FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF: Latvian Coyote

JIHLAVA: The acclaimed and prolific Latvian documentary filmmaker Ivars Zviedris will screen his film Latvian Coyote (previously titled The Smuggler) in the Between the Seas competition of the online edition…
22-10-2020

PRODUCTION: British/Serbian Thriller The Ledge Begins Filming

BELGRADE: Principal photography on the mountain climbing thriller The Ledge has started on locations in Serbia. The feature is directed by Howard J. Ford and produced by UK’s Evolution Pictures…
21-10-2020

Georgian-Baltic Pitch Panel Opens Call For Project Application

TBILISI: Tbilisi International Film Festival's Industry Platform is calling directors and producers to submit their projects to the international pitching forum Georgian-Baltic Bridge, which will be held online 30 November…
21-10-2020

FESTIVALS: Estonia, Poland and Lithuania Send Actors to Black Nights Stars

TALLINN: Polish actor Antoni Salaj, Estonian actress Henessi Schmidt, Estonian actor Reimo Sagor, and Lithuanian actor Simonas Mozura have been selected to participate in the Black Nights Stars programme at…
21-10-2020

FNE at Slovak Film Week 2020: Amnesty

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Jonáš Karásek’s second feature film Amnesty / Amnestie, focusing on the turbulent period around and right after the Velvet Revolution, is screening during the Slovak Film Week,…
21-10-2020

FNE at Slovak Film Week 2020: Loli Paradicka

BRATISLAVA: Loli Paradicka, a tragicomedy by Slovak novelist/scriptwriter Vito Staviarsky along with his sons, director Richard Staviarsky and editor Juraj Staviarsky, and daughter, producer Marka Staviarska, is screening during the…
21-10-2020

FESTIVALS: Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest Goes Hybrid

BUCHAREST: The Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest Film Festival has chosen a hybrid 11th edition (23 October - 1 November 2020) mixing outdoor, drive-in and online screenings, as indoor…
21-10-2020

Cinemas in Bucharest Close Again

BUCHAREST: Cinemas in Bucharest, which were re-opened on 15 October 2020, are closing again for 14 days on 20 October 2020, as the incidence rate of Coronavirus infections has exceeded…
20-10-2020

FNE UNIC EU Policy Update 19.10.2020

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…
20-10-2020

PRODUCTION: Uljana Kim Coproduces Sergei Loznitsa‘s The Natural History of Destruction

VILNIUS: Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa is starting production on his archive documentary project The Natural History of Destruction / Natūrali naikinimo istorija. The film is produced by Germany‘s LOOKS Filmproduktionen…
20-10-2020

FESTIVALS: Tallinn Black Nights Adds Diversity Award

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, running 13 – 29 November 2020, will introduce the DDA Spotlight Award, honouring diversity and inclusion in film.
20-10-2020

Polish CANAL+ Series Lab Opens Call for Projects

WARSAW: The 6th edition of Poland’s CANAL+ SERIES LAB is accepting applications for its international programme through 10 November 2020.
20-10-2020

FNE Oscar Watch 2021: Films From FNE Partner Countries Submitted to Oscars So Far

WARSAW: FNE is tracking the Oscar candidates as they are announced across the region.
20-10-2020

WEMW 2021 Calls for Projects

TRIESTE: When East Meets West has opened the call for its coproduction forum and all side events, set to take place 24 – 28 January 2021, with a 30 November…
20-10-2020

FNE at WFF 2020: Martin Šulík Takes Best Director Prize At 2020 Warsaw International Film Festival

WARSAW: The Grand Prix of the 36th Warsaw International Film Festival went to the Kazakh/Georgian film 18 Kilohertz directed by Farkhat Sharipov. The Best Director prize was awarded to Slovak…
19-10-2020

Thirteen Films From FNE Partner Countries Receive Eurimages Funding

STRASBOURG: Slovakia, Croatia, and Poland each received multiple Eurimages grants in the October 2020 round of funding. The grants ranged in size from 43,700 EUR to 370,000 EUR.
19-10-2020

FESTIVALS: Sockeye Salmon. Red Fish Wins EKOFILM IFF 2020

BRNO: The Russian film Sockeye Salmon. Red Fish by Vladislav Grishin and Dmitriy Shpilenok was the winner of the 46th EKOFILM International Film Festival, which concluded its first part on…
19-10-2020

Slovenian Cinemas Close Again

LJUBLJANA: Cinemas are forced to close again according to new regulations issued by the Slovenian government due to the rising number of COVID-19 infections in Slovenia. This second closing is…
19-10-2020

Zako and Living Book Win Annecy-Tbilisi Animation Pitching Workshop

TBILISI: The inaugural Annecy-Tbilisi animation film pitching workshop handed out awards to two projects: Zako by Susana Khachatryan and The Living Book by Mindia Arabuli.
19-10-2020

FESTIVALS: Postponed Cinemira Festival Opens in Hungary

BUDAPEST: The third edition of the Hungarian children’s film festival Cinemira is set to unspool on 24 and 25 October 2020, after postponing its original April dates due to the…
19-10-2020