HELSINKI: Finnish film admissions are on track to equal or surpass the 2010 record, with 2.05 m admissions to date, a 30 percent share of the 2012 market.

MALTA: The Malta Film Fund ( distributed 239,000 EUR for domestic production and it was announced that three films are scheduled to shoot in Malta in 2013.

The films of Jerry Schatzberg, particularly the key works he directed in the 1970s, have been undervalued in the eyes of many critics who, in their survey of American cinema have elevated other directors to iconic status. (He is not alone – Michael Ritchie is another director richly deserving of re-evaluation.) So this brief retrospective, which includes a masterclass with the filmmaker, is a very welcome addition to the third edition of the American Film Festival.

Scanorama Ontente: UK Baltic States CoProduction Forum.

FNE asks the director of the newly established Lithuanian Film Centre ( about the challenges ahead for the EU’s newest national film body. Watch the interview on FNE TV.

BUDAPEST: HBO Europe ( announced the appointment of Will Harrison to the new position of Chief Operating Officer.


FNE spoke to Marek Michalik, the programmer of Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe, Lower Silesia Film Centre from Wrocław, Poland which is slated to join the Europa Cinemas network in January 2013. 

TALLINN: The opening ceremony of 16th Black Night FF ( presented awards in four competition sections of the Sleepwalkers Student and Short Film Festival ( including the Estonian national competition prize going to Vaba Maa (Free World) directed by Anna Hints.

LJUBLJANA: Clip, a Serbian drama directed by Maja Milos about a teenage girl who videotapes her life on her mobile phone, took the Kingfisher Award as the best film at the 23rd Ljubljana IFF ( at the closing ceremony on 17 November 2012.

Sleepwalkers Student and Short Film Festival in Tallinn, Estonia finished it's main programme today with the announcement of its award winners for 2012. The festival dedicated to featuring some of the best short films from across the world welcomed two international juries to choose winners from four exciting and diverse competitions.

We proudly announce that our latest short film the BEAST has been nominated for European Short Film Award.

We would like to recommend it to You!

Thank you for all!
Best regards,

Attila Till (writer-director) and Laokoon Film


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