WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute (www.pisf.pl) announced the results of its November round of grants, which included 110,250 PLN in development funding for a feature film by Jan Jakub Kolski and a 2 m PLN grant for Heroina from Pawel Sala who made his directing debut with Mother Teresa of Cats.

BRATISLAVA: A Slovak documentary about the Slovak judicial system could lead to the prosecution and a prison term for the film’s

JIHLAVA: IDF recaps its activities at the 2012 Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival.

FNE spoke with Zuzana Mistriková about the current situation of the Slovak film industry three years after the creation of the Slovak Audiovisual Fund (www.avf.sk). For Slovak films, 2012 was a good year, with two films competing for an Academy Award nomination.

COTTBUS: Lithuanian producer Rasa Miskinyte is in development with the feature film Escaping Sunshine and in early development with two animated films and two documentaries.

WARSAW: Polish film sales agent New Europe Film Sales (www.neweuropefilmsales.com) has sold Now, Forager: A Film about Love and Fungi by Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin to distribution companies Accent Film in Australia and Imagine for Benelux territories.

BRATISLAVA: The 14th Bratislava International Film Festival (www.iffbratislava.com) which opens on 9 November 2012 and runs through 15 November unveils a new Slovak competition section and increase services for industry professionals with the addition of a new festival center.

TALLINN: Feature debuts from the Baltic and Nordic countries will compete in the new Tridens Herring competition programme at the Black Nights film festival (www.poff.ee), running 12-28 November 2012.

WARSAW: Milky Brother, the first Polish-Armenian coproduction, directed by Vahram Mkhitaryan and produced by Wajda Studio (www.wajdastudio.com) has completed production.

TBILISI: The Sarajevo Film Festival has opened its doors to Georgian filmmakers who are now able to participate in all industry programmes of the biggest annual event in South East Europe.

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