PRODUCTION: Maltese The Viper’s Pit in Postproduction

VALLETTA: The adaptation of the Maltese National Book Council award-winning novel The Viper's Pit / Is-Sriep Reġgħu Sara Velenużi, directed by Martin Bonnici, is in postproduction. 
19-11-2020

PRODUCTION: Latvian/Icelandic My Mother the State in Postproduction

RIGA: Latvian director Ieva Ozoliņa is in postproduction with her third feature length documentary My Mother the State / Mana māte – valsts, produced by Madara Melberga at Fa Filma…
19-11-2020

FNE at Baltic Event 2020: Melchior the Apothecary Trilogy

TALLINN: The medieval crime trilogy Melchior the Apothecary will be presented at Baltic Event Work in Progress, taking place as part of this year’s online one-week summit for film and…
19-11-2020

FNE at Baltic Event 2020: The Sleeping Beast

TALLINN: Jaak Kilmi’s children’s feature The Sleeping Beast / Tagurpidi torn, an Estonian/Latvian coproduction from Stellar Film and Locomotive, will be presented at Baltic Event Work in Progress, taking place…
19-11-2020

Kids Kino.Lab Announces 2021 Participants

WARSAW: Kids Kino.Lab has selected 12 projects to participate in the 5th edition of its script development programme. The projects were chosen from among 32 entries representing 14 countries.
19-11-2020

New VOD Levy Raises 890,000 EUR For Polish Film in First Quarter Results

WARSAW: Poland’s groundbreaking new VOD levy has raised an additional 3.9 m PLN / 890,000 EUR for Polish film in its first quarter of operation. With cinemas closed across Europe…
18-11-2020

FNE Speaks with New Maltese Arts Association MEIA Film Head Abigail Mallia

VALLETTA: The Malta Entertainment Industry & Arts Association (MEIA), established in June 2020 in response to systemic challenges facing the arts community in Malta, has pledged to take “the indigenous…
18-11-2020

FNE at 2020 Black Nights FF: Peeter Simm’s On the Water Premieres at POFF

ESTONIA: The coming of age drama On the Water / Vee peal by renowned Estonian director Peeter Simm has its premiere at the 24th Black Nights FF, which runs through…
18-11-2020

FNE at Baltic Event 2020: Lithuanian Director Ernestas Jankauskas in Postproduction with I Am Fine, Thanks

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Ernestas Jankauskas is in postproduction with his second fiction feature I Am Fine, Thanks / Man viskas gerai, produced by Gabija Siurbytė and Greta Akcijonaitė at DANSU.…
18-11-2020

FNE Oscar Watch 2021: Lithuania Selects Nova Lituania as Oscar Bid

VILNIUS: The historical drama Nova Lituania, the debut feature by Karolis Kaupinis, is Lithuania's candidate for the 93rd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the best international…
18-11-2020

FNE at 2020 Latvian National Film Awards: Blizzard of Souls Leads with Six Awards

RIGA: The historical coming of age drama Blizzard of Souls / Dvēseļu putenis directed by Dzintars Dreibergs, produced by Kultfilma, received the highest number of Latvian National Film Awards (Lielais…
17-11-2020

British Action Thriller Jet Ski Shoots in Malta

VALLETTA: The British production Jet Ski directed by James Nunn is close to wrapping its November 2020 shoot in Malta.
17-11-2020

FNE Oscar Watch 2021: North Macedonia Selects Willow as Oscar Candidate

SKOPJE: Academy Award nominee Milcho Manchevski’s Willow / Vrba is the candidate of North Macedonia for the 93rd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the best international…
17-11-2020

FNE Oscar Watch 2021: Montenegro Selects Breasts as Oscar Bid

PODGORICA: The family drama Breasts / Grudi directed by Marija Perović will represent Montenegro at the 93rd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards in the best international feature…
17-11-2020

FESTIVALS: Oasis Wins Zagreb Film Festival 2020

ZAGREB: Oasis directed by Ivan Ikić, a coproduction between Serbia, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and France, won Best Film Award at the Zagreb Film Festival, which concluded on…
17-11-2020

OBITUARY: Slovenian Distributor Janko Čretnik

LJUBLJANA: One of the most respected and influential Slovenian distributors Janko Čretnik died on 13 November 2020 at the age of 63.
16-11-2020

PRODUCTION: Ukrainian/Latvian/German/Qatari Coproduction This Rain Will Never Stop Wraps Postproduction

RIGA: The award-winning Ukrainian director Alina Gorlova’s third feature documentary This Rain Will Never Stop completed postproduction ahead of its world premiere in the IDFA First Appearance Competition. The film…
16-11-2020

FESTIVALS: Seanema Film Festival 2020 Continues Post-Festival Activities

PODGORICA: The 2020 edition of the 6th Seanema film festival will distribute the short documentary Solcinj, made by its third year group of Young Film Producers, in early December.
16-11-2020

FNE at EnergaCAMERIMAGE 2020: Charlatan

TORUŃ: Polish director Agnieszka Holland’s Czech/Irish/Polish/Slovak coproduction Charlatan screens in competition at the 28th EnergaCAMERIMAGE FF, running 14 – 22 November 2020. Holland has also been nominated in the Best…
16-11-2020

Kids Kino Lab Scholarship Deadline

WARSAW: Kids Kino Lab is accepting applications from young producers, writers and script consultants interested in making films for children. The deadline for the scholarship programme is 24 November 2020.
16-11-2020