TRIESTE: The sophomore drama from Magnus von Horn, the Polish/Swedish coproduction Sweat, will screen in the main competition of the 32nd Trieste Film Festival, which runs 21 – 30 January 2021 and focuses on films from the CEE, Baltic and Balkan region

TRIESTE: Romanian director Marian Crișan sends his fourth feature film The Campaign / Berliner to the main competition of the 32nd Trieste Film Festival, which runs 21 – 30 January 2021 and focuses on films from the CEE, Baltic and Balkan region.

PRAGUE: Shadow Country directed by Bohdan Sláma topped the list of films competing for the 2020 Czech Lion Awards with 15 nominations. It was followed by Havel directed by Slávek Horák and Charlatan directed by Agnieszka Holland, with 14 nominations each. All three directors were also nominated.

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak festival of animated films Fest Anca is accepting submissions through 31 January 2021 for this summer’s event.

FNE asked Michal Bregant about the rapidly evolving technologies that are shaping the future of film archives and the role film archives will play in the future.

VALLETTA: Eden Cinemas, Malta’s largest cinema complex, experienced a drop of 80 percent in sales in 2020, compared to the previous year, according to its Chief Executive Director, Simon De Cesare.


for 20 days of editing /marketing /distribution
tailored made for your documentary
in the rough cut stage

dok.incubator workshop 2021 DEADLINE:
January 27th

(early bird deadline with no application fee: January 15th)

Find more info here or meet us and ask our participant Francesco Montagner and his editing tutor Audrey Maurion about their experiences:

this Thursday, January 7th at 3 p.m. on the Zoom

register here

Audrey Maurion
Director & Editor / Tutor

Audrey has been working as a freelance editor for feature and documentary films since 1995. She currently worked as co-writer and editor on a documentary mini-series for Arte and PBS about the Tiananmen massacre. In recent years Audrey has been editing consultant for various documentaries in South Africa.

Francesco Montagner
Director / Participant 2020
with the film “Brotherhood”

“Truly an enriching experience as a documentary maker. Filled with challenges and huge rewards. Undoubtedly it changed my view on the endless possibilities of the editing phase and film promotion.“

DOK.Incubator z.s.

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photo: The Metamorphosis of Birds
, dir. Catarina Vasconcelos / Grand Prix winner of the 20th New Horizons IFF

The 21st edition of the New Horizons International Film Festival will take place in Wrocław, from 22nd July to 1st August 2021. The New Horizons International Competition — a platform where artistic cinema that extends the boundaries set by conventional filmmakers is presented — remains the core element of the festival. The competition is meant for films that constantly push the boundaries of “new horizons”. We look for unique and original narratives, documentaries, essays, and animations that experiment with how the film should look like and communicate with its audience, either following or opposing the traditional concepts. We await creations that demand a vastly different perspective – that provoke to think and feel. Recent winners are The Metamorphosis of Birds by Catarina Vasconcelos, Bait by Mark Jenkin, Holiday by Isabella Eklöf or Western by Valeska Grisebach.

Parents often push their children to follow their steps. In this case, the father's obsession with the rally turns the kid into a car tire. Loosely inspired by the director's childhood, Sierra pulls us into the surreal car racing world.

“The idea for the film started to take shape when I rediscovered a 16mm rally-themed puppet film my father had animated in the 70s. I find the rally visually compelling, so I decided to blend two worlds: the surreal world of rally and a personal story. Just in Sierra, I'm taking the protagonist's father's obsession with the rally to the extreme,” explains the director and screenwriter, Sander Joon.

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event estimate that 101 833 physical and virtual attendances took place, setting a record for the industry events which saw over 35 000 virtual attendances. Over 1600 professionals were accredited to the events.

As anticipated by the festival’s team, the ticket sales saw a notable drop this year with over 34 000 physical attendances and an estimated 19 000 virtual film viewings*, compared to last year’s 70 000 physical cinema and event attendances. The festival’s new online film-watching platform that was available to accredited viewers across the globe registered 9779 viewings. 

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