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Sky 1 has commissioned the costume drama Sindbad from Impossible Pictures, to start shooting in Malta in February. The ambitious project is part of American Sky 1's (sky1.sky.com) multi-million dollar HD drama investment expansion, which has also backed popular shows such as Lost, House M.D. and Fringe.

Berlin based m-appeal has picked up the critically acclaimed Polish drama The Christening.

Institute of Documentary Film at the Jihlava IDFF
October 21 - 31, 2010, Czech Republic, Jihlava


EAST EUROPEAN FORUM
Application deadline is this Friday, Sep 3! Apply via our online application form. This year we are introducing a major format change - instead of an immediate discussion with CE's, Doc Presentations (pitches) will be followed by Feedback Round Tables.

EAST SILVER Doc Market
The 7th East Silver Market 2010 has already revealed the names of some of this year's guests. More than 50 industry professionals have so far confirmed their participation at the Market.

INDUSTRY SIDEBAR
Until September 30, you can register for all industry events organized by IDF at the Jihlava IDFF via our accreditation form. At the 2010 East Silver Market, professionals have the opportunity to arrange a meeting with industry guests. Register now for the co-production programme. Deadline: September 30.

Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
The 14th edition of the biggest festival of creative documentary in Central and Eastern Europe / October 26 - 31 / For more information and online accreditation, please visit the official website.

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WARSAW: Producers from Poland, Hungary, Croatia and the Czech Republic will be heading to Toronto to take part in the Producers Lab Toronto organized by European Film Promotion (EFP) in collaboration with the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

WARSAW: Womb, from Hungarian writer/director Benedek Fliegauf, has been picked up for distribution in North America by Olive Film. World sales agent Match Factory (www.the-match-factory.com) announced that the film will have its North American premiere on September 14 at the Toronto Film Festival. Fliegauf's script for the film was the winner of the 2nd Krzysztof Kieslowski ScripTeast Award (www.scripteast.eu) for the Best Eastern and Central European Script.

EDN - European Documentary Network is pleased to introduce EDN Online Pitching. This new thematic pitching format is based on an online video conference, where a selected number documentary projects are introduced. For the first session EDN is calling for documentary projects with a cross platform potential. Deadline is September 15, 2010.

Prague, September 2, 2010 - The 11th annual Off-Courts short film festival is set to take place from September 3 to 11, 2010 in the northern French city of Trouville. This year, 6 Czech shorts will also be screened in a block of films entitled Fenêtre sur le court tchèque. Additionally, Czech Film Center will be on hand at the concurrent film market, and two students from FAMU in Prague will participate in the accompanying creative workshop, KinoWorld.

How do co-productions between European and Canadian film companies actually work? Which obstacles have to be overcome, which cultural differences and financial parameters must be considered? These and other questions will be addressed by the 12 selected European film producers and their 12 Canadian counterparts at the PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO. Created by European Film Promotion (EFP) in collaboration with the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the programme will be launched this year between September 10-12 during the Toronto International Film Festival. The MEDIA International programme of the European Union is supporting the initiative financially.

The new initiative aims to facilitate and increase international co-productions and to foster the circulation of European films in Canada as well as Canadian films in Europe. Besides various networking opportunities, the three-day-event will include pitching sessions, one-to-one-meetings, case studies, analyses and presentations of financing sources and co-production structures.

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