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…

FNE IDF Doc Bloc: Poland Triumphs at East Silver

JIHLAVA: Poland took home two Silver Eye awards, and Bulgaria, Croatia, and Slovakia were also among the winners at the East Silver film market.

FNE AVP Live !: Interview with John Dick, Head of Sector Distribution of EACEA

LYON: FNE spoke with John Dick, head of Sector Distribution at the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) (www.eacea.ec.europa.eu) during the Europa Distribution (www.europa-distribution.org) conference in Lyon on the…

Europa Distribution Backs MEDIA Strand Proposals for Creative Europe

LYON: European distributors from 26 countries have backed the proposals of the EU Commission for the MEDIA strand of the new Creative Europe programme, which is currently being discussed by…

FNE at Red Square Screenings 2012: Gulfstream success spawns new Russian Latvian coproduction

MOSCOW: Horosho Productions is developing another Latvian production after its successful work on Gulfstream Under the Iceberg.
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FNE at Red Square Screenings 2012: Central European filmmakers rediscover Moscow

MOSCOW: The Red Square Screenings (15-19 October 2012) brought many central European producers to Moscow for the first time as the event teams up with CentEast Moscow (www.centeast.eu).
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CentEast Moscow Market in Red Square

MOSCOW: The fourth annual CentEast Moscow Market (www.centeast.eu) has found a slot in the new Red Square Screenings, (15-19 October 2012) a new initiative backed by the Russian Cinema Fund.
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Hungary, Romania on EFA Short Film List

Six films from Central Europe have been nominated for the European Films Academy’s (www.europeanfilmacademy.org) Short Film 2012 award.

FNE AVP Live ! Doris Pack, Chair Culture and Education Committee, European Parliament

FNE AVP Live ! Interview with Doris Pack, Chair Culture and Education Committee, European Parliament. FNE asks Pack about the future of the audiovisual industry in Europe and the Creative…

FNE AVP Live ! Aviva Silver, Chair of MEDIA Committee of the European Commission.

FNE EXCLUSIVE: FNE asks Silver about Create Europe and what it means for the European audiovisual industry.

New Pay TV Channels Launch in CEE

Fox International Channels (www.foxinternationalchannels.com) plans to introduce its pay TV Fox channel in nine Balkan countries on 15 October 2012.

CEE Selects Oscar Hopefuls

Leading up to the 1 October 2012 deadline for the Oscar’s Best Foreign Language Film submissions, Central Europeans unveiled their Oscar contenders. The following films have been selected to represent…

Baltic Oscar Films Lead Local Box Office

Baltic films looking for Oscar nominations in the Best Foreign Language Film category are finding domestic box office success in Estonia and Finland.

FNE AVP Live ! MEP Mary Honeyball

FNE AVP Live ! Interview with UK MEP Mary Honeyball, member of the Culture and Education Committee of the EU Parliament. FNE asks Honeyball about Creative Europe and how the…

CARTOON Offering CEE Scholarships

WARSAW: CARTOON MASTERS (www.cartoon-media.eu) is accepting applications for scholarships to its finance workshop for professionals from new MEDIA Programme/new EU member states. The deadline for applications is 12 October 2012.

FNE AVP Live ! Detlef Rossmann President CICAE

FNE AVP Live ! Interview with Detlef Rossman, President of CICAE, (International Confederation of Art Cinemas). FNE asks Rossman about digitalisation and the other challenges facing European distributors and exhibitors.

TVP wins Prix Italia

WARSAW: The TV Polska (www.tvp.pl) series The Deep End took the Best Series award at the 64th Prix Italia TV Festival, following its Gold Plaque at the Hugo TV Awards.

PRODUCTION: Bosnia and Croatia team up for Hotel Drina project

SARAJEVO: Director Šahin Šišić is in very early development with Hotel Drina, a cinematic adaptation of the play I Left My Heart in Zvornik, by the writer, scriptwriter and poet…