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The sales companies’ members of Europa International attended the 6th Europa International annual conference from the 24th to the 26th November in Bucharest, and for the 4th time in parallel of Europa Cinemas event. New president and board The event started with a general assembly and the new board of…
Launch of a new study examining strategic investment in the future of film
This year the European Commission developed an Animation Plan, which aims to invigorate the animation industry in the entire EU. The Central and Eastern European region contains great potential that has yet to be tapped. A new initiative titled the CEE Animation Workshop is striving to capture this potential by…
This year’s EUROPEAN CO-PRODUCTION AWARD – Prix EURIMAGES, an award acknowledging the decisive role of co-productions in the European film industry, goes to the producer Cedomir Kolar. Cedomir Kolar has been active in film production for more than 30 years. He was born in former Yugoslavia, in the city of…
On 21st November 2017, the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee limited the scope of the European Commission’s “Proposal for a Regulation laying down rules on the exercise of copyright and related rights applicable to certain online transmissions of broadcasting organisations and retransmissions” to only news and current affairs programmes. Peter…
On the one hand, recent years have seen an incredibly rapid development of innovative VR systems – hardware & software - and corresponding storytelling strategies. On the other hand, very few companies have so far succeeded in making money with the (3D) contents and apps they created with these means.…
FERA welcomes the result of the committee vote in the EU Parliament today, as Members of the Legal Affairs (JURI) Committee voted to limit the extension of the so‑called “Country of Origin” principle to news and current affairs programmes. Exclusive territorial licensing, cornerstone of audiovisual works’ investment structure, distribution and…
On the 21st of November 2017 the JURI Committee voted on the European Commission’s “Proposal for a Regulation laying down rules on the exercise of copyright and related rights applicable to certain online transmissions of broadcasting organisations and retransmissions” and limited it to news and current affairs programmes. CEPI, the…
IDFA – International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the much-awaited event in the festival calendar, takes place November 15-26, 2017 this year. The large group of attending East European film professionals is headed by the Institute of Documentary Film. IDF representatives will help filmmakers navigate the event and promote their films…
MIDPOINT TV Launch 2018 is off to a great start with a successful workshop 1 behind us; HBO Europe confirms cash prize of 5.000 USD to Best Project, and TV Launch announces new cooperation with CANNESERIES Institute. "The multi-faceted levels and unique classes offered at MIDPOINT I believe fosters an…
The European Film Academy announces the first winners who will be honoured at this year’s European Film Awards. A special seven-member jury convened in Berlin and, based on the EFA Selection list and the additional film entries, decided on the winners in the categories cinematography, editing, production design, costume design,…
A film set in Russia about Lada automobile production may not sound like the most riveting topic for a documentary. But Petr’s Horký’s directorial debut is a fascinating and wryly amusing tale. Set in Tolyatti, the city where the Lada factory is based, The Russian Job follows the attempts of…
The question of storytelling and corresponding “grammar” comes up each time a new form of immersive media sees the day of light. This was the case for stereoscopic 3D, and, without surprise, this is now the case for all currently-hot forms of immersive media, such as VR, AR, MR, XR,…
FERA Honorary President Sir Alan Parker addressed a letter to Estonian Minister of Culture Indrek Saar on Monday November 13 to express dismay at the absence of European creators or author representatives in the programme of the audiovisual conference "Pictured futures: connecting content, tech & policy in audiovisual Europe" to…
Lithuania is an attractive destination for those foreign filmmakers who come here seeking not only flexible prices for film production and services but also a professional crew and suitable locations. Last year, Lithuania attracted the highest number of foreign productions since the introduction of its 20 percent tax incentive in…
Lithuania is an attractive destination for those foreign filmmakers who come here seeking not only flexible prices for film production and services but also a professional crew and suitable locations. Last year, Lithuania attracted the highest number of foreign productions since the introduction of its 20 percent tax incentive in…
Come to Warsaw and join Creative Europe Desk Poland and National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute for Images That Move – European Conference on Film Education on November 21. During the event, presentations will be delivered by leading Polish and European experts in film education. Moreover, the participants will have…
The European Film Agency Directors (EFADs) would like to thank the three institutions participating in the trilogue negotiations for their positive positions on Article 13 in the proposal revising the Audiovisual Media Services Directive. So far there have been some great results which the EFADs welcomes, such as: The consensus…
Three Czech documentaries are in the programme of the 30th IDFA – International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. IDFA’s competition sections include two Czech documentaries – Nothing Like Before about four teenagers in a Czech border town, and The Russian Job about a Swedish manager who tries to salvage the Soviet…
The MIT Press publishes a journal called “Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments”. Its Volume 19, Issue 4 of August 2010 featured a pioneering, scientific article by Nonny de la Peña and her 7 co-authors entitled “Immersive Journalism: Immersive Virtual Reality for the First-Person Experience of News”. Nicknamed “The Godmother of…