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Each year Independent Film Foundation, organizer of ScripTeast, receives a a great number of projects, coming from all of the countries of the region and representing very high quality, spectrum of film genres and interesting subjects. The organizers would like to thank all the writers for their interest in the…
In October, digitally restored Slovak films from the National Film Archive collection of Slovak Film Institute (SFI) will be presented at renowned international film festivals! Retrospective of Viktor Kubal will introduce in Spanish premiere the works of Slovak director, animator and artist at 51stSitges International Fantastic Film Festival(October 4 –…
As organisations working across the European audiovisual sector, we represent film and TV producers, publishers and distributors of films both offline and online, sales companies, cinema operators and national promotion agencies. In the context of discussions surrounding the future of Creative Europe, we would like to reiterate our utmost support…
Towards better working conditions and fairer EU authors' rights in the digital era
ADDITIONAL FILM ENTRIES: FEATURE FILMS - Like the 49 films in the EFA Feature Film Selection 2018, these films are eligible for nominations in the categories European Film, Director, Actress, Actor, and Screenwriter.
East-West co-production market connecting cottbus, held during the FilmFestival Cottbus, celebrates its 20th anniversary with a solid line-up of 13 projects in development as well as 6 works in progress.
The fourth edition of Cartoon Springboard will take place in Valenciennes, France, from 4 to 6 December 2018. It will be an excellent opportunity for the young talents of European animation schools to improve their animation project by pitching it in front of a panel of experts from the audiovisual…
Warsaw-based New Europe Film Sales - the company behind the international success of such films as Grimur Hakonarsson’s Rams, Carla Simon’s Summer 1993, Hlynur Palmason’s Winter Brothers and Tomasz Wasilewski’s United States of Love - starts an annual talent initiative in its home town. The event will introduce talents from…
The European VoD Meetings took place from 3 to 6 September in Venice. It was the 1st edition of a necessary and much-awaited professional training course dedicated to European Cinema VoD platforms, distributors and aggregators, as well as tech providers and right holders interested in the digital distribution of their…
The Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA) recommended the film Winter Flies to be nominated for the Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category. The film was directed by Olmo Omerzu and produced by Jiří Konečný (endorfilm). The academics were choosing from 21 Czech features and documentaries that had…
Three masterclasses, three 3-day workshops, pitching for stop motion shorts with 15 projects in the final, numerous presentations, LAIKA recruitment, animation breakfasts with special guests, and one-to-one meetings will take place during the 3rd edition of ANIMARKT Stop Motion Forum in Lodz (Poland, October 8-13, 2018). For almost one week…
Today, the European Parliament decided to move ahead on the copyright reform by adopting the Directive by an overwhelming majority of 438 votes in favor, 226 against and 39 abstentions. ECSA welcomes this historical step forward for European creators and warmly thanks all Members of the European Parliament for sending…
The Federation of European Film Directors (FERA), the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe (FSE) and the Society of Audiovisual Authors (SAA) welcome the vote on the Copyright Directive in the Digital Single Market by the European Parliament’s plenary. They thank the Members of the European Parliament for listening to the…
A showcase of 8 documentary talents will be presented at the dok.incubator preview on 23rd September at Nordisk Panorama. Three films from the previous edition premiered at IDFA, one at Sundance, three competed at CPH:DOX, two were shown at Hot Docs and one has been selected for nomination for the…
8 emerging writers and directors from all over the world have been selected, out of the 80 applications received, for the fourth edition of PUSTNIK Screenwriters Residency. The programme takes place between 9 and 17 September 2018 in Romania, at Port Cultural Cetate. Their schedule during the residency includes meetings…
International call for projects. Deadline 31st October 2018
For the second year in a row Lithuania has been included in the Toronto International Film Festival – one of the key events of the industry across the globe. The 43rd edition of the film festival will run for eleven days and include the world premiere of Marija Kavtaradzė’s debut…
European Authors’ statement in support of the Copyright Directive
“Take a camera, shoot something, show it to somebody” - Jean-Luc Godard