BUCHAREST: The Romanian Film Center (CNC) announced it will give production grants for short and long thematical films in the upcoming grant session. The theme for this session is the celebration of 100 years since the Great Union (Marea Unire) of 1918, which led to the modern state. It will be the first time that production grants are allotted for thematical films.
STRASBOURG: Film New Europe spoke with Petra Kammerevert, Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education in the European Parliament about the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. MEP Kammerevert highlights the importance of cinema as part of the cultural heritage.
ZAGREB: Milan Trenc is in preparation with his third feature film Fishing and Fishermen's Conversations / Ribanje i ribarsko prigovaranje, starring Rade Šerbeđija. The film is based on the philosophic narrative poem and travelogue writings of Croatian Renaissance poet Petar Hektorović, which was first printed in Venice in 1568.
STRASBOURG: Amanda Kernell’s first feature film Sámi Blood was voted by the Members of the European Parliament as the winner of the 2017 LUX Film Prize. The announcement was made during a ceremony held at the European Parliament on 14 November 2017.
BUCHAREST: Andrei Gruzsniczki is in preparation with his third feature film Zavera. The film is a coproduction between Romania and Luxembourg, but additional coproducers are welcome.
BUCHAREST: Ioana Uricaru’s debut feature Lemonade is currently in postproduction with the premiere set for autumn 2018. The film is a Romanian/Canadian/German/Swedish coproduction produced by Cristian Mungiu through Romania’s Mobra films. Lemonade is the first Romanian film made with Canadian support since 1989.
FNE and Europa Distribution are launching a new chapter in our Distributor of the Month section. In the coming months we will talk with European distributors about their line-up, their best marketing campaigns developed for different windows and what advice they would give to a new distributor.
TBILISI : The French/Belgian/Georgian/Swiss coproduction Girls of the Sun directed by Eva Husson, is currently shooting in Georgia. Golshifteh Farahani and Emmanuelle Bercot play the main characters. Elle Driver is handling the sales.
This month we speak with Snježana Kuzmanić, director and programme manager at Kino Karaman in Split, Croatia. Based on available information, Kino Karaman is the oldest movie theatre in Europe and has been in continuous operation as a cinema since its first screening.
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