The Georgian documentary "The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear" will screen in the World Cinema Documentary Competition at the Sundance IFF.

FNE together with Europa Cinemas continues its Cinema of the Month series. In recognition of the hard work and excellence of European cinema operators we choose a cinema from each country covered by FNE each month.

WARSAW: Admissions in Cinema City International multiplexes rose 2.5% in 2012, equaled 36.3 million in 2012 compared to 35.5 million in 2011.

WARSAW: L.A. based Traction Media will handle North American rights for Jacek Borcuch’s fourth feature film Lasting which premieres on 20 January 2013 in competition at Sundance IFF.

TALLINN: London-based international production company FremantleMedia has purchased the syndication rights to the Estonian television crime series Revenge Inc. (Kattemaksukontor) produced by Balti Video.

The Hungarian premiere of Beasts of the Southern Wild, which is now nominated for the Academy Award in four categories, was held in September at Jameson CineFest in the presence of director Benh Zeitlin. Though it is his first feature film, Zeitlin was nominated for the world’s most prestigious film award in the category of Best Director among such legends like Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee or Michael Haneke.

The winners of Jussi Awards (the "Finnish Oscars") will be announced on February 3, 2013.

Jussi Awards are annual film awards for the best achievements within Finnish cinema. The awards are given by Filmiaura, an association of Finnish film professionals. The Jussi Awards cover altogether 15 categories: best film, direction, actress in a leading role, actor in a leading role, actress in a supporting role, actor in a supporting role, script, cinematography, music, editing, sound design, set design, costume design, makeup design and documentary. The first Jussi Awards were given in 1944.

WARSAW: The EKRAN training programme for creative preproduction organized by Wajda Studio and the Wajda School is accepting applications from Poland and Croatia until 20 January 2013. Participation in the programme is free.

STRASBOURG: Irina Kanousheva will represent Bulgaria as the country takes on the annually rotating Presidency of the European Audiovisual Observatory for 2013. 

Creative documentaries from Eastern Europe are eligible to apply for IDFA's Bertha Fund, which has a deadline of 1 February. Read the full story on the IDF website.

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