TBILISI: Adjaranet and iMovies, two of the most popular streaming websites in Georgia, which were acting illegally, were shut down on 23 August 2022. Their closing came a week after cinema chain Cavea announced its new legal streaming service Cavea+.

ZAGREB: Safe Place / Sigurno mjesto, the first feature film by Croatian director Juraj Lerotić, has been acquired by Cercamon. The film is a Croatian coproduction produced in collaboration with Slovenia.

PRAGUE: Rupert Sanders' The Crow reboot is currently shooting in the capital of the Czech Republic. The film stars Bill Skarsgard, FKA Twigs (Tahliah Debrett Barnett) and Danny Huston.

PRAGUE: A new independent cinema Kino Balt has become operational in the historic centre of Prague, in a building from 1853.

RIGA: The Baltic Music Video competition will return to the 9th edition of the Riga International Film Festival (13 – 23 October 2022) after a year break. Eighteen music videos from the Baltic States will compete for the Riga IFF Silver Grass Snake Award.

The ninth Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) announces the first of its upcoming competitions from this year's festival. The BALTIC MUSIC VIDEO screening will take place in person at Splendid Palace on 21 October with the participation of musicians and filmmakers. The competition returns to the festival programme after a year's break and this screening promises to be one of the most unusual and unrestrained events of the festival. 18 music videos from the Baltic States will be competing for the RIGA IFF Silver Grass Snake award and a cash prize of 1,000 EUR.

SKOPJE: The Visual effects & animation company Cinesite, headquartered in London, has acquired a majority stake in Balkan’s VFX studio FX3X, a long-time visual effects studio with offices in Skopje and Belgrade.

SKOPJE: The Visual effects & animation company Cinesite, headquartered in London, has acquired a majority stake in Balkan’s VFX studio FX3X, a long-time visual effects studio with offices in Skopje and Belgrade.

WARSAW: Jerzy Skolimowski’s EO has been selected as Poland’s candidate for the 95th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film category. The film received the Jury Prize ex-aequo at the Cannes Film Festival 2022.

BERLIN: Two Polish and two Lithuanian long documentaries directed by Hanna Polak, Pawel Lozinski, Mantas Kvedaravicius and Sergei Loznitsa are among the 13 titles that make up the Documentary Selection for the European Film Awards 2022.