STRASBOURG: Motherland by Tomas Vengris won the Audience Award of the 2020 edition of ArteKino and Son of Sofia by Elina Psykou won the Young Audience Award. They were among ten films competing in 45 European countries.

BUCHAREST: The acclaimed Romanian director Radu Muntean is currently in postproduction with his seventh feature film Întregalde, which he shot 6 November - 7 December 2020. This independent project is produced by Multimedia Est, the regular outlet behind Muntean's films.

TRIESTE: Twelve films from across the CEE, Baltic and Balkan region will screen in the feature film competition of the 32nd Trieste Film Festival, which runs 21 – 30 January 2021.

BRATISLAVA: The three-day script development workshop MIDPOINT Intensive SK is accepting applications through 11 February 2021. The workshop will take place 30 March to 1 April within the Industry Days of the International Film Festival FEBIOFEST Bratislava.

BUCHAREST: Internationally acclaimed documentary director Alexander Nanau has turned down the “Cultural Merit” medal from Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on the occasion of Romania’s Day of National Culture celebrated on 15 January 2021. The Emmy-award winning director is protesting the lack of government support for the film industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

PRAGUE: The international documentary rough-cut workshop dok.incubator will celebrate its 10th anniversary with three one-week workshops taking place in April, June and September 2021 under the evolving Covid-19 circumstances. The deadline for new applications to participate in the workshops is 27 January, and the no fee early bird deadline is 15 January.

BUCHAREST: Domestic box office in Romania fell by less than 20 percent in 2020 compared to 2019, as the comedy Miami Bici by Jesús del Cerro broke records with 2,382,001 EUR / 11,603,217 RON gross, which is more than double of the result of Oh, Ramona! by Cristina Jacob, the domestic hit of 2019. Miami Bici also tops the general box office. General box office results, however, were hit hard in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

TRIESTE: The 11th edition of the coproduction forum When East Meets West (WEMW), taking place 25 – 28 January 2021, will present 21 film projects from 14 countries.

We are happy to announce that for 2021, Pop Up Residency  partners with New Horizons International Film Festival , Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival, Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival and prepared a special program for the film projects and their filmmakers from Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

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The Pop Up Film Residency Visegrad creates a space for the residents to profit from a 3-week long scriptwriting residency in Bratislava where each project gets its own international mentor.

At the same time the residents will work with fellow filmmakers from the Visegrad Countries.

The participating projects from the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland are selected in cooperation with our partners from national projects presented at Budapest Debut Film Forum 2020, New Horizons Studio+ 2020, and the Emerging Producers 2014-2019.

The residencies will take place in Bratislava from 10 – 31 March 2021. 

The Pop Up Film Residency Visegrad is supported by the Visegrad Fund.

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Short films-oriented program with filmmakers from Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic and Greece is approaching the big finale!  

The final workshop of the MIDPOINT Shorts program starts online on Monday, January 11 and runs till Friday, January 15.
8 participants have already experienced two online workshops and individual online consultations that were conducted September – December 2020.

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