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BUDAPEST: The HUFTA’s, Hungary’s first official film and TV awards event, is planned for 1 June 2013 in Budapest.

TBILISI: Dzma, a coproduction from Georgia and France has started filming in Tbilisi.

COTTBUS: The East European pitching forum connecting cottbus (www.connecting-cottbus.de) takes on the topic of Eurimages’s revised distribution support programme during its two-day presentation, 8-9 November 2012.

FNE together with Europa Distribution (www.europa-distribution.org) continues its Distributor of the Month series.  In recognition of the hard work and excellence of European distributors and the common problems they face especially in the transition to digitalization we choose a distributor from each country covered by FNE each month.

FNE asks what are the most important issues facing European independent distributors today.


LJUBLJANA: Ten films will compete in Perspectives, the main competition of the 23rd Ljubljana International Film Festival (www.liffe.si), taking place 7-18 November.

ROME: Slovenia and Italy are expected to finalize a bilateral agreement on film coproduction that would extend cooperation, currently on a regional level, to the national level.

LEIPZIG: DOK Leipzig, which runs through 4 November 2012, marks the centennial of Poland’s first puppet animation film with a retrospective of its creator, Władysław Starewicz, and a special programme on Polish puppet animation.

PRAGUE: The Czech Senate has passed a bill that controls the volume of advertising on TV.