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East Doc Series – a brand new programme for documentary series

The Institute of Documentary Film launches the East Doc Series – a brand new programme for documentary series focused on consultations and networking, connecting three European film markets. The first session will take place online as part of Baltic Sea Docs (September 2 & 7 – 8, 2020), the second…

Croatian industry professionals at Talents Sarajevo 2020

The 14th edition of Sarajevo Talents welcomes 62 prospective actors, cinematographers, directors, editors, film critics, producers, and screenwriters from South-Eastern Europe and South Caucasus. Among them are eight Croatian professionals. Talents Sarajevo will be held entirely online, from 14th to 18th August. This year's program is being held under the…

The world premiere of the Slovenian minority coproduction Oasis at the Venice festival

This year, the Venice Film Festival will take place from 2 to 12 September. The Slovenian minority coproduction Oasis, directed by the Serbian director Ivan Ikić, will have its world premiere in the context of the Venice Days (Giornate degli Autori) programme. A total of 11 films were selected for…

The winners of the 11. New Horizons Studio+ announced!

New Horizons Studio+ organized by the New Horizons Association and Creative Europe Desk Poland, consisted of workshops and lectures on various aspects related to the project promotion and development. New Horizons Studio+ selects European director-producer pairs who are developing their first or second feature film. 10 emerging talents from Poland…

Croatian titles at 19th Transilvania International Film Festival

Croatian minority co-productions The Barefoot Emperor and Tales from a Prison Cell to screen at this year’s 19th Transilvania International Film Festival, while the programme dedicated to established international directors will include three titles by Vinko Brešan. The festival is held 31st July – 9th August, while the screenings will…

France Štiglic’s “The Ninth Circle” in the Cannes Classics Programme

After the qualification of the digitally restored Štiglic’s film The Valley of Peace (1956) for the 2016 Cannes Classics competition, the celebration of the 60th anniversary of its making, and its Cannes premiere, the same director’s film The Ninth Circle (1960) was the third work of his that was screened…

Croatian films and filmmakers at 26th Sarajevo Film Festival

This year’s Sarajevo Film Festival Competition programmes have been announced, which will go ahead as planned, between 14th and 21st August, both on-site and online, in line with the circumstances caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Croatian titles and Croatian minority co-productions will screen in Feature Film, Documentary, Short Film and…

A short film by the director Sara Kern competes in Sarajevo

On Thursday 23rd of July, all three competition programmes of the 26th Sarajevo Film Festival, which is to take place between 14 and 21 August, were announced. The selection of ten shorts includes the second professional short film by the director Sara Kern, titled Vesna Goodbye, which will thus have…


Kids Kino Industry, the international co-production film and series pitching forum which takes place in Warsaw every September is going to be fully online this year. This is the only Polish industry event to have received funding from the European Union and recognition among European experts. Kids Kino Industry is…

Lithuanian Film Centre Announced Production and Development Grants for 2020 2nd Session

The Lithuanian Film Centre has distributed €2 515 685 at its second session of financing for 2020. In all, 59 film projects received funding for production and development. The government has allocated €1 861 695 for the production of 31 films, including 3 feature films, 5 documentaries, 14 shorts and…

World animation masters at the ANIMARKT Stop Motion Forum 2020

Kim Keukeleire, Andy Gent, Tobias Fouracre, Malcolm Hadley. The world-renowned artists working in Oscar-winning productions will be guests of this year's 5th ANIMARKT Stop Motion Forum, during which they will lead the workshops on animating, art of cinematography and puppet building. The workshops, addressed to students and aspiring artists, are…

Understanding Documentary Film Audiences in Europe Findings from the Moving Docs Survey 2020

MAKEDOX 17.08.2018 Over the Limit Moving Docs Screeing In 2019, Moving Docs – a European partnership for the joint distribution of documentaries across Europe - ran an online survey of documentary audiences across Europe with the support of Creative Europe. Written by Dr Huw D Jones (University of Southampton, UK)…


Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov starts preparations to his new film, a crime drama Rhinoceros. The film will be made in co-production of Ukraine, Poland and Germany. Rhinoceros is a crime drama that unfolds in the 90s in Ukraine, the times that have changed us all: it was the transition from…

CICAE Art Cinema - July 2020

SAVE THE DATE CICAE General Assembly – 10 September 2020 via zoom Considering the context of the pandemic, CICAE will organize its annual General Assembly via Zoom on September 10, 2020, starting at 15:00 (GMT+2).All members of the association are invited to participate. A French-English translation will be provided.We will…

MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2021 Opens for Submissions

MIDPOINT Feature Launch, one of the core programs of MIDPOINT Institute, aims to support writers, directors, producers and aspiring script consultants coming mainly from Central and Eastern Europe and the wider Mediterranean area (detailed eligibility info here).

Recognitions to Stitches and God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunija at Sofia IFF

Fiction feature Stitches, a Croatian minority co-production directed by Miroslav Terzić, received the Balkan Competition jury special mention, while God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunija, also a Croatian minority co-production, won the Bulgarian Film Critics Guild Award. This year’s edition of Sofia International Film Festival is divided into two instalments…

MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2020: Awards Winners

The MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2020 generation, represented by 22 filmmakers and 3 script consultant trainees, attended the Eastern Promises Industry Days of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which were held online July 6-9, 2020. Nine promising projects of feature films were pitched on Tuesday, July 7 during Works in Development…


The second session this year of First Cut+ just ended successfully. The workshop, with four days of consultations with various film industry experts for the eight selected producers and filmmakers, took place online due to the pandemic. First Cut+ work-in-progress session, created for connecting the eight projects with cinema’s industry…

Romanian Film Awards during coronavirus pandemic Gopo Awards adapts big scale ceremony to outdoor format

With cinemas being still closed and international film festivals postponed or canceled, the Gopo AwardsWith cinemas being still closed and international film festivals postponed or canceled, the Gopo Awards - the Romanian national film awards offer a good practice example about how a similar event couldhappen under strong safety and…


Brussels: 30 June 2020 - The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), the European cinema trade grouping, today launched the fourth edition of its Women’s Cinema Leadership Programme, a 12-month mentoring programme for women in cinema exhibition.