FESTIVALS: Ji.hlava IDFF 2021 Announces Full Programme

JIHLAVA: Fifteen titles will compete in the Opus Bonum international competition of the 25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, which will run 26 - 31 October 2021. The festival announced…
14-10-2021

FNE Oscar Watch 2022: Sisterhood to Represent North Macedonia in Oscar Race

SKOPJE: Dina Duma’s debut feature Sisterhood / Sestri has been selected as North Macedonia’s candidate for the 94th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International…
14-10-2021

PRODUCTION: Latvian Director Signe Birkova Concludes Postproduction on Documentary Ring of Fire

RIGA: The Latvian director Signe Birkova is concluding postproduction on her documentary Ring of Fire / Ugunsaplis, which focuses on a group of four actors who have formed their own…
14-10-2021

FNE Podcast: Mariam Khatchvani: Director of Svaneti International Film Festival

FNE's Georgian correspondent Alexander Gabelia spoke to Mariam Khatchvani, Director of the Svaneti International Film Festival, about the first edition of the Svaneti IFF in Georgia, which finally took place…
14-10-2021

PRODUCTION: Serbian/CroatianThriller Isolation Starring Miloš Biković in Production

BELGRADE: The Serbian/Croatian thriller Isolation / Izolacija directed by Marko Backović is currently in production. The film stars Miloš Biković, the most popular Serbian actor at the moment, who is…
13-10-2021

FNE Oscar Watch 2022: Fear to Represent Bulgaria in Oscar Race

SOFIA: Ivaylo Hristov’s black and white drama Fear has been selected as Bulgaria’s candidate for the 94th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature…
13-10-2021

FNE Oscar Watch 2022: Georgia Selects Brighton 4th as Oscar Candidate

TBILISI: Levan Koguashvili’s third feature film Brighton 4th has been selected as Georgia’s candidate for the 94th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature…
13-10-2021

Films from FNE Partner Countries among Debut Films Nominated for European Film Awards 2021

BERLIN: Georgian/French Beginning by Déa Kulumbegashvili, Icelandic/Swedish/Polish Lamb by Valdimar Johansson and Russian/Polish/Belgian The Whaler Boy by Philipp Yuryev are among the six films nominated for the European Discovery –…
13-10-2021

SOFA to Hold Final 2021 Workshop Virtually in Vilnius

VILNIUS: SOFA - School of Film Advancement's class of 2020/2021 will hold its third and final workshop virtually in Vilnius from 18 to 22 October 2021.
13-10-2021

FNE Speaks with Edith Sepp - Head of Estonian Film Institute

TALLINN: Edith Sepp, the Head of the Estonian Film Institute (EFI), spoke with FNE about the current situation of the Estonian film industry, which has changed dramatically over the last…
12-10-2021

GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Announces Feature and Animated Films Grants

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund has distributed 3 m EUR / 78 m CZK as grants for the production of feature and animated films, as well as for the development…
12-10-2021

BOX OFFICE: Wedding by Wojciech Smarzowski Tops Polish Box Office

WARSAW: Wojciech Smarzowski's new drama Wedding / Wesele had 139,536 admissions in its opening weekend, making it the best opening for a local production in 2021. The film was released…
12-10-2021

FNE Oscar Watch 2022: Czech Republic Selects Zátopek as Oscar Candidate

PRAGUE: The members of the Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA) have selected the Czech/Slovak coproduction Zátopek directed by David Ondříček as Czech Republic's candidate for the 94th Academy of…
12-10-2021

FNE Oscar Watch 2022: Estonian Minority Coproduction Compartment No 6 to Represent Finland in Oscar Race

TALLINN: The Finish/German/Estonian/Russian coproduction Compartment No 6 by Juho Kuosmanen is Finland’s candidate for the 94th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film…
12-10-2021

New Script Development Residency Launched in Georgia

TELAVI: The first edition of the script development residency organised by Terra Incognita Films and supported by the Georgian National Film Center is currently underway at the Zaira Arsenishvili House-Museum…
12-10-2021

FNE Oscar Watch 2022: Tereza37 to Represent Croatia in Oscar Race

ZAGREB: Tereza37 by Danilo Šerbedžija has been selected by the Filmmakers’ Association of Croatia as the Croatian candidate for the 94th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in…
11-10-2021

FESTIVALS: First Edition of Svaneti IFF Announces Winners

MESTIA: I Am Afraid to Forget Your Face by Egyptian director Sumeh Alaa was awarded the Goddess Dali main prize at the first edition of the Svaneti International Film Festival,…
11-10-2021

FNE at Festival of Slovenian Film 2021: Sanremo

PORTOROŽ: Miroslav Mandić’s sixth feature film Sanremo will be screened in the competition of the 24th Festival of Slovenian Film in Portorož (12 - 17 October 2021). This Slovenian/Italian coproduction…
11-10-2021

FNE at Festival of Slovenian Film 2021: Ameba

PORTOROŽ: Blaž Završnik's third feature film Ameba will be screened in the competition of the 24th Festival of Slovenian Film in Portorož (12 - 17 October 2021). The film questions…
11-10-2021

Gordan Matić’s Bullets over Marseille Enters Cinema Distribution in Serbia

BELGRADE: The Serbian black and white courtroom drama Bullets over Marseille / Pucnji u Marseju by Gordan Matić will have its Belgrade premiere on 9 October 2021, commemorating the anniversary…
08-10-2021