FNE AVP Live ! Elena Romanova head of the International Department of the Russian Cinema Fund

FNE asked Romanova how EU producers can coproduce successfully with Russia, during the Red Square Screenings in Moscow. See the full interview on FNE TV.

FNE at Connecting Cottbus: Freedom or Death

COTTBUS: Following the success of Punk’s Not Dead which won the East of the West award at the 2011 Karlovy Vary IFF (www.kviff.com), Macedonian director Vladimir Blazevski and Punk Film…

FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2012: The Mute

COTTBUS: Polish director Bartek Konopka, whose imaginative and clever 2009 documentary Rabbit a la Berlin received an Oscar nomination, presented his new project The Mute at the 2012 edition of…

FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2012: Family Film

COTTBUS: Czech producer Jiri Konecny of endorfilm (www.endorfilm.cz) teams up with FAMU (www.famu.cz) trained Slovenian director Olmo Omerzu for his second film shot in the Czech Republic, Family Film.

FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2012: Three Windows and a Hanging

COTTBUS: Kosovo made its first appearance at the Connecting Cottbus (www.connecting-cottbus.de) pitching forum with Three Windows and a Hanging, a dramatic post-war story from leading Kosovo director Isa Qosja. 

Cinema City Posts Q3 Recovery

PRAGUE: Cinema City (www.cinemacity.nl), the largest multiplex operator in CEE, recovered most of its earlier 2012 losses in the third quarter, with revenues up 8 percent, to 74.9 m EUR,…

HBO Europe Appoints Harrison as COO

BUDAPEST: HBO Europe (www.hbo-europe.com) announced the appointment of Will Harrison to the new position of Chief Operating Officer.

FNE AVP Live ! Nik Powell, Director of UK National Film and TV School

FNE asks Nik Powell about the future of Creative Europe and how producers in small and large countries can build effective partnerships. Read more...
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New Russian studio already Glavkino fully booked until end of 2012

MOSCOW: Glavkino Studios (www.galvkino.ru), Russia’s newest state-of-the art digital film and studio complex has announced that it is already fully booked until the end of 2012. The strong uptake from…
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FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2012: Kills on Wheels

COTTBUS: Hungarian producer Judit Stalter of Lakoon Film (www.lakoonfilm.com) and writer/director Attila Till are in development with Kills on Wheels, the first coproduction between Hungary and Denmark

FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2012: Mellow Mud

COTTBUS: Mellow Mud from debuting Latvian director Remars Vimba and producers Aija Berzina and Alise Gelze of Tasse Film (www.tasse.lv) emerged as one of the strongest contenders at the Connecting…

FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2012: House of Others

COTTBUS: Georgian director Rusudan Glurjidze and her coproducer Zurab Magalashvili of Cinetech Production (www.cinetech.ge) pitched a Cuacasus post-war drama, House of Others, at the 14th edition of Connecting Cottbus (www.connecting-cottbus.de).

FNE at Cottbus Film Festival 2012: Poland Takes Top Prizes in Cottbus

COTTBUS: A strong Polish presence at the 22nd Film Festival Cottbus (www.filmfestivalcottbus.de) was validated with three of the festival’s top awards, including the main best film award with a prize…

FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2012: Cottbus Pitches a Strong Field of Contenders

COTTBUS: Projects from Hungary, Poland, Serbia and Kyrgyzstan generated strong interest at the 14th edition of Connecting Cottbus, also known informally as CoCo (www.connecting-cottbus.de).

PRODUCTION: Petr Zelenka’s CoCo Pitch Winner in Preproduction

COTTBUS: Lost in Munich directedy by Petr Zelenka, the Czech film which won the 2011 Connecting Cottbus (www.connecting-cottbus.de) Best Pitch Award, is in preproduction for a June 2013 shoot.

FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2012: Film Funding Opportunities Increase for CEE

COTTBUS: New film funding opportunities for filmmakers in Central and Eastern Europe are emerging across the region, including backing for minority coproductions which is crucial especially in smaller countries.

FNE at Cottbus 2012: Kosovo, Turkey Win Connecting Cottbus Awards

COTTBUS: Three Windows and a Hanging, the first project from Kosovo to be presented at Connecting Cottbus (www.connecting-cottbus.de), won the coco Best Pitch Award voted on by the attendees of…

FESTIVALS: Young Polish and German Directors Compete at Cottbus

COTTBUS: Six films are competing for a 1,500 EUR prize in the third U-18 German-Polish Youth Film Competition of new films from German and Poland as part of the Cottbus…

Connecting Cottbus Hosts Eurimages Workshop

COTTBUS: The East European pitching forum connecting cottbus (www.connecting-cottbus.de) takes on the topic of Eurimages’s revised distribution support programme during its two-day presentation, 8-9 November 2012.

Thirteen Projects Pitch at Connecting Cottbus

COTTBUS: The 14th edition of the East-West coproduction market connecting cottbus (www.connectingcottbus.de) taking place 8-9 November will present 13 films representing 12 countries, with participants pitching to an industry audience…