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Recognitions to Stitches and God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunija at Sofia IFF

Fiction feature Stitches, a Croatian minority co-production directed by Miroslav Terzić, received the Balkan Competition jury special mention, while God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunija, also a Croatian minority co-production, won the Bulgarian Film Critics Guild Award. This year’s edition of Sofia International Film Festival is divided into two instalments…

MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2020: Awards Winners

The MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2020 generation, represented by 22 filmmakers and 3 script consultant trainees, attended the Eastern Promises Industry Days of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which were held online July 6-9, 2020. Nine promising projects of feature films were pitched on Tuesday, July 7 during Works in Development…


The second session this year of First Cut+ just ended successfully. The workshop, with four days of consultations with various film industry experts for the eight selected producers and filmmakers, took place online due to the pandemic. First Cut+ work-in-progress session, created for connecting the eight projects with cinema’s industry…

Romanian Film Awards during coronavirus pandemic Gopo Awards adapts big scale ceremony to outdoor format

With cinemas being still closed and international film festivals postponed or canceled, the Gopo AwardsWith cinemas being still closed and international film festivals postponed or canceled, the Gopo Awards - the Romanian national film awards offer a good practice example about how a similar event couldhappen under strong safety and…


Brussels: 30 June 2020 - The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), the European cinema trade grouping, today launched the fourth edition of its Women’s Cinema Leadership Programme, a 12-month mentoring programme for women in cinema exhibition.


How to make a film character roll their eyes in a characteristic way? What should a shrew's fur be made of to make it look natural? What one is supposed to do to make works on the puppet's animation not only showy, but also effective? If creators of animated films…

NEM Network: New online platform for TV professionals starts in August

Digital expansion of the popular NEM Dubrovnik and NEM Zagreb events Zagreb, June 29th, 2020 – A new online platform for TV industry professionals, NEM Network, is set to launch on August 19th, 2020. The online extension of everyone’s favorite NEM Dubrovnik and NEM Zagreb events is conceived as their…

Croatian films at 20th goEast

Competition programmes of the 20th goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film will feature Vinko Brešan’s feature-length What a Country! and Sara Jurinčić’s experimental short September 3, 2015. Nenad Puhovski’s documentary Graham and I – A True Story has been selected for the “Symposium” programme, while Sara Jurinčić…

Film Proxy

Executive summary Film Proxy is an advocate for the emerging Polish below-the-line talent. The talent is scouted and recruited within four areas: cinematography, editing, sound, animation and special effects. Film Proxy promotes them by organizing a series of free, curated matchmaking on-site events with local and international professional film producers,…

Macedonian films at the 73rd Film Market in Cannes

The COVID 19 pandemic has urged the Cannes Film Festival to hold Marche du Film online for the first time from 22 to 26 June. The North Macedonia Film Agency is presented at the virtual film market with an e-pavilion. The Agency will present eight features at the virtual film…

Works in Development – Feature Launch 2020

About A unique training platform for emerging talents aimed at scouting the most talented filmmakers & producers of the future who are developing their first or second feature film projects. It focuses primarily on creative teams from Central and Eastern Europe. Every year it selects teams of writers, directors and…

Works in Development – Feature Launch 2020

KVIFF & MIDPOINT Development Award Jury Joseph Fahim Joseph Fahim is an Egyptian film critic, programmer and lecturer. He is the Arab delegate of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, a former member of Berlin Critics' Week, the curator of the 2018 Safar Film Festival in London, and ex-director of…

MIDPOINT Feature Launch showcase at KVIFF Eastern Promises

MIDPOINT Institute presents 9 feature film projects and 3 script consultants at online Eastern Promises Industry Days of KVIFF.

MIDPOINT Shorts 2020-2021 opened for applications!

Apply with your short film project to the new edition of our program! MIDPOINT Shorts is a professional project development program open to creative teams of writers, directors and producers.

The shooting of the feature The Space Within Us by the director Rahela Jagrič Pirc begins

On Monday, 15 June, the shooting of the feature The Space Within Us by the director Rahela Jagrič Pirc, who also co-wrote the script with Darja Medić, began.

Slovenian films at the 73rd Film Market in Cannes

For the first time, this year’s 73rd Film Market in Cannes will be held online from 22 to 26 June. The Slovenian Film Centre will present three Slovenian features at the virtual film market (Market Screenings 2020). The screenings are mainly intended for the festival selectors, who can ensure that…

Six Participants Pitch Projects at “eVilnius” – SOFA’s 2020 Financing Workshop Will Be Held Online

For the third time, SOFA – School of Film Advancement will provide participants with the chanceFor the third time, SOFA – School of Film Advancement will provide participants with the chanceto pitch their projects in front of experienced private investors and representatives of Europeanpublic film funds. Originally planned to be…

CICAE Art Cinema Newsletter - June 2020 Coronavirus Edition

POLITICS President of Germany Steinmeier meets CICAE President Christian Bräuer The President of Germany and his wife Elke Büdenbender met with CICAE president Christian Bräuer in Berlin. The meeting took place at the initiative of the President on June 9 at the Kino International. Also present was film director Andreas…

11th UnderhillFest held in Podgorica - Citizens of the world in Njegos park

Since 2010 International festival of feature documentary film UnderhillFest represents a cross-section of very significant and artistically acclaimed documentaries. Respecting all the measures by the National coordination body for infectious diseases – from 16th to 23rd June 2020, audience in Podgorica had the opportunity to watch 19 films, different documentary…

°efp and kviff invite young directors to make their first foray into the film business

EFP EFP FUTURE FRAMES - Generation NEXT of European Cinema will be presenting ten selected films directed by some of the most promising European film students and graduates at the official Industry Days (KVIFF Eastern Promises) of this year’s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF). The high-profile programme, which has…