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

E-Meeting Point – Vilnius 2021 Announces Lineup

VILNIUS: The 2021 digital edition of e-Meeting Point – Vilnius (eMPV), to be held 14 - 16 April 2021, will present 24 projects and eight screenings.
26-03-2021

HBO in Production with Hungarian Drama Series

BUDAPEST: HBO Europe has begun filming the eight-part, 40-minute Hungarian dramatic series The Informant, written by Bálint Szentgyörgyi, who also directs alongside Áron Mátyássy and Bence Miklauzic. The series is…
26-03-2021

Estonian Government Supports Cultural Sector With 42 m EUR

TALLINN: The Estonian government has announced a 42 m EUR support package for the struggling cultural sector. The film sector will receive 5.3 m EUR, of which 3.3 million EUR…
25-03-2021

FNE Podcast: SOFA School of Film Advancement : Nikolaj Nikitin, Oliver Baumgarten and Irena Gruca-Rozbicka CREW UNITED POLSKA

WARSAW: SOFA School of Film Advancement helmers Nikolaj Nikitin and Oliver Baumgarten speak to Irena Gruca-Rozbicka (SOFA 2019/2020) about the launch of her project CREW UNITED POLSKA and how the…
25-03-2021

FESTIVALS: goEast 2021 Goes Online

WIESBADEN: The 21st edition of goEast – Festival of Central and East European Film will be held online 20 – 26 April 2021. The festival is working with a VoD…
25-03-2021

GRANTS: National Film Centre of Latvia Announces Production Grants for 2021

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has announced the results of its 2021 production grants for new films. The grants in the amount of 1,538,805 EUR have been distributed…
24-03-2021

Cinemas Close in Part of Bosnia and Herzegovina

BANJA LUKA: The Government of Republika Srpska, the smaller part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, voted on 21 March 2021 to close all cinemas until further notice.
24-03-2021

PRODUCTION: Latvian Director Māris Martinsons in Production with Historical Drama In the Land That Sings

RIGA: Latvian director Māris Martinsons has started production on In the Land that Sings (working title) / Zeme, kas dzied. The historical drama is set in the second half of…
24-03-2021

Animation Filmmakers Face COVID Effects from Baltics to Balkans

PRAGUE: FNE and CEE Animation, the umbrella organisation for animation associations across Central Europe, spoke with animation representatives and filmmakers regarding the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their local…
24-03-2021