FNE spoke to Stefan Kitanov at the recent Europa Cinemas Conference in Paris about how to get audiences into cinemas in Europe and his plans for the development of Bulgarian cinema. (Click Here)

Black Nights selection of films is for one more week available at Cinando, the world’s biggest networking hub for film professionals.

East Silver Market, specialized in Eastern and Central European documentary film, is open for submissions again! Submit your film to the biggest internationally recognized database of creative feature and television documentary films in the region.

Focus: documentary film market, distribution support, festival service, online streaming
Open to: the latest documentary production from Eastern Europe

East Silver is the first documentary market dedicated exclusively to Central and Eastern Europe. Its main goal is to provide an annual overview of new documentary releases, and to create a comprehensive catalogue and a digitized video library, accessible to a broad circle of film professionals - broadcasters, major film festivals, sales agents - throughout the year.

We are now opening submission call for the upcoming East Silver Videolibrary, held within East Doc Platform, organized by the Institute of Documentary Film (IDF) in Prague, Czech Republic, in March, 5 – 10, 2013, in association with the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. Films selected for East Silver Videolibrary will be included also in the 10th East Silver Market edition, annually held on the backdrop of the 17th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival in October 23 – 28, 2013, Jihlava, Czech Republic.

Deadline: January 11, 2013
When: March 5 – 10, 2013
Where: East Doc Platform,Prague, Czech Republic

Submissions received before January 11, 2013, will be considered for the East Silver Videolibrary, held within East Doc Platform, and may benefit from the following bonuses:

• Extended online display at East Silver Streaming (from March 2013 to October 2014)

• Possibility for the inclusion in East Silver Caravan and access to international film festivals

• Your submission will remain valid for the 17th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2013


This call is open for completed documentaries from Central and Eastern Europe produced after January 1, 2012, which were not previously submitted for East Silver market.

Submit your documentary via our online ENTRY FORM at http://www.eastsilver.net/en/east-silver/entry-form/

Please send 2 DVD screeners with English subtitles or English voiceover, with trailerand any additional press and promo materials to:

East Silver, Skolska 12, 110 00 Prague, Czech Republic

Further IDF deadlines:

December 1, 2012– DOC LAUNCH
December 1, 2012– EAST EUROPEAN FORUM

We are looking forward to your films!

East Silver
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Tel: +420 223 018 694
GSM: +420 775 602 555


Institute of Documentary Film
Skolska 12
110 01 Prague 1
Czech Republic


Ploiesti is the 12th Romanian city with a Cinema City multiplex

Yesterday Cinema City celebrated the gala opening of its multiplex in Ploiesti, Romania. The cinema will start operations on December 7. The cinema in Ploiesti has 12 halls with 2089 seats and it is 100% digital with maximum capacity for 3D projection. This is the 2nd CCI's cinema opened this year in Romania - in April 2012, Cinema City opened its multiplex with 8 halls and 1774 seats in the city of Constanta. The new cinema in Ploiesti is the first modern multiplex in the city.

WARSAW: Film Spring Open (www.filmspringopen.eu/previs.html), a new system for creating "previsualizations" (or Previs) for feature proposals, is hoped to boost both the prospects of indie filmmakers and the number of productions completed in the future.

BUPAPEST: Actor and director Hakan Yildiz and a collection of independent filmmakers are organizing Hungary's first official film and TV awards, the HUFTAs (www.hungarianfilmtvawards.com), scheduled to take place 1 June 2013 next year.

FNE spoke to producer Anna Katchko in Tallinn about the Baltic Event’s new B’EST programme and the new opportunities that are opening up for European producers to cooperate with Kazakhstan.

FNE spoke to producer Anna Katchko in Tallinn about the Baltic Event’s new B’EST programme and the new opportunities that are opening up for European producers to cooperate with Kazakhstan.

On the occasion of its meeting held in Valletta/Malta following the 25th European Film Awards the board of the European Film Academy issued the following declaration:

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