Verzió International Human Rights Film Festival (Budapest, Hungary), Fipadoc International Documentary Film Festival (Biarritz, France) and Biografilm festival (Bologna, Italy) are launching a new network, Places to B – Biarritz, Bologna, Budapest.

The three festivals, all with female leadership, share an interest in contemporary European creative documentary films and are committed to managing their activities transparently, and in supporting each other in producing sustainable and diverse international film festival events.

BUDAPEST: Verzió International Human Rights Film Festival (Budapest, Hungary), Fipadoc International Documentary Film Festival (Biarritz, France) and Biografilm festival (Bologna, Italy) are launching a new network, Places to B – Biarritz, Bologna, Budapest. The festival runs through 14 November 2021 in Budapest and online through 15 – 21 November.

BELGRADE: As Far as I Can Walk / Strahinja Banović by Stefan Arsenijević screens in the main competition of the 19th Zagreb Film Festival, which takes place 14 - 21 November 2021.

ZAGREB: The Staffroom / Zbornica, the debut feature of Sonja Tarokić, screens in the main competition of the Zagreb Film Festival, which runs 14 – 21 November 2021. The film produced by Ankica Jurić Tilić from Kinorama won the Ecumenical Jury Prize and the Special Jury Prize when it premiered at the Karlovy Vary IFF.

The DocPro & DocLab event series at the 18th Verzió will cover the most exciting topics of the contemporary documentary film industry. We offer free masterclasses, panel discussions, and a case study to both professionals and anyone who is interested in documentary filmmaking. Panel discussions and masterclasses are free and public, but registration is required as there are limited number of seats available.

NICOSIA: The 16th edition of the Cyprus International Film Festival (CYIFF) opens 11 November 2021 in Nicosia before moving on to Lanarca and closing on 17 November.

LJUBLJANA: Darko Sinko's debut film Inventory / Inventura screens in the competition of the 32nd Ljubljana IFF, taking place 10 – 21 November 2021.

PRAGUE: CEE Animation Forum is accepting applications for its 2022 Workshop through 15 November 2021. The programme is now open to professionals from all EU member states.

BERLIN: Quo Vadis, Aida? by Bosnian director Jasmila Žbanić has been nominated for four 2021 European Film Academy Awards, including European film and European director. Compartment No. 6, a Finnish/Russian/Estonian/German coproduction, received three nominations. The film most recently won the Audience Award at the 2021 FilmFestival Cottbus.

VILNIUS: Gentle Warriors directed by Marija Stonyte screens in the New in Lithuanian Film programme at the 2021 edition of Scanorama, which runs 4 – 14 November 2021. The film was produced by Moonmakers’s Giedre Zickyte, a past participant of the Emerging Producers programme at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival.