TBILISI: Georgian producers are studying up on the French system of film support, under the tutelage of Eric Garandeau, president of the French Film Center (CNC), who on Saturday presented a workshop and honored Tamar Tatishvili - Georgia’s representative at Eurimages - with the title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.

The Karlovy Vary IFF gave the Best Documentary Award to the IDF film project Pipeline. Read the full story on Dokweb.

Malta’s aggressive push to bring international film production to the island nation is paying off by attracting tourists there as well.

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Ministry of Culture plans to submit a draft amendment proposing a 20 percent tax rebate on 15 July with a scheduled start date of January 2014, according to the Slovak newswire service TASR.

The Malta Film Commission (www.mfc.com.mt) will launch the 2013 Malta Film Fund on 10 July 2013.

BUCHAREST: Hungarian-based Chello Central Europe, a division of Chellomedia (www.chellomedia.com) will close its Bucharest office.

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has announced a tender for co-financing of foreign film productions, with applications accepted through 26 July 2013.

The year for the first time FNE invited film critics attending the 48 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival to rate the films in the Main Competition, East of the West Competition and the Czech Film Programme.   The final results are now in.

Click HERE to see how the critics rated the programme in 2013

FNE together with Europa Cinemas continues its Cinema of the Month series. In recognition of the hard work and excellence of European cinema operators we choose a cinema from each country covered by FNE each month.

PRAGUE: Czech producer/director Jan Sverak has won his case against server Share-rapid.cz for providing the free download of his 2010 film Kooky.

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