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Ploiesti is the 12th Romanian city with a Cinema City multiplex

Yesterday Cinema City celebrated the gala opening of its multiplex in Ploiesti, Romania. The cinema will start operations on December 7. The cinema in Ploiesti has 12 halls with 2089 seats and it is 100% digital with maximum capacity for 3D projection. This is the 2nd CCI's cinema opened this year in Romania - in April 2012, Cinema City opened its multiplex with 8 halls and 1774 seats in the city of Constanta. The new cinema in Ploiesti is the first modern multiplex in the city.

WARSAW: Film Spring Open (www.filmspringopen.eu/previs.html), a new system for creating "previsualizations" (or Previs) for feature proposals, is hoped to boost both the prospects of indie filmmakers and the number of productions completed in the future.

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FNE spoke to producer Anna Katchko in Tallinn about the Baltic Event’s new B’EST programme and the new opportunities that are opening up for European producers to cooperate with Kazakhstan.

FNE spoke to producer Anna Katchko in Tallinn about the Baltic Event’s new B’EST programme and the new opportunities that are opening up for European producers to cooperate with Kazakhstan.

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Slovak Audiovisual Fund (www.avf.sk) announced the projects supported at the fourth round of 2012. The decision was approved by Martin Šmatlák, the Director of the Slovak Audiovisual Fund on 19 November 2012. See the full list of supported projects.

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