The international short film and animation festival PÖFF Shorts has announced the winners of its 2020 edition.

The three winning films now eligible for the short film Academy Award nomination are "Struck by Lighting" (dir. Esko Romet, Estonia 2020), "Precious" (dir. Paul Mas, France 2020) and "Between You and Milagros" (dir. Mariana Saffon, Colombia 2020).

The PÖFF Shorts European Film Academy candidate for the Best Short Film will be announced on Friday, November 27 at the Black Nights Film Festival closing ceremony.

TV Beats Forum, the drama-series-oriented section of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, presents high-profile case studies, previews new exciting series and looks at trends in commissioning alongside the challenges of series production in 2020. 

During the last month and a half, we have been cooking up something special. After the series of the Inspirational Webinars in summer, we are ready to present fresh new monthly webinars coming for you. Join us! It’s totally free.

First KKI Talks webinar “COPING WITH UNCERTAINTY – navigating live-action children’s film releases through the pandemic” starts next Monday, 30th November, 12:00-13:00 CET.

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The jury of the 20th New Horizons International Film Festival awarded the Grand Prix to The Metamorphosis of Birds (A Metamorfose dos Pássaros) directed by Catarina Vasconcelos. The festival audience additionally chose the film by the Portuguese director as the best of 12 in-competition titles.

Dear filmmakers and cinema enthusiasts,

As the director of EnergaCAMERIMAGE International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, I would like to make an unusual appeal to you. We seek your advice based on your professional know-how and expertise. As you might already know, we received funding in the amount of approximately 160 million USD for the construction of the European Film Center CAMERIMAGE. We intend to design one of the screening rooms in the venue based on “ the screening technologies of the future”. For a long time, we have considered the need to embrace the IMAX format as part of our festival. I would like to hear your opinion on this matter. Should we build an IMAX cinema in our center, or would you rather see other cutting-edge cinema projection technologies that would take the quality of our audience experience to the next level? If so, what are those technologies? What solutions should we look for?

We want to predict and embrace the future of cinematic image projection based on both reliable and innovative technologies. We have to start designing the building at the beginning of the new year, that is why I am asking you to share your thoughts and comments with us now. We plan to have the main screening room for our Main Competition and four screening rooms dedicated to other competitive sections and special screenings. The building itself will also feature a large foyer, a 2000 m2 market area, education center, a 700 m2 motion picture studio and a museum of film and design.

The only unknown for us now is whether we need an IMAX cinema or should we rather seek other screening technologies of the future. If so, what are those? If you have any ideas, please share your recommendations of manufacturers or users of such technologies, with whom we would then get in touch to discuss this ambitious project of ours. Let’s build our cinematic future together!

Please send your comments and suggestions to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you so much for your support in this matter.

Marek Żydowicz
EnergaCAMERIMAGE festival director

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AnimatekaPRO is the Animateka festival platform for animation professionals and students. It was conceived as a place where one can learn about the latest trends, be updated on the latest developments, and meet exciting film professionals while exploring the fantastic world of animated film!

Even though the festival is moving online this year, we will preserve our traditional breakfasts with filmmakers, or, rather, replace them with evenings with filmmakers. For the fourth consecutive year, the AnimatekaPRO Pitch competition for projects in development will give an insight into the state of animation in ex-Yugoslav countries.

We will also present local projects in development and, with the help of HAVC (Croatian Audiovisual Centre), we have Croatia Visiting. Don’t miss your chance to discover the vibrant Croatian animation scene (funding possibilities, producers’ insights and other opportunities for connecting with the Croatian animation industry).

We are excited to be launching a new collaboration project, CEE Animation Experience @AnimatekaPRO. The programme we curated together with CEE Animation Experience consist of presentations of two animated feature films with live Q&As. This is followed by a keynote and case studies from the field of hybrid animation. Throughout this day, a special emphasis will be given to the development of projects in the programme.

The last day of AnimatekaPRO will be dedicated to VR in animation, to see why and how artists use VR tools in their creative processes.

All AnimatekaPRO content is available free of charge subject to free registration on the festival platform.

You can see the schedule here.

We are looking forward to your company!

Czech branch of HBO Europe grants again a financial award at MIDPOINT TV Launch 2020, held online within the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event of the Tallinn Black Nights FF.

After six months of training, the TV Launch program peaked with the Season Finale pitching presentation held on Thursday, November 26, 2020. Nine series projects in development coming from Croatia, Greece, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Serbia and Ukraine were presented online to a pool of industry professionals.

BRNO/PRAGUE/Czech Republic – Fans of films about the environment will be able to watch most of the competition films of the 46th edition of the EKOFILM festival online. They will find them from December 4th to December 7th on the website www.ekofilm.cz thanks to the support of the internet TV service MALL.TV. After intensive negotiations, the organizers of EKOFILM have been able to secure all necessary licenses for the majority of the competition films. The film festival will thus take place, although the state of emergency that was prolonged until December 12th suspended all public film screenings. The already postponed film screenings should have happened this Friday and Saturday, November 27th and 28th, in Brno, but cinemas have to remain closed.

On November 26, Industry @ Tallinn & Baltic Event rewarded the best projects after an exciting week full of online presentations, networking, panel discussions and meetings attracting more than 850 guests from all around the globe. 

Ten Awards were given out to projects in different stages of scriptwriting, development or post-production, two Awards went to promising producers 

Czech branch of HBO Europe grants again a financial award at MIDPOINT TV Launch 2020, held  online within the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event of the Tallinn Black Nights FF.  

After six months of training, the TV Launch program peaked with the Season Finale pitching  presentation held on Thursday, November 26, 2020. Nine series projects in development coming  from Croatia, Greece, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Serbia and Ukraine were presented  online to a pool of industry professionals. 

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