LOCATION: Chateau de Beduer, SW France

Set in the unspoilt countryside of Southwest France, the medieval 12-bedroom Chateau de Beduer offers a near-perfect location for productions, both drama and commercial. The unspoilt countryside and nearby medieval…
25-11-2019

European Cultural Organisations Support Creative Europe Programme's Proposed Budget

BRUSSELS: A group of 90 organisations from Europe’s cultural and creative sectors have signed an open letter in support of the 2021-2027 proposal for the Creative Europe Programme.
22-11-2019

FNE AV Innovation: Fienta: Fair, Honest, Efficient Ticketing and Event Management

We have asked Sten-Kristian Saluveer, founder and CEO of Storytek Creative Hub, to introduce some of the hottest new projects from Storytek, so that FNE readers have the chance to…
20-11-2019

North Macedonia, Slovenia, Belgium, Croatia and Poland Score With Awards at Etoiles et Toiles du Cinema Europeen

STRASBOURG: Two of the three awards distributed at the closing of Etoiles et Toiles du Cinema Europeen on 13 November 2019 went to films from CEE territories.
14-11-2019

FNE at connecting cottbus 2019 WIP Projects: Between Two Dawns

COTTBUS: Romanian producer Oana Giurgiu is coproducing Between Two Dawns, a contemporary drama set in Turkey, written and directed by Selman Nacar. The film was presented at the connecting cottbus…
13-11-2019

FNE AV Innovation: Zelos Activates Film Festival Volunteers

We have asked Sten-Kristian Saluveer, founder and CEO of Storytek Creative Hub, to introduce some of the hottest new projects from Storytek, so that FNE readers have the chance to…
12-11-2019

FNE at connecting cottbus 2019: Wet Monday

COTTBUS: The Polish film Wet Monday, the feature film debut of Justyna Mytnik, aspires to take the subject of a teenage girl dealing with the trauma of a past rape…
12-11-2019

FNE at connecting cottbus 2019 WIP Projects: Poppy Field

COTTBUS: Poppy Field, presented in connecting cottbus’ Works in Progress section on 7 November 2019, confronts the still-prevalent topic of homophobia in Romania in a tight 24-hour story of a…
12-11-2019

FNE at FilmFestival Cottbus 2019: Sister Takes Top Prize at Cottbus

COTTBUS: The Bulgaria/Qatar coproduction Sister / Sestra by Sveta Tsotsorkova won Best Film at the 29th edition of FilmFestival Cottbus, which concluded on 10 November 2019.
11-11-2019

FNE at connecting cottbus 2019: Forever Hold Your Peace

COTTBUS: Montenegro and Serbia team up on the farcical comedy Forever Hold Your Peace produced by Marija Stojanovic and directed by Ivan Marinovic. The film was pitched at connecting cottbus,…
11-11-2019

FNE at connecting cottbus 2019 WIP Projects: Celts

COTTBUS: Serbian writer/director Milica Tomovic presented her low-budget film Celts at the connecting cottbus Works in Progress block, which took place 6 – 8 November 2019. The project won the…
11-11-2019

North Macedonia and Latvia Get EFA 2019 Doc Nominations

BERLIN: Two documentaries from CEE territories landed 2019 European Film Academy Nominations: Honeyland by Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska, and Putin’s Witness by Vitaly Mansky.
11-11-2019

FNE at connecting cottbus 2019: Moldova Takes Best Pitch Prize, Montenegro Snares Most Meetings

COTTBUS: The Moldovan black comedy Carbon won the Best Pitch Award at the 21st edition of the connecting cottbus pitching forum at the awards ceremony on 7 November 2019. The…
08-11-2019

FNE at connecting cottbus 2019: Polish German Coproduction Funding Encourages Cross-Border Partnerships

COTTBUS: Germany has discovered Poland, and Polish filmmakers are reaching out to German coproductions partners as a result of the Polish-German Film Fund and the new Polish film incentives. Some…
08-11-2019

FNE UNIC EU Policy Update 07.11.2019.

WARSAW: FNE has teamed up with the Brussels based team of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) to bring you regular updates on EU cinema policies that impact all industry…
08-11-2019

FNE at connecting cottbus 2019: Vesper Seeds

COTTBUS: Rising Lithuanian director Kristina Buozyte teams up with French Bruno Samper as writers/directors of an English language sci-fi/coming-of-age film Vesper Seeds, with plans to shoot the 2 m EUR…
08-11-2019

FNE at connecting cottbus 2019: Rattlesnakes

COTTBUS: Serbia’s Biberche is working on the political thriller Rattlesnakes directed by Nikola Ljuca and produced by Nikolina Vucetic-Zecevic and Maja Ilic, as a coproduction with France and Croatia The…
08-11-2019

FNE at connecting cottbus 2019: Traces

COTTBUS: Director Dubravka Turic is working on her debut feature film Traces, a drama with mystical elements that encompasses the four seasons of a single year, which is produced by…
08-11-2019

FNE at connecting cottbus 2019: About a Girl

COTTBUS: The Romanian/Swiss production company Elefant Films tackles difficult and sensitive subject matter in About a Girl, helmed by Ruxandra Zenide. The film was pitched at connecting cottbus, 6 –…
08-11-2019

FNE at connecting cottbus 2019: Coproductions and Film Incentives Drive Film Growth in CEE Territories

COTTBUS: Coproductions are at the root of growing local film industries in Croatia, Montenegro and Poland, in the forms of coproductions with neighbouring countries and more distant partners coming in…
07-11-2019