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ZAGREB: Christopher Peter Marcich has been unanimously elected to a four year term as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC), starting 1 May 2019. He is replacing Daniel Rafaelić, who stepped down in February 2019.

BUCHAREST: The 3rd American Independent Film Festival initiated by Cristian Mungiu through Asociația Cinemascop will take place in Bucharest from 12 to 18 April 2019 and in Iași (Mungiu’s home town) on 11 and 12 April 2019.

TBILISI: The acclaimed Georgian director George Ovashvili is working on two new feature films – Beautiful Elene, with preproduction set for the summer of 2019 and production for September 2019, and The Moon Is a Father of Mine, with preproduction set for the autumn of 2019 and shooting for the winter of 2020.

This month we speak with Andre Balzekiene, the manager of Kino Pasaka from Vilnius, Lithuania.

This month we speak with Andre Balzekiene, the manager of Kino Pasaka from Vilnius, Lithuania.

BUCHAREST: Stere Gulea’s Moromete Family: On the Edge of Time / Moromeții 2 was awarded best film at the 13th edition of the Gopo Gala, held at the National Theatre in Bucharest on 19 March 2019. The film was also awarded in nine other categories.

This month we speak with Hermina Azarian, the programmer (together with Vladimir Trifonov) of Cinema Lumiere from Sofia, Bulgaria.

This month we speak with Hermina Azarian, the programmer (together with Vladimir Trifonov) of Cinema Lumiere from Sofia, Bulgaria.

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre distributed 3,892,222 EUR / 28,858,840 HRK as feature film, debut feature, documentary, animated film and experimental film production grants, and also as script and project development grants.

BUCHAREST: The third film in the Netflix series A Christmas Prince directed by John Schultz and starring Rose McIver and Ben Lamb, is currently shooting in Romania. A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby has already applied to the rebate scheme launched in Romania in 2018.