Additional global distributors include FilmRise, Gaumont, Newen Connect, DARO Film Distribution, Italy’s RTI Mediaset, Vision Films and The Smurfs distributor IMPS

Toronto, Canada – April 5, 2023 – NATPE Budapest is proud to announce that Pavel Stantchev, CEO of TV2 Media Group, will headline as a keynote speaker at the year’s most prominent global TV market focused on the CEE and EMEA regions, taking place from June 19 to 22 at the InterContinental Hotel.

ŽILINA: The 16th edition of Fest Anča International Animation Festival will screen almost 230 films, of which 33 are in the main competition. The festival will be held in Žilina, Slovakia, 29 June – 2 July 2023. This year, nearly 1,400 films from 73 countries were submitted to the festival.

The selection of short animated films for the 16th edition of Fest Anča International Animation Festival is here! This year, nearly 1,400 films from 73 countries were submitted to the festival. The pre-selection committee selected a generous portion of almost 230 films. The official selection presents the best and most original of contemporary domestic and international animation, featuring films by renowned filmmakers as well as young emerging talents.

STRASBOURG: Fourteen projects produced or coproduced by FNE partner countries are among the 32 projects receiving coproduction support from Eurimages, whose last results were announced on 3 April 2023.

PRAGUE: The Danish/French/Polish coproduction Apolonia, Apolonia directed by Lea Glob received the International Competition Jury Award for Best Film at the International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival One World, which wrapped in Prague on 30 March and in 28 other towns across the Czech Republic on 2 April 2023.

PRAGUE: The French/USA coproduction I Made a Mistake Coming Here by Kseniya Halubovich received the main award at the East Doc Platform. The largest coproduction, funding and distribution platform for Central and Eastern European documentaries was held in Prague 24 -30 March 2023.

TALLINN: Estonia’s coalition parties (the Reform Party, Estonia 200 and the Social Democrats) have agreed to tax streaming platforms and to invest the funds generated by the tax into Estonian film production.

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The 22nd Transilvania IFF has extended the deadline for submissions for its 10th international coproduction programme Transilvania Pitch Stop till 6 April 2023.

KVIFF Eastern Promises, the festival's Industry section, has just opened its submissions for the Works in Progress showcase and First Cut Lab workshop. The selected projects will be invited to participate in this year's KVIFF Eastern Promises Industry Days which will take place during this year's Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.