FNE at Venice 2020: FNE EUROVOD Party in Venice Celebrates AV Innovation

VENICE: Film New Europe (FNE) teamed up with EUROVOD in Venice this year to celebrate the innovation and creative ideas that have kept our European filmmakers moving forward even under…
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Baltic Sea Docs Announces Awards

RIGA: The 24th edition of the Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries wrapped on 6 September 2020, in a format that was run mainly online, with only a few on-site activities.
10-09-2020

PRODUCTION: Romantic Melodrama Once Upon a Time in Serbia Starts Shooting

BELGRADE: The production of the Serbian romantic melodrama Once Upon a Time in Serbia / Bilo jednom u Srbiji started in the Serbian town of Leskovac on 3 September 2020.…
10-09-2020

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian Family Moves Into Postproduction

VILNIUS: Austėja Urbaitė has completed shooting on her debut feature film Family / Šeima, which is produced by the Lithuanian production company Fralita Films, under producer Živilė Gallego.
10-09-2020

FESTIVALS: Rescheduled Animafest Zagreb 2020 Finalises Programme

ZAGREB: The 30th edition of Animafest Zagreb has selected 40 short films from 27 countries for its competition section, including four films from Croatia.
10-09-2020

OBITUARY: Oscar-winning Czech Director Jiri Menzel Dies Age 82

PRAGUE: The Oscar-winning director Jiří Menzel died on 5 September 2020 in Prague, following a long illness. He was 82 years old.
09-09-2020

Irena Stefoska Appointed New Macedonian Minister of Culture

SKOPJE: Irena Stefoska was appointed the Minister of Culture of North Macedonia by the Parliament on 31 August 2020. She took over ministerial duties from Husni Ismaili. 
09-09-2020

FESTIVALS: Skopje Film Festival Kicks Off Five Months Later Than Planned With Open-Air Screenings

SKOPJE: The 23rd edition of the Skopje Film Festival, which was due in April, kicks off on 9 September 2020 with open-air screenings, due to COVID-19 restrictions. This edition, which…
09-09-2020

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Director Dimitar Petkov In Postproduction With The Short Straw

SOFIA: Dimitar Petkov is completing the post-production of his third feature film The Short Straw, a period drama set 40 years ago, putting the head of a provincial police office…
09-09-2020

FNE INTERVIEW: Mariam Kandelaki, Founder of Georgian Animators Association

TBILISI: Georgia has made an effort to develop animation projects over the past decade, after 20 fallow years, finding some recent success at international festivals. FNE spoke with Mariam Kandelaki,…
09-09-2020

FESTIVALS: Tereza37 Wins Six Awards at Pula Film Festival

PULA: The feminist drama Tereza37 directed by Danilo Šerbedžija was the big winner at the 2020 Pula Film Festival, bringing a total of six Golden Arenas to its creators.
09-09-2020

FNE at Venice 2020: FNE Podcast: CICAE Training Boglárka Nagy and Javier Pachón

VENICE: Boglarka Nagy, head of studies of the CICAE Training, and CICAE trainer Javier Pachón discuss the latest edition of CICAE training for arthouse and independent exhibitors, that just wrapped…
08-09-2020

PRODUCTION: Icelandic/Polish Coproduction Wolka Shooting in Poland

KALISZ: The shooting is underway for Wolka, a new crime drama from Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson, coproduced by Iceland and Poland. The crew moved from Westman Islands to Kalisz, Poland, on…
08-09-2020

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Quarantine Zone Film Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

BUDAPEST: The first episode of the five-episode film The Quarantine Zone directed by Dániel Indi Zsótér began filming on 7 September 2020. The low-budget film, which is independently produced by…
08-09-2020

FESTIVALS: Honeyland and Kapitán Demo Headed to 2020 EKOFILM IFF

BRNO: The 46th EKOFILM International Film Festival, which will take place in Brno from 14 to 17 October 2020, will open with a performance by the musician Kapitán Demo and…
08-09-2020

FNE at Venice 2020: FNE Podcast: CICAE Training Organiser Boglarka Nagy Talks With Participants

VENICE: Boglarka Nagy, head of studies of the CICAE Training, talks with participants Hristo Hristozov from Bulgaria and Sonia Le Pape from Poland and Gabi Suciu-Paduretu from Romania.
07-09-2020

Sony Pictures Animation Partners With Cyprus RISE Research Center

NICOSIA: Sony Pictures Animation has signed a partnership agreement with Cyprus-based Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies – RISE Centre of Excellence to explore technological advances…
07-09-2020

PRODUCTION: Juraj Lehotský Starts Production on Applause

BRATISLAVA: Juraj Lehotský is starting production of his third feature drama Applause / Potlesk.
07-09-2020

PRODUCTION: Ádám Császi in Production With Three Thousand Numbered Pieces

BUDAPEST: Ádám Császi is currently shooting his sophomore feature Three Thousand Numbered Pieces / Háromezer számozott darab, a mix of fiction, absurdity and sociographic reality, aiming at answering if it…
07-09-2020

CineStar Opens Fourth Multiplex in Serbia

BELGRADE: The German exhibitor CineStar opened its fourth multiplex in Serbia and its 24th in the CEE region on 5 September 2020. Cinemas in Serbia were allowed to reopen on…
07-09-2020