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The film "Loving Vincent" by Dorota Kobieli and Hugh Welchman received the "Cultural Event of the Year 2017" award at the 19th "Empik Bestselling" awards gala. This is another award for this unique animation, which fights for an Oscar in the Best Animated Film category. The film is also nominated…
Magiclab is pleased to be attending this year's Berlinale with Hendi & Hormoz directed by Abbas Amini, which will have its world premiere at the Berlinale Generation 14plus. Magiclab is proud to be co-producer and to have completed post-production on the film. Interpreter directed by Martin Sulik, another feature film…
This year EFP (European Film Promotion) in collaboration with Hot Docs – Canadian International Documentary Festival (April 26 – May 6, 2018) will launch a special programme entitled THE CHANGING FACE OF EUROPE, a pan-European showcase of 10 new documentaries that illustrate and examine the current cultural, geographic, economic and…
Exclusive to Screen International for Publication Monday 05 February 2018 How to Sell a War - the fiction feature film debut of leading international documentary director Rudolph Herzog has announced start of shoot dates. The film was developed by Creative England, Film and Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd, Finnish financing house…
The first workshops of both programs are well over with, and we look back at the results from last week's intensive events in Trieste. MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2018 – Workshop 1 The 9 participating projects took the first steps at the new and expanded Feature Launch program. The first workshop…
MAZOVIA WARSAW FILM FUND announce the 8th edition of the competition for participation in film production. The contest's budget comes from the funds of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship Self-government and the City of Warsaw.The basic criterion for the participation of film projects in the competition is the linking of production with…
Storytek_ the first accelerator that brings together content creatives with world class technology competence in a specialized program in Tallinn, Estonia; and the B3 Biennal B3 Biennial of the Moving Image, Frankfurt, Germany, launch digital art showcase.Storytek_ the first accelerator that brings together content creatives with world class technology competence…
Introduction ‘A stronger Union needs to be equipped with appropriate financial means to continue to deliver its policies. The Union has changed fundamentally in recent years, as have the challenges it faces. Our Union needs a budget that can help us achieve our ambitions. The Multiannual Financial Framework for the…
Immersify - Innovative technologies for Virtual Reality (January 18, 2018) Virtual Reality (VR) has what it takes to be the next big game- changer in the media sector. In stark contrast to video, TV and the movies, VR applications promise experiences that are not only more intense but, above all,…
The Baltic film institutions renewed the Mutual Cooperation Agreement at Trieste Film Festival. The addendum signed by Edith Sepp, CEO of the Estonian Film Institute, Dita Rietuma, CEO of the Latvian National Film Centre and Rolandas Kvietkauskas, CEO of the Lithuanian Film Centre envisages 12 joint film promotion projects spread…
The Italian project Small Body is the winner of the eighth edition of When East Meets West. The project directed by Laura Samani and produced by Nadia Trevisan (Nefertiti Film) is a rough fairy-tale about Agata and her dangerous journey to bring her stillborn baby back to life, just enough…
Sharpen your storytelling and develop your project into a fully-fledged cinematic feature film with the expert guidance of over 20 internationally recognised tutors. Tutors for 2018: Ulla Simonen (FI/MADE) Founder of the Helsinki production company MADE, Ulla is also a tutor, advisor and consultant for documentary and fiction projects. She…
Attention to all film talents: Until 31 January 2018, filmmakers will have the chance to apply for the LET’S CEE Short Film Competition 2018. Not only are two main prizes waiting to be won, moreover, ten finalists will receive an invitation to participate in the second edition of the LET’S…
Czech filmmakers have been involved in the East Doc Platform (March 3 – 9, Prague) in increasingly larger numbers, which is a clear indication of the growing quality of Czech films in the international context. The 7th EDP will present a total of fifty projects from Central and Eastern Europe.…
The Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA) has announced the nominations for the 25th anniversary of the annual Czech Lion awards. The academics were choosing from 51 feature films, animated films and documentary features that had been distributed in the year of 2017. The films will be awarded the Czech…
Storytek is a mentor-driven accelerator fully focusing on audiovisual sector, where deep knowledge of the global film and creative industry mixes with top-notch technology competence. Storytek Accelerator is now accepting applications from creative and media/film-tech entrepreneurs wishing to participate in the 10-week accelerator program starting in March and ending in…
The time has finally come for the expanded MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2018. On Sunday January 21, the first part of the feature film development platform will take off in Italy during Trieste Film Festival. Participating are 9 projects from Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Greece, Hungary, Serbia and Ukraine.…
We would like to remind you that we are launching a new ACM Distribution call for proposals. The deadline to apply is February 28th, 2018. This scheme is designed to support distribution for international co-productions, and was initially open to films that were supported by the Aide aux cinemas du…
The Cinémathèque Française in Paris is hosting one of the biggest projects presenting Lithuania’s national cinema, a two-week long film retrospective which opens today. It also marks the launch of a cycle of events in France to celebrate the centenary of the restoration of Lithuania's statehood. The French cinema-going public…
The Czech Film Fund offers its national film industry a new ambitious script consulting program, which is organized in cooperation with MIDPOINT. 'Script Consulting Incubator' is the name of the new initiative which aims to heighten the quality of feature film scripts and to support a new generation of Czech…