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The latest shorts in the popular animated series Shammies will premiere at RIGA IFF

How Shammies Told Time We are pleased to announce that three short films from the animated series Shammies will premiere in the children’s film programme KIDS WEEKEND at the Riga International Film Festival. The films, made by animation studio Atom Art and directed by Edmunds Jansons, will screen on Saturday…

Open discussion with the renowned correspondent Robert Fisk and the director Yung Chang

This is not a Movie The first live discussion of the online 22nd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, in which the renowned British war correspondent Robert Fisk and Yung Chang, the director of the documentary This Is Not A Movie, participated in, was held with great success on the night of Thursday…

60th KFF Programme / Docs to Start, Docs to Go and CEDOC projects

60th Krakow Film Festival begins next Sunday. This edition will take place entirely online. The program is already available on the festival website, you can buy festival passes and tickets on our website now. On the occasion of the jubilee, 60th edition, the passes are available at exceptional jubilee prices…

RIGA IFF announces first tickets sales together with this year’s slogan – Owning the Unknown

The Riga International Film Festival is announcing sales of early bird tickets and introducing this year’s slogan – Owning the Unknown. The seventh RIGA IFF will take place this autumn from 15 to 25 October.


Please note that the deadline for free-of-charge submissions of feature films is 31st May. From 1st June features will be accepted as late entries and the late entry fee PLN 300 applies. The final deadline for feature films is 30th June.

Film bodily dimensions / Animated in Poland projects

Film bodily dimensions Self-approval, coming-of-age, hard choices. At the 60th Krakow Film Festival the voice of women is very distinctive; they are not afraid to talk about often difficult experiences concerning their own bodies.

Applications now open worldwide for the 2020 Pustnik Screenwriters Residency

TETA has opened applications for the 6th edition of Pustnik Screenwriters Residency which has been scheduled for 7-15 September 2020. Pustnik is the only Romania-based residency for feature film development and is dedicated to young and emerging filmmakers from all over the world.

Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival announces statistics of the virtual edition and donates most of its ticket revenue for Corona relief

The virtual edition of the 15th Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival recorded a virtual attendance of around 10 000. The festival donates most of its ticket sale revenue – around 5000 euros – to Läänemaa Food Bank.


Welcome to the online 22nd TDF The 22nd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival goes online and presents 210 documentaries from all over the world, original tributes and a series of live open discussions.

Baltic Shorts Residency announces selection results for its second edition

Baltic short film script development residency “Baltic Shorts Residency” announces official selection results for its second edition — three short film projects from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia will be developed over three weeks in June, in Lithuanian town of Kintai. The selected participants — a filmmaker from Latvia Raitis Abele…

Presenting the Award Winners for the 20th Anniversary Edition of goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film

ROUNDS (Bulgaria/Serbia/France, 2019, directed by Stephan Komandarev) is the winner of the main prize of the 20th edition of goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Cinema in Wiesbaden, the Golden Lily. The international jury, chaired by Christoph Terhechte, explained its selection by commenting that the brilliantly made, multi-layered…

Open Call for Shorts - dance films, musicals, animations - Bucharest International Dance Film Festival (September 3 – 6, 2020)

Bucharest International Dance Film Festival, the only cinema event in Romania dedicated to dance films, launched the open call for short dance films, musicals and animated movies. Deadlines: May 31st (Early bird), June 14th (Regular), July 5th (Late).


We are pleased to let you know that the EnergaCAMERIMAGE Festival has been included in the list of 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2020. The list was prepared by MovieMaker, the prestigious American magazine, and the FilmFreeway platform. It includes film events from around the world, with…

Jury of the 60th Krakow Film Festival

The best will choose the best Acclaimed film industry figures, filmmakers, international festivals representatives as well as previous winners of the Krakow Film Festival and the hottest names in culture including Jan Komasa, Leszek Możdżer and Łukasz Żal! An impressive list of this year’s jury members as always will guarantee…

BIAFF 2020 - new section "COVIDEO" - the world seen in isolation

XV BIAFF (Batumi International Art-house Film Festival) will be held in Batumi during 13-20 September, 2020. Organizer of the film festival - Batumi Art-House "Argani", official partner - Batumi City Hall.

The new application of the Thessaloniki Film Festival for mobiles and tablets

Live the experience of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, find out the latest news on its activities and discover filmmakers, films and moments from world cinema through the Festival’s new, user-friendly application ThessFest, which was created with the support of the ministry of Culture and Sports.

Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film festival and European Genre Forum organise an international virtual panel to discuss the future of the genre industry

Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival and European Genre Forum, both affiliated with the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, are organising an interactive virtual panel titled “Fight or fright - opportunities for the genre industry to thrive during the global lockdown” with acclaimed genre industry players to discuss what the…

Black Nights Film Festival prepares the 24th edition * European Genre Forum deadline approaches * What next for the European genre industry?

STATUS REPORT The times are indeed crazy. The film industry is in disarray, but we are glad there are signs of growing solidarity and innovation. With mixed feelings and heartfelt condolences for cancelled events, we remind you that our submissions are open and we are continuing preparations for #PÖFF24, monitoring…

Infinite Realities – The Open Frame Award at goEast

Being a forum for virtual experiences, in its third edition at goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film the Open Frame Award continues to experiment with new forms and media formats. As a competition of experimental 360° and interactive Virtual Reality projects the Open Frame Award is not…

Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival Announces Full Programme

The 15th edition of the Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival, that will be taking place 100% online, is screening 22 feature films and 16 short films. The festival launches a new programme – the Estonian Genre Competition.