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.

ZAGREB: The 10th edition of the Zagreb Film Festival (www.zagrebfilmfestival.com,14-21 October 2012) awarded over 7,000 EUR in prizes to the winners of its four competitions: feature, documentary, short film and Checkers (local short films).

BUCHAREST: At My Father’s Home, the first feature film of Andrei Cohn, is completing preproduction and will begin shooting on 17 October 2012. Giuliano Doman is producing through Family Film (www.familyfilm.ro).

BUDAPEST: Director and screenwriter Attila Till is completing the development phase of Kills on Wheels, the story of a wheelchair-bound gang of assassins.

BUCHAREST: Romanian documentary filmmaker Thomas Ciulei (The Flower Bridge) is in postproduction with his first feature film 2+2, a dark comedy set during communism in a country named Miranda where a film director and an actor are punished for trying to flee the country.

BUCHAREST: The National Radiocommunications Society (www.radiocom.ro) will receive a TV digital multiplex to broadcast Romanian TV public channels (www.tvr.ro).

BUCHAREST: Two years after his feature debut with The Other Irina, Andrei Grusznicki is preparing to shoot a black and white drama set in communist Romania starting 15 October with Velvet Moraru and Icon Production producing.

VAMA, ROMANIA: An all-Romanian team and a Polish director-led team were the split decision winners of the five-week-long 7th Aristoteles documentary workshop (www.aworkshop.org) ended which concluded on 23 September 2012.

BUCHAREST: Dragoş Lumpan expects to complete an ambitious 90-minute documentary shot along a 45,000 km route in Albania, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Wales and Romania by early 2013.

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