TALLINN: The Lithuanian film Meat to Maths by Emilija Riviere and the Slovenian film The Vultures by Vida Breže are among the eight projects selected to participate in the European Genre Forum, an Estonian/Croatian/Dutch initiative.

WARSAW: Writer/director Piotr Złotorowicz is in postproduction with the Polish drama Wiarołom for Munk Studio. The project was presented at the Karlovy Vary online Eastern Promises Works in Progress on 7 July 2020.

VILNIUS: Just a Moment is producing Burial, the debut feature length creative documentary from the internationally awarded Lithuanian artist Emilija Škarnulytė. The project participated in the Eurimages Lab Project Award presentation at the online edition of Karlovy Vary Eastern Promises on 8 July 2020.

Zagreb Film Festival initiates an internet platform for the promotion of Croatian short film – croatian.film

A unique online platform for the promotion of Croatian short film – croatian.film (www.croatian.film) – was launched on Wednesday at the Urania Center – a space of creation. 

An in-kind contribution of 100 thousand PLN for the production of two best projects, professional software or 2-week artist residency in Argentina. These are some of the prizes for the 15 finalists of ANIMARKT Pitching 2020, who will have an opportunity to present their projects during the world’s only event dedicated to the stop motion animation industry. Submissions are now accepted.

Prague, 2 AprilAt five minutes to twelve… literally. That is precisely the time when the jurors made their final decisions regarding the winners of this year’s One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. Just after that, the festival had to be interrupted. Nonetheless, the awards will find their recipients despite the government-ordered restrictions. The festival organisers, working in collaboration with Mall TV, decided to arrange an online awards ceremony. The winners were announced on Thursday, 2 April. A recording of the live broadcast is available on the following website. But that’s not the end of the festival. According to Ondřej Kamenický, the festival’s director, “We had to interrupt the part of the festival held in Prague, and the regional festivals will not take place at all according to the original schedule. However, if the situation allows, we will try to organise the regional festivals this autumn.

European film distributors, represented by Europa Distribution - the Network of independent Publishers and Distributors and FIAD - the International Federation of Film Distributors’ Associations, need urgent support during the Covid-19 crisis to avoid a long-term catastrophe, not just for the film industry and employment  as a whole but for the EU’s commitment to cultural diversity.

We hope this finds you optimistic in these complicated times — and at home, protecting everyone’s safety. Many of you may have been wondering what will happen to this year’s Transilvania International Film Festival.

Only one week left to submit new documentary projects for CEDOC MARKET (Central European Documentary Co-production Market) co-production market by Doc Lab Poland, held as part of KFF Industry during the jubilee 60th Krakow Film Festival. You can submit until April 15th! All the meetings at this year's market will be held online.

How to make a film character roll their eyes in a characteristic way? What should a shrew's fur be made of to make it look natural? What one is supposed to do to make works on the puppet's animation not only showy, but also effective? If creators of animated films want to ask specific questions related to mastering solutions, they may do so by talking to recognised practitioners as Tim Allen or Magdalena Bieszczak as part of the ASK: Animation Support Kit. This debuting program for professionals was developed by MOMAKIN. Recruitment for consultations and workshop on animatic has just started.

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