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.

FNE asked Doris Pack about EU policy on support for filmmakers in Central and Eastern Europe and the special role that cultural identity plays in the EU. Doris Pack also congratulated Croatia on the recent successes of its film industry and its succession to the EU. Click HERE to see the video.

VILNUS: The Vilnius IFF, moving to boost its focus on local work, has announced a new competition program for 2014, Baltic Gaze, which will screen films created in the Baltic Sea region, organizers said Wednesday.

FNE asked Jakub Duszynski about the most important issues backing European sales agents and European distributors today and how the are working together to find new ways of reaching bigger audiences for European cinema.  Click HERE to watch the video.

BATUMI: The eighth edition of the Batumi art-house fest (BIAFF), running 15-22 September, will host talks by key players for its industry panel on paving the way for more Georgian-Turkish co-productions.

The B’EST (Baltic Bridge East by West) has just announced its project slate for its second edition to be held in St Petersburg from 11-15 September.

FNE asked Riina Sildos, Managing Director of the Baltic Event and organizer of B’EST (Baltic Bridge East by West) about the event and why it’s important for European film. Click HERE to see the Video

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