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For the second time SOFA – School of Film Advancement will hold a workshop in Vilnius, Lithuania from September 17-21, 2019. Here, selected SOFA alumni will get the chance to present their projects in front of experienced private investors and representatives of European public film funds. This way SOFA offers its participants and their cultural projects direct access to potential financing partners from the public and private sector.

VILNIUS: Five participants from Lithuania, Hungary, Greece and Israel have been selected for the second workshop organised by SOFA – School of Film Advancement in Vilnius from 17 to 21 September 2019.

PODGORICA: Neverending Past / Između dana i noći directed by Andro Martinović has been selected as Montenegro’s candidate for the 92nd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the best international feature film category. The film is a Montenegrin/Serbian coproduction.

COTTBUS: Thirteen projects in development and six works in progress have been selected for the East-West coproduction market connecting cottbus, that takes place from 6 to 8 November 2019 during FilmFestival Cottbus (5-10 November 2019).

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NICOSIA: Tonia Mishiali’s Cypriot/Greek coproduction Pause / Pafsi is among the five feature films and six documentaries announced by the European Film Academy as additional candidates for an EFA nomination.

For the twelfth time Latvia is submitting a film for Academy Award nomination consideration in the Best International Feature Film category, competing with films from some 80 countries. The panel of experts created by the National Film Centre (NFC) made a decision to put forward the Latvian Centenary film The Mover by the director Dāvis Sīmanis and studio Mistrus Media.

RIGA: The historic drama The Mover / Tēvs nakts directed by Dāvis Sīmanis has been selected as Latvia’s candidate for the 92nd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the best international feature film category.

PIEŠŤANY: The Favourite by Yorgos Lanthimos received the Meeting Point Europe Award in the main competition of the 14th Cinematik International Film Festival, which took place in the spa city of Piešťany from 10 to 15 September 2019.

PRAGUE: The Painted Bird directed by Václav Marhoul has been selected as Czech Republic’s candidate for the 92nd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the best international feature film category.