FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2020: Emerging Producer: Anda Ionescu - Romania

JIHLAVA: Anda Ionescu is participating in the 2020 Emerging Producers programme of the Ji-hlava International Documentary Film Festival, which runs 27 October - 8 November 2020.

PRODUCTION: Slovak Romantic Gangster Film in Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: Slovak producer/director Rasťo Boroš starts postproduction on his second feature Strawmen Scare No Crows / Čierne na bielom koni.

The 5th FILM+ Residency Announces Selected Projects

BUCHAREST: Sixteen projects from Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Moldova were selected for the 2020-2021 FILM+ Residency, which will take place online from 26 to 31 October 2020.

FESTIVALS: Poland Takes Centre Stage at Ji.hlava IDFF

JIHLAVA: The 24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, which will take place in an expanded online form on 27 October – 8 November 2020, will look at Polish experimental and…

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF: Antigone – How Dare We!

JIHLAVA: Jani Sever's Antigone – How Dare We! / Antigona – Kako si upamo! will be screened in the Between the Seas competition of the online edition of the 24th…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…