FNE Podcast: Festivals in Crisis: Peter Nagel Director Art Film Fest Slovakia

Peter shares with us the reasons why the Art Film Fest Košice team decided to postpone the festival until next year. While the festival will not take place this year…
01-07-2020

Estonian and Polish Exhibitors Selected for UNIC Leadership Programme

BRUSSELS: Valeria Kurohtina from CINAMON (Estonia) and Monika Giełżecka from Multikino (Poland) are among the nine female cinema professionals selected to participate in the fourth edition of the International Union…
01-07-2020

PRODUCTION: Jan Komasa in Development with English-language Debut

WARSAW: Jan Komasa, the director of the Academy Award nominated film Corpus Christi, is working on his first English language film, Anniversary. The film will be a post-apocalyptic drama with…
30-06-2020

The Whistlers Dominates 14th Gopo Awards

BUCHAREST: Corneliu Porumboiu’s The Whistlers / La Gomera received 10 awards including in the best film and best director categories at the 14th Gopo Awards. The first open-air Gopo Awards…
30-06-2020

FESTIVALS: Sixteen Films Compete at Pula Film Festival

PULA: The Croatian Programme of the 67th Pula Film Festival, which will be held from 18 to 26 July 2020, will see 16 films competing for Golden Arenas. Five films…
30-06-2020

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Director Dimitar Kutmanov In Postproduction with Lament for the Silent Fool

SOFIA: The director/writer Dimitar Kutmanov is in postproduction with his feature debut Lament for the Silent Fool. The film was screened during the 17th Sofia Meetings Works in Progress, held…
30-06-2020

PRODUCTION: Serbian Director Balša Đogo Starts Shooting Feature Debut Kosare

BELGRADE: The shooting of the Serbian feature war drama Kosare / Košare is scheduled to commence by 1 July 2020. The film, supported by Film Center Serbia, marks the feature…
30-06-2020

Opening of Cineplexx in Sarajevo Announced for August 2020

SARAJEVO: The management of the new Sarajevo Cineplexx announced that they will open in time for this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival. Mirsad Purivatra, director of the Sarajevo Film Festival, announced…
29-06-2020

Strong Showing for CEE Docs at Fests Worldwide

JIHLAVA: According to a survey of 11 international documentary festivals undertaken by the Ji.hlava IDFF, documentaries from CEE territories account for 35 – 53 percent of films at festivals in…
29-06-2020

FNE TV: Ji.hlava IDFF East West Index Debate

Which regions are under-represented at film festivals and why? Ji.hlava organised an online discussion on this topic during the Cannes 2020 Online.
29-06-2020

Polish Film School Launches Talent Resource Agency

KATOWICE: The Kieslowski Film School located in Katowice has announced the launch of Film Proxy, an initiative to promote Polish below-the-line talent.
29-06-2020

GRANTS: Film Center Serbia Announces Grants in Two Categories

BELGRADE: Film Center Serbia announced the recipients of its latest round of grants on 25 June 2020. The grants were awarded in two separate categories: debut feature films and student…
26-06-2020

FNE AV Innovation: Cutaway

The story: Cutaway has been around for 10 years. From the outset, we wanted to be original and to explore new territory for narration – from production through to distribution…
26-06-2020

Romania and Cyprus Send Films to Venice Gap-Financing Market

VENICE: Two Romanian projects and one coproduction from Cyprus have been selected for the seventh edition of the Venice Gap-Financing Market, taking place 4 – 6 September 2020.
26-06-2020

FESTIVALS: Thirty-nine Countries Vie for EKOFILM IFF Slots

BRNO: The EKOFILM IFF has announced that 133 films from 39 countries have been submitted for the competition section of the 46th edition of the festival, running 14 – 17…
26-06-2020

FNE UNIC EU Policy Update 25.06.2020.

WARSAW: FNE has teamed up with the Brussels based team of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) to bring you regular updates on EU cinema policies that impact all industry…
26-06-2020

FNE at Cannes Online 2020: Macedonian Film

Macedonian films at the 73rd Film Market in Cannes: The COVID 19 pandemic has urged the Cannes Film Festival to hold Marche du Film online for the first time from…
26-06-2020

FNE at Cannes Online 2020: Film Estonia Cash Rebate and regional funds at Marché du Film

Estonia will wrap up the Cannes market with Film Estonia Cash Rebate and regional film funds, who will be available on June 26th.
26-06-2020

FNE IDF DocBloc: East Silver Calls for Projects

East Silver Market is accepting applications for rough cut state projects through 31 July 2020.
26-06-2020

PRODUCTION: Slovak/Czech Fairytale Goes Into Production

BRATISLAVA: The fairytale O liečivej vode (The World of Water) directed by Ján Sebechlebský is one of the first films to be shot in Slovakia after the easing of COVID-19…
25-06-2020