VALLETTA: The adaptation of the Maltese National Book Council award-winning novel The Viper's Pit / Is-Sriep Reġgħu Sara Velenużi, directed by Martin Bonnici, is in postproduction. 

WARSAW: Kids Kino.Lab has selected 12 projects to participate in the 5th edition of its script development programme. The projects were chosen from among 32 entries representing 14 countries.

VALLETTA: The Malta Entertainment Industry & Arts Association (MEIA), established in June 2020 in response to systemic challenges facing the arts community in Malta, has pledged to take “the indigenous TV and film industry to the next level,” according to Abigail Mallia, the head of the Association’s subcommittee on film.

VILNIUS: The historical drama Nova Lituania, the debut feature by Karolis Kaupinis, is Lithuania's candidate for the 93rd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the best international feature film category.

We will be happy to receive your projects: 1st, 2nd or 3rd FILM PROJECT of the director.

The 18th Sofia Meetings will take place from 17th till 21st March 2021 in the framework of the 25th Sofia International Film Festival (11th – 21st March 2021)

Sofia Meetings is an event, supported by Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme of the European Commission, EA Bulgarian National Film Center and Sofia Municipality.

It has two separate modules:

Feature Films Pitching – presentation of first, second and third feature fiction film projects of the director, looking for co-producers, sales and distribution.
Works in Progress –  closed screenings  for non completed films at different stage of post-production or completed films looking for premiere.
Screenings are for programmers of international film festivals, sales companies and distributors.

Project requirements: First, second or third feature project of the director
Eligible for applying: all European countries

Submission requirements for projects:
Logline 
Synopsis 
Treatment/Script 
Director’s notes 
Budget 
Financing Plan 
Short director’s biography 
Production company’s information 
Previous work of the director (if any)

Submission requirements for works in progress:
Logline 

Synopsis
Short director’s biography
Short producer's
biography
Production company’s information
Excerpt from the film in production (20 min.) or the already prepared movie (depending on the progress of the production)

Please send all required documents in one PDF file and don’t forget to mention (in the email) for which future project of the Director you are submitting.

European key decision-makers: producers, distributors, representatives of the film markets, sales companies, film funds, TV buyers and other film professionals from Europe and the region, as well as representatives of the key film festivals, are expected to attend the event. Besides the main programmes, we offer workshops, panels, presentations, Europe Distribution and Europa Cinemas workshop on audience development and many informal events. 

DEADLINE: 
for projects: DECEMBER 1, 2020
for works in progress: 1st January, 2021

Applications must be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.siff.bg/sofiameetings

Due to the situation we found ourselves in, Animateka will take place online between 30.11. and 9.12.2020, but this does not mean that the programme will be curtailed, as this year it is as diverse and as high quality as it was in previous years.

The programme counts 338 shorts and 9 features, and we are pleased that a great number of films will be available worldwide. We will be able to see 7  feature films and 252 animated short films at the online festival, of which 2 feature films and 225 short films will be available worldwide. The rest will be shown in cinemas when the situation will allow it.

Speakers:
⚫ Melanie Iredale (Deputy Director of Sheffield Doc/Fest)
⚫ Victoria Leshchenko (Program Director of Docudays UA)
⚫ Christine Camdessus (Managing & Artistic Director of FIPADOC)
⚫ Rebecca De Pas (Programmer at Visions du Réel)

Moderator:
⚫ Marta Balaga (film journalist, Cineuropa)

The streaming will start automatically in the FB event and on our FB page.

2020 is a crucial year for many film festivals. Because of the Covid 19 pandemic and government restrictions all over the world, film festivals have been cancelled, postponed or had to move completely online or be hybrid. What will the year 2021 bring to the festival organizers and to festival audiences? How had the Covid 19 pandemic influenced programming at film festivals? Is it more difficult to find new and great films if the festival is only online or hybrid? Is it easier to reach new audiences? What about the whole festival atmosphere, how can it be reproduced when everybody is watching films at home and not together in the cinema? What festivals should you submit your new film to? These will be some of the topics discussed by our guests.

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Today, the 28th edition of EnergaCAMERIMAGE International Film Festival was officially opened. During the online opening cinematographer Philippe Rousselot received Lifetime Achievement Award while the festival director Marek Żydowicz and the European Film Center CAMERIMAGE director Kazimierz Suwała talked about the highlights of the upcoming week. The Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport prof. Piotr Gliński, and the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship Marshal Piotr Całbecki greeted the viewers and participants from all over the world, while the Mayor of Toruń Michał Zaleski officially opened the Festival.

Pobierz obrazkiEnergaCAMERIMAGE awards,
photo Krzysztof Wesołowski

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The decision of the Polish government to limit cultural activities due to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the country is not only justified, but even necessary. Events where a larger number of viewers meet may become the cause of the dynamic spread of the virus. The decision has filled us with pain, but also understanding. At the same time, we appeal to all creators of culture to find strength and survive the necessary restrictions. Only in this way can we prevent the suffering and death of many people.

We hoped and prepared everything necessary for the EnergaCAMERIMAGE Festival to be held stationary. Despite the pandemic, many outstanding artists confirmed their readiness to come to Toruń for EnergaCAMERIMAGE already last month. We expected Philippe Rousselot, Viggo Mortensen, Johnny Depp, Julian Sands, and Vittorio Storaro. We also invited Ridley Scott, David Lynch, Volker Schlöndorff, Roman Polański, Jerzy Skolimowski, Carlos Saura, Tom Cruise, Kate Winslet, Keanu Reeves, Woody Allen, Agnieszka Holland, Małgorzata Szumowska, Lech Majewski, RZA and many, many others. We expected the arrival of about a thousand cinematographers and film school students from around the world, many representatives of companies producing film equipment and technologies, and fans of the 10th Muse.

VALLETTA: The British production Jet Ski directed by James Nunn is close to wrapping its November 2020 shoot in Malta.

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