SIBIU: Students of theatrical arts/film/cultural management, festival managers at the beginning, established festival managers, senior professionals and academic professors with specialised studies in cultural management are invited to apply to the 2nd edition of LINE-UP: International Academy & Networking for Festival, which will take place 30 – 31 May 2024 in Sibiu within the 8th edition of ESTE FILM Festival.

Munich/London, 27 February 2024. Beta Film has released the first image of one of the most epic European TV productions of all time: Rise of the Raven.

Every year, One World Festival brings to cinemas dozens of films that address thought-provoking, societal themes. In light of current events, the demand for information on human rights violations is at an all-time high. One World responds to this with its new programme. In addition to its thematic film categories and works of fiction, the festival will also be offering its traditional competitive sections, opening up a wide range of current topics with films for the International Competition, Czech Competition, the Right to Know section, and the Immersive Films Competition. The twenty-sixth edition of One World International Human Rights Film Festival will unfold in 48 cities across the Czech Republic from 20 March to 21 April. In Prague, audiences can look forward to the festival from 20 to 28 March, which will be followed up with the Prague Echoes segment.

The second edition of LINE-UP: International Academy & Networking for Festivalwill take place between May 30 - 31, 2024, in Sibiu, as part of the 8th edition of ESTE FILM Festival. LINE-UP Academyis intended as an annual meeting between managers of film and theatre festivals, academic professors and students eager to launch in this field, with the aim of exchanging experiences and know-hows, discussing new managerial trends, launching innovative ideas and initiating possible collaborations.

BUCHAREST: The 4th edition of Film O'Clock International Festival will be held simultaneously in Romania, Lithuania, Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria, Greece, Egypt and South Africa from 28 February to 3 March 2024.

BERLIN: FNE has teamed up with FIPRESCI critics attending the Berlin Film Festival to rate the films in the Main Competition, Panorama and Forum giving the films 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 stars. 5 is the best and 1 is the worst. The ratings give an overview of critics opinions from a large number of countries and provide insights to what critics in many different countries think about the programme.

WARSAW: Poland's audiovisual creators, represented by the Polish Union of Audiovisual Authors and Producers (ZAPA), expressed in an official statement their disappointment over the recent draft amendment to the country's copyright law.

PRAGUE: The first season of the series Blade Runner 2099 directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Ryan Gosling will be shot at the Barrandov Studios between June and December 2024.

PRAGUE: Twelve projects including four short animated films, one animated series, one TV special, five long animated films and one XR animated film have been selected for the 6th edition of the CEE Animation Workshop, which will be held in four modules throughout 2024.

Only a few months ago, the filming of Katarína Gramatová’s debut fiction feature, Promise, I'll be Fine, wrapped. Previously, Gramatová’s made the short film Cherries, which won the Jury award at Zlin international film festival. Gramatová works primarily as an editor, after completing her studies at VŠMU Bratislava. Through this, she has worked with major brands on commercials, and collaborated on the music video for French artist Stromae - Sante, which currently has over 55 million views on YouTube and was nominated for Best Editing at Ciclope festival.