BATUMI: The Batumi International Art-house Film Festival (BIAFF, www.biaff.org) will host a documentary workshop in partnership with Postcode Films (www.postcodefilms.com).
MEDIAS: The second MECEFF (Mediaş Central European Film Festival, www.meceff.ro) gave its Best Film award to the Polish film Rosa (www.skorpionarte.pl) by Wojciech Smarzowski
ADANA: Fourteen Turkish films were selected from 42 applicants to screen in the 19th Golden Boll National Feature competition (17-23 September 2012, www.altinkozafestivali.org.tr), vying for 350,000 TL in prizes.
PIESTANY: Four long Slovak documentaries will screen in the Cinematik film festival (www.cinematik.sk) documentary competition, taking place 7-13 September 2012 in the Slovak spa resort of Piestany.
ADANA: The 19th Golden Boll Film Festival (17-23 September 2012, www.goldenbollfilmfestival.com) will launch the first Turkish film market, Bazaar Adana, in association with the Film Producers Association of Turkey, SE-YAP (www.se-yap.org.tr).
MEDIAS, ROMANIA: The second edition of the Medias Central European Film Festival (www.meceff.ro), running 2-8 September 2012, will screen seven films from seven Central European countries in its official competition.
ROTTERDAM: Cinema City International (cinemacity.nl), Central Europe’s largest multiplex operator, reported a 5.5 percent decline in revenues and 4.9 percent decline in ticket sales in the first half of 2012 in year-on-year comparisons in its six month financial report.
WARSAW: Andrzej Jakimowski’s English language feature Imagine was picked up by Germany’s Beta Cinema (www.betacinema.com) prior to the film’s world premiere at the Toronto IFF.
The deadline for the Coproducing Documentaries in Europe seminar, taking place in Slovakia, has been extended until 31 August 2012.
PRAGUE: Petr Koliha, artistic director of the Zlin children’s film festival (www.zlinfest.cz), will take on the position of director of Czech TV’s (www.ceskatelevize.cz) new children and youth channel as of 1 September 2012.
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