Beta Films announced the start of shooting of the 12-part mini-series Borgia in Prague on 4 October 2010. With a budget of 25 million Euros, the production will be the most expensive European mini-series to date.
Kaunas International Film Festival, in cooperation with the quality film TV channel "Silver", announced the audience award competition. The authors of the winning film will receive the "Silver Audience Award" Cup and substantial marketing of the film on all Non Stop Television channels including the "Silver" channel.
Krakow, 30th September 2010 - Call for entries for 51st edition of Krakow Film Festival, which will take place between 23rd and 29th May 2011, is now open. The Festival presents films in the three competition and in the special cycles. Only the films completed after 1st January 2010 are eligible for competitions.
TALLINN: Estonian film experienced a small renaissance over the past decade with Estonian directors winning prizes and kudos at festivals around the world. In 2007 at the height of the boom Estonia produced 11 feature films including Veiko Ounpuu's Autumn Ball and Ilmar Raag's The Class. At home the share of Estonian films at the domestic box office grew nearly fivefold from 47,000 tickets sold in 2004 to 223,000 tickets sold in 2007.
WARSAW: Nominations for the first-ever FNE Visegrad Prix for best feature coproduction from a Visegard country have been announced. The films are all screening in the CinePecs 2010 (4-10 October) feature film competition programme and the final selection will be made by the festival's main jury headed by Jiri Menzel and announced at the festival's closing ceremony.
The history of the success of Georgian Cinema dates back to the late 1920s, when a group of filmmakers made films which went on to become classics of Georgian Cinema. Director Kote Mikaberidze shot the film "Chemi Bebia" ("My Grandmother"), which is included in all the film archives of the world. In 1930 Mikheil Kalatozov (Kalatozishvili) screened the feature-documentary film "Jim Shvante" ("Salt to Svaneti") which was acknowledged as a world masterpiece of silent documentary.
TBILISI: On average Georgia releases about 8 feature full length films per year, out of which about 4 films are supported by the state subsidies through the Georgian National Film Center.
"Georgian film is a strange phenomenon. It is special, philosophically bright, sophisticated and at the same time childishly pure and innocent. There is everything in it that can make me cry and I have to say that it is not easy to make me cry". Federico Fellini
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