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Creative Europe MEDIA

26/10: CULT Committee draft report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Creative Europe programme (2021 to 2027) – European Parliament

EU Budget

24/10: EU Budget 2019: focus on the young, on migration and innovation – European Parliament

In their budgetary resolution, MEPs reaffirm their priorities: “sustainable growth, innovation, competitiveness, security, tackling root causes of refugees and migration flows, managing refugee and migration flows, the fight against climate change and the transition to sustainable energy, and a particular focus on young people.”

European Commission

23/10: Commission Work Programme 2019: Delivering on promises and preparing for the future – European Commission  

The European Commission presented its Work Programme for 2019, setting out three main priorities for the year ahead: reaching swift agreement on the legislative proposals already presented to deliver on its ten political priorities; adopting a limited number of new initiatives to address outstanding challenges; and presenting several initiatives with a future perspective for a Union at 27 reinforcing the foundations for a strong, united and sovereign Europe.

E-commerce

23/10: European Commission and European Parliament take stock of the progress made in breaking down barriers to e-commerce in the EU – European Commission

Vice-President Ansip and Commissioners Bieńkowska, Jourová and Gabriel met in Strasbourg with members of the European Parliament to take stock of the progress made in breaking down the barriers to e-commerce in the EU and discuss next opportunities and challenges.

Recent Studies

European Parliament - Research for CULT Committee – Audiovisual Sector and Brexit: the Regulatory Environment - October 2018

EAO - 12% of all films released in the EU are at least 10 years old. New study explores the volume of catalogue films in the EU in cinemas, TV and VOD - October 2018

EAO - One third of all audiovisual media services established in the EU exist as locally adapted versions - October 2018

Events

12 November: EU DG COMP decision on Disney/Fox merger
20 November: UNIC Screening - Werk Ohne Autor, Brussels
27 November: Trilogue - EU Copyright Directive
27-30 November: EUIPO Working Group Meetings, Warsaw
3-4 December: Trilogue - EU Copyright Directive

Today, the 26th edition of the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography EnergaCAMERIMAGE was officially opened in the Opera Nova Congress Centre in Bydgoszcz. During the Opening Gala Witold Sobociński received Camerimage Lifetime Achievement Award, Jean-Marie Dreujou and Jean-Jacques Annaud accepted the Cinematographer - Director Duo Award, and Carol Littleton picked up the Award to Editor with Unique Visual Sensitivity. The Festival also presented two premiere screenings: At Eternity's Gate (dir. Julian Schnabel, cin. Benoît Delhomme) and The Old Man & the Gun (dir. David Lowery, cin. Joe Anderson).

The camera hangs in the air in the middle of a sleepy American neighbourhood. We can see buildings, ropes with fresh laundry and some guy stretching indolently on the hood of a nearby Cadillac. A few seconds later, there is the first hint of movement: a dog passes by down the street, a woman flips some cloth from her balcony, a man sweeps out the sand from in front of his shop. Suddenly, the camera starts to move and will not stop for the next four and a half minutes, in five fluid takes edited seamlessly to look like one long shot.

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival unveils the full lineup of its 22nd edition, adding four previously unannounced world premieres as well as well-known festival favourites and award season buzz titles to the selection.

At the Seville European Film Festival, the European Film Academy and EFA Productions proudly announced the nominations for the 31st European Film Awards. The more than 3,500 EFA Members will now vote for the winners who will be presented during the awards ceremony on 15 December in Seville.

Submit your feature length, short and interactive projects: http://bit.ly/edp-2019-call-for-entries
The DEADLINE is NOVEMBER 12.

Awards of the East-West co-production market connecting cottbus go to OCTOBER from Romania, 9TH STEP from Lithuania, MEN OF DEEDS from Romania in the cocoPITCH section and GERANIUM from Turkey in cocoWIP.

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival awards Norwegian actress and director Liv Ullmann with the festival’s first Lifetime Achievement Award. Director Ingmar Bergman, an affiliate of the actress, will have a mini-focus programme.

19 films in production or post-production looking for sales agents or festivals will be presented at the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event International and Baltic Work in Progress sessions on November 28.

Intriguing art and challenging topics: Tallinn Black Nights screens 12 German films in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut