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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…
18-05-2020

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

Full information on projects participating in the 14th edition of ScripTeast follows:
14-05-2020

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…
12-05-2020

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…
12-05-2020

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).
11-05-2020

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.
11-05-2020

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…
07-05-2020

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…
07-05-2020

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…
05-05-2020

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. 
05-05-2020

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, …
04-05-2020

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…
30-04-2020

Impact of COVID-19 on the Slovak audiovisual landscape - current situation and what’s next

Association of Independent Producers together with Creative Industry Forum, based on the data provided by individual segments of the Slovak audiovisual industry, have published an Overview of financial consequences of COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures for the sector of audiovisual production assessing the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the…
29-04-2020

E-Kino Pod Baranami - first virtual cinema in Poland!

On April 12, Kino Pod Baranami launched its virtual screening rooms. This marks the very first virtual cinema in Poland. On the cinema’s streaming platform one can find carefully selected films, special screenings and films followed by online discussions. 
29-04-2020

Don't miss the chance to apply to Serie Series!

Serie Series, a meeting place for European series and their creators, is to take place June 30-July 2, 2020. The event usually runs in Fontainebleau, France. The organizational team is monitoring the current situation closely and will inform the public about any possible changes.
28-04-2020

EUROPA DISTRIBUTION & FIAD Joint Statement on Covid-19 Impact on Film Distribution

European film distributors, represented by Europa Distribution - the Network of independent Publishers and Distributors and FIAD - the International Federation of Film Distributors’ Associations, need urgent support during the Covid-19 crisis to avoid a long-term catastrophe, not just for the film industry and employment as a whole but for…
20-04-2020

EUROPA DISTRIBUTION & FIAD Joint Statement on Covid-19 Impact on Film Distribution

European film distributors, represented by Europa Distribution - the Network of independent Publishers and Distributors and FIAD - the International Federation of Film Distributors’ Associations, need urgent support during the Covid-19 crisis to avoid a long-term catastrophe, not just for the film industry and employment as a whole but for…
20-04-2020

the changing face of europe at hot docs 2020

features 10 outstanding european documentaries in the doc shop - hot docs streaming platform for accreditated industry Lessons of Love. Małgorzata Goliszewska, Katarzyna Mateja; Poland; 2019 EFP is committed to presenting the third edition of THE CHANGING FACE OF EUROPE in collaboration with Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival despite…
16-04-2020

Ex Oriente Film 2020 deadline approaching

Dear documentary directors and producers,We would like to remind you that the deadline for submissions to the Ex Oriente Film 2020 international training programme is April 30th.If you have a feature length documentary project or docu series in development or early production, be sure to submit it via our online…
16-04-2020

Only one week left to submit new documentary projects for CEDOC Market!

Only one week left to submit new documentary projects for CEDOC MARKET (Central European Documentary Co-production Market) co-production market by Doc Lab Poland, held as part of KFF Industry during the jubilee 60th Krakow Film Festival. You can submit until April 15th! All the meetings at this year's market will…
09-04-2020