PODGORICA: The renowned writer/director Isa Qosja is currently in preproduction with The Stork, a coproduction between Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania and North Macedonia set to start shooting on 26 August 2019. The film has recently received coproduction support from Eurimages.
BUDAPEST: Nándor Lőrincz and Bálint Nagy’s debut feature The Last Bus will start shooting on 18 July 2019. The film is a Hungarian/Romanian coproduction and it won the Postproduction Services Award offered by Romania’s Chainsaw Europe Studio at the 2018 edition of Transilvania Pitch Stop, the coproduction platform of the 17th Transilvania IFF held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
This month we speak with Nina Ukmar, the director of the Kosovel Cultural Centre / Kosovelov dom Sežana, from Sežana, Slovenia.
VALLETTA: The Valletta Film Festival, which launched a Cinema of Small Nations Competition for feature and short films this year, has plans to expand its Valletta Film Forum from the Maltese film industry to small countries as well.
BUCHAREST: Corneliu Porumboiu’s The Whistlers / La Gomera has been sold by MK2 Films to an impressive list of 27 territories and one inflight outlet after its world premiere in the 2019 Cannes’ Competition. The list includes North America, China, India, MENA and the Southern Cone.
BUCHAREST: Adrian Sârbu and journalist Marius Tucă will launch the generalist channel Smart TV/Smart TV HD Bucureşti at the end of 2019. The channel will focus on journalism and urban culture.
ZAGREB: Christopher Peter Marcich was elected to a four year term as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC), starting 1 May 2019. He talked to Film New Europe about his main objectives and how the challenges can be overcome.
CLUJ-NAPOCA: Columbia’s Monos by Alejandro Landes received the Transilvania Trophy at the closing ceremony of the 18th Transilvania International Film Festival, that took place at the National Theatre in Cluj-Napoca on 8 June 2019.
This month we speak with Ewa Kujawińska, the Manager of Pałacowe Cinema in Poznań, Poland. Pałacowe is a studio cinema in the best sense of the word. Located in the ZAMEK Culture Centre, it has 143 seats and it is equipped with a digital projector, offering superior image and sound quality with 3D capacity.
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