Industry Platform “Alternative Wave” will be take place under the framework of BIAFF film festival in Batumi during  20-24 September, 2021. The main focus of the “Alternative Wave 2020” is to develop the low budget feature film projects with the support of foreign and local experienced film industry specialists.

We need your projects (film, series, script) by Sep 15.

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian coproduction 107 Mothers by the acclaimed Slovak director Peter Kerekes has been acquired by Films Boutique. The film will compete in the Orizzonti section of the 78th Venice International Film Festival (1-11 September 2021).

Feature film productions supported by the Polish Film Institute in the 2nd session of 2021

PAPHOS: The 4th edition of the Animattikon International Animation Festival in Paphos will take place 6-12 September 2021 both in person and online, but most of the physical activities will be held outdoors.

We are thrilled to announce that Slovak film 107 Mothers will world premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival (1 – 11 September 2021). The Peter Kerekes' fiction debut produced by well established production company Punkchart films will compete with 18 titles in the Orizzonti section, dedicated to films that represent the lastest aesthetic and expressive trends in the international cinema.

VALLETTA: Ridley Scott’s Napoleon biopic entitled Kitbag and starring Joaquin Phoenix is expected to be shot in Malta in early 2022, local media reports. It will be lensed by Polish DoP Dariusz Adam Wolski.

KARLOVY VARY: This year for the seventh time FNE teamed up with KVIFF and critics attending the festival to rate the films in the Crystal Globe Competition and the East of the West competition of the official Karlovy Vary International Film Festival programme by international critics attending the Festival.

WARSAW: CEE writers can apply to the 16th edition of ScripTeast with a feature film script already completed or nearing completion until 3 September 2021.

Today, Cannes unveiled the Critics’ Week programme, which includes the Slovenian minority co-production Small Body, the debut feature of the Italian director Laura Samani that has qualified for the competition programme of seven selected films. On this occasion, the director stated the following: “If things do not have a name, they do not exist. Agata defies the established order of her time. She is a heroine who challenges the laws of society in the name of an unwritten law that is far more mysterious and unfathomable: absolute love. Her immense desire is to give her daughter a name so that she can let go of her once they become two separate beings. Agata’s journey to the shrine is a gradual descent into the underworld, a path that leads her to the surprising discovery that there is a thin, unfathomable line between life and death, between reality and magic.”