The 2024 production grants of the Mazovia Warsaw Film Commission were announced on 19 July 2024.

Polish Days – the most important industry event of mBank New Horizons IFF, co-organized by the Polish Film Institute, has just finished.

WROCŁAW: The project Almost Happy (Poland) directed by Ewa Podgórska and produced by Daria Maślona received the main prize at the 15th edition of New Horizons Studio+, which took place 18 – 21 July during the 24th mBank New Horizons International Film Festival (18-28 July 2024).

BERLIN: A total of 17 German productions and coproductions will screen in various sections at the 81st Venice International Film Festival, which will be held 28 August – 7 September 2024.

The 81st Venice International Film Festival, organised by the Biennale di Venezia, will take place this year on the Lido di Venezia from August 28 to September 7, 2024. A total of 17 German productions and co-productions will be shown in various sections, and additional projects will be presented in the Venice Production Bridge. German Films will also be hosting a panel entitled ‘Getting the Money Abroad’ about XR.

MESTIA: Georgian film It's Not Far Here by Timur Chopliani received the award for best film in the International Competition of the 4th Svaneti International Film Festival DALI, where it had its world premiere. The festival ran in Mestia, Georgia, from 15 to 21 July 2024.

RIGA: The first tickets for this year’s Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF, 17–27 October) are now on sale, granting access to the retrospective of Czech animation director and artist Jan Švankmajer, in the festival section IN KINO VERITAS.

On 18 July, the first tickets to this year’s Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF, 17–27 October) go on sale, granting access to the retrospective of Czech animation director and artist Jan Švankmajer, in the festival section IN KINO VERITAS. The festival will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the author along with the centenary of the Surrealist movement and examine its role during the Cold War. Švankmajer retrospective screenings will take place over two weekends,19–20 and 26–27 October,at the festival’s main venue, cinema Splendid Palace. A documentary film on the director’s life and work will be screened online throughout Latvia.

BUDAPEST: The 9th edition of Verzió DocLab, an intensive five-day international editing workshop and pitch forum for long documentary directors and editors, will include a new prize, the HBO Development Award. The deadline for applications is 9 September 2024.

The following production grants were announced by Film Center Serbia on 16 July 2024.

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