.
European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, EAVE, is a professional training, project development and networking organization for audiovisual producers. Founded in 1988, EAVE is leading training platform and a unique international network of film professionals, aiming to provide professional training opportunities and to bring producers from different regions of the world together with the aim of facilitating co-production relationships.
A two-day training program titled “EAVE on Demand – 2 Day Formula” will be held in Podgorica on October 2 and 3. The program will be conceived as master lectures and specialized workshops, while lecturers will be one of the leading experts in the field of film industry in Europe – Katriel Schory and Lise Lense-Møller.
Katriel Schory, Israel Film Fund, studied at the New York University Film School and returned to Israel in 1973 to join Kastel Films, Jerusalem (at that time the leading production company in Israel) as the Head of Productions. He was responsible for the production of a large number of documentaries and television drama series and coproductions which won Israeli & International prestigious awards. In 1983, he worked as Associate and Line Producer of the award-winning feature film Beyond the Wall” (Film Critics’ Award, Venice, 1984; nominated for Best Foreign Film, Academy Awards, 1985). In 1984, he formed his own production company Belfilms Ltd and until 1999, produced over 200 films including Award winning Feature Films, Documentaries, TV Dramas, and International Co-Productions. In 1999, he accepted the position of Executive Director of the Israel Film Fund. Since 1999, he authorized the support and the investment in the production of more than 190 new Israeli feature films. Throughout the years he has been engaged in Voluntary Public Activities and Functions, among them: Chairman of Israel’s Film and Television Producers’ Association (1989-1994); an appointed member of the National committee for the advancement of Television and Films – The National Council of Arts and Culture (1992-1998); representative of the Israel Film Industry in numerous international organizations & Bodies; lecturer at the Tel Aviv University – Department of Film and television. In 2018 he was awarded the ‘Golden Kamera’ honorary award at the Berlinale for his lifetime achievement.
Lise Lense-Møller, is a producer and CEO of Magic Hour Films, Denmark, since 1984. She has produced and co-produced a wealth of films, both features, documentaries, and short films. The company focuses on high-profile, author-driven creative documentaries and art house films with international potential, such as BURMA VJ – Reporting From a Closed Country by Anders Østergaard with 52 international awards and an Oscar nomination. INTO ETERNITY, 80 min. by Michael Madsen. cph:dox Audience Award 2009, Grand Prix at Nyon, 2010, and 18 others awards. Theatrically released in the UK, US, Japan, France, Spain, the Netherlands and Scandinavia. Recent releases include: 1989 by Anders Østergaard and THE VISIT by Michael Madsen, TUTTI ACASA, Power to the People? by Lise Birk Pedersen, RETURN OF A PRESIDENT by Lotte Mik-Meyer., SEA OF SORROW, SEA OF HOPE by Estephan Wagner and Marianne Hougen-Moraga. In the pipeline: ‘BETWEEN TWO WORLDS by Janus Metz (Armadillo), THE BUS STOP HUNTER by Kristoffer Hegnsvad and JOURNEY TOUTOPIA by Erlend E Mo. In addition to film production, Lise has been actively involved in film politics and education for decades and she recently ‘inherited’ and runs a small publishing house ‘The Wisdom Books’.
ZABLJAK: The 4th edition of GMIFF the Green Montenegro International Film Fest 2018, which wrapped on 7 August 2018, took place for the first time this year in the National Park Durmitor, at the lake Crno Jezero, a UNESCO heritage site.
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