FESTIVALS: Holy Father Wins Audience Award at 2020 Astra Film Fest

SIBIU: Andrei Dăscălescu's Holy Father was awarded the Audience Award at the open-air edition of the 27th Astra Film Fest, which was held from 4 to 13 September 2020. The…

Cineplexx Opens Fourth Multiplex in Belgrade

BELGRADE: Cineplexx, the leading cinema chain in the region, opened its fourth cinema in Belgrade on 3 September 2020. The latest Cineplexx, situated in the BEO Shopping Centre, has eight…

FNE at Venice 2020: Venice Prize Winners: Nomadland Wins Golden Lion

VENICE: Nomadland (USA) directed by Chloé Zhao (USA) was awarded the top prize in the main competition of 77th Venice Film Festival, which took place from 2 to 12 September…
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Netflix Acquires Mundruczo's English Language Debut

BUDAPEST: Pieces of a Woman, Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo’s first film in English, has been picked up by Netflix.

FESTIVALS: Central European FF Timișoara 2020 Prepares Pandemic Edition

TIMIȘOARA: The 4th edition of the Central European Film Festival Timișoara will take place from 23 to 27 September 2020 under the theme of Utopias, but because of the Coronavirus…

FESTIVALS: Riga IFF Announces Competition Films

RIGA: Eight films will screen in the main competition of the 7th Riga International Film Festival, which runs from 15 – 25 October 2020. The competition section presents recent films…

Cyprus to Reopen Cinemas

NICOSIA: Indoor cinemas in Cyprus are scheduled to reopen on 17 September 2020, according to the Cyprus Ministry of Health.

Let There Be Light Wins Top Prizes at Slovak Sun in A Net Awards

BRATISLAVA: The drama Let There Be Light / Nech je svetlo was awarded best feature film at the Sun in a Net Awards 2020, organised by the Slovak Film and…

FNE at Venice 2020: Poland’s Never Gonna Snow Again Scores International Sales

VENICE: The Polish film Never Gonna Snow Again directed by Małgorzata Szumowska and Michał Englert has become a hot seller in Vence racking up sales in Italy, Germany and the…
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FNE at Venice 2020: Polish Director Receives Women in Cinema Award

VENICE: Polish director Alicja Węgorzewska has received the Women in Cinema Award at the 77th Venice Film Festival for her production of opera films and her support of developing young…
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FESTIVALS: BIAFF 2020 Postponed

BATUMI: The 2020 Batumi International Art house Film Festival has been postponed until October due to the deterioration of the pandemic situation in the region. The management of the BAIFF…

PRODUCTION: Theodore Ushev Shoots Dystopian Saga in Bulgaria

SOFIA: The Bulgarian-born Canadian animator Theodore Ushev started the shooting of his first feature film, a dark dystopia based on Vladislav Todorov’s novel The Spinning Top. The actual film title…

Approaching Deadlines for Warsaw FF and MIDPOINT Workshops

WARSAW: MIDPOINT has extended its deadline for Feature Launch 2020 applications through 16 September 2020. The Warsaw Film Festival is accepting applications for its FIPRESCI critics project.

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Director Kata Dobó Shoots Family Musical Stop My Stepmom!

BUDAPEST: Hungarian director Kata Dobó is currently in production with Stop My Stepmom! / El a kezekkel a papámtól!, the first grandiose family musical film in Hungary for decades. The…

FNE at Venice 2020: FNE EUROVOD Party in Venice Celebrates AV Innovation

VENICE: Film New Europe (FNE) teamed up with EUROVOD in Venice this year to celebrate the innovation and creative ideas that have kept our European filmmakers moving forward even under…
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Baltic Sea Docs Announces Awards

RIGA: The 24th edition of the Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries wrapped on 6 September 2020, in a format that was run mainly online, with only a few on-site activities.

PRODUCTION: Romantic Melodrama Once Upon a Time in Serbia Starts Shooting

BELGRADE: The production of the Serbian romantic melodrama Once Upon a Time in Serbia / Bilo jednom u Srbiji started in the Serbian town of Leskovac on 3 September 2020.…

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian Family Moves Into Postproduction

VILNIUS: Austėja Urbaitė has completed shooting on her debut feature film Family / Šeima, which is produced by the Lithuanian production company Fralita Films, under producer Živilė Gallego.

FESTIVALS: Rescheduled Animafest Zagreb 2020 Finalises Programme

ZAGREB: The 30th edition of Animafest Zagreb has selected 40 short films from 27 countries for its competition section, including four films from Croatia.

OBITUARY: Oscar-winning Czech Director Jiri Menzel Dies Age 82

PRAGUE: The Oscar-winning director Jiří Menzel died on 5 September 2020 in Prague, following a long illness. He was 82 years old.