We are happy to announce that the call for entries to short film workshop "Four Corners of Culture" is extended for projects from Poland and Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia until September, 26.

FNE asked Silvia Costa for an update on Creative Europe and if the new Creative Europe remains committed to supporting cultural diversity and a level playing field. Click HERE for the video interview.

September 15 2014 is the deadline to register of Inspiration Forum at the Jihlava IDFF.

The twenty-one edition of Astra Film Festival, which will take place between 6-12 October 2014 in Sibiu, presents a selection of the latest documentaries shot in Romania, both by romanian and foreign filmmakers, representing a radiography of the romanian society beginning with the communist era until today. The films deal directly with current sensitive subjects and controversial historic episodes.

Pascal Diot tells FNE how he is seeing a big shift in attitudes among producers from Italy and France who are increasingly eager to coproduce with new talents from Central and Eastern Europe. Click HERE for the video

FNE spoke with the directors of the LET´S CEE Film Festival, taking place 2-11 October 2014 in Vienna, Magdalena Żelasko and Wolfgang P. Schwelle on the pleasures and difficulties of trying to establish a film festival.

This September, Channel 4 refreshed the 4oD platform with a mesmerizing web-friendly series - “Tattoo Twists” – a collection of eight meaningful character-driven documentaries exploring the intimate process of cover-up tattoos.

PRAGUE: Czech production designer and art director Karel Cerny, who won an Oscar in 1985 for Amadeus, died 5 September 2014 at age 92.

FNE together with FIPRESCI invited FIPRESCI critics in Venice to rate the feature films in the official programme of 71st Venice Film Festival (2014) giving the films 1,2,3,4 or 5 stars - 5 is the best and 1 is the worst. The ratings give an overview of the critics’ opinions from a large number of countries and provide insights to what critics in many different countries think about the programme.

Click HERE to see how the critics rated the official 71st Venice Film Festival programme.

Friday 5 September - Parties and Events

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