CLUJ-NAPOCA: Ten projects in development will be presented to industry professionals (producers, distributors, sales agents, representatives of film funds & more) at the 8th edition of Transilvania Pitch Stop (TPS) on 29 July 2021, during the Transilvania International Film Festival.

Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (Baltic Sea Docs) has concluded the project selection for its 25th edition that will run on 1-12 September. The most important documentary training and pitching event in the Baltic countries, Baltic Sea Docs is focused on projects from the wider Baltic Sea region, Eastern Europe and Caucasus region. The 18 selected projects represent film studios in 17 countries including Poland, Armenia, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Georgia, Russia, among others. 

AN ENEMY, by Teresa Zofia Czepiec and Maciej Sobieszczański from Poland, has won the Krzysztof Kieślowski ScripTeast Award  2021 for the Best Eastern Europan Script.

RIGA: The Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (Baltic Sea Docs) has concluded the project selection for its 25th edition that will run 1 - 12 September. The most important documentary training and pitching event in the Baltic countries, Baltic Sea Docs is focused on projects from the wider Baltic Sea region, Eastern Europe and the Caucasus region. The 18 selected projects represent film studios in 17 countries including Poland, Armenia, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Georgia, Russia, among others.

PRAGUE: Netflix’s The Gray Man starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans and Regé-Jean Page is currently filming in Prague through 19 July 2021. Residents of Central Prague could hear explosions and gunfire from the action packed production throughout the night.

JIHLAVA: The Ji.hlava IDFF’s East West Index 2021 reveals that documentary film festivals reduced the number of films selected for their programmes by a total of 22% during the pandemic. The East West Index, which analyses data from 14 documentary film festivals, showed that some festivals made even more dramatic cuts of up to one half of their 2019 numbers.

BUDAPEST: The romantic dramedy Perfect As You Are / Így vagy tökéletes by Péter Varsics opened the Hungarian Motion Picture Festival 2021. Varsics won the festival’s best first feature director award for the film.

JIHLAVA: The Ji.hlava IDFF has announced the names of the eighteen Emerging Producers who will take part in the 10th edition of the promotional, educational and networking programme organised by the festival. The programme includes two workshops: in October 2021 in Jihlava and in February 2022 in Berlin.