CRAIOVA: The 9th edition of the Divan Film Festival focuses on Balkan Dreams. The film and food festival from the Balkans takes place this year in Craiova from 24 to 26 August and at Port Cultural Cetate from 27 August to 2 September.
This month we speak with Aida Zviedre and Juris Zviedris, the owners and programmers of the Cinema K. Suns in Riga. Founded 26 years ago, Cinema K. Suns is the first private cinema in Latvia opened after the restoration of independence. It is located on the well-known Elisabeth Street, in the centre of Riga, in the neighbourhood of other three Europa Cinemas film venues.
This month we speak with Marlena Gabryszewska, the manager of Kino Elektronik. The cinema opened three years ago but it is already one of the most important cinemas in Warsaw. The cinema became a member of Europa Cinemas in 2017.
KOSICE: The first feature film by Ivana Mladenovic, Soldiers. A Story from Ferentari, is competing for the Blue Angel award at the 26th Art Film Fest, running through 23 June 2018 in Kosice, located in southeastern Slovakia.
BUCHAREST: The Romanian Government approved a state aid scheme offering a 35% cash rebate on qualified expenditure for international productions shooting in Romania. There is a total cap of 50 m EUR per year to fund the scheme. The multiannual scheme approved on 13 June 2018 runs until the end of 2020.
BUCHAREST: Ten feature films and documentaries are competing for the main prizes at the 2018 Bucharest International Film Festival, taking place from 11 to 17 June 2018.
CLUJ-NAPOCA: Adina Pintilie’s first film Touch Me Not was selected for the main competition and also for the Romanian Days competition of the 17th Transilvania IFF, running from 25 May to 3 June 2018. This unusual film mixing fiction and non-fiction was awarded the Golden Bear and the GWFF Best First Feature Award at the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival.
CLUJ-NAPOCA: The first feature film by Ivana Mladenovic, Soldiers. A Story from Ferentari, will screen in the Romanian Days competition of the 17th Transilvania IFF, running from 25 May to 3 June 2018. This contemporary gay love story set in the poorest neighborhood of Bucharest had its world premiere at the 2017 San Sebastian FF and it was also selected for Toronto Festival’s Discovery section.
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