Coco Opens Call for Projects

COTTBUS: The 21st edition of connecting cottbus, the longest-running East-West coproduction market, has opened its call for submissions to the event which runs 6-8 November 2019.

Decrease in CME 2019 First Quarter Ad Revenues

PRAGUE: Central European Media Enterprises reported a 7 percent decline in net revenues to 146.6 m USD and 10 percent decline in TV advertising revenues during the first quarter of…

Paweł Pawlikowski Joins Cannes Jury

CANNES: Polish director and screenwriter Paweł Pawlikowski has been selected to serve on the prestigious jury of the Cannes Film Festival.

FNE AV Innovation: The Power of Metadata to Promote European Films

Metadata is a word you’ve probably heard mentioned, however it’s rarely understood, with even seasoned filmmakers often asking what is metadata? In its most basic form, metadata literally means a…

FNE at MIFF 2019: Prize Winners

MOSCOW: The Secret of a Leader (Kazakhstan) directed by Farkhat Sharipov took home the Golden George for Best Film at the 41st Moscow International Film Festival, but there was no…
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EFP Announces 20th Producers on the Move Selection

HAMBURG: Producers from Slovenia, Serbia, Poland, Latvia and Croatia are among the 20 participants chosen for the prestigious Producers on the Move programme of European Film Promotion.

FNE UNIC EU Policy Update 23.04.2019.

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 Cannes 2019: Films from CEE Countries in Cannes’ Cinéfondation and Sidebar Sections

CANNES: Films from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland were selected for Cannes’ Cinéfondation competition. Majority and minority coproductions from Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, the Czech Republic and Bosnia and…
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FNE at Cannes 2019: Main Competition Announced: Porumboiu’s The Whistlers Scores Slot in Lineup

BUCHAREST: Romanian writer/director Corneliu Porumboiu enters Cannes’ competition for the first time with the Romanian/French/German coproduction The Whistlers/La Gomera starring Vlad Ivanov. La Gomera is the only film from CEE…
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Pawlikowski’s Cold War Wins Big at East West Golden Arch Film Awards

MOSCOW: The Oscar nominated Cold War directed by Pawel Pawlikowski won awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Cinematography at the second edition of the East West…
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FESTIVALS: Russia Takes Top Prize at goEast

WIESBADEN: The Russian debut film Acid by Alexander Gorchilin won the Best Film award at the 19th goEast film festival at the closing ceremony on 16 April 2019.

FNE at MIFF 2019: Latvia’s Dāvis Sīmanis Scores Slot in Competition Lineup with The Mover

MOSCOW: Latvian director Dāvis Sīmanis has scored a slot in the main competition for the 41. Moscow International Film Festival with The Mover / Tevs Nakts. The film, set in…
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FNE UNIC EU Policy Update 02.04.2019.

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…

FESTIVALS: The 19th goEast Announces Lineup

WIESBADEN: Sixteen titles including 10 feature films and six documentaries were selected for the Competition of the 19th edition of the Festival of Central and European Film – goEast, which…

Organisers of LET’S CEE Film Festival Cancel 2019 Edition

VIENNA: The organisers of the LET’S CEE Film Festival have cancelled the 2019 edition. The 7th edition of the festival focusing on films from Central and Eastern Europe was supposed…

FNE AV Innovation: Online European Film Challenge Boosts European Cinema

VILNIUS: Innovative online contest #europeanfilmchallenge is using social media to boost the European film industry by harnessing its most vital natural resource – films fans.

European Parliament Approves New Copyright Directive

STRASBOURG: The European Parliament voted in favour of the Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market on 26 March 2019. The text will now need to be formally endorsed…

European Authors Urge EP to Adopt Copyright Directive

BRUSSELS: More than 100 European organisations of authors, representing hundreds of thousands of voters (writers, screenwriters, filmmakers, composers and songwriters) have sent an open letter to the European Parliament urging…

LUX Film Prize Launches Film of the Month Initiative

BRUSSELS: The LUX FILM PRIZE of the European Parliament is once again partnering up with ARTE and ARTEKino to promote over the next three months one LUX PRIZE film monthly…

Seven Projects from CEE Countries Receive Eurimages Support

BUCHAREST: The Board of Management of the Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund, at its 154th meeting held in Bucharest from 12 to 15 March 2019, agreed to support 15 fiction…