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JIHLAVA: Estonian producers Elina Litvinova from Allfilm (www.allfilm.ee) and Marianna Kaat from Baltic Film Production (www.bfp.ee) are developing The New Silk Way, a feature/TV documentary directed by Evdokiya Moskvina set for shooting early spring-late summer 2013.

JIHLAVA: FNE asked Hana Rezková about new trends in the documentary market and the projects the IDF (www.dokweb.net) runs not only at Jihlava IDFF but throughout the year.

BUCHAREST: Dan Chisu's Chasing Rainbows, will be released on 2 November 2012 in eight Romanian towns and on 15 screens.

BUCHAREST: Radu Muntean (The Paper Will Be Blue, Boogie and Tuesday after Christmas) once again teams up with fellow screenwriters Răzvan Rădulescu and Alex Baciu, DOP Tudor Lucaciu and production company Multimedia Est (www.mme.ro) for One Floor Below.

ZAGREB: Igor A.Nola of Mainframe -Zagreb (www.mainframeproduction.com), the Croatian coproducer of Srdjan Dragojevic’s hit comedy Parada, is hoping to replicate its success with a slate of four films that includes at least two more international coproductions.

Hrvoje Osvadić was elected in June 2012 to head of the Croatian Producers Association (HRUP, www.hrup.hr). He spoke to FNE about the challenges he faces in his new position and the most important issues for the Croatian film industry.

BUCHAREST: Iura Luncaşu's Sweet Little Lies/Minte-mă frumos produced by MediaPro Pictures (www.mediapropictures.com) has set a new opening weekend record, narrowly besting the box office record set by Tudor Giurgiu's Of Snails and Men (www.despreoamenisimelci.ro), produced by Libra Film (www.librafilm.net), just one month earlier.

FNE spoke to Ankica Jurić Tilić, Croatian producer and former head of the Croatian Producers Association (www.hrup.hr) about the National Strategic Programme for the Audiovisual Industry in Croatian and the challenges ahead for the industry.

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian National Film Fund (www.mnf.hu) has awarded 29,750 EUR (8.5 m HUF) in development grants to four projects directed by JúliaSára, János Edelényi and Gábor Rohonyi, and Mónika Mécs. The fourth project does not have a director yet.

PRAGUE: Director/screenwriter Petr Vachler is preparing a feature documentary on the mystery of existence based on the hypothesis that we might grasp the meaning of life while still living.