PRAGUE: Poland, the Baltics, Romania, the Czech Republic and the Balkans are the bright spots for cinema attendance and box office in Europe, with record-breaking results helped by domestic successes. Slovakia and Bulgaria were the few exceptions for the region, according to the UNIC 2018 results.

KOSICE: Loli Paradicka, a tragicomedy by Slovak novelist/scriptwriter Vito Staviarsky along with his sons, director Richard Staviarsky and editor Juraj Staviarsky, and daughter, producer Marka Staviarska, will have its premiere at Art Film Fest, starting on 14 June 2019, where it screens in the Slovak Season section.

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The Romanian project Blue Banks was presented by director Andreea Bortun at the 8 June 2018 Less Is More (LIM) pitching forum at the Transilvania IFF, which spotlights low-budget films.

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The Cypriot project Psyche Delicatessen was presented by director Harry Ayiotis at the 8 June 2018 Less Is More (LIM) pitching forum at the Transilvania IFF, which spotlights low-budget films.

KOSICE: The Slovak Season section of Art Film Fest, which opens on 14 June 2019, is rich with documentary premieres including the latest work from one of the most highly regarded Slovak documentary masters, Peter Kerekes: BATAstories.

PRAGUE: Czech comedy Women on the Run / Zeny v behu, the debut of director Martin Horsky, is on target to smash all time Czech box office records racking up the biggest box office and admissions of any Czech film since 1992. Women on the Run is the latest film in a string of box office hits from from producer Tomas Hoffman.

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Swap, a project from North Macedonia, was presented by director Gjorce Stavreski at the Less is More (LIM) pitching Forum at the Transilvania IFF on 8 June 2019. LIM is a European development programme for low-budget films.

PRAGUE: Julianne Moore. Billy Crudup. Patricia Clarkson, Casey Affleck - The list of guests announced for the 54th Karlovy Vary IFF, 28 June-6 July 2019, reads like a who’s who of independent, uncompromising US talents of the highest order. It’s a tribute to the continued strength of Central Europe’s brightest film festival, and to the 25 years Karlovy Vary has been under the loving care of the team of Festival President Jiri Bartoska and Festival Consultant Eva Zaoralova.

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Greece teams up with Bosnia & Herzgovina on a debut film inspired by true events, Remember directed by Thanos Psichogios and produced by Nancy Kokolaki for Bad Crowd.

CLUJ-NAPOJCA: Romanian producer Codruta Cretulescu and director Andrei Cretulescu presented the work-in-progress Jeux Sans Frontieres at the fifth edition of Transilvania Pitch Stop taking place at the Transilvania IFF, which concluded on 9 June 2019. The film is produced by Kinosseur Productions.