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FNE EXCLUSIVE: FNE asks Silver about Create Europe and what it means for the European audiovisual industry.

Leading up to the 1 October 2012 deadline for the Oscar’s Best Foreign Language Film submissions, Central Europeans unveiled their Oscar contenders. The following films have been selected to represent their countries.

Baltic films looking for Oscar nominations in the Best Foreign Language Film category are finding domestic box office success in Estonia and Finland.

FNE AVP Live ! Interview with UK MEP Mary Honeyball, member of the Culture and Education Committee of the EU Parliament.   FNE asks Honeyball about Creative Europe and how the audiovisual industries of the smaller countries of the EU can better form partnerships with larger countries like the UK.

FNE AVP Live ! Interview with Detlef Rossman, President of CICAE, (International Confederation of Art Cinemas). FNE asks Rossman about digitalisation and the other challenges facing European distributors and exhibitors.


WARSAW: CARTOON MASTERS (www.cartoon-media.eu) is accepting applications for scholarships to its finance workshop for professionals from new MEDIA Programme/new EU member states. The deadline for applications is 12 October 2012.

PRAGUE: The 2012 catalogue of Czech documentary films in development, production or postproduction has been released along with data on the top documentaries in domestic release.

FNE together with Europa Distribution have launched its new Distributor of the Month series.  In recognition of the hard work and excellence of European distributors and the common problems they face especially in the transition to digitalization we choose a distributor from each country covered by FNE each month.

ZAGREB: Writer/director Silvije Petranović is in production with The Brave Adventures of Lapitch, Croatia’s best-selling children’s novel, with a 2013 release timed to mark the book’s 100th anniversary.

MISKOLC: The Lithuanian Vanishing Waves by Kristina Buozyte won the Emeric Pressburger Prize of the 9th Jameson CineFest (14-23 September 2012). The Grand Prix of the festival, named upon Adolph Zukor, the Hungarian born founder of Paramount Pictures, went ex aequo to the Danish Teddy Bear by Mads Matthiesen and Peter Strickland's Berberian Sound Studio.