Each May, we gather in Cannes to celebrate the scriptwriters who have participated in ScripTeast over the past year and award the best of their scripts the Krzysztof Kieślowski ScripTeast Award at a ceremony by the sea. Fully polished through hard work with the help of our distinguished advisors, we present to you here 10 of the best projects and their authors from Eastern Europe, amongst which we hope you might find the next great internationally acclaimed discovery. All writers are in Cannes so there is a chance to meet.

CANNES: EFM Director Dennis Ruh announced on Friday 19 May in Cannes that the first big film market of next year will take place in person and that for the first time three "Countries in Focus" will be highlighted, to help promote both individual talents as well as projects and completed features, shorts and documentaries from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Since the privatization of movie theaters in Georgia began, the country's most important cinemas (Rustaveli, Apollo) have radically modified their function, causing a massive gap between films and audiences. As long as Georgian films celebrate victory at home and abroad from festival to festival, filmmakers individually try to screen their films where they were shot; it must be emphasized that due to the scarcity of cinemas, Georgian films to a large extent remain unattended; whereas the interest of film viewers in Georgian cinema is growing from year to year. The large number of attendees at Georgian film festivals, growing interest in the retrospectives of the archive cinema or film screenings in the cinema house is factual evidence to this.

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Film Centre has distributed almost 4 m EUR / 20 m RON as production grants for feature films, documentaries, short fiction films, animated films and one thematic feature film, and also as development grants. New projects by Radu Jude, Constantin Popescu and Ioana Uricaru are among the winners in the feature film category.

The following grants were announced by the Romanian Film Centre on 18 May 2022.

 

PRAGUE: The documentary workshop dok.incubator has announced four selected projects for the 2022 edition of the Czech workshop. The projects were brought to Prague for the first in-person session and started working on their goal - to be ready for cinemas in 2023.

CANNES: Phoenix Worldwide has picked up world sales excluding Poland and Italy to award winning director Lech Majewski’s film Brigitte Bardot Forever, which Phoenix will introduce to international buyers in Cannes as well as festival programmers.

ZAGREB: The Croatian Postal Bank HBP and the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) have signed an agreement that will provide the Croatian AV sector with access to significantly more financing for AV works.

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Twelve first and second films have been selected for the main competition of the 21st edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF), which will take place in Cluj-Napoca 17-26 June 2022. The selection of the Romanian Film Days was also announced on 17 May 2022.

BUCHAREST: The Bucharest based VPX Studios created by lighting and sound equipment supplier Marbo Trade together with Buftea Studios has become one of the first virtual production studios in Romania.

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