NANCY: France's Aye Aye fest, celebrating the best in documentary work with a strong focus on projects from CEE countries, kicks off today. East Silver titles including Sofia winner Sickfuckpeople and Helena Trestikova's Private Universe are generating buzz.

 

The Czech government has ended months of delay in implementing this year's round of cash back film production incentives, a systemic snag caused by the collapse of the administration of Petr Nečas in June.

VENICE:This year for the first time Film New Europe together with FIPRESCI would like to hear from all journalists attending the Venice Film Festival.  You also have a chance if you are one of the first 20 to sign up to receive a beautiful box set of classic Oscar nominated films courtesy of the Polish Film Institute (PISF).

TBILISI: Levan Koguashvili's Blind Dates, which won the works-in-progress prize at Karlovy Vary this summer, is being repped by Germany's Films Boutique as it head to the Toronto IFF for an international premiere.

VILNIUS: Kino Pavasaris, the organizer of Vilnius IFF, will present Slovak features from 50s to the 80s as a part of the Artscape project, including Luck Will Come on Sunday, Before Tonight Is Over, Pink Dreams and Night Riders and archive documentaries commemorating the 45th anniversary of the events from 21 August 1968: The Time We Live, Black Days, The Wake.

SARAJEVO: Georgia's In Bloom, a moving story about young girls caught up in war by Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Grob, won the Heart of Sarajevo prize at the 19th Sarajevo fest on Saturday. The film also picked up the CICAE (International Confederation of Art Cinemas) award. The film's lead actresses, Lika Babluani and Mariam Bokeria, both won best actress honors while Bogdan Diklic won the actor prize for his role in A Stranger by Bobo Jelčić', which also took home a special jury prize.

LIÈGE: 3D Content Financing Market (3DFM) is open for 3D-project applications.The market features pitching sessions, held in Liège, Belgium 4-5 December during the 3DSM, The International 3D Summit for Science, Technology, Art  and Business event.

FNE TV spoke to Italian MEP Silvia Costa about Creative Europe and its implications for cultural diversity and the CEE region. Click HERE to watch the video.

The Czech Republic recently approved a new law for cinematography.  FNE spoke with Helena Frankova earlier this year as the Czechs prepared to begin the process of the implementation of this new law and set up the new structures it will create. Click HERE to see the Video.

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