BUCHAREST: Lucian Pintilie Film Fund, the first project initiated by the newly established Fundația9, aims at honouring the memory of the great Romanian director as well as encouraging art house cinema made by new directors.
BUCHAREST: Radu Jude’s I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians has been chosen as the official candidate from Romania for an Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category. The film won the Crystal Globe for best film at the 53rd Karlovy Vary IFF.
BARU: Young participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Romania were selected for the Romanian Aristoteles Workshop, whose 13th edition started in the village of Baru, Hunedoara county on 1 August 2018.
This month we speak with Aida Begić-Ljevar, the manager of Cineplexx Palas in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre distributed almost 2 m EUR / 14,760,000 HRK to feature film, documentary and short film production and minority coproductions, as well as to script and project development.
ZAGREB: American production The Islander directed by Dom Mazuran and Zoran Lisinac was shot in Croatia and Serbia from May till early July 2018. The film benefits from the incentives schemes in both Croatia and Serbia.
CRAIOVA: The 9th edition of the Divan Film Festival focuses on Balkan Dreams. The film and food festival from the Balkans takes place this year in Craiova from 24 to 26 August and at Port Cultural Cetate from 27 August to 2 September.
This month we speak with Aida Zviedre and Juris Zviedris, the owners and programmers of the Cinema K. Suns in Riga. Founded 26 years ago, Cinema K. Suns is the first private cinema in Latvia opened after the restoration of independence. It is located on the well-known Elisabeth Street, in the centre of Riga, in the neighbourhood of other three Europa Cinemas film venues.
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