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BERLIN: The Eurimages Co-Production Development Award, endowed with 20,000 euros, was presented to the project The War Has Ended directed by Hagar Ben Asher, represented by the producers from Madants of Poland, Match Factory Productions (Germany) and Transfax Film Productions (Israel). The prize money is intended as a project development grant from the European film subsidy organisation Eurimages.

WARSAW: FNE has teamed up with the Brussels based team of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) to bring you regular updates on EU cinema policies that impact all industry professionals across Europe. Click here for FNE UNIC EU Cinema Policy Update.


UNIC Figures for 2017

14/02: UNIC Update on Cinema-Going in 2017 - UNIC

The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), the body representing European cinema trade associations and key operators, has today released its provisional update on admissions and box office revenues across Europe for 2017.

Digital Single Market

12/02: "This will be a decisive year for the Digital Single Market" - Andrus Ansip Blog 

‘The bulk of what we have planned and proposed is now sitting on the EU's negotiating table. Now we have to get EU governments and institutions to agree. We need things to start moving on the ground so that people feel a tangible – and digital - change for the better’ stated the European Commissioner for Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip.


/02: Communications on Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement - EAO Newsletter  

On 29 November 2017, the European Commission published two notable Communications on intellectual property rights enforcement, in particular relating to Directive 2004/48/EC on the enforcement of intellectual property rights. The Directive provides a minimum set of measures, procedures and remedies allowing the effective civil enforcement of intellectual property rights. 


/02: Member States referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union over collective rights management directive - EAO Newsletter 

On 7 December 2016, the European Commission decided to refer Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Romania and Spain to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for their alleged failure to notify the complete transposition of the Collective Rights Management Directive (Directive 2014/26/EU) into their national laws.

Creative & Cultural Sectors

06/02: Why does the EU industrial strategy fail to mention the importance of the creative and cultural sectors? - The Parliament Magazine 

The Commission’s proposals to stimulate EU growth and competitiveness miss the target on a number of significant issues, says MEP Pervenche Berès.



20 February: First Trilogue on Boradcasting Regulation 
22 February: UNIC Conference at the European Parliament
26 February: Trilogue on Audiovisual Media Services Directive
6-7 March: UKCA Conference: Building the Big Screen Experience 
27-28 March: Digitising European Industry Stakeholder Forum 2018


These are the production and minority co-production grants for the first sessions of 2018 announced by the Estonian Film Institute on 7 February 2018.

BUCHAREST: Mobra Films is partnering with HBO Europe and German coproducer TNT Serie on HBO Europe’s first international coproduction, the cyber-crime drama Hackerville.


Transilvania International Film Festival organizes between 1st and 2nd of June the 5th edition of Transilvania Pitch Stop (TPS), a program which supports the first steps towards funding for the most promising film projects, facilitating their international visibility. The winner of TPS co-production platform will be awarded Eurimages Co-production Development Award, valued at 20.000 euro. 

Deadline to apply: March 31, 2018.

TPS co-production platform is dedicated to directors from Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Greece, Turkey and Georgia and aims to discover a strong selection of projects destined for European co-production. Winner of last year edition, director Rati Tsiteladze and his project The Empty House will be one of the 10 Talent Projects to be presented in the Berlinale Co-production market in February, 2018.

All documents required to complete the application can be found by consulting the TPS guidelines. Please, find all the details here.


BERLIN: FNE has teamed up with FIPRESCI critics attending the Berlin Film Festival to rate the films in the Main Competition, Panorana and Forum giving the films 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 stars. 5 is the best and 1 is the worst. The ratings give an overview of critics opinions from a large number of countries and provide insights to what critics in many different countries think about the programme.