FNE at Berlinale 2021: Radu Jude's Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn in Berlinale Main Competition

BUCHAREST: Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn by Romanian writer/director Radu Jude screens in the Main Competition of the 71st Berlinale, set to kick off on 1 March 2021. The…
18-02-2021

BOX OFFICE: Latvian Box Office Falls by 70% in 2020

RIGA: Latvian box office results show a nearly 70% decrease in 2020 in comparison to 2019. Due to the pandemic, the cinemas were closed in mid-March, allowed to re-open in…
18-02-2021

PRODUCTION: Slovak/Czech Drama The Dormant Account Ready for Preproduction

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Miloslav Luther is preparing the production of the Slovak/Czech drama The Dormant Account / Spiaci účet. The film is produced by Marian Urban´s ALEF FILM & MEDIA…
18-02-2021

Serbian Thriller The Only Way Out Tops Local Box Office

BELGRADE: The Serbian thriller The Only Way Out / Jedini izlaz, helmed by Darko Nikolić, topped the local box office charts by a landslide. In its first weekend in cinema…
18-02-2021

FNE Market Analysis 2020: CROATIA

ZAGREB: The total gross of Croatian cinemas dropped from 21.1 m EUR in 2019 to only 5.9 m EUR in 2020, due to lockdowns. Box office for Croatian films plummeted…
18-02-2021

Apple TV+ Series Foundation Wraps First Season Shoot in Malta

VALETTA: The adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s award-winning novel, Foundation produced by Apple TV+, has finished shooting in Malta, with the production spending more than 10 m EUR on the island,…
17-02-2021

Maltese Fisherman Wins Acting Award in Sundance

VALLETTA: Jesmark Scicluna, a Maltese fisherman who was cast in the lead of the Maltese film Luzzu, won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award in Acting at the Sundance…
17-02-2021

Macedonian TV Series Zoki Poki to Be Aired in Sweden and Norway

SKOPJE: The British distributor Videoplugger has sold the Macedonian live-action kids’ series Zoki Poki to Swedish broadcaster SVT and its Norwegian counterpart NRK.
17-02-2021

FNE UNIC EU Policy Update 17.02.2021

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…
17-02-2021

GNFC Restores 1920s Georgian Films and Announces Future Plans

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center is in the midst of a major programme to restore some of the earliest films by Georgian filmmakers.
17-02-2021

FESTIVALS: Ji.hlava IDFF Opens Submissions for 2021 Edition

PRAGUE: The Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival is accepting submissions of films and submissions for its Emerging Producers programme. The 25th edition of the festival will take place 26 –…
17-02-2021

FNE Market Analysis 2020: MONTENEGRO

PODGORICA: The budget of the Film Centre of Montenegro has been increasing each year since its establishment at the end of 2016. In 2020 the budget of the Film Centre…
16-02-2021

FNE at Berlinale 2021: Georgia’s What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? Premieres in Berlinale Main Competition

TBILISI: The German/Georgian coproduction What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? by Alexander Koberidze will vie in the main competition of the Berlinale, which will hold a…
16-02-2021

Eight Documentary Projects Presented at dok.incubator Preview

PRAGUE: Eight projects developed in the dok.incubator workshop in 2020 were introduced in a live online broadcast on 9 February 2020 in a carefully curated presentation. They were selected for…
16-02-2021

FERA Calls for Remuneration for Filmmakers by Global Streamers

BRUSSELS: FERA, the Federation of European Screen Directors, issued a statement on 15 February 2021 calling for global steamers to commit to transparency and remunerations.
16-02-2021

Poland’s VOD Levy Yields Almost 2 m EUR in 2020

WARSAW: Digital companies operating in Poland paid 1.986 m EUR / 8.92 m PLN in the first six months since the new VOD levy was introduced in 2020.
15-02-2021

Princ Films Acquires Slavek Horak's Havel

PRAGUE: The international distribution company Princ Films has acquired Slavek Horak’s film Havel about the iconic Czech President and playwright, Valcav Havel.
15-02-2021

FNE TV: Krzysztof Godziejewski: Fastmedia

FNE asked Krzysztof Godziejewski, head of Warsaw based film equipment rental company Fastmedia, about the impact of the pandemic on the film industry in the film equipment rental sector. He…
15-02-2021

FNE Market Analysis 2020: NORTH MACEDONIA

SKOPJE: It was a challenging year for the industry in North Macedonia, as everywhere. Filming became complicated, cinemas went dark, festivals were moved and canceled.
15-02-2021

GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Supported 11 Films with 2.8 m EUR

PRAGUE: Three feature debut films and an additional eight films from established directors received 1.7 m CZK / 2.8 m EUR from the Czech Film Fund in the second half…
15-02-2021