PRAGUE: A German-language adaptation of the famous novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque is currently shooting for Netflix near Prague. The production serviced by the local company Sirena Film is benefiting from the Czech incentives.

BUCHAREST: Paul Negoescu’s Two Lottery Tickets / Doua lozuri will be distributed by Dekanalog Releasing in US theatres and virtual cinemas starting 21 May 2021. Negoescu’s sophomore feature was a big success in Romania in 2016.

BRATISLAVA: Three feature film projects from the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland, together with three Slovak feature film projects, will take part in the first edition of Pop Up Film Residency Visegrad, which will be held in Bratislava from 10 to 31 May 2021.

Launched in January 2019 by founder and director of First Cut Lab and Full Circle Lab Matthieu Darras and Slovak producer Juraj Krasnohorský, the Pop Up Film Residency is a new type of film residency.

WARSAW: One of the most significant measures instituted by the Polish Film Institute during the pandemic was the reduction of the threshold for Polish eligible costs for coproduction of feature films in 2021 necessary to qualify for the cash rebate for shooting in Poland. This measure has had an important impact allowing more productions to qualify for the rebate and enabling more regional coproductions to work with Poland, and it encouraged producers in neighbouring countries to look again at Poland.

BUCHAREST: Bucharest reopens cinemas, theatres, concert halls and indoor restaurants as the infection rate has fallen below three cases for 1,000 persons for three consecutive days.

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The 20th Transilvania International Film Festival, which will be held in Cluj-Napoca 23 July-1 August 2021, invites filmmakers to submit their projects to Transilvania Pitch Stop (TPS) until 3 June 2021.

TRIESTE: Applications for the 2021 edition of First Cut Lab RE-ACT, a workshop designed for feature films in the editing phase from Croatia, the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, Serbia and Slovenia, are welcomed till 15 May 2021.

Transilvania International Film Festival (July 23h – August 1st 2021) invites filmmakers to submit their projects to the newest edition of Transilvania Pitch Stop (TPS). The industry event will take place between July 29th – 31st 2021 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

LIMASSOL: Lives of Hamid by the French director Jonathan Millet was awarded Best Project at the 2nd edition of Dot on the Map Industry Days, which was held in the framework of the 19th edition of the Cyprus Film Days.

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