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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.

BUCHAREST: Four more domestic films are to be released until the end of 2017, but the domestic films released this year will have substantially fewer admissions than in 2016. The 15 domestic films released to date had 176,649 admissions, while 20 domestic films sold 484,739 tickets in 2016. Ten debut features were released or finished in 2017.

TBILISI: Uta Beria’s debut feature Negative Numbers, the first Georgian/French/Italian coproduction, is currently shooting in Tbilisi. The film is one of the recently announced recipients of a grant from Eurimages. It will have its premiere in 2018, with Wide Management handling the sales.

BUCHAREST: Alexandru Solomon's documentary Tarzan's Testicles has been acquired by the Leipzig-based sales company Deckert Distribution.

SIBIU: The Italian/French coproduction Deliver Us by Federica Di Giacomo was awarded best international documentary at the 24th ASTRA Film Festival (16-22 October 2017), the largest documentary festival in Romania and one of the most important film festivals in the region. Radu Jude's The Dead Nation won the Romanian competition.

TBILISI: UK’s Alief is handling the sales of Ana Urushadze’s debut feature Scary Mother together with Georgian production company Studio Artizm. Lasha Khalvashi, who produced the film through Studio Artizm, told FNE that negotiations with several distributors and buyers are currently underway.

TBILISI: The new feature film by Tinatin Kajrishvili is currently in its final financing process. Citizen Saint will be a Georgian/Swedish/German coproduction with shooting set for autumn 2018.

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre distributed 452,116 EUR / 3,395,000 HRK as production grants for minority coproductions, and script development and project development support for TV productions.

BUCHAREST: Writers/directors Gabi Virginia Șarga and Cătălin Rotaru are in preproduction with their first feature film, Thou Shalt Not Kill / Să nu ucizi aka Primum Non Nocere.

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.