CEE Animation Forum 2020: Inaugural Animation Espresso Announces Winners

PRAGUE: The first edition of the pitching session Animation Espresso, organised as part of the CEE Animation Forum, awarded its first prize to the short animation project Forgive / Odpust…
13-10-2020

FNE at Warsaw FF 2020: Poland's Magnesia in Warsaw FF 2020 Competition

WARSAW: Maciej Bochniak’s second feature film Magnesia screens in the international competition of the 36th Warsaw Film Festival, running through 18 October 2020.
13-10-2020

FESTIVALS: Astra Film Festival 2020 Announces Lineup for Online Competition

SIBIU: The Astra Film Festival selected 10 titles in the New Voices in Documentary Cinema and 10 titles in the Central & Eastern Europe competitions of the online segment of…
13-10-2020

FESTIVALS: Festival of Slovenian Film 2020 Ends with No Main Award

LJUBLJANA: The 23rd Festival of Slovenian Film, which ran in Ljubljana from 6 to 11 October 2020, ended with no grand prix for the main Vesna Award for best full-length…
12-10-2020

FESTIVALS: Šulík Film Bows at Warsaw FF

BRATISLAVA: The renowned Slovak director Martin Šulík will have the international premiere of his Slovak/Czech dramedy Man with Rabbit Ears / Muž so zajačími ušami at the 36th Warsaw Film…
12-10-2020

FESTIVALS: Ji.hlava IDFF Goes Digital

JIHLAVA: Following a surge in COVID-19 cases and closure of all cinemas in the Czech Republic, the 24th edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF will be held completely online.
12-10-2020

GRANTS: Georgia Announces Grants for Animated Films

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center distributed 17, 082 EUR / 64, 061 GEL for the production of five short animations to be directed by Mamuka Tkeshelashvili, Lili Dadiani, Paata…
12-10-2020

Edith Sepp Re-elected VP of EFAD

TALLINN: Edith Sepp, CEO of the Estonian Film Institute, was unanimously re-elected as Vice President of the European Film Agency Directors, EFAD.
12-10-2020

FNE AV Innovation: Artinii: Environmentally Friendly Way of Film Distribution

As the world is facing an environmental crisis it is important to look for solutions in every industry. And even though it may be surprising for some, the film delivery…
12-10-2020

Georgian IGI Wins CEE Animation Forum

PRAGUE: IGI produced by Georgia’s 20 Steps Productions and directed by Natia Nikolashvili won the CEE Animation Forum award for feature films. CEE Animation Forum, the leading pitching, financing and…
09-10-2020

FESTIVALS: Warsaw Film Festival 2020 International Competition Lineup

WARSAW: Fifteen films have been selected for the International Competition of the 36th Warsaw Film Festival. The festival will take place from 9 to 18 October 2020.
09-10-2020

The Sign Painter Tops 2020 Latvian National Film Award Nominations

RIGA: The historical drama The Sign Painter / Pilsēta pie upes (previous English title City on the River), directed by Viesturs Kairišs, produced by Ego Media and coproduced by 8Heads…
09-10-2020

PRODUCTION: British Actress Miriam Margolyes Stars in Stevan Filipović’s New Feature

BELGRADE: The BAFTA-winning British actress Miriam Margolyes will make her Serbian debut in a contemporary lockdown thriller Next To You / Pored tebe being filmed in London and Belgrade.
09-10-2020

CEE Animation Forum 2020: TV and Short Film Projects

PRAGUE: The CEE Animation Forum, taking place in an online edition 6-8 October 2020, presented 28 projects to an international audience.
09-10-2020

Films From FNE Partner Countries Get EFA European Discovery Nominations

BERLIN: Films from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania, and Poland are among the six films nominated in the European Discovery category of the European Film Awards. The winners will be awarded…
09-10-2020

Nanau's collective to Be Released in USA

BUCHAREST: Alexander Nanau's acclaimed documentary collective / colectiv will be released in USA theatres and on-demand by Magnolia Pictures and Participant on 20 November 2020. Magnolia Pictures plans to submit…
08-10-2020

PRODUCTION: Fourth Season of Black & White World Wraps in Croatia

ZAGREB: The 100-day shoot of the fourth season of Black & White World / Crno-bijeli svijet, the Croatian period drama with elements of comedy, has wrapped filming. The TV series…
08-10-2020

PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Tornike Bziava In Production with Higher Up Is Tazo

TBILISI: Georgian director Tornike Bziava is currently completing production on his long documentary Higher up is Tazo. The first shoot took place in Tbilisi in August 2017. The project is…
08-10-2020

CEE Animation Forum: TV and Short Film Projects for Children

PRAGUE: The CEE Animation Forum presented 28 projects to an international audience in an online edition taking place 6-8 October 2020.
08-10-2020

FESTIVALS: German Short Just a Guy Wins 2020 Animafest

ZAGREB: The 30th World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest 2020, the biggest Croatian film festival and a leading animation festival worldwide, gave its top prize to Just a Guy…
08-10-2020