PODGORICA: The family drama Breasts / Grudi directed by Marija Perović will represent Montenegro at the 93rd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards in the best international feature film category. The film is a coproduction between Montenegro, Croatia and Serbia.

TORUŃ: Polish director Agnieszka Holland’s Czech/Irish/Polish/Slovak coproduction Charlatan screens in competition at the 28th EnergaCAMERIMAGE FF, running 14 – 22 November 2020. Holland has also been nominated in the Best Director category of the 2020 European Film Awards.

WARSAW: Kids Kino Lab is accepting applications from young producers, writers and script consultants interested in making films for children. The deadline for the scholarship programme is 24 November 2020.

The 24th edition of the annual Ji.hlava IDFF closed its doors. This year, the festival was  unique in that it was held online and attracted more audience than in the previous  editions. The festival programme presented 310 films and over 80 discussions with  filmmakers. 5933 accreditations were issued for visitors, guests and journalists. The total  views of festival films exceeded 56 thousand. “Assuming that in one third of the cases  the films were viewed by two people, we have reached almost 75,000 viewers. And in  reality, the figures can be even much higher,” says Marek Hovorka, the Festival Director.  The festival website registered over 1,300,000 visits during the festival days. Ji.hlava  online offered 6 all-day live streams from the Ji.hlava Lighthouse and 20 live discussions  of the Inspiration Forum. The online festival took place in partnership with DAFilms.cz – a VOD platform founded 15 years ago by the Ji.hlava IDFF.

The 10th edition of the US in Progress co-production forum as a part of the 11th edition of the American Film Festival in Wrocław has begun. The event aims to facilitate professional networking among European and Polish film professionals and independent filmmakers from the United States. 

Corpus Christi Case Study

Nine American projects in post-production and four Polish projects in the development stage have been selected to participate. Leading Polish sound and image studios provide in-kind awards of post-production service packages for the American projects:

Coloroffon (http://coloroffonfilm.pl/index.php/o-nas/

Fixafilm (http://www.fixafilm.pl/en/)  

Orka (https://orkafilm.pl)

Maciej Zielinski and Soundflower Studio (http://www.polishcomposer.com/)

The Dawn

Three Croatian films to screen in different festival sections of the prestigious festival held in the Estonian capital, this year in hybrid format, 13th – 29th November. 

The second instalment of The Sun Trilogy, the fiction feature The Dawn, directed and written by Dalibor Matanić and produced by Kinorama, will have its world premiere in the Official Selection – Competition programme. The film’s crew will also be in attendance at the live-audience screening, scheduled for 27th Nov. The Dawn arrives after the success of The High Sun, also directed and written by Matanić and produced by Ankica Jurić Tilić (Kinorama). 

This week True Story, a collaborative project between Institute of Documentary Film and Film New Europe, presents an interview with documentary maker Maxim Shved, who speaks about his documentary Pure Art.

Our organisations, representing authors, screenwriters, directors, actors, crew, producers and members of the film community across Europe, join in support of the Slovenian Federation of Filmmakers’ Guilds against the effective shutdown of its national industry, following administrative changes that have allowed the Slovenian government to choke the financing of Slovenian film production at a time when the sector is experiencing its worst crisis since World War II.

WARSAW: Nine leading European and international film organisations have issued a statement in support of the Slovenian film community over the government’s blockage of funding.

For the first time ever, EnergaCAMERIMAGE screenings, seminars and other live events will be available online on our dedicated streaming platform. Here are some basic rules for the entry card holders regarding online.energacamerimage.pl:

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