32nd Istanbul Film Festival, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts in the sponsorship of Akbank for the ninth time, took its start with an opening ceremony held at Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Centre, on Friday evening, 29 March. 

 

FNE spoke to Marin Martschewski about the challenges facing the Bulgarian film industry as he takes up his new job as head of the Bulgarian National Film Center

The Slovak/Czech documentary All My Children was one of 13 films to receive funding from Eurimages in its latest grants round. Read the full story on dokweb.

SOFIA: Cinema City opened its sixth multiplex in Bulgaria, and second multiplex in Sofia, on 28 March 2013, bringing its total number of screens in Bulgaria to 65.  

FNE spoke to Polish producer and director Dariusz Jablonski about the MEDIA and PISF supported ScripTeast programme.

TBILISI: Film director Nana Janelidze was appointed as Director of the Georgian National Film Center on 25 March 2013 by the Georgian Minister of Culture and Monuments Protection based on the recommendation of the Consultative Council.

BUDAPEST: Films from directors Attila Gigor and Zoltán Kamondi received grants in the latest decisions of the Hungarian Film Fund.

TALLINN: The Nordic Video Library, a unique online and offline platform presenting Nordic films for educational purposes, was launched in Estonia on 25 March at Tallinn’s Baltic Film and Media School as part of the school's anniversary week.

FNE TV spoke to Lucie Gricci about the TIDE experiment, Day for Date releases and why the project is important for the future distribution of European film at the at Sofia International Film Festival 2013.

PRAGUE: The British debut drama Broken directed by Rufus Norris won the Grand Prix of the 20th Febiofest, which concluded on 22 March 2013.

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