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17th Animateka is moving ONLINE!

Despite the efforts and unshakable optimism of the Animateka festival team, who, until the last minute hoped that we would be able to watch diverse and above all excellent animated film products from all around the world on the big screen again this year, we decided to move this edition…

Silver Eye Award 2020 for A New Shift by Jindřich Andrš

Silver Eye Award 2020 for the best feature length film in the East Silver Market, given by the Institute of Documentary Film at Ji.hlava IDFF, goes to Jindřich Andrš for his A New Shift. Mohammed Almughanni got the award in short length category for his film Son of the Streets.…

DAFilms, one of the first streaming portals, celebrates 15 years since its founding!

At a time when all cultural events have once again moved to an online environment, international streaming portal DAFilms is set to celebrate its 15th anniversary come October 29th. The portal was created in the same year as the global video sharing platform YouTube at a time when many still…


CARTOON SPRINGBOARD • Online • 27-29 October 2020 In order to encourage the participation of citizens from low audiovisual countries, Cartoon offers free registrations to Cartoon 360 Online. To get a free registration, you'll need to apply for a scholarship. Apply to our scholarship 3 documents to send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A Brief History of Romanian shorts (1890 – 2000): Twelve decades of Romanian short films resurfaced

A new media art installation by ShortsUP Bucharest, Romania, October 22, 2020 - Curated by Alexandra Safriuc from ShortsUP Association and film historian Gabriela Filippi, “A Brief History of Romanian shorts (1890 – 2000)” is a new media art installation which kicked off as a need to identify the particularities…

Croatian films and filmmakers at 30th FilmFestival Cottbus

This year’s edition of FilmFestival Cottbus will feature four Croatian films in different sections of the programme. In addition, the Connecting Cottbus co-production market will include presentations of debut feature film Honey Bunny, directed and written by Igor Jelinović, and Closed to the Public by director and writer Vanja Juranić.…

MIDPOINT Cold Open: Your entry to series industry

“The program is a great opportunity to get some very fresh and inspiring insights into the field of European TV series production!” producer Claudia Schroter, MIDPOINT Cold Open 2020 alumna MIDPOINT Cold Open targets independent producers, with a background in feature film producing, aspiring to shift to high-end series content.…


Nearly 40 Hungarian artists, graphic designers, illustrators, animation directors displayed how they perceive the freelancing lifestyle in an online exhibition entitled “Like fish in the sea”. The event was organized by Balka and was presented at Design Week Budapest. The title of the project derives from a Hungarian proverb which…

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST opens calls for all side events!

After announcing the call for its upcoming 11th Hybrid Co-Production Forum, taking place both in Trieste and online between 24-28 January 2021, WEMW now opens the calls for all its side events. The full programme of this special 2021 edition includes a great mix of initiatives targeting projects in different…

The Animation Film Pitching Workshop Annecy-Tbilisi names the Winning Projects

The Georgian National Film Center, Institut Français de Géorgie, Georgian Animators Association”Saqanima”, Filmcenter “Georgian Film-Abkhazeti”, ​​„ReAnimania“ International Animation Film and Comics Art Festival of Yerevan, Festival International du film d’animation d’Annecy MIFA and film studio Kvali XXI organised, from 28 September 2020 to 2 October, for the VI time, the…

MIDPOINT Shorts: Masterclasses with Jeremy Comte, Celine Held and Logan George

The six-day online workshop of the MIDPOINT Shorts program starts on Sunday, October 18 and runs through the week till Friday, October 23. The intensive work of 8 selected filmmakers with script consultant Pavel Marek and producer tutor Marija Razgute will be enriched by the presence of guest tutors. Participants…


Award-Winning Timely Documentary Highlights The Vital Role Of Journalism In The Fight Against Corruption at The Highest Levels of Government Berlin, October 15, 2020 - The Romanian Film Centre/CNC Romania has selected Alexander Nanau’s critically acclaimed observational documentary COLLECTIVE as Romania’s official Oscar® entry for Best International Feature, the first…

ZagrebDox Big Stamp Goes to 'Froth' and 'Acasa, My Home'

The main festival award went to Ilya Povolotskiy in international competition and Radu Ciorniciuc in regional competition, and in the same category a special mention went to the Croatian director Đuro Gavran and his film 'One of Us'. On Saturday, 10 October at 8pm, an online award ceremony ended this…

Winners of Eighth Baltic Pitching Forum Announced

The projects from all participating countries shared the awards on Friday evening. The eighth edition of the Baltic Pitching Forum (BPF), which took place between 8th and 10th October, came to an end this weekend with successes for projects from all the participating countries. After 12 projects – from Estonia,…


“The Day Vladimir Died” is the biggest winner of this year's ANIMARKT Stop Motion Forum. The project, directed by Fadi Syriani, won four awards in ANIMARKT Pitching. Apart from it, seven more films were awarded. The awards gala ended this year's ANIMARKT edition, which gathered online over half a thousand…

Digitally restored film Night Riders will world premiere at Lumière Festival in Lyon

Night Riders heading to Lumière Festival! We are thrilled to announce that digitally restored Slovak classic Night Riders, from the collections of the National Film Archive of the Slovak Film Institute, will be world premiered at the 11th Lumière Festival in Lyon (10 – 18 October 2020). SFI will also…

6.2 million euros funding distributed to film sector in Lithuania for losses experienced due to COVID-19

In the face of the Coronavirus the Lithuanian film industry has encountered and still encounters serious challenges. Thanks to close collaboration with the film industry, Lithuanian Film Centre has efficiently identified the most affected areas and their needs. In an attempt to counter the problems created by the COVID-19 pandemic…

Luis Chaby Vaz and Edith Sepp re-elected as EFAD President and Vice-President

On October 8, the Board members of the European Film Agency Directors association unanimously re-elected Luis Chaby Vaz as EFAD President and Edith Sepp as Vice-President of the association with a 3 year mandate. President:Luis Chaby Vaz,President of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual of…

Digitally restored film Night Riders will world premiere at Lumière Festival in Lyon

Night Riders heading to Lumière Festival! We are thrilled to announce that digitally restored Slovak classic Night Riders, from the collections of the National Film Archive of the Slovak Film Institute, will be world premiered at the 11th Lumière Festival in Lyon (10 – 18 October 2020).

RE-ACT opens call for co-development funding scheme and First Cut Lab autumn session

For the sixth time, the RE-ACT (Regional Audiovisual Cooperation and Training) initiative announces its call for project co-development funding and is once again joining forces with First Cut Lab, opening its call for the autumn workshop session for feature fiction films in editing phase. Deadline for applications is 15 November…