FESTIVALS: goEast 2021 Announces Lineup

WIESBADEN: Sixteen titles have been selected for the Competition for Central and Eastern European feature films and documentaries at the 21st edition of goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern…
02-04-2021

Bulgaria Re-Opens Cinemas

SOFIA: Bulgaria's Ministry of Health has allowed the re-opening of cinemas on 1 April 2021, together with theatres, museums, galleries, libraries and circus performances, but only at 30% of their…
01-04-2021

PRODUCTION: Romanian Director Cristina Jacob Shoots Stormy Nights

BUCHAREST: Cristina Jacob started shooting a new comedy Stormy Nights in Romania, with actors coming from Italy, England, France, Canada, the USA and Romania. The production was due earlier, but…
01-04-2021

Film Center Serbia Prioritises PCR Testings for Film Crews in Serbia

BELGRADE: Film Center Serbia (FCS) is making the PCR testing for film crews a priority, and in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Information, it is supporting the filmmaking…
01-04-2021

FNE UNIC EU Policy Update 31.03.2021

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…
01-04-2021

Vilnius IFF 2021 Opens Drive-in Cinema in Kaunas

VILNIUS: The Vilnius IFF, which is going virtual, presents drive-in film screenings for its physical visitors in Kaunas. The KINO PAVASARIS Drive-In will take place 2-5 April 2021 on two…
01-04-2021

FNE at IFF Febiofest Bratislava 2021: Flood Takes Main Prize at Industry Days

BRATISLAVA: Flood / Potopa, a Slovak work in progress directed by Martin Gonda, won the main prize at the 6th edition of the IFF Febiofest Bratislava Industry Days, which took…
31-03-2021

FESTIVALS: Finale Plzen Moves to Autumn 2021

PRAGUE: The Finale Plzen festival of Czech and Slovak films will be held 24 – 29 September 2021, instead of its traditional April dates.
31-03-2021

GRANTS: North Macedonia Announces Delayed Second Production Grants for 2020

SKOPJE: The North Macedonia Film Agency distributed 1.23 m EUR / 75.7 m MKD for production grants for feature, short and documentary films within the second grant call of 2020.…
30-03-2021

FNE Innovation: Film for Kids at Hospitals in Six EU Countries

Film New Europe continues to invite leaders of innovative AV projects to share their projects directly with its readers. Today, our guests are Edita Bilaver Galinec and Ivana Jakobović Alpeza…
30-03-2021

Netflix Announces Polish Commissions

WARSAW: Netflix has announced the production of three new Polish original series and premieres of three Polish films in 2022.
30-03-2021

Cercamon Acquires Rights to Alexander Koberidze’s What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?

TBILISI: Alexander Koberidze’s feature film What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?, which had its world premiere in competition at the Berlin Film Festival, has been acquired…
30-03-2021

CME Owner Petr Kellner Killed in Helicopter Crash

PRAGUE: Billionaire and owner of Central European Media Enterprises (CME) Petr Kellner died in a helicopter crash in Alaska on 27 March 2021. Kellner, the wealthiest person in the Czech…
29-03-2021

Film Movement Acquires Rights to Bulgarian Ivaylo Hristov’s Fear

SOFIA: The US company Film Movement snapped up North American rights from sales company Films2C to Ivaylo Hristov’s black and white drama Fear, produced by Pro Film. The story follows…
29-03-2021

FNE Podcast: Vladimer Katcharava: 20 Steps Productions

FNE spoke to one of Georgia’s leading producers Vladimer Katcharava, who heads 20 Steps Productions, about the challenges he has faced during the past year as a producer during the…
29-03-2021

FESTIVALS: Belgrade’s March Festival 2021 Pushed Back to Mid-April for Double Edition

BELGRADE: The 67th edition of the March Festival (Martovski festival – Belgrade’s Documentary and Short Film Festival) in the capital of Serbia, which was not able to take place in…
29-03-2021

Sofia Meetings 2021 Gives Top Prize to Serbian Frost

SOFIA: The 18th edition of Sofia Meetings, which took place online 17- 24 March 2021, announced nine of its twelve awards during an online awards ceremony, while the remaining three…
26-03-2021

FNE Podcast: SOFA Tbilisi Workshop 2021: Tamara Tatishvili Regional Coordinator and Mentor

BRUSSELS: FNE spoke to Tamara Tatishvili - Regional Coordinator and Mentor about the 2021 edition of the SOFA (School of Film Advancement) Tbilisi Workshop 2021. She talks about the lessons…
26-03-2021

FNE Country Partners: Cinemas Open?

FNE continues to report about the critical conditions of cinemas in the region.
26-03-2021

Second Season of State of Happiness Films in Lithuania

VILNIUS: Norway’s leading production house Maipo Film is shooting the second season of State of Happiness / Lykkeland in Lithuania. Principle photography in Vilnius began on 16 March 2021 and…
26-03-2021