PRAGUE: The final list of entrees vying for Oscar nominations in the Best Foreign Language Film category includes the recent Slovenian hit and Venice FEDORA winner Class Enemy directed by Rok Bicek and produced by Triglav Film, and Estonian director Veiko Ounpou’s “anti-Western” Free Range produced by Homeless Bob Production.

European Film Promotion will present its first showcase of European Film Showcase, Westwind, in Moscow, 23-27 October 2013.

The 20th anniversary edition of Astra Film Festival taking place 14-20 October 2013 in Sibiu, Romania, will screen 100 documentaries (50 of them in its five competition sections) out of 1,350 films submitted to the festival.

The Congress, a Polish coproduction from Opus Film, is one of the three films nominated for the European Film Awards’ European Animated Feature Film 2013.

PRAGUE: The minimalist Lithuanian documentary Conversations on Serious Topics directed by Giedre Beinoriute is the latest of the announced entries for the Oscar race for Best Foreign Language Film.

FNE together with Europa Distribution continues its Distributor of the Month series in recognition of the hard work and excellence of European distributors and the common problems they face - especially in the transition to digitalization. We choose a distributor from each country covered by FNE each month. We look at the challenges and the successes faced by those distributors who are members of Europa Distribution with a special series of interviews that offer insights that other distributors of European films can benefit from and a platform for the exchange of ideas.

WARSAW: FOCAL will hold workshop on digital production and post-production workflows (www.focal.ch/digiprodchallenge) in Warsaw, 28-30 November 2013. Registration deadline is 1 October.

WARSAW: Narcolepsy sufferers are caught in a landscape that melds reality and the world of their dreams in Agnieszka Woszczynska's Polish documentary Laugh if You Can.

PRAGUE: Twelve films representing Central and Eastern Europe are among the 46 films entered into competition for EFA’s European Film Awards

WARSAW: Krzysztof Zanussi, Jan Hrebejk, Nae Caranfil and Wojciech Smarzowski are among the more than 20 directors whose films are part of the works-in-progress presentation at the CentEast Market.

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