BUCHAREST: Corneliu Porumboiu's The Whistler's / La Gomera received the Grand Prix and the Romanian Filmmakers Union (UCIN) Trophy at the 48th edition of the UCIN Gala, as well as the award for Best Film in 2019 from the Romanian Critics Association, which was announced during the same event.

WARSAW: HBO Europe has begun production on two new series Ruxx in Romania and Still Here in Poland.

BUCHAREST: Romanian director Octav Chelaru finished shooting his debut feature Balaur on 10 September 2020. The film was shot in Romania as a Romanian/German/Serbian coproduction and will have its premiere in 2021.

The 10th edition of EAVE+, takes place from September 22-27, 2020 at the hotel Parc Belle-vue in Luxembourg. We are thrilled to be able to hold the event physically in Luxembourg with a slightly reduced size and with reinforced sanitary safety measures.

8 experienced producers from 6 countries and 6 seasoned industry professionals will gather for 4 days to discuss the structure of their companies, best management practices and new business models.  Find the full list of participants at the end of the press release.

Animated short Arka by Natko Stipaničev and fiction short Tina by Dubravka Turić are screening as part of the Encounters Film Festival competition programme, this year transferred online from Bristol and held 18th Sept–10th Oct. Meanwhile, experimental short Microcassette – The Smallest Cassette I've Ever Seen, directed by Igor Bezinović and Ivana Pipal, screens in competition at the Drama International Short Film Festival, held at locations in the Greek city of Drama and online, 20th–26th Sept. 

DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

***ATTENTION: TICKET PRESALE BEGINS ON OCTOBER 1!***

THE PRESS CONFERENCE OF 36. WFF WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 23 AT 12.00 NOON IN KULTURALNA, PALACE OF CULTURE –
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Taxidermy and fencing masters, charismatic political leaders, famous prisoners, the legendary recording studio, the pole vault champion Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz, and Warwick Thornton on the beach – our documentary section surprises, astonishes, inspires, leaves in awe. We guarantee that you’ll walk out of screenings with eyes wide open in amazement, sometimes with a smile, sometimes just wondering. Extremely strong competition this year!

Preparations of 24th Ji.hlava are in full swing! The packed programme will offer the first and the last film by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, a film portrait of artist Marina Abramović as well as the best doc of Sundance - Epicentro by Hubert Sauper. Women will dominate the music doc section. And the Inspiration Forum will turn its gaze towards Africa, technology and ecology.

SKOPJE: Willow directed by Milcho Manchevski made it to the final selection of films competing for The European Film Awards, announced on 22 September 2020. A total of 38 films are in competition for the awards, which will be presented on 12 December.

BUCHAREST: Emanuel Pârvu is in postproduction with his sophomore feature Mikado / Marocco, which he shot when Romania eased the Covid restrictions, from 26 July to 23 August 2020. The main character of the film is played by Șerban Pavlu, who also stared in Pârvu's debut feature Meda or The Not So Bright Side of Things / Meda sau Partea nu prea fericită a lucrurilor (FamArt, 2017), which won the Hearts of Sarajevo for Best Director and Best Actor.

The European Film Academy and EFA Productions take great pleasure in announcing the six titles of the second part of this year’s EFA Feature Film Selection.

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