Five feature films compete this year for the Best Film trophy, awarded during the Gopo Awards Gala: The Japanese Dog (by Tudor Cristian Jurgiu), When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (by Corneliu Porumboiu), The Unsaved (by Igor Cobileanski), Child's Pose (by Călin Peter Netzer) and Rocker (by Marian Crișan).

PRAGUE: In conjunction with the One World docu fest, the work of documentarians who are in the running for the Silver Eye award is being hosted online gratis 3-9 March by DAFilms.com.

This month we are presenting the only film club in Paris showing Central and Eastern European films and we speak with Marketa Hodouskova, one of its founders.

This month we are presenting the only film club in Paris showing Central and Eastern European films and we speak with Marketa Hodouskova, one of its founders.

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center has announced a competition for animated short films. Winning projects will be eligible for support from this development program.

Building on last year's pact to co-produce a Spies in Warsaw together, the BBC and Polish pubcaster TVP have signed a deal with Apple Film Production in Poland for a major new WWI drama, The Passing Bells from award-winning writer Tony Jordan (EastEnders, Hustle, Life on Mars) and producer Red Planet Pictures.

Feature filmmakers, documentarians, animators and screenwriters have won sum of 5 411 488 EUR in the latest round of funding from the Polish Film Institute (PISF). Best funded project Nienawiść by Wojciech Smarzowski, produced by Film IT, is a grueling account of wartime massacres in Volhynia. It follows up on his recent hit Traffic Department and was backed to the tune of 958 600 EUR.

Four foreign films in development have won some 400,000 EUR through the co-financing program of the National Film Centre of Latvia, according to the organization. The winning projects scored the backing via a tender process in which non-Latvian productions can be eligible for a cash rebate of up to 25% of film related expenses when shooting is completed.

The Prague-based Institute for Documentary Film has backed scores of projects over the past year through it Ex Oriente, East European Forum and East Silver programs. A dozen, covering a range of subjects from eugenics to broken down highways will screen at the One World fest 3-12 March.

PRAGUE: The third edition of East Doc Platform, a development program run by the Czech Republic's Institute of Documentary Film (IDF), rolls out 3-9 March, coinciding with the One World docu fest and complementing it with intensive sessions for indie filmmakers, producers and professionals.

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