Films from FNE Partner Countries in the EFA Documentary Selection

BERLIN: Two Romanian majority coproductions, one Hungarian production and two Lithuanian minority coproductions are among the 13 titles recommended for nomination for the European Film Awards 2020, which will take…
26-08-2020

PRODUCTION: Serbian Feature Film and TV Series Bad Blood In Production

BELGRADE: The Serbian feature film Bad Blood / Hadžijino zvono directed by Milutin Petrović is shooting at the same time with the 10-episode TV series Bad Blood, which Petrović is…
25-08-2020

PRODUCTION: Polish Young Audience Adventure Film Wraps Shooting

WARSAW: The shooting of the feature film Treasure / Skarbek, directed by Tomasz Jurkiewicz has just wrapped. This adventure film for children and young viewers is co-financed by the Polish…
25-08-2020

Poland’s Kids Kino Industry Launches through Weekly Webinars

WARSAW: Kids Kino Industry launched a series of a weekly Inspirational Webinars with industry professionals on 24 August 2020. The next webinar, “New Format in Kids TV”, will be held…
25-08-2020

Serbia Re-opens Cinemas

BELGRADE: Serbia announced its decision to re-open cinemas, theatres and concerts halls on 24 August 2020, with restrictions they must strictly adhere to. As a consequence, two major cineplexes will…
24-08-2020

Laimonas Ubavičius Appointed New Head of Lithuanian Film Centre

VILNIUS: Laimonas Ubavičius, the Chancellor of the Ministry of Culture, has been apppointed as the new head of the Lithuanian Film Centre for the next five years. Starting November 2020…
24-08-2020

Hungarian Classic Animated Film Son of the White Mare Released in USA After 40 Years

BUDAPEST: Marcell Jankovics’ classic Son of the White Mare (1981) was released virtually in the USA in partnership with USA cinemas, on 21 August 2020, 40 years after its official…
24-08-2020

FESTIVALS: The 27th Astra Film Fest Announces Open-Air Screenings

SIBIU: The 27th edition of Astra Film Fest, the most important documentary festival in Romania, will also have an open-air programme from 4 to 13 September 2020, after the organisers…
24-08-2020

Romania Resumes Cash Rebate Scheme

BUCHAREST: Romania has officially decided to resume the cash rebate scheme, which halted in 2019, by allotting 150 m EUR until 31 December 2023. The implementation rules of the Government…
21-08-2020

PRODUCTION: Aik Karapetian Shoots Latvian/Belgian Coproduction Samuel’s Travels

RIGA: Aik Karapetian started shooting his fourth feature film, the dark comedy Samuel’s Travels, on 8 August 2020. The film is produced by Gints Grūbe through Mistrus Media (Latvia) and…
21-08-2020

FESTIVALS: Visar Morina's Exile Wins 2020 Sarajevo Film Festival

SARAJEVO: Exile by Visar Morina, a coproduction between Germany, Belgium and Kosovo, has been awarded the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Feature Film at the 26th Sarajevo Film Festival (14-21…
21-08-2020

FESTIVALS: Festival of Slovenian Film Postponed

PORTOROŽ: The 23rd Festival of Slovenian Film (FSF), which was due for September, has been postponed to 6 - 11 October 2020 due to the COVID-19 restrictions. This hybrid edition…
21-08-2020

Submissions Open for MIDPOINT Writers' Room

PRAGUE: Writers and creative producers without a particular project in development can apply to MIDPOINT Writers' Room 2020 till 9 September 2020. This programme is aimed at training practical skills …
21-08-2020

Croatian Return to Cinemas Campaign

ZAGREB: In the week of the re-opening of Croatian multiplexes, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre announced a large national campaign to draw spectators to cinemas.
20-08-2020

Blitz-CineStar Multiplexes Reopen in Croatia

ZAGREB: Five months after the closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Blitz-CineStar multiplex cinemas will reopen its halls on 20 August 2020. As the largest exhibitor in Croatia with…
20-08-2020

UK Quarantine Restrictions Threaten Malta Film Industry Recovery

VALLETTA: Quarantine restrictions imposed by the UK on Malta, France, Spain and other countries across Europe are threatening to derail the recovery of Malta’s film industry, which has just begun…
20-08-2020

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Debut German Lessons in Postproduction

SOFIA: Writer/director Pavel G. Vesnakov is in the final postproduction stage of his first feature film German Lessons, a Bulgarian/German coproduction between Moviemento and Heimathafen Film & Media.
20-08-2020

East Doc Series Debuts With Five Projects

RIGA: Five projects have been selected for the first session of East Doc Series, which takes place online at Baltic Sea Docs on 2 and 7 – 8 September 2020.
20-08-2020

FESTIVALS: Makedox Opens as Hybrid Film Fest

SKOPJE: The 11th MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival will hold its first hybrid edition from 19 to 26 August 2020 under the motto "Merge with Silence". The films and content…
19-08-2020

EFA Announces First Feature Film Selections

BERLIN: The first of the EFA (European Film Awards) Feature Film Selection 2020 includes 32 titles announced on 18 August 2020. A second announcement will take place in September, allowing…
19-08-2020