PARIS: The International Confederation of Arthouse Cinemas (CICAE) issued a statement welcoming the agreement reached by the European Parliament and EU Member States in the Council on the upcoming long-term budget (2021-2027) and NextGenerationEU, the temporary recovery instrument.

Since 2016 EWA Network has supported strong documentary projects at DOK Leipzig Co-production market. From 2019 on, the award goes to a project in the CIRCLE DOC accelerator selection.

Demand: Recovery plans budget should be doubled in the crisis

BUCHAREST: Radu Ciorniciuc, whose first documentary Acasă My Home is nominated at the European Film Awards in the European Documentary 2020 category, is currently in production with his second documentary. Tata, co-directed with Lina Vdovîi (the writer from Acasă My Home) and produced again by Romania's Manifest Film, it is set for release in 2023.

These are the production and minority coproduction grants announced since the beginning of 2020.

SEVILLE: The Polish/French coproduction Corpus Christi by Jan Komasa received four nominations at the European Film Awards, including the European Film 2020 category, where the Czech/Ukrainian/Slovak coproduction The Painted Bird was also nominated. For the first time, two Romanian documentaries, collective and Acasă My Home received nominations in the European Documentary 2020 category.

TORUŃ: The Finnish/Estonian drama Helene by Antti Jokinen, with DoP Rauno Ronkainen and produced by Cinematic and Estonia’s Stellar Film, screens in the main competition of EnergaCAMERIMAGE, which runs 14 – 22 November 2020.

A NEW DIRECTION FOR EUROVOD

NEWLY ELECTED BOARD MEMBERS SHOWCASE A NEW ERA OF DIVERSITY & GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR THE EUROPEAN VOD INDUSTRY

During the last EUROVOD General Assembly, which took place on the 21st October, a new Board of Directors was elected for a 2-year term.  The new board is joining after a 10-year presidency by Jean-Yves Bloch (former Director of Le Meilleur du Cinéma), who, along with Maxime Lacour (UniversCiné Belgium) and Filmin (José Antonio De Luna & Jaume Ripoll) were the founding figures for the association in 2010 and pioneers in bringing together the independent European VOD sector.  Through their legacy, EUROVOD is today a renowned well-established international association overseeing the partnership of European VoD platforms, under a common umbrella of 30 members.

BUCHAREST: The eight-part series Around the World in 80 Days, a European coproduction directed by Steve Barron and starring David Tennant, is currently filming in Romania. Castel Film Studio is providing services.

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