PLZEN: Somewhere Over the Chemtrails by Adam Koloman Rybanský received the Golden Kingfisher Award for Best Feature or Animated Film at the 35th Finále Plzeň Film Festival (23 – 28 September 2022).

WARSAW: Wincenty Podobinski’s documentary Saint Michael: Meet the Angel will be released in the USA, UK and Poland on 29 September 2022, the feast day of Saint Michael the Archangel.

TALLINN: Kalev, a biopic about the legendary Estonian basketball team of the nineties and the directorial debut of the renowned music video maker Ove Musting, has been selected as Estonia’s candidate for the 95th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film category.

BUCHAREST: Eight feature films are running in the Official Competition of the 18th Bucharest International Film Festival (BIFF, 29 September – 9 October 2022), the longest-running and the only film festival in Bucharest with an international competition dedicated to feature films.

SARAJEVO: A Ballade directed by Aida Begić has been selected as Bosnia and Herzegovina’s candidate for the 95th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film category. The film is a Bosnian/French coproduction.

BUCHAREST: More than 90 film professionals are requesting the the head of the Romanian Film Centre (CNC) Anca Mitran, step down from her position after an interview (Anca Mitran, directorul CNC: "Toți regizorii noștri fac filme pentru festivaluri, filme de artă. Și atunci, ducem o lipsă acută de filme pentru public." - Cultura la dubă) where she said that lately all Romanian filmmakers make art films instead of films for the audience, and also that documentaries are not meant to be screened in cinemas.

On September 15 2022, the head of the Romanian film fund (hereafter referred to by its Romanian acronym, CNC), Ms Anca Mitran, gave an interview in which she positions the CNC in conflict with Romanian filmmakers, rather than as a supporter and ally of local film productions.

First Cut Lab RE-ACT is a comprehensive consultancy & training program designed for 4 feature films in editing phase from Croatia, Friuli Venezia Giulia region, Serbia and Slovenia. Films can be fiction or documentary. First Cut Lab RE-ACT offers a 4-month trajectory, with activities ranging from editing consultancy to the acquisitions of skills in marketing, promotion, and audience engagement.

SKOPJE: The Happiest Man in the World by Teona Strugar Mitevska has been selected as North Macedonia’s candidate for the 95th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film category. The film is a coproduction between North Macedonia, Slovenia, Croatia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Denmark.

VALLETTA: British TV Series HMS Murder directed by Gordon Anderson, which is shooting in Malta for seven weeks, will generate around 2.3 m EUR into the local economy.

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