SKOPJE: God Exists, Her Name is Petrunija by Teona Strugar Mitevska and Mr. Jones by Agnieszka Holland have been selected for the Competition of the 69th Berlin International Film Festival. Both films will have their world premieres at the festival.
VALLETTA: The Maltese film director Winston Azzopardi has been nominated with The Boat for the best director award at the UK National Film Awards 2019, while the Bulgarian film Revolution X: The Movie by Dimitar Gochev and the Polish film Women of Mafia by Patryk Vega have been nominated in the best foreign language film category.
Here are the projects selected for the 8th edition of East Doc Platform, the largest coproduction, funding and distribution platform tailor-made for Central and East European documentaries, which will take place in Prague from 9 to 15 March 2019.
These grants were announced by Film Center Serbia in the final round of its grants for 2018.
WARSAW: Cold War by Paweł Pawlikowski landed four nominations for the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) 2019. The nominations were announced on 9 January 2019.
The Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest will deliver the best of contemporary international and Czech cinema for the 26th time this year, presenting over 150 films in 16 sections. After the Prague part it will again head to cinemas throughout the Czech Republic.
The 19th edition of the New Horizons International Film Festival will take place in Wrocław, from 25th July to 4th August 2019. The New Horizons International Competition — a platform where artistic cinema that extend 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 and masters of the craft. We await creations that demand a vastly different perspective – that provoke to think and feel.
ZAGREB: The acclaimed Croatian film and theatre actor Ivo Gregurević has died at age 66. In 1998 he received Croatia's highest cultural honour, the Vladimir Nazor Award for his contribution to cinema and theatre.
PODGORICA: Film Centre of Montenegro joined two important European film industry institutions in 2018, marking the country’s growing integration into the European film community.
TALLINN: Estonian films had more than 600,000 admissions in 2018. Over half of the films were produced within the Estonia 100 centennial film programme. Admissions to Estonian films increased from 282,421 in 2017 to over 600,000 in 2018, according to the Estonian Film Institute.
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