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16 projects will be presented in the official selection of the Co-Production Market taking place on November 27-30, 2018, at Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event during Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. The market's 17th edition contains stories of both personal and political repression, touches on mental health issues, and features a number of films about female connection.

TALLINN: Eleven projects in the advanced stages of production or post-production from the Baltic region will be presented at the 16th annual Baltic Event Works in Progress programme, taking place on 28 November 2018.

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event announce projects for the second edition of the script competition Script Pool Tallinn and POWR Baltic Stories Exchange international forum that runs for the 11th time this year.

19 films in production or post-production looking for sales agents or festivals for international premieres will be presented at the Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event Work in Progress sessions on November 28. This year’s edition will take place from November 26–30.

RIGA: Core of the World, a Russian/Lithuanian coproduction directed by Natalia Meshchaninova, won the Best Film Award at the Riga International Film Festival, which concludes on 31 October 2018.

WARSAW: FNE has teamed up with the Brussels based team of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) to bring you regular updates on EU cinema policies that impact all industry professionals across Europe. Click here for FNE UNIC EU Cinema Policy Update.

EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive 

18/10: Draft Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2010/13/EU on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the provision of audiovisual media services (Audiovisual Media Services Directive) in view of changing market realities (first reading) – EU Council

EU Broadcasting Regulation

05/10: Updating broadcasting rules for digital; spreading and promoting European culture – Andrus Ansip Blog

“So it is not about free access, or about destroying business models for film producers or musicians. But it is about getting access to cultural content without pulling the rug out from under Europe's creative sector and culture” stated Commissioner Ansip.

Copyright Enforcement 

18/10: The owner of an internet connection used for copyright infringements through filesharing cannot be exonerated from liability simply by naming a family member who might have had access to that connection - CJEU

Directory of European Films

18/10: Digital single market: a directory of European films to facilitate on-line access – European Commission

On the occasion of the Marché international du film classique [International Classic Film Market] in Lyon, Mariya Gabriel, the Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, will today present the prototype of a directory of European films, a key action of the Digital4Culture strategy which is also part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. 

Lux Film Prize

15/10: Discover the Lux Film Prize finalists in a cinema near you – European Parliament

Three films featuring three strong female characters facing difficult dilemmas: the Lux Film days are bringing them to a cinema near you. 

Croatia

/10: Croatia – New law on audiovisual activities – EAO Newsletter

The Croatian Parliament has recently adopted the new Law on Audiovisual Activities (Zakon o audiovizualnim djelatnostima). This Law concerns the promotion of the production of audiovisual works. 

Events

25 October: Trilogue - EU Copyright Directive27 November: Trilogue - EU Copyright Directive3-4 December: Trilogue - EU Copyright Directive

NICOSIA: The Cyprus News Agency (CAN) reports that a new Cyprus company, Screentale, has signed an agreement with Robert De Niro’s company Tribeca Enterprises NY.

The 22nd Jihlava IDFF, running 25 - 30 October 2018, is the Czech film industry's opportunity to celebrate their prolific documentary output in the Czech Joy national competition.

DIAGNOSIS, a film about the subconscious of a city, directed by Ewa Podgórska, has been selected to the Competition during one of the biggest and most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world IDFA. The producer of the film is Małgorzata Wabińska (Entertain Pictures).