Three finalists for the European Parliament's LUX prize for 2013 reflect a range of stories and voices that span art filmmaking approaches throughout the continent.

The Georgian National Film Center has announced the winning entry in its race for local full-length feature best suited to go into international co-production in 2013. Competition, directed by Dito Tsintsadze, is a follow-up to his thriller, Invasion, which was also international in scope, with a German cast. 


PRAGUE: Marijke Rawie offers insight and inspiration for docu makers and producers in an interview from the Ex Oriente project development sessions in Rijeka. Read the full story on Dokweb. Read the full story on Dokweb.

European Commission officials have announced that countries bordering the union, including Georgia, could fully participate in the Creative Europe arts and culture funding program as soon as January if they meet criteria such as most favored nation status with the World Trade Organization.

Five promising projects have been chosen by the Georgian National Film Center for development assistance in the form of training at the Microschool International, a three-day program run by the center, Film London and the Batumi International Art House Film Festival.

Robert Adrian Pejo, the Romanian-born writer-director who won praise for Dallas Among Us in 2005 and for The Camera Murderer at Karlovy Vary in 2010, has announced he is shooting his fourth feature, Paw, recounting the life of a legendary rescue dog Mancs, in Hungary.

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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