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BUCHAREST: Mihai Ioan Kogălniceanu has been appointed acting director of the National Centre for Cinema, replacing outgoing director Eugen Şerbănescu.

BUCHAREST: We Are Here, the first crowd funding organised in Romania for eight major alternative events, tallied 6,732 EUR coming from 572 sponsors after a three week campaign.

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Film Fund has given development grants of 47,747 EUR/14 m HUF to four feature films.

BUCHAREST: Stere Gulea (Moromeţii) is to direct an adaption of the critically praised Romanian bestseller Radacina de bucsau  by O. Nimigean, with Anca Puiu producing through Mandragora SRL

ZAGREB: Naked, Croatian writer/director Tiha Klara Gudac’s documentary about her grandfather’s detention 60 years ago will be completed in June 2013, with the premiere set for October 2013.

BUCHAREST: Iulia Rugină's first feature Love Building is the first Romanian film not produced by MediaPro Pictures that has been picked up for local distribution by MediaPro Distribution.

NICOSIA: Night of Silence by Reis Çelik (Turkey) won the Best Film Award and a prize of 6,000 EUR at the 11th annual international film festival Cyprus Film Days which wrapped on 28 April 2013 after 10 days of screenings. 

BUCHAREST: Eliza Zdru is in early development with a 90 minute documentary following the life of the first filmmakers in the Balkans, the Manakia brothers (aka Manaki brothers) and the negative of the picture they took of her great-grandfather, Mita Zdru, in 1923. 

BUCHAREST: Blancanieves by Pablo Berger received the trophy of the 9th edition of Bucharest International Film Festival on April 21. Amir Manor (Epilogue) was awarded Best director, while Sightseers by Ben Weathley was awarded Best script. 

ZAGREB: Croatian director Pavo Marinković is writing and developing The Ministry of Love, a comedy with "modern absurd and classic Gogolian motifs" inspired by Croatian Family Law.