FESTIVALS: Tbilisi Film Festival 2021 Announces Lineup

TBILISI: Nine titles have been selected for the Georgian Full-length Fictions Competition of the 22nd edition of the Tbilisi International Film Festival, which will take place in person 5 –…
26-11-2021

PRODUCTION: Croatian Screenwriter and Director Arsen Oremović Films The Head of a Big Fish

ZAGREB: The shooting of the debut feature film The Head of a Big Fish by screenwriter and director Arsen Oremović, produced by Maja Vukić and her company Izazov 365, started…
26-11-2021

FESTIVALS: Auteur Film Festival 2021 Opens in Belgrade

BELGRADE: The 27th edition of the Auteur Film Festival – Festival autorskog filma in Belgrade kicks off on 26 November and runs through 3 December 2021. This year, it will…
26-11-2021

Lucian Romașcanu Re-Appointed as Minister of Culture in Romania

BUCHAREST: Lucian Romașcanu has been re-appointed as Minister of Culture by the new Romanian Prime Minister Nicolae Ciucă, who is heading a coalition cabinet of the Social-Democratic Party (PSD) and…
26-11-2021

Cinemas in Slovakia Close Due to Covid Curfew

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak government declared a state of emergency and a curfew on 24 November 2021 with effect from 25 November 2021, due to the rapidly deteriorating pandemic situation in…
25-11-2021

FNE Podcast: Visegrad YR2021: Tamas Liszka: Budapest Cinemas Group

FNE’s Georgian correspondent Alexander Gabelia spoke to Hungarian Tamas Liszka who is head of the Budapest Cinemas Group, about the challenges he has faced as a cinema operator during the…
25-11-2021

Tallifornia Launches First Private Film Fund in Estonia

TALLINN: The Estonia-based film development and production company Tallifornia has launched Tallifornia Film Fund, the first private film investment fund in Estonia, with an initial budget of 500,000 EUR in…
25-11-2021

VOD Platform Gley.mk Launched in North Macedonia

SKOPJE: Macedonian company SVOD Master D.O.O has launched a new national VOD platform Gley.mk in North Macedonia. The platform offers a wide range of local, regional and international films, and…
25-11-2021

PRODUCTION: Mariana Čengel Solčanská in Postproduction with Slovak/Czech The Chambermaid

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Mariana Čengel Solčanská is moving into postproduction on the Slovak/Czech historical drama The Chambermaid / Slúžka. The film is based on Hana Lasicová’s bestseller published in 2013…
25-11-2021

Two New VOD Platforms Launched in Croatia

ZAGREB: Croatia has seen the launch of two VOD platforms, one from Croatia and one from Russia. Croatian distribution company Discovery film has launched its new VOD platform MovieMix, offering…
24-11-2021

FNE Visegrad YR2021: Q&A with Producer and PISF Expert Kamil Przełęcki

WARSAW: Polish film and television producer, and PISF expert Kamil Przełęcki, talks to FNE about the realities of the Polish film production market recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.
24-11-2021

Lithuanian Troll Farm Wins TV Beats Forum

TALLINN: The Lithuanian project Troll Farm is the winner of the first edition of the co-financing market TV Beats Forum at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, taking place 19 – 26…
24-11-2021

Kids Kino Lab Announces Projects Selected for 2022 Edition

WARSAW: The 2022 edition of Kids Kino Lab has selected 22 projects for the 7th edition of its script development workshop.
24-11-2021

FNE Visegrad YR2021: Exhibition: Polish Box Office Buoyant

WARSAW: The Polish box office is currently noting an increase in attendance figures and revenue despite the fourth wave of COVID-19, giving distributors hope of further recovery in 2022.
23-11-2021

OBITUARY: Croatian Producer Darija Kulenović Gudan

ZAGREB: Film producer and co-founder of the Croatian production company Studio DIM Darija Kulenović Gudan passed away at the age of 49 in Zagreb. She had been ill for several…
23-11-2021

Yianna Americanou’s Cypriot/Greek Debut Feature Dog Picked Up by Urban Distribution International

NICOSIA: The Paris-based sales agent Urban Distribution International has acquired the rights to Yianna Americanou’s first feature film Dog. This Cypriot/Greek coproduction had its world premiere in the Meet the…
23-11-2021

FESTIVALS: POFF Shorts 2021 Announces Winners

TALLINN: POFF Shorts, which operates under the umbrella of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, running 12 – 28 November 2021, awarded the best live action short prize to the…
23-11-2021

FNE Visegrad YR2021: Q&A on Hungarian Distribution with Mozinet’s Bálint Szalóky

BUDAPEST: Bálint Szalóky is the head of PR at Mozinet, one of the leading art film distributors in Hungary. He talks to FNE about the recovery of distribution in Hungary…
22-11-2021

BOX OFFICE: Serbian South Wind 2 – Speed Up Tops Box Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina

SARAJEVO: South Wind 2 – Speed Up / Južni vetar 2 – Ubrzanje directed by Miloš Avramović topped the 11 – 14 November 2021 weekend chart in Bosnia and Herzegovina,…
22-11-2021

FESTIVALS: Great Freedom Takes Top Award at 2021 Zagreb Film Festival

ZAGREB: The Golden Pram for best feature film went to the Austrian/German film Great Freedom by Sebastian Meise at the closing ceremony of the Zagreb Film Festival on 20 November…
22-11-2021