Ji.hlava IDFF is the latest in a long line of film festivals forced to go online because of the COVID pandemic. Festival director Market Hovorka talks about the decision to take the festival online and the challenges film festivals and the film industry are facing in these difficult times.

BUCHAREST: Acasă My Home, the first documentary by the Romanian journalist turned filmmaker Radu Ciorniciuc, will be distributed in North America by Zeitgeist Films and Kino Lorber. This Romanian/Finnish/German coproduction was awarded the Cinematography Award in the World Cinema – Documentary competition at the Sundance FF 2020.

TALLINN: Just Film, running 13 – 29 November 2020, the sub-festival of the Black Nights Film Festival dedicated to youth and children's films, has announced 12 films competing in its International Youth Competition, including two world premieres.

WARSAW: EnergaCAMERIMAGE has announced the films selected for the main competition of the festival, which will take place from 14 to 21 November 2020 in Toruń.

ZAGREB:  Extracurricular directed by Ivan-Goran Vitez is Croatia's candidate for the 93rd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the best international feature film category. The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on 25 April 2021.

TALLINN: The main competition of the 24th edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival will screen 25 films. The festival runs 13 – 29 November 2020.

Ildiko Kosztolni is participating in the 2020 Emerging Producers programme of the Ji-hlava International Documentary Film Festival, which runs 27 October - 8 November 2020.

JIHLAVA: Anda Ionescu is participating in the 2020 Emerging Producers programme of the Ji-hlava International Documentary Film Festival, which runs 27 October - 8 November 2020.

BUCHAREST: Sixteen projects from Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Moldova were selected for the 2020-2021 FILM+ Residency, which will take place online from 26 to 31 October 2020.

JIHLAVA: Jani Sever's Antigone – How Dare We! / Antigona – Kako si upamo! will be screened in the Between the Seas competition of the online edition of the 24th Ji.hlava IDFF, which runs 27 October – 8 November 2020. This political docudrama is based on the play The Three Lives of Antigone, written by a well-known and controversial Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek.

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