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Filip Heraković’s project Night Waves in ‘First Films First’ programme 21.05.2020.


Last year's contestants intrigued international producers with which they are now developing submitted projects


The XIV Krzysztof Kieślowski ScripTeast Award for the Best Script from Eastern Europe went to the multiple-award-winning Polish screenwriter and director, Maciej Sobieszczański and co-writer Grzegorz Puda for the script entitled BROTHER.

Lithuania to renew film production

As the Lithuanian Government continues to ease the quarantine restrictions, the borders of Lithuania are slowly opening up. From 15th May, by general decision residents of the Baltic states can move freely from one state to another. Thus, individuals who have arrived in Lithuania from Estonia or Latvia, do not…

Applications now open worldwide for the 2020 Pustnik Screenwriters Residency

TETA has opened applications for the 6th edition of Pustnik Screenwriters Residency which has been scheduled for 7-15 September 2020. Pustnik is the only Romania-based residency for feature film development and is dedicated to young and emerging filmmakers from all over the world.

Baltic Pitching Forum 2020: new call for short film projects and the guest country Poland

Baltic Short Film Project Pitching Event „Baltic Pitching Forum” announces its new call for short film projects. This year a Guest Country of the Forum will be Poland. The event will invite twelve short film projects – three from each Baltic country of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and three from Poland…

UNQUIET VOICES, the Romanian creative web-documentary directed by Ioana Mischie and produced by Centrade Cheil and Studioset is officially nominated for The 24th Webby Awards

UNQUIET VOICES, the innovative participatory documentary directed by Ioana Mischie, written by Roxana Niță and Adina Stănescu and produced by Centrade Cheil and STUDIOSET is nominated for The 24th Webby Awards. The web-doc was previously awarded by highly prestigious international competitions such as Golden Drum (two bronze medals), Webstock (Best…

CICAE Announces Second Round of Applications for 17th Art Cinema = Action + Management

The CICAE is glad to announce that the second round of applications for 17th Art Cinema = Action + Management, the next International training course for independent cinema exhibitors, is open.

FERA STATEMENT Love in the time of Corona: Developing Health and Safety Guidelines on Set, A Director’s Perspective

For decades screen directors have been shooting dangerous stunts. Safely. “Selling” a punch between two actors by positioning the camera so it can’t see the safe space between them is an early example of successful social distancing. But dramatizing the deeper conflict between those two actors is the director’s precious…

LIST OF SCRIPTEAST XIV PROJECTS (logline, description, writer's bio)

Full information on projects participating in the 14th edition of ScripTeast follows:

PROCUCERS ON THE MOVE's digital programme begins

EFP The 20 up-and-coming producers from 20 different European countries selected by EFP (European Film Promotion) for the 21st edition of PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE met digitally for the first time on Monday (11 May). The extensive programme of the networking platform - which is including speed meetings, roundtables and…

European Film Awards: Submission Opens With Eligibility Change Due to Coronavirus

A lot of film premieres at festivals or in cinemas had to be postponed or moved online due to the Coronavirus crisis. The European Film Academy (EFA) has therefore exceptionally extended the eligibility rules for films participating in the European Film Awards. The standard version of these rules includes the…

MIDPOINT Editing Room 2020: Final Session

The current edition of our post-production program Editing Room has started in February 2020 by taking in MIDPOINT alumni project Lost in Paradise by the writer and director Fiona Ziegler (CZ/CH).

Baltic Sea Docs 2020 announces call for projects

Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (BSD) is the most important documentary training and pitching event in the Baltic countries, taking place in Riga, Latvia. The 24th edition is scheduled to take place from 1 – 6 September. The call for projects is open now and will close on 8 June.

Cultural Entrepreneurs Watch Out! Call for Proposals – SOFA 2020/21

For its 8th edition, SOFA – School of Film Advancement is looking for up to eight film initiators, cultural managers, entrepreneurs, facilitators and catalysts with unique project ideas in the audiovisual world. Selected participants will be trained in various creative ways to reach local and international cinema-goers and they will…

NEM Dubrovnik and NEM Zagreb together in December

In the midst of the pandemic which the whole world is grappling with, we regret to inform that NEM Dubrovnik cannot be held this June in the beautiful city of Dubrovnik. We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis and, in the hope of a better tomorrow, we will…

first digital edition of PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE 2020

EFP's networking programme PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE will take place as originally planned from 11 to 15 May, 2020, and independently of the Cannes Film Festival which has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. 20 selected up-and-coming European producers will meet online this year and present their projects in…

9th edition of MIDPOINT Intensive SK is announcing the project selection!

Rescheduled module for Slovak filmmakers, this time organized in collaboration with CHARACTER – Film Development Association and the Slovak Film Institute, is going on-line and will take place May 18 - 21, 2020.

dok.incubator introduces 8 teams for the 2020 workshop

From 104 applications from 50 countries the dok.incubator selection committee chose eight talented filmmakers' teams who will have the opportunity to work intensively on their documentary films with the support of more than 20 internationally established producers, editors and sales agents for more than 6 months. CLOUDS /FI/Director: Tuija Halttunen, …

UNIC Statement: Circumstances around Trolls World Tour do not justify wholesale changes to the business model - 29 April 2020

Brussels: 29 April 2020 – The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), the body representing European cinema trade associations and operators, has today issued the following statement: The performance of Trolls Word Tour should be viewed – and only viewed – in the context of the exceptional circumstances surrounding its release…