BERLIN: Two minority coproductions from FNE partner countries and two films produced and coproduced by FNE partner countries have been selected for the most important competition sections of the 73rd Berlin IFF, Competition and Encounters.

TALLINN: The Estonian/French/Icelandic coproduction Smoke Sauna Sisterhood has been acquired by Autlook Filmsales. The first long documentary by Anna Hints is having its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival running 19 – 29 January 2023.

PRAGUE: Avatar: The Way of Water has reached 1 m admissions in the Czech Republic in only one month, the fastest of any film in the 30-year history of the country.

BUCHAREST: The long documentary Between Revolutions / Între revoluții by the Romanian director Vlad Petri has been acquired by CAT&Docs ahead if its world premiere in Berlinale Forum 2023. The film is a coproduction between Romania and Croatia.

VALLETTA: The third season of Amazon Freevee’s series Alex Rider is currently shooting in Malta and the UK. The new season is based on Anthony Horowitz’s novel Scorpia.

TRIESTE: Eight titles are running in the Feature Film Competition at the 34th edition of the Trieste Film Festival, running 21 – 28 January 2023.

PRAGUE: The eight-episode second season of the AMC series Interview with the Vampire will start shooting in Prague in April 2023.

BUCHAREST: Documentary filmmakers from Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and the Republic of Moldova can apply to the 5th edition of Civil Society Pitch, powered by One World Romania. The deadline is 2 February 2023.

BERLIN: Six titles involving FNE partner countries as majority or minority coproducers are among the films announced in the Generation section on 18 January 2023. A Slovenian book by Dijana Matković has been selected for the Books at Berlinale section.

PRAGUE: Creative documentaries from Central and Eastern Europe which are completed or in rough cut stage can apply to East Silver Market till 31 January 2023.