The following grants were announced by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre on 13 July 2017.
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 lineup, their best marketing campaigns developed for different windows and what advice they would give to a new distributor.
This month we speak with Zuzana Hromcova, Head of Programming & Marketing at Kino Film Europe. The cinemais located in the historical Pistori Palace in Bratislava, dating back to the 19th century. Since 2011, the palace has been transformed by the Old Town of Bratislava into a cultural centre, the building being currently run by the Via Cultura foundation.
ZAGREB: Daniel Rafaelić spoke to FNE about his main objectives and the challenges that lay ahead. In May 2017, he was named director of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) for a four year term, after a unanimous vote at a meeting of the Board of Directors.
BUCHAREST: Palm d'or winner Jacques Audiard will shoot The Sisters Brothers starring Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly and Jake Gyllenhaal in Romania starting 18 August 2017. This western set in Oregon in 1851 is an French/American/Romanian coproduction with Cristian Mungiu's Mobra Films coproducing from Romania.
BUCHAREST: Lucian Romaşcanu has been named the new Minister of Culture, announced by the Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose on 28 June 2017. Romaşcanu said that a new film law will be among his priorities, telling the Romanian press agency Mediafax that he plans to set up an open debate for a new film law.
ZAGREB: Six international projects applied for tax incentives in Croatia by 1 June 2017. According to the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, 2017 will be a better year than the record year 2015.
BUCHAREST: Radu Muntean (One Floor Below) will start shooting his new feature film Alice T. at the beginning of August 2017. The film will be a Romanian/Swedish/French coproduction with the premiere set for 2018.
TBILISI: Russian/Georgian/Polish coproduction Hostages will start its international theatrical distribution in France, when it will be released on 2 August 2017. The third feature by the Georgian director Rezo Gigineishvili premiered in the 2017 Berlinale's Panorama section.
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