BUCHAREST: Romania’s National Film Archives, Studiul de Creaţie cinematografică and VIDEO ART Studio (the former Editura Video) will be merged into a National Film Institute, operating under the umbrella of the Ministry of Culture ( www.cultura.ro).

LJUBLJANA: Miroslav Mandić’s tragic-comedy, which has its world premiere on 4 July 2013 in East of the West Competition of Karlovy Vary IFF ( www.kviff.com ), looks at contemporary post-Yugoslavia through the story of a Bosnian rock star of the 80’s indulging himself into lack of ambition, depression and inactvity. 

MOSCOW: Directed by Natasha Merkulova and Alexey Chupov, Intimie mesta /Intimate Parts is an erotic drama debut feature set in contemporary Moscow which investigates with irony and humour the way modern people deal with intimate secrets.

BUCHAREST: Written by Corneliu Porumboiu and Igor Cobileanski, La limita de jos a cerului/The Unsaved captures the lack of prospects in contemporary Republic of Moldova through the bitter sweet drama of two young friends trying to take control over their lives. Cobileanski’s first feature will have its world premiere in the East of the West competition of the 48th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival ( www.kviff.com ). 

MEDIAŞ: The 3rd edition of the Central European Film Festival (meceff.ro) wraped in the cosy Transylvanian town of Mediaş on 28 June 2013 after five days.

BELGRADE: Screening in the East of the West competition, Withering/Odumiranje by Miloš Pušić is a Serbian-Swiss coproduction investigating the conflict between generations and Serbia’s current fascination with Western Europe.

ZAGREB: Croatian films are continuing their ascent on the domestic market in the first half of 2013, exceeding the trend that started in 2012 when admissions tripled compared to 2011. 

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre announced production and preproduction grants for feature films and short films for a total amount of 2,725,620 EUR (20,410,000 HRK).

ZAGREB: Croatian filmmakers are predicting an increase in foreign film productions when the country becomes the 28th member of the European Union on 1 July 2013.

MOSCOW: Directed by Natasha Merkulova and Alexey Chupov, Intimie mesta / Intimate Parts is an erotic drama debut feature set in contemporary Moscow which investigates with irony and humour the way modern people deal with intimate secrets.

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