LONDON: Hungarian set designer Zsuzsa Mihalek received the award for Best Production Design for her work on Poor Things, while the Polish minority coproduction The Zone of Interest received the awards for Outstanding British Film, Film Not in the English Language, and Sound at the BAFTA Film Awards held on 18 February 2024.

SARAJEVO: Five projects from countries including Bulgaria, Romania, Georgia and Poland were selected for the 14th edition of Docu Rough Cut Film Boutique.

The following grants were announced by the National Film Institute – Hungary throughout 2023.

Docu Rough Cut Boutique reveals its new slate of projects, marking the 14th edition of the programme.

BERLIN: The eight-episode series Soviet Jeans / Padomju džinsi, Staņislavs Tokalovs and Juris Kursietis’ dramedy set in 1979 Soviet Latvia, has been acquired by Beta Film.

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.

BUDAPEST: Origo Studios has launched the innovative online platform Origo Talent Network, which showcases Hungarian actresses and actors, and makes them available for international production companies.

Invitation for all FIPRESCI Members attending the Berlinale 2024. During the Berlinale critics will be able to rate any feature length films screening in the Main Competition, Encounters and Forum  (1 to 5 stars). The results will be published each day during the festival on www.filmneweurope.com.

Film studio MISTRUS MEDIA presents Maria’s Silence - a film by Dāvis Sīmanis

BUDAPEST: The historical drama Nuremberg directed by James Vanderbilt and starring Russell Crowe, Rami Malek and Michael Shannon will start shooting in Hungary in March 2024.

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