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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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,…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 –…

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…

WORKING TOGETHER - Filmmaking is a Collaborative Process - Workshop

Following the success of the first edition, FOCAL proposes a second edition of the Workshop WORKING TOGETHER - Filmmaking is a collaborative process, which will take place near Geneva from…

FNE at Venice 2019: Review: Joker

VENICE: Director Todd Phillips enters the Venice competition lineup with what just might be the first Batman film that is for non-Batman fans. His film Joker takes the usual Hollywood…
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FNE at FilmFestival Cottbus 2019: By a Sharp Knife

COTTBUS: By a Sharp Knife / Ostrým nožom, the debut film by Teodor Kuhn, screens in the main competition at FilmFestival Cottbus, which runs 5 – 10 November 2019.