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Starting Oct 25, hundreds of film professionals will take part in the Industry Programme of the 20th Jihlava IDFF A new Industry zone under the name Lighthouse has been erected on Jihlava’s Masaryk Square to house a major part of the Industry Programme and to host almost one thousand film…
Press Release 10/2016Cottbus, 21 October 2016 U18 Youth Film Competition now tri-national The 26th FilmFestival Cottbus welcomes the Czech Republic joining the U18 Youth Film Competition. This will be the first time Polish, Czech and German films will feature in this section's programme. In five feature films and three short…
On Saturday, the 22 of October 2016, the Gala Awards of Astra Film Festival 2016 took place at Thalia Hall in Sibiu, during which the award winning films of the 23rd edition were announced. Forty films were included in the four competitive sections: OutStanDox, Central and Eastern Europe, Romania and…
310 film titles out of more than 3,600 submitted films have been shortlisted for the festival programme, with additional 26 featured as part of the Czech Television Documentaries section. The competition sections of our 20th edition will include 45 world, 11 international and 2 European film premieres. Throughout the year,…
Every year, the Cinema Now programme section of the 2016 edition of the Bratislava International Film Festival (BIFF) has an ambition to present the most prominent and progressive motion pictures that have resonated during this year’s festival season. Both The Birth of a Nation and Nocturnal Animals are abundant in…
Seventeen projects have been selected for the Co-Production Market, which will be taking place on 21-24 November at Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event during the Black Nights Film Festival. In other sections, Baltic Event highlights eight Baltic and Nordic projects in the script and pitch workshop POWR Baltic Stories Exchange and…
The festival will kick off with a film about the Czech Berdych gang, while also focusing on contemporary Turkish cinema. Among the festival’s prominent guests will be Mike Bonanno of The Yes Men and the British producer of Ken Loach’s films, Rebeca O’Brien. There are only a few days left…
It's going to be exciting in November: twelve of the most recent Eastern European films will be shown for the first time in Germany in the competition for the 'Lubina'Twelve entries from 18 co-production countries will compete for the main prize and the Lubina award sculpture at the FilmFestival Cottbus.…
The Bratislava International Film Festival is proud to welcome Alex Ross Perry, one of the rising stars of American independent cinema. Not only will Mr. Perry personally present all the feature-length films he has made so far but he will also hold a special masterclass during which he intends to…
A record-breaking number of Croatian titles in the main programme • Hana Jušić, Rade and Danilo Šerbedžija and Katarina Zrinka Matijević competing for Golden Pram • Together Again side programme features a long-awaited Croatian premiere of Marasović’s Goran
We would like to share with you the news that the international Call for Entries for the 8th edition of the Festival of Migrant Film is open until 15stDecember 2016! International filmmakers, video artists and activists are invited to submit their films and video works of any genre, length or…
The Bratislava International Film Festival (BIFF) will soon take a look back at this year’s festival season and bring to the Slovak audience films that have climbed high at the most prestigious summits of the cinema world. A vast majority of them will mark a Slovak premiere and in many…
Reaching its 20th edition this year, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival aka PÖFF (derived from the festival’s name in Estonian), the only FIAPF-accredited (International Federation of Film Producers Associations) competitive non-specialized film festival in Northern Europe takes place on 11-27 November. Spanning over the two biggest cities of Estonia…
Three Slovak films are included in the festival's official programme. The Free Spirit Competition features Murderous Tales by Jan Bubeníček, Polish premiere awaits for The Teacher by Jan Hřebejk within the Special Screening section and 5 October by Martin Kollar is introduced in the Discoveries sidebar. Additionally, Peter Bebjak´s upcoming…
Three Slovak films are included in the festival's official programme. The Free Spirit Competition features Murderous Tales by Jan Bubeníček, Polish premiere awaits for The Teacher by Jan Hřebejk within the Special Screening section and 5 October by Martin Kollar is introduced in the Discoveries sidebar. Additionally, Peter Bebjak´s upcoming…
Press Release 08/2016Cottbus, 5 Oct. 2016Films about disruption: German-German contemporary history and European refugee experiences at the 26th FilmFestival CottbusFrom 8 to 13 November 2016, in its Specials section, the FilmFestival Cottbus will present the two film series 'Bridges and Breaks - Convergence in Post-Unification Germany' and 'Exploring the Past:…
Director, screenwriter, producer, editor, actor – Polish filmmaker Andrzej Kondratiuk was truly in a league of his own. Fiercely independent, he created personal films that run against the main current – his gentle, absurd comedies stood out among other Polish films at that time. Although he experienced the ugliness of…
International human rights film festival “Inconvenient films” is the biggest documentary event in Baltic countries. This year festival will celebrate its ten edition. In Lithuania documentaries from all over the world rarely reaches the cinemas, therefore this film festival is one of the rare opportunities to see the latest and…
For seven days between 17 and 23 of October 2016, the city of Sibiu connects to realities from all across the world through documentary film at Astra Film Festival, at its 23rd edition. Hot issues of contemporary society, such as migration or radical Islam, outline two theme programmes in the…
Modern-day nomads, contemporary seekers of home, better luck, freedom or peace. There are different reasons for leaving one's own country, forgetting one's own identity for a while. Let's have a look at some of the images of immigrants in the selection of films handpicked by the Festival programmers. Aida's Secrets…

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