WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute's second grant session of the year has endowed 10 new feature films with funding, along with nine documentaries and ten animated films.

WROCŁAW: The 12 international films competing at the 13th T-Mobile New Horizons Festival offer a varied feast of trends and voices in contemporary cinema from three continents.

Poland’s biggest film festival, the T-Mobile New Horizons IFF in Wrocław, announced full jury line-ups in its four competitions. This year’s jurors are a mix of artists, filmmakers and industry professionals.

The Jury in the main New Horizons International Competition, which offers 20.000 EUR Prize and distribution guarantees for winners of the Grand Prix, Audience and FIPRESCI Award, includes directors Béla Tarr (Turin Horse), Dominga Sotomayor (Thursday till Sunday), Edgar Pêra (The Baron) and Joanna Kos-Krauze (Papusza) as well as Head of the Berlinale Forum section, Christoph Terhechte.

The FIPRESCI Jury in that competition include journalists Neil Young (UK), István Szathmáry (Hungary) and Błażej Hrapkowicz (Poland).

The Films On Art International Competition (10.000 EUR Prize and distribution guarantee in Poland) Jury will include visual artists, filmmakers Ben Russel (Let Each One Go Where He May), Amos Poe (Empire II) and Karol Radziszewski (MS 101), as well as MOMA curator, Sally Berger and Diagonale Festival Director Barbara Pichler.

The Polish Shorts Competition will show local films to talent spotters and industry decision makers. This year’s jury includes festival programmers Laurence Reymond (Quinzaine des Realisateurs) and Jukka-Pekka Laakso (Tampere) and filmmaker Fijona Jonuzi (Girl).

In the European Shorts Competition, the jury is made of Polish professionals: directors and visual artists Ana Brzezinska (I want no reality) and Norman Leto (Sailor) as well as critic Jakub Majmurek (Krytyka Polityczna).

The 13th edition of the festival will take place in Wrocław on 18-28 July 2013. This year’s edition will look at French Neo-Baroque (Besson, Beneix, Carax), the works of Walerian Borowczyk, Hans-Juergen Sybelberg, new Russian cinema and classic and new cyberpunk. The festival’s key industry event, Polish Days will take place on 24-26 July.

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The team behind crowdfunding pioneer Iron Sky has announced they have raised more than 139,000 EUR via the same source, using IndieGoGo, to develop Moon Nazi sequel Iron Sky II – The Coming Race, scheduled to start production in early 2015.

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.

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