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The Federation of European Film Directors has added its voice to that of the Croatian Film-Makers initiative Puk’o nam je film (Stand Up for Croatian Cinema), aiming at protecting Croatian cinematography from political influence and control.
The association of European Film Agency Directors (EFADs) would like to praise Hrvoje Hribar’s contribution to Croatian and European film, and to the EFADs, following his decision to step down as Director of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) on 6 February in light of recent events.
Some of the highlights of this year´s open program include Paweł Łoziński's masterclass on Experiment in Documentary, a lecture by Helle Faber My insight into documentary co-productions or Joe Bini´s masterclass Personal remarks on documentary filmmaking through the eyes of an editor.
London-based production house Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME) has consolidated its position as one of the key players on the European independent production scene, expanding its 2016/2017 active production slate to 12 pictures including debuts from such major international talents as German documentarist and author Rudolph Herzog, Gomorrah scribe Maurizio…
Does a limited budget necessarily put a brake on filmmakers’ creativity? Or does it push the power of their storytelling towards something new, something edgy and completely different than all their previous work? A limited budget can represent the needed push for the writer’s mind and lead him to amazing…
Coming back from Berlinale, where I was attending a lot of events still as coordinator of Prix Lux of the European Parliament, I have to say, that I was often adressed by participants of many different countries on behalf of the actual situation in Croatia in the area of film.
Müller Hall, in Kino Europa (Cinema Europa), was packed on Monday with supporters of the initiative Puk’o nam je film (Croatian slang for ‘We’ve Had Enough’). The aim of the initiative is to protect Croatian cinematography from political influence and control. The initiative is a result of the negative audit…
The Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA) has revealed the nominations for the 24th Czech Lion Annual Awards. This year the academics could choose from the 71 feature films, animated films and documentary features which had been distributed in the year of 2016. The films can be awarded the statuette…
BRATISLAVA:Film New Europe Association together with MFFK Febiofest Industry Days in Bratislava will co-host a special event entitled Slovakia – Austria: Film Neighbours on 7 March at 14:30 within the frames of the 24th MFFK Febiofest Bratislava. The event is a panel discussion which will present the current state of…
On the occasion of a screening of THE TRIAL - THE STATE OF RUSSIA VS. OLEG SENTSOV by Askold Kurov, Agnieszka Holland, Volker Schlöndorff, the European Film Academy, and Amnesty International have protested against the incarceration of the Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov.
Author: Miriam Ryndová For the sixth time, the Institute of Documentary Film (IDF) is organizing the East Doc Platform in Prague. The public is welcome to join Open Program (held in English). Most of the events take place at the Cervantes Institute (Na Rybníčku 6, Prague 2).Free entry.More info: dokweb.net.…
Directors and authors representatives, as well as industry stakeholders from a dozen of European countries gathered in Ljubljana to discuss audiovisual authors’ rights and remuneration challenges. The opportunities to bring more fairness to industry practices presented by the September 2016 EU Commission second copyright package were examined, from fairer remuneration…
Solidarity Instead of Flowers: European Film Academy Turns 30As part of the section Berlinale Special, the Berlinale and the European Film Academy present THE TRIAL: THE STATE OF RUSSIA VS OLEG SENTSOVPremiere at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele in the presence of Imprisoned Director’s Cousin, Lawyer, Producers and Friends In…
THE INSIDE PICTURES 2017 Programme will open for Applications on February 9th Developing the Next Generation of Leaders in the European Film Industry London, 3rd of February 2017: Inside Pictures, the leading film industry business and leadership skills development programme, announces that applications will open for its 2017 programme on…
Lithuanian cinemas were visited by over 3.6m people last year. Ticket sales reached more than €17.5m. A total of 291 films including 17 national productions were screened in 2106.
“I would like to see young film-makers think about their projects on a global scale right from the very beginning, so that the films they create are universal and can conquer audiences not only in Poland, but also in Europe, and maybe even the whole world. We clearly have many…
Estonian film audiences, ascending to the top tier of European cinemagoers per capita, have year-by-year shown a steady rise in their interest towards domestic film according to the figures of 2016 that saw the crowd-pleasing hit-comedy Class Reunion as their highest-grossing film.
Four Georgian films have been selected to participate in one of the most prestigious film festivals around the world – the Berlin International Film Festival. This is the first time so many Georgian films have been screened at one of the world’s leading film festivals. The selected Georgian films will…
During a brief ceremony held in the framework of the annual When East Meets West Co-production Forum in Trieste, the representatives of Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund and Slovenian Film Centre, the partner funds of the transregional audiovisual cooperation and training initiative RE–ACT set up in 2015,…
The Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA) has revealed the nominations for the 24th Czech Lion Annual Awards. This year the academics could choose from the 71 feature films, animated films and documentary features which had been distributed in the year of 2016. The films can be awarded the statuette…