This month we speak with film producer Jan Macola, the owner of Kino Pilotu from Prague’s popular neighbourhood Vrsovice. The cinema was reopened by Jan Macola in the spring of 2016 and it continues the tradition of the original cinema opened in 1908. With its two screens, it can accommodate more than 150 film lovers at the same time. The motto of Kino Pilotu is cinemaiscinemaiscinema.
BUCHAREST: Cristian Mungiu, the founder of Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest, spoke with FNE about the highlights of the industry events and the plans for the 10th edition of the festival. Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest takes place in Bucharest from 19 to 28 October 2018 and in seven other Romanian towns until 11 November 2018.
BUCHAREST: The Romanian Film Centre (CNC) allotted 4,283,656 EUR / 20 m RON for production and development grants at its first session for 2018. The biggest grant went to the minority coproduction Quo vadis, Aida! by Jasmila Žbanić, coproduced by Romania’s Digital Cube. Seven of the ten feature film projects receiving production grants are international coproductions.
BUCHAREST: Four coproductions from CEE countries which premiered in Cannes in 2018 are among the eight titles competing for a distribution award in the new competition Aide à la Distribution launched by Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest. The festival, initiated by Cristian Mungiu with the support of the General Delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, Thierry Frémaux, takes place in Bucharest and also in seven Romanian towns from 19 October to 11 November 2018.
BUCHAREST: The 9th edition of Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest, initiated by Cristian Mungiu with the support of the General Delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, Thierry Frémaux, will take place in Bucharest and also in seven Romanian towns from 19 October to 11 November 2018. Alongside the most important films screened in Cannes in 2018, the festival is organising more industry events than before and for the first time it will give two distribution awards.
BUCHAREST: Anamaria Antoci from Tangaj Production is representing Romania at Jihlava IDFF's Emerging Producers programme. FNE spoke with Anamaria Antoci about the current situation for documentary filmmaking in Romania.
ZAGREB: Croatian director Goran Dević is in production with the Croatian/Slovenian coproduction What's to Be Done? / Što da se radi, a 90 minutes docu-fiction following the efforts of a union leader and the workers of a train factory to hold on to what they feel is “their” factory.
BUCHAREST: Romania’s cash rebate scheme approved in June 2018 will launch on 8 October 2018. The National Commission for Prognosis has announced the members of the Film Commission which will select the projects, among them two Americans, Stan McCoy (President of Motion Picture Association) and actor Kevin Dillon
BUCHAREST: The Romanian Film Centre (CNC) has prepared a new film law, which would boost support and visibility for the film and cinema industry. The new draft law would introduce a separate category for minority coproduction grants and offers more support for domestic films in cinemas and on TV.
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