WARSAW: FNE has teamed up with the Brussels based team of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) to bring you regular updates on EU cinema policies that impact all industry professionals across Europe. Click here for FNE UNIC EU Cinema Policy Update.

EU MFF budget 2021-27

12/11: EU budget 2021: supporting a sustainable recovery from the pandemic – European Parliament

Next year’s budget - the first of the 2021-2027 financing period - should “promote fair, inclusive and sustainable growth, high-quality job-creation and its long-term goal of socioeconomic convergence”, MEPs state in their draft resolution following the vote.

10/11: Compromise on long-term EU budget: EP obtains €16 billion more for key programmes – European Parliament

EP budget negotiators and the Council Presidency have reached a compromise outlining a political agreement on future EU financing.

11/11: Long-term EU budget deal: a “win-win” result to face the challenges ahead – European Parliament

MEPs hailed the Parliament’s unity in the budget negotiations, which resulted in a deal reached on Tuesday that will bring additional funding for future jobs, competitiveness, and better climate protection - benefiting citizens, young people, researchers and health workers in times of crisis.

COVID-19: EU response

09/11: COVID-19: first go-ahead given to the new Recovery and Resilience Facility – European Parliament

MEPs adopted the Recovery and Resilience Facility, an instrument designed to help EU countries tackling the effects and consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

12/11: Political agreement on EU budget and Next Generation EU recovery fund: What happens now? – EU 2020 DE

On 10 November, the negotiators for the Council of the European Union, under the German Presidency, and the European Parliament reached agreement on a comprehensive recovery fund to fight the effects of the COVID‑19 pandemic as well as on the MFF 2021‑2027.

Copyright enforcement

10/11: Future EU intellectual property policy: Council adopts conclusions – Council of the EU

The Council adopted a set of conclusions on key elements of a future EU intellectual property policy. These conclusions should be seen as the Council's input to ongoing work within the Commission on an EU intellectual property action plan, expected to be presented shortly.

Competition

12/11: MEPs hail Commission’s decision to charge Amazon with breaching EU antitrust rules – The Parliament Magazine

This comes after EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager said the company had misused data of third-party merchants that rely on Amazon’s online marketplace to favour its own products.

Events:

19 November: European Parliament CULT Committee meeting

19 November: European Parliament IMCO Committee meeting

19 November: European Council videoconference

20 November: UNIC takes part in an EFADs roundtable

20 November: Trilogues – EU budget

23 November: European Film Forum “The New Playbook: Resilience, Foresight, Transformation”, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

1 December: European Parliament ITRE Committee meeting

2 December: European Commission legislative proposal for the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Media and Audiovisual Action Plan - TBC

10 December: European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO) elections for the Advisory Board

VALLETTA: The adaptation of the Maltese National Book Council award-winning novel The Viper's Pit / Is-Sriep Reġgħu Sara Velenużi, directed by Martin Bonnici, is in postproduction. 

WARSAW: Kids Kino.Lab has selected 12 projects to participate in the 5th edition of its script development programme. The projects were chosen from among 32 entries representing 14 countries.

VALLETTA: The Malta Entertainment Industry & Arts Association (MEIA), established in June 2020 in response to systemic challenges facing the arts community in Malta, has pledged to take “the indigenous TV and film industry to the next level,” according to Abigail Mallia, the head of the Association’s subcommittee on film.

VILNIUS: The historical drama Nova Lituania, the debut feature by Karolis Kaupinis, is Lithuania's candidate for the 93rd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the best international feature film category.

We will be happy to receive your projects: 1st, 2nd or 3rd FILM PROJECT of the director.

The 18th Sofia Meetings will take place from 17th till 21st March 2021 in the framework of the 25th Sofia International Film Festival (11th – 21st March 2021)

Sofia Meetings is an event, supported by Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme of the European Commission, EA Bulgarian National Film Center and Sofia Municipality.

It has two separate modules:

Feature Films Pitching – presentation of first, second and third feature fiction film projects of the director, looking for co-producers, sales and distribution.
Works in Progress –  closed screenings  for non completed films at different stage of post-production or completed films looking for premiere.
Screenings are for programmers of international film festivals, sales companies and distributors.

Project requirements: First, second or third feature project of the director
Eligible for applying: all European countries

Submission requirements for projects:
Logline 
Synopsis 
Treatment/Script 
Director’s notes 
Budget 
Financing Plan 
Short director’s biography 
Production company’s information 
Previous work of the director (if any)

Submission requirements for works in progress:
Logline 

Synopsis
Short director’s biography
Short producer's
biography
Production company’s information
Excerpt from the film in production (20 min.) or the already prepared movie (depending on the progress of the production)

Please send all required documents in one PDF file and don’t forget to mention (in the email) for which future project of the Director you are submitting.

European key decision-makers: producers, distributors, representatives of the film markets, sales companies, film funds, TV buyers and other film professionals from Europe and the region, as well as representatives of the key film festivals, are expected to attend the event. Besides the main programmes, we offer workshops, panels, presentations, Europe Distribution and Europa Cinemas workshop on audience development and many informal events. 

DEADLINE: 
for projects: DECEMBER 1, 2020
for works in progress: 1st January, 2021

Applications must be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.siff.bg/sofiameetings

Due to the situation we found ourselves in, Animateka will take place online between 30.11. and 9.12.2020, but this does not mean that the programme will be curtailed, as this year it is as diverse and as high quality as it was in previous years.

The programme counts 338 shorts and 9 features, and we are pleased that a great number of films will be available worldwide. We will be able to see 7  feature films and 252 animated short films at the online festival, of which 2 feature films and 225 short films will be available worldwide. The rest will be shown in cinemas when the situation will allow it.

Speakers:
⚫ Melanie Iredale (Deputy Director of Sheffield Doc/Fest)
⚫ Victoria Leshchenko (Program Director of Docudays UA)
⚫ Christine Camdessus (Managing & Artistic Director of FIPADOC)
⚫ Rebecca De Pas (Programmer at Visions du Réel)

Moderator:
⚫ Marta Balaga (film journalist, Cineuropa)

The streaming will start automatically in the FB event and on our FB page.

2020 is a crucial year for many film festivals. Because of the Covid 19 pandemic and government restrictions all over the world, film festivals have been cancelled, postponed or had to move completely online or be hybrid. What will the year 2021 bring to the festival organizers and to festival audiences? How had the Covid 19 pandemic influenced programming at film festivals? Is it more difficult to find new and great films if the festival is only online or hybrid? Is it easier to reach new audiences? What about the whole festival atmosphere, how can it be reproduced when everybody is watching films at home and not together in the cinema? What festivals should you submit your new film to? These will be some of the topics discussed by our guests.

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Today, the 28th edition of EnergaCAMERIMAGE International Film Festival was officially opened. During the online opening cinematographer Philippe Rousselot received Lifetime Achievement Award while the festival director Marek Żydowicz and the European Film Center CAMERIMAGE director Kazimierz Suwała talked about the highlights of the upcoming week. The Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport prof. Piotr Gliński, and the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship Marshal Piotr Całbecki greeted the viewers and participants from all over the world, while the Mayor of Toruń Michał Zaleski officially opened the Festival.

Pobierz obrazkiEnergaCAMERIMAGE awards,
photo Krzysztof Wesołowski

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