Krakow, 11th December 2012 - American Film Academy enlarged the list of awards qualifying for application for the Academy Award to include the Silver Dragons given at Krakow Film Festival.

For the fifth time in 2013 and after the great success in 2012, Ties That Bind – Asia Europe Producers Workshop will be organised again in 2013 in partnership with FVG Audiovisual Fund, EAVE, Udine Far East Film Festival and Busan International Film Festival / Asian Project Market.

EKRAN, organized by Wajda Studio and Wajda School,  is a training program focusing on the creative pre-production process based on shooting practice. Deadline for application is January 21st, 2013.

EKRAN (the Polish term for “screen”) is an international training program that helps its participants to explore, identify and refine the tone and visual language of film.

In the first eleven months of 2012 Finnish Films have already got more admissions than in the whole year of 2010, when the latest domestic admissions record was made. There has already been 2 130 000 tickets sold to Finnish films when in 2010 there was a total of 2 075 000 domestic admissions.

The short fiction film The Date (Treffit) by Jenni Toivoniemi has been selected for the Sundance film festival. The film will be screened in The Sundance Film Festival's Short Film Program, which has long been established as a place to discover talented directors. The 2013 Short Film program is comprised of 65 short films selected from a record 8,102 submissions.

Kino Tapiola is a fifth movie theatre in Finland to be able to join Europa Cinemas network. Kino Tapiola's membership starts in the beginning of 2013.

At the end of November the Baltic Event was held in Tallinn, Estonia (November 25-28). The event is supported by the MEDIA program. The Finnish Film Foundation is a partner of the Baltic Event.

Finnish filmmaker Jussi Hiltunen was awarded the Best International Short Film at 57th Cork Corona Film Festival for his All Hallows Week. The film captures the trauma following a random act of violence and had its international premiere at the Berlinale earlier this year.

FNE TV asked Christie about the biggest challenges facing European arthouse cinemas today. (Click Here)

TBILISI: Polish director Slawomir Fabicki took home the Golden Prometheus, the top award of the international competition, at the 13th Tbilisi International Film Festival ( for his film Loving.  Georgian director Giorgy Parajanov took home the Silver Prometheus award for Best Director for the Georgian Czech and Russian coproduction Everybody’s Gone.